Investigate And Negotiate Your Cable/internet Bills
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When you move or your contract is up, investigate what your options are for services like cable. Find all available providers. Check their internet prices, then call for a phone quote (often they are different.) Tell them about deals you've seen; often they will then offer to match or beat it.
Be very nice when you do this! Often phone reps can offer you a better, unadvertised package at their discretion to get or keep your business, but they won't if you're rude or pushy.
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Most cable companies offer different packages based on the number and type of channels you get. Problem is you actually don't watch most of those channels except for a few of them. Look on your computer and see if you can get the program you want through the program's website. If you can get your desired program via internet cut your cable back to basic programming. Also you can checkout movies from your library for free.
About a month ago we decided we were fed up with paying a ton for cable TV when all the shows we watch are available for free on the internet (Hulu, etc.). So we canceled our cable, invested $30 in an HD antenna that picks up enough stations for live sports, and rely on Netflix for everything else.
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