This is an excerpt from a guest post that originally appeared on MoneySavingMom.com in April 2014.
There are some bills you have no control over, like your electric bill. Yes, you can turn the air conditioner off and not use as many lights, but you are still at the mercy of what the power company charges per KWH.
However, there are some bills you can negotiate down with your service provider.
Last week, my husband called our internet service provider and cell phone carrier to see if we could lower our rates. We have been long-term customers of both and thought it wouldn’t hurt to see what they could do. Two phone calls later and we were saving a little more than $50 a month… and we could all use an extra $600 a year, right?
If you’d like to lower a few of your monthly bills, here are some of our tips: