Report: 8 ways TV binge-watching is costing you money

It seems lately the nation’s pastime is television binge watching. With “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards” and “Orange is the new Black” occupying the general public’s time these days, a new report sheds some light on how much it’s really costing you to watch hours upon hours of TV.

Daily Finance published eight ways watching too much television is costing the average person thousands of dollars a year. In today’s economy, it may be time to cut the cord and instead look at other ways to entertain you and your family and kill time.

1. TV subscription charges

2. Lost earning potential

3. Medical bills

4. Overspending

5. Lifestyle inflation

6. Appearance dissatisfaction

7. Snacking

8. Lost career opportunities

It is estimated that Americans consume roughly five hours of television per day. Also, the average United States household spends about $29 per month on cable television, but with cord stacking becoming the latest trend that number could be a lot higher.

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