How to Save Money on Your Household Bills
With a lot of countries being in recession, people are looking for ways to save money on their household bills.
They are doing this because they can’t afford to live on the bills that they are paying now. Even if they got a better job, they would struggle to make ends meet because human beings are social animal and their needs are endless.
The only way to truly save money on the household bills would be to get the same amount of service, or a matching alternative service, for a lesser price. If someone reduces the services and pays less money, they are not saving money because they have made a reduction instead of a saving.
If you are struggling and you don’t know what you are going to do to pay the bills, then you should read ahead for some tips on how to make the savings that you need to pay the bills and even put some money away for a rainy day.
1. Phone – A lot of people now have cellular phones as well as a household phone, but do they really need it? It makes sense to just keep your cell phone with the all-inclusive bill and get rid of the home phone. You won’t be paying charges on the home phone, for all the calls that you make, so you can save money by getting rid of it and using the cell phone for your calls from home. You are probably thinking well what if you need to use a premium number for some sort of loss of service? They usually have the numbers that cost a lot per minute and will cost even more on a cell phone. Well, you can email them, or you could find an alternative free number to phone. There are websites that will give you an alternative number.
2. Internet – A lot of homes will have Internet because a lot of their entertainment needs are based on having a connection. Therefore, you will need to find the cheapest supplier in your area, or you can move to a place that has the Internet usage included in the price of the rent. With these types of connections though, you will probably be sharing it with all of the residents in the building, so if you want to download something, you should expect there to be slow Internet speeds. If you need a faster connection, then you can find a company that will provide fibre optic broadband for the same price that they provided you with the slower connection.
3. Electricity rates – You should compare prices of electricity suppliers in the state that you live in, especially if you live in a deregulated state. You don’t have to stick to the expensive prices anymore. The way to change supplier is to go online and find a good comparison website. They will look for the lowest prices for you and they will help you to make the switch without experiencing a loss of service. For the people who have never changed before, they think that the electricity company is going to come to their home and change all the wires so that they can switch to the new company. They think it is too much fuss and they don’t change. This is not the case though. You are just changing the supplier, there is no building work involved and there is absolutely no time during the change over, that you have to experience a loss of service. If you do, then you should contact the company and see if you can be compensated.