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How to Eliminate your Cable Bill

A while back I devised a little scheme that allowed me to live without cable. It's slightly more technical. It doesn't require you to have a profound knowledge of electronics and computers, but a basic knowledge of these things does help during the setup process.

Before we get started, I want to note a few things. I can't speak for everyone, because I know that cable rates vary from region to region. In my area, cable runs about $40 plus, on a monthly basis. It doesn't sound like a lot of money, but when you tack that in on top of hundreds of dollars worth of other expenses, it starts to add up. There is a lot that you can do with an extra $40 dollars a month. Or, even better, $480 a year! Definitely a step in the right direction to live free!

Now, with that said, let's get started!

What you will need:

A computer that supports either SVideo or HDMI outputs.
A Television that supports either SVideo or HDMI inputs.
HDMI or SVideo cable
An internet connection running to the PC.

Note: optionally, you could always purchase a newer tv that comes equipped with internet capabilities. This really depends on the level you intend to take this too. You'll understand what I mean here in a few minutes.

All you need to do is pick whether you want to run your connection through HDMI, or SVideo. If your using an older computer that you just have lying around, like I did, you'll most likely end up running SVideo. If your running a newer PC, you'll most likely end up with HDMI. In my opinion, if it's in your power to do this using an HDMI hook up, then go for it. The quality will be a million times better this way.

Connect your PC to your TV using your preferred method.

Make sure you have a reliable internet connection running to the PC.

Believe it or not, as far as setup, you're done.

Now that you have everything setup, you need to decide what kind of functionality you want it to have. There are tons of websites where you can watch movies for free. Youtube is another option. If you want to spend just a little bit of money every month, you can go for netflix, which will allow you to watch a lot of the same stuff that you can on cable for a fraction of the cost. There are literally hundreds of options.

Another thing that I did was downloaded video game emulators. This allowed me to play some of the older video games that you can't really find anymore. There are literally tons of things that you can do with this system now to enhance your experience.

Also, you might consider a few different types of software to change your experience. My personal favorite is XBMC. It was originally designed as a media player for Xbox game consoles, but was soon ported to PC. You can easily integrate all of your video and music files for use in XBMC. It also has an option to stream shows and movies from online broadcasts. It really is a total package and it's 100% FREE. Check it out here: XBMC

That's it for cable bills. I hope at least a handful of people will be intrigued by this and at least try it out. If you do try it out, please come back to this page and let us know about your experience. Live Free!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Posted by Matthew Brown

DIY Green Energy

Anyone who is familiar with green energy, and the go green movement, knows that right at the forefront of this epic battle against high cost energy and the damage that we are doing to the planet, is alternative energy solutions like Solar energy and Wind Energy.

The real problem with these alternative energy solutions is that they can be quite expensive to put together and deploy. In some cases, a full on solar energy set up that would take you off of the standard electrical grid, could cost you $20,000 plus. In the long run, these systems take 18 plus years to pay for themselves. When you break it down, it just isn't worth the money. That's no way to live free.

But finally, someone has released a very reliable method that teaches you how to make your own solar panels. It's not as daunting as it sounds. It's really quite easy if you follow the instructions of this book. With this method you can fully run your home on solar energy for a fraction of what it would cost to have all this done professionally.

This book will show you how to build and deploy your own solar panels. It will also teach you the ins and outs of constructing your battery banks. It really goes in depth and walks you through the whole process, front to back. I believe now, they are offering up video tutorials that come with the book as well, for those of you who are like me, and learn better from watching someone do it, then reading and staring at pictures.

If you want to completely eliminate your monthly utility bills, and live free, this is where you need to be. By creating a solar energy system large enough to power your whole house, you can remove yourself from your electrical suppliers grid. What are you waiting for? Click Here to get this book and take the next step on your quest to live free!

Save up to 50% on your Monthly Utility Bills

When I first dreamed up this blog, I had a few mission objectives in mind. These were objectives that I knew I had to accomplish in order for this blog to be what I wanted it to be.

1. I wanted to teach people the art of saving money by going green.
2. I needed to show people that there was a better way of doing things then what society and big business will have us know.
3. I wanted to give people an outlet that they can rely on time and time again to deliver them priceless information that could really help them change their own lives as well as the people around them, and possibly with enough participation, the world.
4. I needed to teach people how to live free.

With that said, I want to introduce to you, my loyal readers, a very valuable book that I found recently. I'm not going to sit here and try to pitch the book to you like some kind of a salesman. Instead, I will just give you a run down of what the book is about, and then you can decide for yourself it is worth your time and energy.

This is an excerpt from the books website:


Here's What You'll Learn...

  • Dispel the myths about alternative energy sources - save money by spending the least and getting the biggest energy savings.
  • Learn the right choices for your particular home and budget.
  • The Energy Audit - find out if you really need one.
  • Insulation Secrets - even if you think you know a lot about insulation, you're in for a real surprise.
  • Heating & Cooling are usually the biggest energy costs in your home. Slash your costs without replacing your furnace and air conditioner.
  • Hot water for cheap - learn what really works to save up to 70% on hot water costs.
  • If you have Energy Star appliances, that is a good start, but I'll show you how to save even more.
  • Everyone is switching to CLF's (compact fluorescent lights) to save money on lighting. Learn what lighting technologies use even less power.
  • And DOZENS more tips and recommendations, including little known secrets that will help you keep more money in your pocket.
  • PLUS - I'll show you how to pay for all your home improvements without touching a single penny of your primary income!
Hows that sound? The reason I decided to share this book with you, well, besides the fact that it really does help you save up to 50% on your monthly utility bills, is that it really shares the same general theme as this website. This book isn't geared to give you more useless information. It's designed to give you top notch information, and it's going to show you ways to pay for the methods it describes, without dipping in to your wallet. Now, who wants to truly begin to live free?
If you are interested in this great book, Click Here!

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