Real Simple has a bunch of cool tips on their site titled “20 ways to plug hidden financial leaks “” and save up to $3000 a year”. Let’s take a look at a few…
The Leak: Paying bills by snail mail. – Haven’t done this in years now, so I guess I stopped up that leak. At $.39 each, Real Simple says paying bills by mail can cost $70 per year.
The Leak: Subscribing for cable TV, Internet access, and phone service from three different providers. – Well, we are close on this one. I have DSL and phone from Verizon and cable from Time Warner. If Time Warner brought their cable modem price down, I would probably switch over.
The Leak: A cell-phone plan that doesn’t match your needs. – We are thinking of reducing our plan because now that I work from home full time, I don’t really use my cellphone all that much, it just sits here on the desk. Think we really need to consider this in the next month or so.
The Leak: Letting the water run. – As concerned as we are about the environment, we are careful that we watch our water usage. So I guess we have taken care of this one as well….even though we don’t pay for water!
You can see the rest of the tips at Real Simple . There are some interesting ideas over there!