Cable and Internet
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 13:10
Some things in our lives are wants and others are needs. On the tight budget of a college student, it is important to evaluate which of our daily expenses fall into the “want” category, and which fall into the “need” category.
Of the many expenses you probably have, cable and Internet bills might be the most expensive (obviously second to paying for rent or your energy bill).
So, what can you do in order to lessen the amount of money you are spending on cable and Internet services?
There are many easy ways to cut cable and Internet costs.
Go without. This might not be the most fun option, but in the end you could be saving a large sum of money. Try using Internet on campus or the local public library. Check out, rent or watch movies or seasons of your favorite show.
Skip the cable, keep the Internet. If you can live without cable, but feel that having Internet is a must at your place, you will still be saving a considerable amount of money. By keeping your Internet, you can still watch TV shows online with services like Hulu, Netflix, Xbox Live, Apple TV and many more, for a fraction of the cost.
Shop around. Check out costs of different Internet and cable providers to see who can offer you the most for your money. Doing your homework you will save money in the long run.
Split the cost. Get to know your neighbors in your apartment building or the house next door, and discuss splitting the cost of your Internet bill, and set up a shared wireless network. Sharing a top-notch router with a group of people can save a lot of money, and be helpful for everyone involved.