Hey mamas and papas. We’ve all been trying to figure out how to save a few bucks here and there. There are some obvious areas where you can cut back. But sometimes you can save TONS of money where you least expect it. You just have to get off your butt and do a little homework. (More after the jump)
My fabulous friend Craig really knows how to stretch a dollar and save one too. He’s an extremely organized, savvy and successful business owner. Besides managing his business, he also owns and operates several rental properties. (Wow! ) This busy guy is thoughtful enough to share some of his wisdom and money saving tips with the rest the budget challenged. Thanks Craig! We need it!
Who really cares, it’s only money? Yes, but it’s MY money and I DO care and so should you. Here’s an example of what happens when you don’t pay attention.
Did you hear about the lady who paid over $41,000 for an old, out dated phone from AT&T? Well it is true. Shortly after the lady passed away, her daughter was going through her mother’s bills and found that AT&T had been charging her mother a rental fee for the use of their phone from 1961. Her mother never double checked her phone bill for all of those years. She assumed everything looked fine and continued to pay a rental fee for 45 years.
We need to continually challenge the people we do business with month after month, year after year and ask how they can save you money. You would be surprised by just asking.
I reduced my home owners insurance from $1,343.00 a year to $881.00 and got better coverage. I called AT&T and asked them for a better rate on my second land line which I use for a fax line. The price per month went from $14.95 to $1.53, not including tax.
Do you know how much you are spending per KWH for your electricity each month? You might be surprised at how much you are paying and even more surprised to know that you might be able to reduce this rate and save hundreds of dollars.
My neighbor asked me what my electric bill was and I said $230.00. She said hers was $525.00. I then asked to see her electric bill and low and behold, she was paying .2550 per KWH and I was paying .1140 per KWH. I recommended that she call her energy provider to get a better rate. You can also check out your rates by logging on to www.texaselectricityrate.com
Already the savings start to add up!
So all it takes is a phone call from your chair and asking the simple question. What can you do to save me money?
Who really cares about saving money? I do and so should you.