Today for Frugal Tips Friday #4 we’re focusing on Saving Money/Cutting Costs. I think all of us are finding that money is going out faster than we can bring it in.
It seems like every time I buy groceries, the cost of items have gone up or the size of what I typically buy is smaller. That’s the stores more deceptive way to fool you. Same price, smaller product.
We all have to eat, so all we can do is try to find ways to buy less and eat more frugally.
Most of you know I cut TV from my Cox Cable bill. I was already paying two hundred something for TV, internet and phone. It was going up tp over $300, and I said enough.
I put my TVs in the closet and I don’t miss them. At the same time I took long distance service off my home phone. Now for both my home phone and the flip phone I carry but have only used twice, I will have to pay for the minutes I use.
With the flip phone, I don’t even call locally much less long distance. But it’s there in case of emergencies. I pay a little over $13 to have the phone with Consumer Cellular.
And I pay around $23 to have my home phone. Adding long distance doubles my bill.
I have looked at all my bills and haven’t been able to scrape anything else off the costs. My insurance is about as cheap as I can go, with the highest deductibles, etc.
I’ve been doing better with eating frugal meals at home. And I’m temporarily on a no-spending-for-anything-else freeze.
I still have over $2500 to pay in taxes. So there won’t be any real saving until I get that figured out and paid.
What suggestions do you have for saving money and cutting costs this Frugal Tips Friday?
Pet Food Warning: This is off topic, but I just found out that Hills’ canned canine food has had a huge recall. There’s too much Vitamin D in a bunch of their canned food. If you feed your dog Hills canned food, please go online and look at the recall!