I’ve written a post about how to save money on your cable bill but I feel that I need to mention this. My parents have had the same cable company for about 4 years. They had the great first year deal but after it expired they never called to negotiate a lower rate.
A couple weeks ago I was at their house and we got on the subject and my Dad mentioned that I should call and get them the discount. I decided that wasn’t a bad idea so I went ahead and called (and acted as if I were my Dad). All I had to do was say that I knew someone getting a better deal and I was looking for the best deal they could offer me.
After being on hold for about 5 minutes the representative came back and said she could save my parents $50 a month for a year and then after that their bill would still be $20 cheaper a month than what they were paying now. It is crazy to me how cable companies refuse to give their customers decent rates. If the main rate without discount goes down you should expand that to all of your customers. Instead they kept my parents at the $20 higher rate.
Long story short, by calling the cable company for 15 minutes I saved my parents $500 in the first twelve months and $240 a year every year after that! Not bad for 15 minutes “work”.
Work Save Live asks Why Are Credit Cards Bad? I personally don’t think credit cards are bad. I think if you use them correctly they are a great tool to make you money and make your life more convenient. You have to know if you can handle them or not though. If you can’t, don’t use them.
Funancials writes This Just In: Stocks Will Rise and the World Won’t End. I thought this post was hilarious! If you haven’t read it you need to check it out. It gives me a sense of hope for the economic future despite graduating into this mess a few years ago.
Miranda at Good Financial Cents writes How To Make Sense of Your Credit Card Number. I always figured that the numbers meant something but never investigated what the meaning was. This article tells you what each number stands for and how they are used.
Watson Inc asks Why Do We Worry About Money? Different people are definitely in different situations but this article analyzes many psychological reasons why people worry.
Last but not least, Len Penzo writes No, I’m NOT Rich. But I Am Financially Free. Here’s How I Got There. I personally hope I can write a similar post in the future but many years before I retire. It’d be nice to be in a similar position and not have to worry about job security or self employment income. It’ll be a while but I plan on getting there. Congrats on making it Len!
Below are all of the carnivals that I was put in this week that I could find or got ping backs on. If you hosted a carnival that I was included in this week and I missed it please let me know and I’ll add it below!
Enjoy your weekend!
So are there any good original movies I should be checking out? What have you seen lately?