In Getting a Grip on Your Money, I point out the importance of spending
less than you make and simplifying your life. But how can you
actually do it? From time to time on this site, I'll be posting proven
ways to save money while simplifying life at the same time. This is not a
comprehensive list, just some painless things about which I (or people
close to me) have direct knowledge.
The first few suggestions I have all concern items that are fixed costs
and that relate to information. Did you know that some families spend more
on "information," broadly defined, than food? That's fine if
they think they're getting their money's worth, but maybe they're not.
Think about your own budget: How much do you spend each month on local
phone, long distance phone, wireless phone, TV cable and Internet? Too
much? Then check out the suggestions below:
less on wireless phone service
less for long distance; just try this little experiment
good TV signals without paying for cable
Important point: I do not get paid anything for
endorsing wireless phone service, long distance service, or alternatives
to cable TV.