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We've reached a point in society where consumption can sometimes mean spending so much that our fingers start becoming numb from picking money out of our wallets so often. The danger here is that we don't have to be rich to spend: a little bit at the time can come out of the pocket BUT a little can turn into a much bigger problem when done so often.

When it comes to getting cable services, which most people do nowadays, it's important to not only make wise choices as to which provider to choose but to also learn to spend for what we really need and nothing more. How do we do this?

First, take the time to think about whether you truly need to have cable or not. It may sound like a ridiculous notion but consider a few factors:

- Are you so busy that you just come home to eat and go to bed on most days?

- How many channels do you really watch in a consistent manner?

Those are some questions you could ask ourselves before you even decide to sign up for a cable provider.

Secondly, if you think that you definitely must have it, be aware of:

a) things you can buy yourself to reduce your bill, such as buying your own router: it will keep you from renting the company's router for which you pay a small monthly fee. 

b) extra channel packages that you've never asked for in the first place: make sure that you read your bill thoroughly to ensure that you're not paying for mini packages or services that you never asked for.

If you believe that getting cable services is a 'must' in your particular case, always take time to analyze things before choosing  a provider and to be aware of all the data enclosed in your monthly bill.