Monday, January 31, 2011

Ways to Save Money - Even on Phone Calls

With the recent credit crush putting further pressure on household budgets, more and more people are finding that they need to tighten their belts and look out for ways to save money. Luckily there are plenty of ways you can help trim expenditure and help balance the books at the end of each month.

Once you have made a list of what is coming in and going out of the household each month and you have got a good idea of how much you need to save, have a really close look at what you are spending and identify areas for action.

If the weekly shop is one of your biggest outlays, try shopping a little bit smarter this week. Are there any coupons you can take advantage of to cut the weekly bill? Or how about taking advantage of those famous 'buy one get one free promotions'? They might require a little upfront investment but as long as you are only buying what you would need anyway, you should save money in the long run.

Try to cut back on money you spend going out. Consider staying at home to watch a film, rather than paying for the cinema. Of course, one risk of all this time spent at home is that you will start running up a bigger phone bill in an attempt to keep in touch with your friends. Luckily, there are many ways of reducing calls costs if you are prepared to do a little work, even if you need cheap calls to India.

Home override providers can help provide cheap calls to Australia by re-routing your call via a low cost number. If you have family in Delhi, cheap calls to India (or indeed cheap calls to Pakistan or wherever else you are calling regularly) can really make a difference to the monthly bill and these services are actually very straightforward to use. For example, if it is cheap calls to Australia you need, then the override provider will simply give you a special number to dial that will connect you to their network. Once you are through to that, you simply dial the number of whichever friend or relative you are trying to contact and from then on it works just like a normal call.

Just putting into practice the tips above should produce a decent monthly saving, getting cheap calls to Pakistan alone would make a significant dent in many household's budgets, but you can step up your efforts even further by doing some or all of the following suggestions; walk or take public transport and leave the car at home to save on pricey fuel costs; take a packed lunch and drink to work rather than buy expensive pre-packed sandwiches; or perhaps spend some time on E-bay making some money from those unwanted Christmas presents.

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