Tips to lower your monthly bills

It seems bills are never ending. You get your paycheck, you look at your money, and then you send it away to some company that offers some sort of convenience in your home. Paying bills is no fun, especially if your bills are high and the companies never cut you any slack. While it’s probably impossible to cut out your bills altogether (unless you want to live under a bridge somewhere), it is simple to lower your payments on just about every bill you pay each month. All it takes is some small changes, or sometimes just a call to a different company. Check out these tips on how to save money on your monthly bills, and start saving some extra cash for that vacation you’ve been wanting to take for so long.

Internet
Most Americans pay way too much for their Internet. That’s because the most common way to get Internet is from a cable provider that charges high fees for slow service. Many of these companies will even raise your rates if you don’t bundle your Internet with other services, like television or phone. Internet is one of the easiest things to save money on, and usually it’s as simple as switching to a new provider. Switching to a company that provides 4G Internet will not only save you loads of money each month on your Internet bill, but will also give you the freedom to take that Internet wherever you go, whether it’s the beach, park, or your grandma’s house. Most of the big corporations don’t offer that sort of technology, so search for some CLEAR Internet plans to save some money starting now.

Cell Phone
Saving money on your monthly cell phone bill can be as simple as reexamining your needs and carefully looking over your bill. Often times, you may be paying high prices for unlimited things that you don’t even use. If you don’t spend a lot of time talking on your phone, lower your minutes. Also consider that many cell phone service providers will give you discounts if you’ve been a loyal customer for a few years, so if you don’t see any sort of discount applied to your bill then call and ask if you’re eligible. If you’re really paying too much, consider switching to a different provider. Most providers these days will offer free cell phones or extended service discounts to customers who switch from other providers, so take advantage of that.

Energy
Many people pay their high-energy bills each month, thinking that the high costs are simply unavoidable. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as simple adjustments can lower your energy bill dramatically. During the winter, energy providers typically raise their rates, so be conscious of your energy use during the winter especially. Programming your thermostat can save you hundreds of dollars throughout the year, so your house heats up or cools down by the time you get home and there isn’t any wasted energy throughout the day. Opt to invest in some energy saving appliances, and the savings will really start to add up.

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