I finally did it! I cut the cord on cable today (2/7/15).
I have been considering cutting the cord for about a year or so now, but never was really motivated to cut it. My cable bill was high (over $200/mo), but I was in a bundled package with my cable, internet, and phone – so the amount of work to get out of that just seemed to much. That was until I received my January 2015 cable bill – that bill was almost $300/mo! Not sure what happened, but from what I can understand all the cable companies (not just mine) prices jumped in January 2015. Finally the pain of paying that bill every month was too great for me to bear anymore and I started the work for cutting the cord.
The first thing I actually did was start to look at ordering TV from a satellite provider as that rate would be less than I was paying now. I was so close to ordering oh so many times, eventually realized that I would be getting myself back into a long-term contract again. I said to myself and my wife that it was time to just bite the bullet and figure this out.