By Evan Vitale
If you’re looking for ways to trim the fat; stay within your budget or just save some extra money for a rainy day (or a vacation), check out these tips that can help you find some extra money.
Cable TV – This is huge and chances are you can find some opportunities here to save some money. If you are happy with your current cable package, take a look at possible bundling packages with your service provider. By adding internet and telephone services, you’ll save big. If you’ve already bundled, call your cable company and see if they can help you find ways to save money (without pulling the plug). Sometimes, they’ll give you a better rate for being a good customer or, perhaps, you may have the option to drop drown a package tier. It might mean less channels, but it can add up to big savings.
Another television opportunity is to switch providers entirely by signing up with a satellite dish network. A friend of mine dropped his cable TV service and switched providers – a $40 per month savings (plus more channels)!
Cell Phone – Here is another area in which you can save big. Call your current provider and negotiate for a better rate. In some cases, you might be able to extend your current contract; get a new phone and find a package that can save you some money. If not, shop around for a different provider.
Alarm Service – If you have a home alarm service, call them and negotiate a better rate. Chance are good they will work with you rather than lose your business all together.
These three tips are just a start, but you can find big savings in all three areas.
Get started now. Save now. We’ll have some more tips next week!