Cut the Cord + A Coffee Alternative

There are countless articles online about people happily cancelling their cable, so I’ll make this brief… WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!

Last night my husband cancelled our cable, Crunchy Roll account AND lowered our Netflix from 4 screens to 2, therefore saving us roughly $50/month. This is a huge deal because he’s been very attached to cable in order to watch NHL/NFL, so I’m incredibly proud of him. I really, really encourage you, (if anyone is reading this), to look through your monthly expenses and see where you can trim the fat. Entertainment is huge because I’m hoping our family can transition from the time we spent watching tv/movies to doing puzzles/colouring/stories/family walks/etc. instead 🙂

Here are some stats about television viewing in Canada:

  • In 2016, approximately 202,000 Canadians cancelled their cable from the largest seven providers, a number which has been rising since 2014
  • As of 2015 in Canada, the average television subscription cost $66.08… That’s $792.08 per year!

Also, a small confession… Since my second son was born about a month and a half ago, I’ve been going to Second Cup almost every day and spending $5.30 on coffee per day. That’s completely unacceptable with the amount of debt my husband and I have.

But I have found the holy grail of almond milk, caffeinated drinks so (hopefully), no more take out coffees! If you’re hooked on take out coffee, and are trying to kick dairy. This is totally for you.

And of course I buy the large size for $5.99/1.4L each because 1. Saving money and 2. I am very, very tired 🙂

Rome wasn’t built in a day and my debt sure won’t be gone in a day either, but I’m getting there 😉

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One thought on “Cut the Cord + A Coffee Alternative

  1. DebtFreeCanucks says:

    Wow, I’m impressed a huge sports fan cut his cable bill! Way to go! Television and fancy drinks definitely eat up the budge quickly.

    Not having cable has been one thing that has always definied my husband and I as weird from the rest of our community. It sure is nice not to be tied to TV though.

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