I was cleaning around the house today and I came across our original monthly bills list. This was probably put together in November 2013. I thought it would be fun to go through the list and cross off the bills we no longer have. I was really impressed how much shorter the list is now.
As you can see, we’ve made quite a bit of progress in the past 9 months. We paid off two debts. We cancelled a number of subscriptions. We also are making enough money with our side projects to pay for the webhosting. Those items combined are a savings of $678.88 from our monthly budget. That amount even amazes me.
The vast majority is due to debt payoff, but we still managed to cut $62.29 worth of services out of the budget. That might not seem like a lot, but in a year, that is almost $750. That’s more than my auto insurance each year!
I challenge you to look at your monthly bills list to see where you could cut back. I’m eyeing that Sprint bill. Our contract ends in November and I have a feeling we are going to look into no contract alternatives.
Are there any bills you could cut back on? How much could you save?