How To Save Money On Your Monthly Home Entertainment Bill

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Each month, you will have various bills that come in under the home entertainment heading. This includes things like your cable TV bill, streaming subscriptions, internet bill, and so on. Before you know it, these bills can add up to something astronomical, meaning you’re spending far too much money on home entertainment. Obviously, you should look to lower all of your bills, but some are more essential than others. For example, your energy bills are definitely more important than your home entertainment. So, if you’re looking to save money on your monthly expenses, slashing the cost of home entertainment is a great place to start. 

Thankfully, it is very possible to make this more affordable – here are three tips to help you out:

Quit paying for cable TV

Your cable bill will always be pretty hard to stomach. In most cases, families will have a pretty basic cable TV plan that can be around $60 per month. If you want to go for some of the bigger plans, you’re looking at $100 per month or more. Imagine your current cable plan is that much; you’re spending $1200 per year on TV entertainment. 

A simple way to save money is by canceling your cable TV contract and looking for alternatives like Sling TV. Some of you may have heard of this, and you’re probably asking yourself is Sling TV worth it? Well, it can cost as little as $35 per month, and the idea is that you get a smaller selection of channels, but mainly the ones you will watch. The problem with cable is you pay loads of money but only ever watch a fraction of the channels available. So, opting for a different service that lets you pick a smaller number of channels will help you save loads of money every month and year. 

Switch broadband providers

To save money on your internet bill, look to switch broadband providers. Most of us stay with the same company year after year, but this means missing out on many potential deals. Lots of providers have new customer offers that can slash your bill for a year. If you keep switching, you can ensure you always have the cheapest contract at the time. 

Also, your current provider might slash your contract if they hear you want to leave, in a desperate bid to make you stay. Either way, you save money on your monthly internet bill. 

Choose one subscription service

Is it worth having Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and any other streaming service all in one household? Yes, you get a broad choice of options, but the prices add up. Instead, you need to be vigilant and decide on one streaming service to use, saving loads of money in the process. 

The great thing about lowering your monthly entertainment bill is that it opens your eyes to how much money you’ve been wasting every single month. As such, you can now see massive savings by making a few savvy adjustments and lowering the monthly cost of home entertainment. 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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