Play hardball with subscription services
Between your Internet bill, phone bill, Netflix, Hulu, and similar services, you might have quite a few subscriptions you pay monthly. And the monthly price may have creeped up over the years. You’d be surprised what a little stone cold negotiating can do. Call these companies and tell them you’re displeased with the price increases and ask them to lower it. If they won’t, say you’d like to close your account. You’ll be surprised how many send you to a “retention team” advisor who asks if there’s anything they can do to keep you as a customer. Now you truly hold the cards.