Simplify your family life by switching to free OTA TV

Loving mother kissing daughter in cozy hut.

When you’re raising kids, almost nothing ends up being easy. From daily battles over what they’re going to wear and what they’re going to eat to the endless struggle of trying to get them out the door on time, it’s not a life for the easily defeated. That’s why you’ve got to take every advantage […]

10 ways to cut monthly expenses so you can pay down debt faster

Couple managing their debt.

Debt is a silent killer. Estimates show that the average American family that has debt — including mortgages, car loans, student loans and a credit card — owes more than $155,000. Having debt doesn’t just stunt your bank account, it has also been linked to numerous physical and mental health issues, including depression and high […]

How free over-the-air TV has built-in ‘parental controls’

A little boy watches TV while holding the remote.

It has never been more difficult for parents to monitor what their kids are exposed to right under their roof than it is today. The litany of services many of us subscribe to for our entertainment, combined with unbridled access to the internet on so many devices in our home, makes it pretty much impossible […]

10 free streaming apps to supplement your over-the-air channel lineup

While paying for a big package of channels from a cable or satellite provider is becoming more of a luxury item than the household essential it once was, having a good internet connection is harder to live without. When bundled together, packages that offer internet and TV service cost more than $217 per month on […]

How to talk to kids about upsetting things they see on TV

A little girl is visibly concerned while watching TV alone.

Despite the best efforts of parents, it’s never been easier for kids to stumble upon sights that may disturb them. While the internet is a huge reason for this, a routine trip through the channels in your TV lineup can be littered with images that may confuse and shock a young mind. Countless studies, going […]

Family-friendly TV shows you can watch for free

Simon Cowell, Terry Crews of NBC's 'America's Got Talent.'

If you and your family have shows that you all like to watch together each week, you might be surprised to know you probably don’t need a subscription or even a premium streaming service to keep entertained together. Many of the best family-friendly shows air on networks that you can watch free with an over-the-air […]

Rabbit ears vs. flat antennas: Which one is best for my needs?

A flat antenna and a set of rabbit ears are shown side by side.

If you’re ready to stop paying every month to watch most of the shows, live sports and events that you can get for free with an over-the-air antenna, you’ll find yourself with a buffet of options. Antennas have come a long way since the old days — not just in terms of functionality, but of […]

Broadcast towers vs. cell towers—what they do, how they’re different

Group of antenna towers against cloudy sky.

If you feel like you’re surrounded by metal towers these days, you’re not wrong. As countless amounts of data are transmitted through the air every second, we’ve increasingly needed these tall structures to keep the modern world connected. But not all the towers you see when you scan the horizon are identical. Some are used […]