How to cut your cable bill down to size

Every few months, the cable bill seems to grow a little bigger. A penny here. Ten cents there. Before you know it, it's topping $150. To help us tame that beast, BillShrink.com's CEO Peter Pham offers five tips in an interview with WalletPop:

Be realistic...

...about your needs. Does that guest room really need HDTV and DVR? All these little extras add up, warned Pham, sometimes adding $6 or more to each monthly bill.

Also don't be afraid to cancel that premium channel once you're done with it for the season. Re-up when your favorite show is back on. If you do that, you could be saving about $100 over the course of the year, he explained.