Cutting the cord: living without cable

Have you ever calculated how much money you spend on TV in a year? The family behind did and found their annual TV budget was almost $2,000. Then they canceled cable—and wrote a surprisingly interesting blog about their experience. It’s tough to argue for cable when they provide a cable-cost-calculator, shopping advice for digital TV devices and even a Showfinder to help you find your favorites online. There’s a little legwork involved in making the switch to digital, but judging by this family’s experience, canceling cable may be an unusually painless way to save hundreds of dollars each year.