No matter how frugal you already are everyone can probably think of at least one way to save a little extra cash each month. Today, try turning off your TV. I know what you may be thinking… my television doesn’t use a lot of electricity. Actually, on average a TV at most costs 4 cents per hour to operate. Sure it adds up but there are other things to consider when watching TV.
Television is completely designed around advertising. A typical 30-minute block of time now includes 22 minutes of programming and eight minutes of television advertisements. Over 25% of television is companies trying to sell you something. Obviously it works or advertisers and marketers wouldn’t be paying millions of dollars to advertise on network television.
So… get off your couch, turn off your television and find a hobby you enjoy doing that’s free. You’ll save yourself some money and possibly get healthier as well.