HBO has given us all a legitimate, bulletproof excuse for staying home on Friday night: HBO NOW, the network’s premium standalone streaming service is available to you, the nine-to-five working class of America, through Apple or Optimum Online for a mere $14.99 monthly subscription. This changes everything. There’s over 2,000 titles available, and that includes the classics like The Wire, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and Deadwood, as well as your current favorites like Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Girls.
I know that you may be thinking, “Sounds great, and I celebrate HBO’s entire catalogue, but I’m stretched a little thin in the finance category.” I can respect that. I, too, understand that that struggle is real; However, after crunching the numbers, it turns out that $14.99 per month equates to roughly 68 cents per day. You can swing that. It may require some very, very minor changes in your daily routine, but you can do this. Here are a few recommendations:
Seriously, the money you save by not going to the bar and instead staying in to watch Season 4 of The Wire will more than pay for this. You’ve been burned by too many unforeseen, absurd bar tabs, and you know it.
Okay, maybe you despise every idea I set forth in this piece. Maybe you’d like to share with the world what you would cut from your budget, or how you would go about obtaining 68 cents per day to afford HBO’s monumental streaming service. Tweet at PostGradProblems and let us know what you would do, and use #68CentsADay. The four best tweets will receive Apple TV with 6 free months of HBO NOW. That’s nuts. An Apple TV for sending out a clever tweet. Take advantage of this, because you need it..