We gave up cable starting at the beginning of this month. Our old provider had been bought out and the new provider upped our bill by about $20, so we said nope, we're done! We have been debating whether or not to cancel our cable for awhile now. Several friends and family members have done so several months ago and we don't really watch much anyway, so why should we pay $100/month for a service we barely use? We got a Roku and Amazon Prime and between that and a digital antenna, we're covered with what we want to watch. While we had to pay a little to get set up, we will more than pay for it with what we're saving by not paying for cable in a few months. We will ultimately save $600 a YEAR by getting rid of cable.
So, what are we going to do with this extra money?
Pay off bills.
Put some towards next year's vacation (Is it bad that I'm already planning our next vacation, when we just had one?).
Put some toward our fifth wedding anniversary trip.
What would you do with $600 extra a year?