8 Ways Watching Too Much TV Is Costing You a Fortune

You know you shouldn't watch too much TV, but sometimes what you know and what you do don't match up. Here are eight ways your excessive TV habit could be costing you a lot of money.

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Or you can be like me and waste your time reading stupid articles on AOL, such as the above!

July 02 2014 at 9:54 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

So --- we needed this pointless article about TV watching --- why????

Smart people have already figured out what a waste of time and money TV "programming" is.

Others --- who think their life would not be "fun" without TV sports or American Idol --- will always be broke because they keep spending money on dumb stuff like cable TV.

July 02 2014 at 9:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Actually, watching tv can make you a fortune. Just the cooking shows alone can teach you how to turn a 99 cent piece of chicken into an $89.00 plate of Coc Au Vin.
This old house, Woodsmith's Shop, and a dozen other shows can show you how to save thousands even if you never picked up a hammer before . How ? Because you'll make informed decisions. Watching the 5 pm News could save your life, especially the late broken news (breaking news).

July 02 2014 at 11:00 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to alfredschrader's comment

Ummm --- Alf????

That particular recipe is spelled Coq au Vin. If you must persist in pretending to be a French chef --- at least, learn how to spell the names of French cooking specialities correctly.

Watching the Nightly News also rots brain cells.......

July 02 2014 at 9:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

unplug now ! Go pull weeds, get a 2nd part time job, flirt with the neighbors wife, help the old neighbor, start a home business....anything but watching the vacuous sitcoms.

July 02 2014 at 8:44 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to SPQR's comment

The garbage on TV isn't worth the power to run it.

July 02 2014 at 9:37 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to alfrankenfool's comment


You are just a walking talking caricature, aren't you?

Why don't you also throw in a "kids today" comment, then regal us with tales of you walking to school everyday in three foot high snow, uphill both ways of course.

I shouldn't really bust your chops. You make me laugh.

July 02 2014 at 9:54 AM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down