Having a husband who works only part-time has been extremely rough on the finances lately. We've been doing pretty well selling items on ebay and half.com which has supplemented our income slightly (my husband is getting good at locating items at thrift stores and then posting them online). After getting billed over $100 for our satellite this month, I almost had a heart attack. I told him, NO MORE. Not only is cable bad on the budget, I've noticed that I spend way too many hours in front of the TV when I get home. I've been wanting to get out and do more things, i.e. learn how to sew, reorganize, read more books, take my dogs out..just do more.
I'm curious to know how many other people have given up cable for other reasons besides finances. I lived without cable for six years when I lived in England, only when I moved back did I get it. Now, I'm quite relieved that I won't have it any longer (and won't have to pay that bill!) The husband was quite resistant to eliminating it, but, happy wife, happy life, right? :)