LiveCheap posts 5 fees you might pay without realizing and offers ways to eliminate them. Sorry, divorced dads, the story does not show you a way to get out of paying child support.
One suggestion: Weasel out of cable box and modem rental fees by buying your own.
From the post:
Even if you’ve already negotiated the best possible cable deal with your provider, there’s one charge that you probably missed: the cable box fee or the cable modem fee. If your cable service is provided by Charter Communications, CableVision or another big operator, they’ll charge you a whopping $5 to $6.95 a month for each of these boxes. $10 – $12 a month for both of these works out to over $120 a year. If you’re stuck to cable, you can purchase a digital cable box in good condition online for about $30 and the cable modem will cost you another $25. It will take all of 6 months to recoup the cost. Ditch the rental and if you want to save more, dump your cable altogether.
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