Last time we gave you three quick tips to save money around the house and we’ve got a few more for you below. Many of us are always looking to save money to keep up with bills or the rising cost of so many items and these just might help you save a few bucks. Like we mentioned in our last money-saving blog, collection agencies like American Profit Recovery deal with consumers everyday that might have prevented the situation they are in by trimming back a little.
Here are a few more tips.
Easily track your spending: For many, tracking what you spend is about as much fun as keeping a food journal to monitor what you eat. It can be a tedious and a harsh reality check but there are a number of services to track everything from monthly spending to retirement accounts; it is definitely something worth considering. Tracking spending can keep you on the right path with your budget. Check out the Aps for your phone and you might find one you can use.
Take advantage of rebates: When you buy a product with a rebate, take time that day to fill out the form and put it in mail. Although this may seem like a hassle, if you do this with all products that offer rebates your savings can add up over the course of a year. Be certain to mark your calendar to remind yourself when the rebate check should arrive and follow up with the rebate company if it does not show up in your mailbox around this time.
Eliminate cable service: Whoa, did we just say that?? This may seem drastic but if you can handle it, this measure can save you roughly $100 per month or more. With so many online options via Netflix, Hulu and other sites it is possible to get rid of your cable and stream your favorite shows onto your television and through your computer or tablet.
Ok, maybe you don’t want to get rid of cable. You can at least take a look at your packages and see what you can trim out. You should also compare companies. Many towns now have more than one Cable Company so it’s well worth calling them and getting a comparison.
Once again, taking a little time to adjust how and what you spend money on can really save you cash. Till next time, take these tips and see what you can do.