Monthly Cash Savings Challenge: Lower Your Cable or Satellite TV Bill

Monthly Cash Savings Challenge: Lower Your Cable or Satellite TV Bill

We tossed around the idea of getting rid of our pay TV service for years before finally cutting the cord last summer. I thought it would take way more time than it did. I also thought I’d miss it much more than I actually did.

Seriously, my family doesn’t miss our satellite TV at all. However, I’m not suggesting that everyone needs to cut the cord in order to pay less for TV service.…

Monthly Cash Savings Challenge: Internet Service

Monthly Cash Savings Challenge: Internet Service

This month’s LivingWithBeth Cash Savings Challenge is a tough one, but bear with me. I’m challenging you to save money on your monthly Internet service bill. This used to be as easy as 1-2-3 – just call your Internet service provider (ISP) and see if they could do anything to lower your bill. Easy peasy.

Well, the ISPs are onto us now, and this trick works less than half of the time, from what I’ve heard.…

Monthly Cash Savings Challenge for December: Clean Sweep for Christmas Cash

For this month's LivingWithBeth Cash Savings Challenge, let's get paid to clean house!
For this month’s LivingWithBeth Cash Savings Challenge, let’s get paid to clean house!

December is a great time to clear out stuff you no longer need and make room for all of those expected Christmas presents from Santa. What’s the best way to get rid of stuff? It really depends on your needs and circumstances. Here are some possible options.

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Monthly Cash Savings Challenge for November: Groceries

Monthly Cash Savings Challenge for November: Groceries
For a long time, I thought I was getting a pretty decent deal on groceries by matching coupons with sales. It turns out that there’s a much better way.

For this month’s LivingWithBeth Cash Savings Challenge, I’m spilling the beans on how to really save money on groceries. It has nothing to do with sales or coupons.

Weekly meal planning does help, but only to the degree that you can limit the items that you buy.…

Monthly Cash Savings Challenge for October: Lower Your Mobile Phone Bill

Monthly Cash Savings Challenge for October: Lower Your Mobile Phone Bill

For this month’s LivingWithBeth Cash Savings Challenge, let’s slash your mobile phone bill. Are you with me?

I had no quarrel with my standard mobile carrier, other than how much it was costing us. Recently, I took the plunge and went for a prepaid plan instead.

Now, I’m paying just $30 a month, and I couldn’t be happier. Regardless of your individual situation, you should be able to find a way to slash your mobile phone bill now or in the future, depending on whether you’ve got a contract or installment payment plan to pay off.…