With the influx of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, you’re probably not watching as much traditional television as you used to, but are you still paying for it?
Sell Your Stuff
We all know about eBay, but there are several other companies that will pay for your used goods. Decluttr, for example, buys your old CDs, DVDs, video games and books, plus hardware like cellphones, tablets and iPods.
Use Less Energy
Make sure to turn down the heat in your home at night and when you’re not there. Also check that cold air isn’t entering through gaps around doors and windows.
Refinance Your Car Loan
Refinancing can prevent you from overpaying on your existing loan. AAA offers low interest rates that can lower monthly payments or allow the loan to be paid off more quickly. Visit AAA.com/Loans for more information.
Cook at Home
Cooking dinner at home will save you bundles. Same goes for lunch. Prepare your meal at home rather than spend $10 to buy lunch every day, which can add up to a sizeable amount at the end of the month.
Inflate Your Tires
Most people drive on tires that are 5 to 10 pounds per square inch below the proper level. Just by properly inflating your tires, you can improve your gas mileage by up to 5 percent.
Water not only has major health benefits, it can also save you money. Opting for water means spending less on more expensive beverages like soda, juice or alcohol.
Become A Handyman
Brush up on your handyman know-how. You don’t need to be an expert – basic plumbing, painting and handiwork skills can fix most household problems.
Re-evaluate Your Credit Card
According to a J.D. Power study, over 20 percent of credit card users have cards with fees or rewards that aren’t aligned with their spending habits. Make sure your card is working for you. The AAA Member Rewards Visa credit card offers exclusive benefits, like earning three times the points on eligible travel and AAA purchases. Go to AAA.com/VisaCard to learn more.
Buy in Bulk
Buying items in bulk reduces the price per unit. Items with long shelf lives – like batteries, trash bags, pasta, canned goods, paper products and toothpaste – are the best to buy in large quantities.