Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cliff Notes Version on How To Save Money on Cable

A while ago I talked about Cancelling Cable. So I decided to give you my Cliff Notes Version broken down into easy steps in case you haven't had time to go check it out yet. Here we go!

1. Buy your converters. I would recommend this even if you have cable now, because what if someday you can't afford the cable anymore. If you want to watch your tv in that case, you would need the converters to make them work. Get your TV converter coupons here .

2. Get an antenna. Go to TVFool or AntennaWeb and input your information to see which channels are available to you with just an antenna. Use the guide to help you determine which type of antenna you need.

Now you will be set up to watch more channels than before without your cable.

Now if you want more choices, then continue:

3. Sign up for Netflix.

Netflix, Inc.

Trust me on this one. You can sign up for free for two weeks to try it out, and then select any of the unlimited plans [they start around $8.95 I believe]. This is going to be your minimal ongoing monthly charge but it is going to be drastically cheaper than cable. And your choices are nearly limitless -- you'll see why shortly.

4. Get one of the following and you will be able to stream Netflix On Demand at no extra charge with over 12,000 titles to choose from [plus you can still get your unlimited monthly dvds in the mail as long as you chose an unlimited plan]:

a) A Roku Digital Video Player

b) A TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder or TiVo HD Digital Video Recorder . In order to work they must be a series 3 or HD version.

c) Download and use Xbox Experience from your Xbox Live account on an Xbox 360 Console

d) A Blu-ray Disc Player that is Netflix enabled

There! Now you have lots of choices! Plus you can always watch a lot of your other favorite choices on fancast, hulu and the network websites to name a few!

Let me know how it works for you if you try this!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Where's the Glamour?

It may seem glamorous to use those credit cards to buy all that nice furniture, fancy cars and new clothes but seriously kids, where is the glamour of paying all that money back? Where is the glamour in late fees and high interest rates?

It's NOT glamorous kids!! Got that? It's NOT!

You will command much more respect when you go in to purchase your next car and brush all their attempts at getting you to finance off with the wave of your hand. "No, I prefer to pay for my things with cash, thank you!"

At least that's how it plays out in my mind!