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Trying to Cut Costs

March 26th, 2015 at 07:02 am

Today, I am going to go have the parking pass removed since the weather is nicer. My complex charges $40/mo for garage parking, but street parking (which there is plenty of) is free. The garage was a godsend in the winter, but now that it's warming up, I can deal with street parking. That $40 comes out of our joint account, but will be more than repurposed for the pet charge for DD2.

The other area I was able to save is my phone bill. As you may recall, I pay the full bill for my family. About a year ago, I switched to mobile share bringing us down to $160/month. Last month, I switched again during a special. I'm not sure what the final average price will be, but this month, it was $132! That's including 7 gigs up from the 3 we had before (realistically, we use just over 1, but pricing wise, it's actually cheaper to have the higher rate plan). I'd still like to eventually be only paying my bill, but while my mom is still working on cleaning up her own stuff and with my little brother just entering the work force, it's nice to be able to continue helping them while saving a little.

3 Responses to “Trying to Cut Costs”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I gave up a $60-per-month parking space for parking on the street, and I haven't regretted it!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Exciting when you can find ways to cut costs!

  3. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    CB, I think I'll reinstate it in the winter just because I sincerely dislike winter to begin with and having to worry about cleaning my car is just too much hassle, but I'm going to do my best to not reinstate it until December.

    CCF, I definitely agree. I'm hoping to be able to get them down even further someway, somehow!

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