We all have those dreaded monthly expenses but why pay more than you need too. Don't be afraid of contacting the companies you pay every month and ask if your bills can be reduced. Shopping around for the best deal on car insurance cell phone(s), credit cards, etc. can save you money too.
I get a discount on my cell phone plan through 1 of the companies I work for. A few days ago I switched to a different plan and saved almost $40 in addition to the normal discount. That may not seem like a lot for some of you but to me that will almost pay my car insurance for the month.
My car insurance renewed in October and I was paying way to much for the year of my car so I started getting quotes from other companies. I was able to save over $1000.00 in a year. That is an incredible amount of savings!! Plus the policy is for 12 months not 6 like the previous company. I got the new insurance before cancelling the other policy so there was no lapse in coverage, then I called the other insurance company cancelled my policy and got a REFUND of money I had paid last month.
We got rid of our internet almost a year ago so we don't have that expense anymore. I upped the data on my cell phone and use it as hot spot for my computer. It cost less doing it that way and it's faster speed then the old internet. The internet in my area (rural) is so SLOW I don't miss that.
Free TV is what we watch or movies we own. We got rid of satellite too. That was a little harder to adjust but we have now. Electric, water and propane all are priorities over paid TV.
Depending on your income you can get a discount on your electricity-at least here in Arizona you can through APS-Arizona Public Service.
Saving money is always in the forefront of my mind and thrifty living is huge part of who I am. I know that we will always have some type of monthly expense but I refuse to pay more than I should so I continually look for ways to reduce our monthly expenses. Don't be afraid to ask for a discount, you may be surprised how much money you can save too.
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Hello I'm Michele & I'm the matriarch of the Leverone Family Farm. I'm a wife, a mother of 2 grown/married sons and have 4 adorable grand kids. Thrifty for more than 30 years. I love gardening, cooking and saving money.