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Cord Cutter's Diary

An experiment in living without a cable TV subscription, by @zseward

Balance Sheet

I’m keeping track of my one-time and monthly costs for streaming media devices and subscriptions. The one-time costs are included in year one but excluded from year two. (I’m not including long-ago sunk costs like my TV, which I bought in 2009.) The idea is that, by looking at my spending over two years, I smooth the difference between one-time and recurring costs while assuming that new technology will rapidly render my setup obsolete. But I’m open to better ways of figuring all of this. (Email me.)