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Friday, September 19, 2014

92. Tips to Save Money - Part 12

What are some of your tips to save money? Here’s some personal experience on great ways to save an extra buck. I'd love to hear your tips! I have a list of about 60+ tips to save money. This is part 12 tips 44-47. I hope you enjoy!

44. Get a deal on cable or satellite
I understand some people would rather die than cut the cord. This is particularly true when it comes to sports, sitcoms, certain movie channels, and reality shows. If you’re going to keep these services check out customer loyalty benefits. You can also typically get good deals by threatening to cancel your service. If the company refuses to give you the same deal and wants to charge you full price turn in the box on Friday, sign up as a new customer, and get your new box on Monday. When the next promotion runs out do the same thing again. Don’t be afraid to switch services.

45. In the summer, raise the thermostat a few degrees
For every degree over 72 on your thermostat you save an estimated 3% on your energy bill. Also consider using floor or ceiling fans to cool down as they are typically more energy efficient than air conditioning. 

46. In the winter, opt for extra layers instead of turning up the heat.

Energy bills in the winter can get way out of hand starting in October and can last until March depending on where you live. If you have an average cost payment where you pay equal payments each month then this isn’t an issue for you. However, if you have a variable plan consider adding layers instead of cranking up the heat. Consider wearing socks, an extra sweater, and pajama pants. This is a good time as well to snuggle with your pet or significant other. By turning the thermostat back say 10-20 degrees for 8 to 10 hours a day you can save 5-15% on your heating bill.

47. Consider Open Office for Free as an Alternative to Microsoft Office
Why pay for Microsoft Office when you can get a similar set of programs for free? Try it includes programs that are compatible with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Did I mention this was FREE? Forget spending $100+ on Microsoft Office. Try it out for a few weeks at the very least.

See the full list of tips to save money for the other tips and parts! Leave a comment! 


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