For most of us, these bills are fixed amounts we haven't questioned or comparison shopped in years ... unless something like a job-loss has forced us to seek out cheaper alternatives. It is time to find out.
Sometimes you can score a lower monthly cost just by contacting your current provider and asking if there is a less expensive plan available to you. I did that recently with my home phone carrier and saved money without making any noticeable sacrifices in my service. I will look at my cell phone plan next and see about reducing it or switching carriers.
Consider the Geico slogan,"A 5 minute phone call could save you hundreds." It saved me money when I switched my car insurance to them from Progressive. Try popping over to www.lowermybills.com if you don't know where to start, and see if you could be saving some money on your cell, car, Internet service, etc.
And if you save some money this way - let us know! :)
Off to open this week's mail ...