Yes, you read that correctly! After taking a closer look at my January cable bill, that is what we pay per year for one of our favorite tv shows! Crazy right?
We love the show Penny Dreadful on Showtime. Unfortunately our cable company doesn't offer any standard packages with this channel included. So, yes, in a moment of insanity and weakness quite a few months ago, I added it to my cable bill to the tune of $15.99/month! So, doing the math, our one little tv show costs us almost $200 per year to watch! AND the show is only on for 12 or 13 episodes per year!
As much as I love this show, it's gotta go. It's not worth the overall yearly damage to our bottom line.
$200 pays for a month of vocal lesson for G1 (with a little to spare if it's a four week month!) or a month of drum lessons (with an overage of $40)!
It's a (fairly) painless thing to do - especially since the next season isn't even set to air until "some point" this year and is only a nine episode season! It's not like we are giving up our cable completely right now either. Just one little channel and one little show...
And the difference in doing so seems well worth it in the long run.
Monday I will call the cable company and dump the channel. Then tuck the $16 bucks into my savings account each month.
A much better use of our (limited) resources.
Have a great Saturday!