Ask Away...: Bills Bills Bills: Bring Them Down To Size

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bills Bills Bills: Bring Them Down To Size



Have you been struggling with high home bills? Every month, we have to budget, making sure that the bills we need to pay fit into our monthly earnings. This can be difficult particularly when there are so many to take care of. As soon as you figure out how to handle one, another pops up. So, let’s look at some of the bills that you might need to deal with and figure out how to handle them effectively.




Electric And Energy In The Home






Image Credit Link




You do have to be careful with electric and energy bills because in no time at all, they can go through the roof. It’s so easy to lose track of how much you are using through the day. Obviously, there are simple ways to save on energy. For instance, you can make sure that you are turning off the lights when you leave a room and don’t forget to unplug items like the TV. Even on standby these products burn through electricity.




Winter in particular tends to send these bills rocketing through the roof because you are using the heating more often and stay inside more through the day as well as the evening.




To keep your heating bills low our first suggestion would be to get a smart meter. If you can, you’ll be able to keep a constant check of how much energy you are using each day. You will also be able to find out which appliances and items are costing you more money.




Issues With Insurance






Link To Pic




Everyone needs insurance, for their car, their home and any other assets that could be considered valuable. You might even have life insurance if you are worried about what you will leave behind for your loved ones when you’re gone.




The price of insurance can be high but how do you keep it under control? Well, you need to shop around for the best prices and make sure you are finding insurance that caters to your individual situation. You might be a high risk driver and if that’s the case you need to look at a business like Servo insurance brokers. They can help you find the right deal and make sure that you’re not paying an arm and a leg for coverage. As well as this, you need to look at ways to keep insurance levels down. In the case of your home, you should consider this when buying a property as some areas are more expensive to ensure than others.




Shopping Bills



Image Credit




Last but not least think about how much you spend on your basic shop every week. Ideally, you should set a fixed point for the cost of the weekly shop and make sure that you are not going over it. This won’t always be possible but if you look for deals online and use vouchers you can keep the spending under control.

In particular, you should think about buying in bulk for items you know you’re going to need for a while. This should shave a little off the cost of the bill for your weekly shop.












2 comments:

  1. My heating bills are shocking sometimes! I dread to think what it will be like this month with all the snow and freezing weather we've had lately. Thanks for sharing!

    Madeline
    www.madelinewilsonojo.com

    ReplyDelete

I love reading and responding to comments but in order to get my reply you must be a no-reply blogger. If you are, here are some quick steps to change that!

1. Go to the home page of your Blogger account.
2. Select the drop down beside your name on the top right corner and choose Blogger Profile.
3. Select Edit Profile at the top right.
4. Select the Show My Email Address box.
5. Hit Save Profile.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...