Wednesday, January 21, 2009

lowering the bills.

As much as I would love to have piles of cash. I don't. So nothing makes me happier than lowering my expenses even if it's just a little bit. Well, that's not true but it makes me happy. Really happy.

Like the other day when I saved $10 a month on my internet bill. Yes, just $10. I know, I know... it's not that much but every little bit helps! $120 over the course of a year is nothing to sneeze at. That's Netflix for a whole year (2 years for us on the $5 plan), or gas or utilities for a whole month (well, almost).

It gets better though, in addition to shaving $10 a month off my internet-only cable bill I added basic cable and was upgraded from their 5Mbit to their 10Mbit connection speed. Super.

And all I had to do was ask. Yes, ask! I called and asked the nice lady on the other end of the phone what I could do to lower my bill.

So here's a challenge for you, try calling one of your service company's that you have a regular bill with (cell phone, cable, insurance, etc, etc) and just simply ask them what you can do to lower your bill.

I'd suggest reading these blog posts before making any calls, they inspired me to try this and they offer some good guidelines to go by when talking with your service providers.

Reduce Your Bills by Just Asking
Optimize your cellphone bill


  1. I am with you on the excitement over lower the bills! Its a great feeling when you can par down the expenses even if its just a little bit.

  2. Oh yes, it's always a good feeling to lower your bills. I just lowered my cellphone bill to less than half of what I was originally paying, I am extremely excited! :)