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Unconventional Ways for Finding Wiggle Room in Your Budget

finding more room in your budget

We’ve talked before about building your budget. By now you’ve probably also scoured dozens of different articles that promise to teach you how to reduce your monthly bills so that you have more money for savings and for fun. All of those articles have the same tips: use the library, don’t shop as often, buy in bulk. This article is going to be a little different. In this article we’re going to teach you some of the unconventional ways to reduce your monthly spending. Go to the Source A lot of people think that the only bills you can negotiate are credit card bills. This is not true! You can also negotiate (at least to a certain extent) your utilities and other bills as well. Start with you power bill. Scour that bill and look for any charges that seem unwarranted and then–this is where most people chicken out–actually call your company and ask about them or even dispute them! Getting unwarranted fees and taxes taken off your bill can reduce it by quite a bit. If you live in an unregulated area, like Texas or Illinois, start shopping around. For example, if you live in Houston, spend some time ...

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