How you can save on your monthly bills?

@Salamnda (489)
United Kingdom
November 6, 2015 6:23pm CST
How you can save on your monthly bills? the simple answer is, stop buying thing you dont need , and the second one is , stop buying thing you never use , and stop buying thing thinking that you can pay them monthly , dont think that paying a small amount each month is something easy , when you have many small things all put together they become something heavy . check you power supply , are you on the best tariff ? check your internet subscription , is it the best ISP? if it is then is this the best deal they have? check your phone contract, do you really need a contract ? while you have another option the pay as you go , specially that you can find free internet where ever you go now days check you store, is it the best place to shop for groceries ? visiting the same place for long time makes you miss many things that change in other stores . imagine one item you used to buy 1 $ if you visit other place you might find just 0.6 cents "thats just an example" the real example is cheese , in one store the kg is 4.84 . in another not so far from that its 4.23 check out all your service subscriptions , do you really need them? are you really using them ? or its just you used to have that renewed automatically and you just use it ones a while ,,, if you have internet you can find any thing , every thing , just you need to check your needs , the real ones, so you can really get rid of the bills that you dont really need and at least save them for a vacation ,
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@rachael5760 (2441)
• Israel
7 Nov 15
These are really great tips! I would like to add that instead of buying shampoo and conditioner in the small bottles, go to a beauty supply store that supplies to hairdressers, and buy in the big bottles. Then refill the small bottles that you have at home. This will save you money and the amount of plastic that you are throwing away.
@Salamnda (489)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 15
yes buying in bulk sometimes helps, but sometimes it makes you consume more, measuring by the quantity you have , you find your self loosing more, unless you keep the small bottles, and hide the big ones, and that goes to other things to :) thank you
@myfb2009 (8307)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 15
Nice ideas, that's what i am doing to cut down my expenses. Buying in bulk do helps a lot in saving some money, in the long run.
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@myfb2009 (8307)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 15
Great tips! I had been practicing some of the methods myself for years since i am trying to save more for house renovation. Things are getting more expensive now, i am always trying to spend less and only buy things that are necessary. Besides that, i prefer to cook and eat at home more frequently nowadays.
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@Salamnda (489)
• United Kingdom
10 Nov 15
@myfb2009 exactly thats what we should do ,
@softbabe44 (5967)
• Vancouver, Washington
7 Nov 15
I did this just a couple days ago we are talking about cable this is what happened the bill is normally ajustable it had went up 6.00 didn't understand that i called them.Asked them how come the 6.00 dollar difference well it was taxes i said do you have any specials looked this up took off cinimax i said i disn't know i had that so everything i had got reajusted now its 50 dollars cheaper yah.
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@Salamnda (489)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 15
exactly , if you keep up with them and see when your contract is ending and you search for other providers and you can call your provider and ask them if you want to end the contract , they will give you good offers , but dont wait for bills to come schedule it and you will save big time
• Vancouver, Washington
8 Nov 15
@Salamnda Thats the better way of looking at things safe all the money you can see where to go from there.
• United States
7 Nov 15
We stopped paying for cable. Netflix and Hulu give us the best deal and you really can stream almost anything on television from different sites.
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@Salamnda (489)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 15
i dont even pay for those any more, i got amazon for one year , then i stopped even watching it, when i search for the new movies or shows , i cant find them in there but i find them in other free streaming sites ,
@sharon6345 (92216)
• United States
7 Nov 15
I budget the money I have every month and I buy what I feel I need to make life a little easy to live for myself.
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@marguicha (73167)
• Chile
7 Nov 15
You are so right! Maybe I find it right because that´s what I do and it works for me. I live on a budget by choice because if I do it I can save enough money for my only luxury: a good vacation every year.
@Salamnda (489)
• United Kingdom
7 Nov 15
Yes you live a good life with what you need, and know what you dont need and stop paying for it :) i do the same
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@sugartoes (28474)
• Greencastle, Indiana
7 Nov 15
@Salamnda when it's the LAW to have auto house & health ins there's no way around that, then you have life ins you have to have as well on top of your water power phone internet cable house pymts. we make just UNDER 2,000 a month & we shop for EVERYTHING we can as CHEAP as possible we have a net 10 phone where we don't pay but 25 $ every 3 months to keep mins on it (pay as you go thing) & our BILLS we try everything we KNOW how to keep them as LOW as we can the best we can & we don't buy name brand foods we shop for the CHEAPEST we can find. but your so right look & buy for as CHEAP as you can take EVERY corner you can find to save what you can it's going to get WORSE as time goes on
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@Salamnda (489)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 15
@sugartoes trying hard it is, sometimes even if you shop cheap things but you buy things you dont really need , makes them not cheap at all
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@cpefley (1434)
• Hemet, California
8 Nov 15
You make it sound so easy, but it is much harder than that.
@Salamnda (489)
• United Kingdom
9 Nov 15
its only hard when you dont have a brakes for your desires , something to tel if you really need the thing or not, but when you have it , things become easy ,its something you can train your self to do , and i am sure any one can do that , just need to try
@scheng1 (24981)
• Singapore
7 Nov 15
Grocery is something that most of us tend to overspend. We are more likely to get more fruits, vegetables or whatever else, thinking that we have to eat, and we will eat them. In the end, a third of these get rotten.
@Salamnda (489)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 15
you need to chose the times you visit your store, try it in different times of the day , try to visit it early morning and late and mid day , you will sure find the times when the things you need is on sale or price is reduced, and one other thing is , to make a list of what you need to buy and dont ever buy things other than whats on the list ,