In order to increase productivity we have cut our cable from expanded basic to basic and rented an office. Cutting our cable from expanded basic to basic will save us about $33 a month. Our savings should be more than that since we will be losing most of our channels and no longer be able to watch on demand programs. We are paying a lot more per channel than we were before. I would cut cable out completely but we still have a tube TV and can’t receive over the air signals. We will likely get a new TV during the holiday season and if it is able to pick up the local channels we will completely cut the cable. That way our new TV could pay for itself. 🙂 We will also be staying in hotels two or three times a month and can get our cable fix then if we need it.
We also rented an office. I’m going to allocate 50% of the rent to my web business and 50% to our offline business. We don’t have to have an office but we are getting this for only $120 a month. It is basically just a 12×12 room but it is all we need. If I’m able to improve my productivity enough to make an extra $60 a month then the office will be worth it. I’m confident that the office will make me more productive. We will know for sure at the end of the month.