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Save money on your cable bill
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I'll show you some easy ways to save money on your cable bill without cutting the cord.
Check your bill to see what extra charges you have added on, like a modem or DVR.
If you're leasing the modem, buying your own can help Save in the long run.
Check your provider's website to make sure it's compatible and you can use your own modem.
Trade your DVR for a standard receiver if you don't watch much recorded content.
You can probably still watch shows you missed through a catchup or on demand service.
Pick up the phone and haggle the price down with your provider, or use a third party service like BillFixers or Shrinkabill.
They can negotiate on your behalf, but take a cut of the savings and you do have to give them your account details.
Finally, downsize your plan to get rid of channels you don't actually watch.
A Nielsen study showed the average adult only watches 20 out of the 200 odd channels they have on cable.
In San Francisco, I'm Lexy Savvides with CNET.
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