Thursday, March 4, 2010

A money saving decision

I didn't really get a chance to work a whole lot on our budgeting last night, but I did look at our bills to try to see where we can cut some costs.

Not too long ago I changed our cell phone plan to a smaller one. We upped it while I was wedding planning because I was always on the phone and going over my minutes, but now we have almost 1,000 rollover minutes, so we obviously didn't need all that. I haven't gotten our first bill with the lower rate yet, but hopefully it will be about $30 less.

Last night though I sat down and discussed with my husband turning off our satellite. We have the smallest package on Dish Network with DVR. It costs us about 55/month. So as soon as our contract is up (we have to call and find out because we don't remember if it got renewed when we accepted the special 10/off a month for 10 months thing) we will be turning off our satellite.

We are both guilty of watching too much TV, and we really need to cut back on our spending. So this is step 2 (cell phone plan being #1).

I would love to hear what you do to cut back costs!


  1. My husband, Matt, and I go over this every month! Im not sure what we can cut back on but we really try to plan when it comes to grocieries. It seems like that is our biggest expense! You know I cant give up my starbucks!!

  2. Budgeting our grocery bill will probably be the next step.

    Luckily I don't like coffee, but I am addicted to Dr. Pepper! We have already cut that back a lot, and no way I'm giving it up altogether!