Welcome back to Frugal Friday. I have been asking lots of friends for budgeting ideas lately to continue to share with you how to save money, and in some cases even make a little too.
This week I only really have one bit of advice. As I am coming up to the time when I can renew my mobile phone contract (or upgrade for a simplistic term) I am starting to question what I really want out of my mobile phone. I have recently been swayed by the ipad2 and am considering changing from my Blackberry contract to an iphone. Why? Better deals? No of course not, its just simply a sexier little bit of kit.
This is wrong of me and of course I will be looking at all options like inclusive minuets and unlimited txt messages and internet usage etc. If you can find a cheaper deal for your phone (including landlines ladies and gentlemen) then you could save yourself a fortune. When was the last time you had your bill broken down? What did you spend the most on? Have you
hassled I mean spoken to your provider to see what they can offer you? If not do it. Don't be afraid of being pushy. As I said to a good friend of mine recently, if you do not ask you do not get.
So thus far we've learnt:
- Planning meals in advance ~ courtesy of Kate
- Selling on Ebay/Amazon ~ courtesy of The Highly Unlikely Housewife
- Save a Penny ~ courtesy of Coffee Curls
- Buying Second Hand ~ courtesy of Emma
- Cutting own hair ~ courtesy of moi
- Cash For Gold ~ courtesy of moi
- Cheaper Mobile Providers ~ courtesy of moi
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