3 Ways to Save Money as a Cord Cutter





SaveCord cutting for many is all about saving money, and often cord cutters save $1,000 a year by canceling cable TV. But how do you save money after you cancel cable TV?

So here are 3 tips we have to save money after you cancel cable TV.

#1 Switch ISPs

Probably the biggest cost as a cord cutter is your internet bill. There is a way to save on it but it takes a little bit of time and effort, and it may not work for everyone. I save a lot of money every year by switching internet service providers or ISPs every time my contract ends. Often the current one will offer me an even better deal to stay but more often I end up switching to a new ISP.

I understand not everyone has a second ISP that they can switch to but most Americans should have at least two options between cable and DSL. With a little research you may be surprised to find out a fiber or similar option is also available. I often save as much as $30 a month by taking a few hours to switch my service once a year.

#2 Stop Renting Your Modem

Modem rental bills from many ISPs are as high as $10 or $12. That can add up to as much as $144 a year! You can stop paying for that monthly bill by buying your own modem. Some of them sell for as little as $60 on Amazon.

Here is our short list of different cable modems that work for different services.

Comcast: https://cordcuttersnews.com/the-best-comcast-xfinity/

Cox: https://cordcuttersnews.com/the-best-modems-for-cox-communications-internet/

Time Warner Cable: https://cordcuttersnews.com/the-best-time-warner-cable-modems-of-2015/

(We will be adding to this list as quickly as we can.)

#3: Buy Used DVDs

Are you often buying seasons of shows on Amazon, iTunes, etc.? Are you like my family and rarely rewatch the show after you have seen it once? Try buying the DVDs used on Amazon or eBay and reselling them after you are done. If you are quick sometimes you can get all or most of the purchase price back minus shipping.

Now this does not always work because some shows are only available online but when they are on DVD it can be a huge savings. Even better if you have a data cap, you can save all the GB you would have used to stream the shows.

Do you have any tips on how to save money after you cancel your cable TV? Post them here in the comments. Hopefully you can help others save some money.

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