How to pay less on your bills

Maria Papadopoulou By Maria Papadopoulou, 14th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Paying less on your bills is necessary in order to save money. Some useful tips can come to your rescue.

Payling less is smart

Paying less on bills is not only important, it is actually necessary. Bills can cause tremendous headaches to many people who cannot pay them. In order for the stress to be reduced, you have to come up with ways to pay less on bills.There are some useful tips that can be used by practically everyone.

Pay more than the minimum monthly payment

By getting into the habit of paying more than the minimum monthly payment as often as you can, you will succeed in paying not just for the interest, but for the balance as well. By paying more than the minimum requirement, you will soon see that your balance will be reduced. That means that over time, your minimum monthly payment will be reduced as well.

Pay days before due date

Several people pay their bills on due date. Some others pay their bills after due date, which results in getting charged with extra fees. Learning to pay days before due date will help you avoid extra charges, and will help you establish a good reputation as a customer.Paying your bills a week before due date is ideal.

Take some drastic measures

In order to avoid paying a lot on your bills, you need to take some drastic measures. More specifically, you need to learn how to use electricity, water, your cell phone. Turn off the lights when you do not need them. Unplug your cell phone charger when you no longer need it. Never use the standby mode, as electricity is still consumed. Instead of 60-watt light bulbs, opt for compact fluorescent bulbs. Opt for low-flow shower heads. Prefer taking a short shower than using the bathtub. Turn off the water while you are shaving or brushing your teeth. Do not flash the commode incessantly. Use your washing machine and your dish washer when you will be able to use a full load preferably at night, when it costs less. When it comes to your cell phone, opt for prepaid and not for the specific plan offered by your company. If you tend to use texts too often, consider a cell phone plan that offers unlimited amount of texts, at a lower price per text.

Contact the Customer Service Department

If you haven't received a bill within an estimated period of time, waiting until you receive it might charge you with late fees. To prevent that from happening, call the Customer Service Department and ask for your minimum payment. That way, you will be able to pay on time and pay less than you would have, if you had waited to receive your bill.

Conclusion

The above tips can help you pay less on your bills and save money. Make sure to follow all of them and you won't regret it.

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Customer Service Department, Electricity, Minimum Monthly Payment, Pay Less On Your Bills, Water

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
I am a certified health visitor and i also hold two bachelor degrees in translation as well as a bachelor degree in subtitling.

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author avatar Charlene Nuble
15th Nov 2010 (#)

These are very nice tips which everyone should keep in mind! Thanks for the share.

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author avatar hieroglyph
12th Dec 2010 (#)

Good share!

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
14th Dec 2010 (#)

Glad you liked it

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author avatar Retired
17th Jan 2011 (#)

Perfect, thanks for sharing.

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