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How much to spend on cable?

Our monthly income is $1378.00 How much is reasonable to spend on cable internet and home phone? We have a cell phone, which is all we need, so this is strictly a luxery. Hubby and I can't seem to agree on how much is a reasonable amount based on our income. What do you ladies think?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on May. 19, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (10)
  • I don't pay a penny but then again I have no cable, and only watch the local channels, but it is not because I am trying to save money, it is just because we don't watch much tv.

    Answer by older at 9:57 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • As little as possible unless you are TV addicts .

    Answer by janet116 at 9:55 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I spend 130$ for cable, phone and internet

    Answer by SamJ321 at 9:59 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I think it depends on where you live. Here in my part of Michigan the cable company is always running specials for internet/cable/phone with a guarenteed price. I believe the last one was like $139 with a two year contract for phone/internet/cable with free hbo for 3 months. There is alot of "bundle" deals.

    Answer by mistynights234 at 10:01 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Our total bill with tax is $160 for cable, phone, and internet.

    Answer by KJohnson4762 at 10:01 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I go through my utility company and it is $30 for internet and $10 for cable. We had a bigger package, but it turns out we only really watch the local channels so we went down.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:05 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • We cancelled cable. Everything is free, online

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:24 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I wouldn't even get cable on that income. Or if I did, maybe like $50. I pay $165 for the top of the line but my income w/ my SO's is like 3 times that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • we don't pay anything because hubby works for the local cable company; but I wouldn't pay over $150 a month for everything

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:39 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • $75.00 cable only

    Answer by meooma at 3:34 PM on May. 20, 2011