How I Saved $264.00 a Year in 5 minutes and 6 Clicks
Every have one of those moments where you really just feel like facepalming yourself over something that you’ve personally done? Mine? Came a couple of weeks ago. We all have heard the same, tired tips for saving money in our budgets, but for a lot of us, it can be really easy to just gloss over those tips. Come on, we’ve all heard “turn the thermostat down” or “use coupons” a hundred fifty million times. If you’re like me? You skip over them a lot of the time. This can be bad, bad juju and end up costing us big bucks.
As was the case for us 2 weeks ago when I sat in front of my pc working on my budget for October. I got to wondering if we were paying too much in car insurance or if there was another company that we could save more on. I like my money…therefore I like saving it…therefore I am ALWAYS looking for a way to shrink our expenses. We were at the renewal stage of our car insurance so it was either find something different or pay out a crazy amount of money for another 6 months.
So off I go to Company A. I really wasn’t expecting much because I’ve heard that “Company A” actually charges more than what our current company was, but hey, you never know and it was certainly worth checking out.
Know what? Company A was cheaper.
Company A was $22.00/mo cheaper.
Company A? Just got my business.
In that 5 minutes and the 6 clicks of my mouse, I saved myself $264.00 a year. That $264 a year? That is a month’s worth of groceries for us. It’s my water bill for almost 6 months. My cell bill for 4.5 months. Our entertainment budget for over a year. In FIVE MINUTES!!
My point is this; When I opened my browser that day, I had a preconceived notion that “Company A” was more expensive. I felt I was wasting time and brain cells. I was all ready to just skip that chance to save and move on. I am so glad that I didn’t. I’m thrilled that I didn’t let myself talk myself out of it. (Uh..did that last sentence make sense? LOL!) $264 a year is a fantastic amount to save off of an expense and is money that I can now put back into my budget for other expenses.
When was the last time you went digging to save? The last time you took 5 minutes to re-evaluate one of your bills? It never hurts to take a look and you never know! You may find savings you didn’t expect too!
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