Uncle Gluten’s contrarian advice on cutting cable

A question pops up on a public finance forum:


“I need to cut cable. What’s the best alternative?”


This one thread generated over 80 responses.

I didn’t know there were that many alternatives to the boob toob.

People responded with ideas like:


Amazon Prime



Fire Stick

Sling TV

Apple TV




DVD player and generous friends

A la carte services like HBO Now

And so on.

Uncle Gluten’s response?

The library.

Why do I mention this?


While most financial ex-spurts are busy giving you ideas that are, more or less, iterations of the same idea…

… your old pal (and un-expert) Uncle Gluten is over here telling you to swim upstream.

Will it work?


Depends a lot on you and your drive to make it happen.

But I do know this: people who follow typical advice get typical results.

And those typical results are…

About $60,000 to $100,000 saved up by age 70.

Most Americans (incuding business owners and pretty much anyone self-employed) can’t put enough scratch together to pay for a $400 emergency.


As for long-term savings…

It’s completely off the radar…

Ask a typical senior how much they have in savings. They will likely tell you it’s about $100,000, give or take.

If the person is fortunate, they’ll have $250,000 or so.

That’ll last about 4-5 years in retirement…

That’s pretty awful (though understandable given what they were told for YEARS by the financial gew-roos).

My ways? Well, they’re not really *my* ways as much as they are a systematic organization of ways used by America’s most honest and successful businessmen.

I wish I could take credit for them…

But they come from the minds of men whose fortunes exceeded hundreds of billions of dollars…

Such is the way of my financial advice.

I stand on the shoulders of giants… and so can you (if you want).

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David Lewis, AKA The Rogue Agent, has been a life insurance agent since 2004, and has worked with some of the oldest and most respected mutual life insurance companies in the U.S. during that time. To learn more about him and his business, go here.