Jul 14

Guest Post At Frugally Blonde Blog

Today I have a guest post featured over at Frugally Blonde while fellow frugal blogger Liz is on vacation.

The post is “My Family’s Frugal Extreme – Life Without Cable TV”

Some questions I asked her readers, I’d also like to ask you…

For those of you frugal folks who get by without Cable: What are your favorite ways to watch TV shows or movies? Also, any tips for husbands who love sports but who have to live without ESPN (my husband would love to hear about it!)?

For those of you who can’t bear to part with your Cable: Have you cut spending in other areas so that you can keep your Cable and favorite channels? Are there certain channels or programs that you can’t bear to live without?

I hope you’ll check out my guest post, and also check out the rest of Liz’s Frugally Blonde site which has great articles on living the good life on less. She also happens to be a fellow frugal Northern Virginia mom, and shares an assortment of frugal lifestyle, couponing, and great deal posts on her blog.

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Nicole M July 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I read your post at frugally blonde and while my husband and I have cut back in many areas of our lives, we have specifically chosen to keep cable because of the free movie choices and the sports packages (we are fans of cities other than where we live). As to the free movies, we watch many more movies than tv shows, so the $5.00 a month we spend on HBO combined with the internet/cable package allows us to spend WAY less than we would renting movies and our library has a pitiful collection from which to choose.

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Marie July 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

We love netflix, we opt for the cheap package ( i think its around $9 per month) and the movies are great, but what we really love are all the TV shows that are instant streaming, there are a ton of popular shows

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Julie July 16, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Dumped cable television and bought a Flo TV for my husband from Radio Shack for $150 when it was on sale….Signed up for FloTV’s full package deal going right now @ $75 for the year (Note: normally $15/month)….ESPN is included….as is Disney and 18 other cable channels….Amazing deal….So in the house we just use OTA digital television for free on our big screen television and the handheld FloTV for cable channels….Can’t beat the savings!….

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Liz @ Frugally Blonde July 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Thanks again for the great post, Laura! It really generated a great discussion on my blog with lots of great ideas!

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