Ever since I started budgeting, I always look for how I can cut corners and save a little cash. A and I decided not to have cable this past year and just kept up with shows online. Plus we have a lot of TV DVDs and have gone through many series since living here (Gilmore Girls, Friends, The Office, How I Met Your Mother… what can I say? It was a cold winter).
My new roommate “D” wants cable. Now while I love a cheesy ABC Family movie or keeping up with the latest meals on the Food Network, I just don’t want that extra expense! Especially in the summer, since I feel guilty watching TV on pretty days.
I was silently kicking and screaming about getting it, but decided I should at least look. I asked J to help (my trusty techy-bargain-hunter), and it’s only going to cost $30 per month, which we would split three-ways until A moves out. I thought that was all right for just the standard 80-some channel package.
I’m going to a Nationals game tonight ($15 ticket), and will budget $30 for food, beer, metro. I hope to spend less than that, but they charge you out the wazoo, so I’ll be prepared. Saturday I am going yard saling for a dresser and hope to find something nice under $50. The rest of the weekend I think I’ll