Need Alternatives to Cable? Feeling Exploited When You See the Bill?

Need Alternatives to Cable? Feeling Exploited When You See the Bill?

Need Alternatives to Cable? I Felt Exploited When I came home to my Cable Bill! Six weeks ago I came home from work and opened my cable bill.  Wow! I got such a lump in my stomach. Then I got hopping mad. It had gone up $30. It went from $148 (which I thought was outrageous) to $176. As I often tell you guys, I am a senior citizen living on social security and a part time job. No way I was paying this bill. To be perfectly honest, I couldn't pay this bill even if I wanted to! This email contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you.) I don't know why I haven't tried to do something about this sooner. It just kind of crept up on me. I did write a post about cutting my TV cable in 2014 but I was testing an antenna that didn't work...
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Cut the TV Cable? Not sure!

Cut the TV Cable? Cut the TV cable. After cutting so much on my grocery bills, I was really pumped to cut my TV cable bill.  After all, I only watch a few channels anyway. Someone told me about a really cool antenna called Mohu, that I could install inside my attic and get HD channels. I liked the idea because where I live, I cannot install anything on my roof. I looked up their on site reviews and overall they were good with just a few smaller complaints. Everyone said they got around 20 channels and they were wonderful HD quality. It did cost $149 but I planned on saving $43 per month. That's good, right? So I save up my money and ordered it. Hint - always buy directly from the manufacturer on things you are trying out. That's the only way you will get a full warranty. I had 30 days to return it if I didn't like it for...
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Hooray! Grocery Price Comparison Part 3!

I finally made it to Target to check out what my friend told me about their pricing. I found ground beef at $5.49/lb. However it was on sale that day for $4.66. I think that's what she was talking about. I also checked ground pork and pork chops. They were $4.99/lb. on sale for $4.24/lb. Their round steak and chuck steak was $5.99/lb. The meats did look like very good quality however it was not a big department. None of the departments were very big. I'm sure grocery is a convenience add on for Target. Things for shoppers to pick up while really are there shopping for items in the rest of the store. Crazy enough though, their prices were very good on the snacks. The produce was terrible. It looked really old. I wouldn't even try that. So I guess look into the Target in your area. You might find some good deals. As I don't buy much meat, I probably...
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Comparing Grocery Prices (part 2)

In my last post I compared prices  with my small regional grocery that has 215 stores and Wal-Mart that has 11,000 stores. That was a real eye opener. This week I went to my larger national grocery store, Kroger, that has 3,700 stores.  Surely they would be much less than my smaller grocery with all that buying power, right? Nope. Out of 50 items that I compared, Kroger was less than my other grocery and Wal-Mart only on 5 items! And not very much on each item, on average 30 - 40 cents. This is not enough to make me switch to them.  Now I just read an article on comparisons between Kroger and Wal-Mart written by Cheapisms.com and although they agree that Wal-Mart beats Kroger prices, there were other factors to consider. A lot of people that commented said that they didn't like shopping at Wal-Mart because the stores were dirty and the employees were not nice and too few...
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