Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another Day Another $100

Bills Bills Bills! The dreaded words. I know what you're thinking, "I can't do anything about my bills" for some it may be true for some of us we can but don't want to. What I mean by don't want to is some of us have luxuries that we don't "need". No, you can't stop paying your mortgage and insurance, don't call up the car dealership and tell them you're not paying anymore lol. I'm talking about cell phones, cable tv, groceries( don't stop eating!), stuff like this.

Before you start freaking out let me tell you, this may not be applicable for everyone. These are ideas that I will more than likely be trying out so this is based on my situation, but hopefully there will be something here for everyone.

First line of business Cell phone bill ( and I will be approximating my bills on here so you can see some of where I'm coming from).
My cell and my husband's is one plan, a family plan with 1000 minutes, unlimited texting, and Internet. The next plan down is 700 minutes which I did go over. Why did I go over? No land line, we use our cell phones for all of our calls. Unlimited texting has actually saved us money so I'll keep that, but I think I can get a landline for cheap and cut down my plan by alot. My best bet is to get a bundle like phone service and internet. I also don't need the fastest internet but will avoid dial up because I do have a business and dial up is too slow for that. Never be afraid to shop around! I saw an ad for verizon internet and phone service for like $50, Vonage has phone service for $30(apprx). I can pick and choose, it may not be the fastest or best but I'm ok with that!

Cable and internet- I have them grouped together right now and am paying around $100 for both, the company I'm using is charging way too much for what I get, this is a basic plan, the company I wanted to use doesn't come out to where I am so what do I do? I realized I can live without the cable! So I can possibly drop cable and internet with this company and remember I told you before I found internet and phone with another company and I could potentially save $50 a month($600/yr adds up). What about the cable and tv you ask? I know we switch to digital very soon so maybe one of those little boxes isn't a bad idea lol. If you can't get one, rent movies, but look for a cheaper way, I do the blockbuster version of netflix 3 movies mailed to me and when I take those three movies back into any blockbuster store I can get 3 free rentals and they mail them back out for me while headquarters mails me 3 more. You don't have to do 3 you can do less, maybe more, I don't know bout the more though.
I know people who love Redbox which is a $1 rental box at alot of McDonalds just make sure you return it by the next day prefferably before 24 hrs is up or you'll be charged $1 a day. Check out redbox, netflix and different companies for this, it can be fun!

Here are a few Ideas, I don't want to overbear anyone so I'll stop here for today and maybe come back tomorrow :o) Potentially if I go with $50 for internet and phone and slim down my cell phone plan I could more than likely be saving somewhere close to $100! If you have Ideas to add please feel free to add it in the comment box! Have a Passionate Day!


  1. I actually had to talk T-Mobile out of a $600 bill last week. I'd requested unlimited text, and they failed to deliver on multiple occasions, as well as the fact that I'd been double-billed for wireless internet for ANOTHER 2 months.
    It was a realatively long phone call to straighten it out, but man it saved me like, $550.
    I technically just jumped to a lower paying job than what I'd had for the last year (although it's actually higher than what I was making at the time) but "working" on saturdays for 5 hours totally brought my monthly income back to par. I'm still saving money anyway, I foresee almost a grand saved this month alone if I keep this up. I only have internet, no cable or satellite. I use Hulu or similar for watching TV via the spare parts computer in the living room, or I just use regular broadcast digital. I think my biggest bill is power, which I'm trying to cut down on by using fans more and by utilizing the power management features on my computers.
    We'll see how that all turns out in the next month or two :)

  2. I need to do a make-over too!! I can't wait to see what other ideas you have! Keep it up!

    And stop by my blog, I have something for you on it!!