American families are used to spending money well beyond their means. Despite the fact that the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it's also one of the countries with the lowest rate of savings, as many citizens spend more money than they should. The economic recession has caused many families to reconsider their spending habits and set up budgets, but many people are still spending excessive amounts of money on their entertainment costs. Of course families deserve to be entertained, but some ways of doing that are much more affordable than others. Rather than spending money to go out to the movies, going to a concert or renting or buying DVDs or Blu-rays, Americans can save a lot of money by sampling getting an affordable satellite TV subscription.