Books: Don't buy books. Instead, borrow them from the library or from a friend, and explore sites that will let you swap books with other people such asBookMooch and PaperBackSwap. Alternatively, there are plenty of wonderful free ebooks on Amazon if you're game to try an indie author.
Cable: A record number of Americans are canceling their cable services, reports Business Insider. Paying for cable almost seems pointless when you look at all the free options out there such as Hulu and network websites that offer free streaming of their hit shows online. Here are steps to cut the cord and survive a world without cable.