The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Sean:
I saved over $1,000 in less than two hours simply by pulling out all of our monthly billls and making some phone calls.
I called our cell phone provider, home phone company, cable company, insurance, electric company and simply asked them to lower my monthly bills. For the “optional” companies (phone, cable, etc.) I would call and ask to speak with somone who would help me to shut off my service. Sometimes I would just ask for their retention departments as well. The first thing I would then ask was, “What do I need to do to cancel my service?” They would always ask me why I was asking and I would simply tell them that I was trying to reduce my monthly expences.
Every single phone call resulted in them simply reducing my monthly costs from $10 to $25 per month. In one year I had reduced our bills by $1,000. It was like getting a thousand dollar bonus for two hours work. On top of that, our cable company threw in a few premium channels for no additional cost.
I was surprised by the fact that both my insurance company and power company could reduce my fees as well. It never hurts to ask…