For those of you looking for real money saving Tips for the coming year we present a 2 Part series featuring some of the best that we have seen or heard recently. These are real-world Tips that you can use every day to save money on various services, goods and products. Take a look, use them and pass this along to others who may be looking for the same great info. Thanks!
One of the best Tips that we know is to purchase your tech accessories anywhere but the store that you bought the tech. For example, if you bought an iPhone at the Apple Store do yourself a favor and buy an iPhone (or iPad, or iPad Mini) cover somewhere else, preferably online. The fact is, most tech stores will give you a great deal on the phone, tablet or computer and then charge you through the nose for the accessories that you want. Avoid this trap and buy your tech accessories somewhere else where your savings could be substantial.
Another Tip is to track the amount of usage that you have on your mobile phone’s data plan to make sure that you’re not paying for a plan that’s more than you actually need. Did you know that the average family of 4 uses less than2 Gigs of data a month? If you’re paying for an 8 Gig plan you’re paying a lot more than you need to. Also, if you’re worried about paying for overages there are apps on the market, including those by the carriers themselves, which will tack your usage for you and alert you when you’re close to going over.
Subscribing to Netflix and Amazon Prime together is a financial no-no. Netflix won’t like us for saying this but Amazon Prime includes 2 day shipping and free loaner eBooks, something that Netflix doesn’t have at all. They both have online streaming of TV shows and so, if you want to save money, get rid of Netflix and go with Amazon Prime only.
If you buy organic food the best buys in most stores, including Whole Foods, are usually the generic brands found near the organic display area. Most times the generic brands will save at least 10% off the premium brands so be on the lookout for them in the organic section and save big on your grocery bills.
Renting a storage unit because your house is too cramped has got to be one of the biggest money wasters on the list. The simple fact is that, if you use something so little that you can put it in a storage unit you really don’t need it. Better to sell all of that stuff and bank the money you earn, plus the money you save on the unit, in your savings or retirement account.
We hope these Tips were valuable enough that you’ll join us back here for Part 2. See you then.