This is a link to the fifth in an ongoing series billed as 30 Day Challenge to save $1,000 by Ramit Sethi at IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com, his blog on personal finance (banking, saving, budgeting, and investing) and personal entrepreneurship. His series outlines the various ways we can keep money in our pockets. As always, his emphasis is on making a general change in your behavior that will become a habit.
Many of us (including me) pick a cellphone plan, then never check to see if it’s the right one for us based on our usage.
Ramit discusses 1 easy, 1 hard way to reduce cell phone usage costs. Easy — don’t just buy an “everything” plan and never look at it again. Calendar a time to look at what your real use is and change your plan to fit your actual use. Hard — research the plans offered by other providers that fit your actual use, and use that information to negotiate a reduction in the costs of your current plan.
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For previous tips: Tip #1: Pack lunches for the rest of the week, Tip #2: Turn your thermostat down 3 degrees, Tip #3: Sell something on eBay today, Tip #4: Involve your friends in your savings challenge