In a day and age when many consumers are battling to make ends meet from paycheck to paycheck, what are you doing in an attempt to save money?
For millions of Americans, that question presents a touch of anxiety on a monthly basis.
With good-paying jobs oftentimes hard to find, many individuals have to work two or three jobs just to equal what would be one satisfying job as it relates to salary. As a result, paying monthly bills can become a hardship.
With that in mind, there are some ways to put a few extra dollars in your wallet or purse on a monthly basis.
Take the Time to Shop Around
In order to get the best savings possible, consumers should keep in mind the following:
- Research the market – From home furnishings to auto insurance to Dish Satellite tv service to home remodels and much more, make sure you do your research in findings the best buys. Look for companies that offer yearly specials for starters. While specials are sometimes reserved for new customers only, many businesses will remember how important their current customers are by making available regular deals throughout the year;
- Review customer service – While you want the best products and services at the best prices, never overlook customer service. When you have a good relationship with the customer service and billing departments, you stand a better chance of getting what you need, including discounts and when is the best time to pay your bills. If you leave phone messages and/or written correspondence that is rarely or never returned, think twice about whether or not you want to stick with that company;
- Look for more mobile savings – Even though many brands still sell out of storefronts and/or online offerings, more and more are taking the mobile approach. With mobile marketing, companies can reach consumers at a moment’s notice, giving them the opportunity to take advantage of the latest sales. If you have a smartphone etc., it is good to allow those brands you like dealing with to have access to you. If you are out and about town, you might have one of your favorite brands text you about a product or service that is now on sale, giving you the opportunity to get it instantaneously.
In today’s world where saving money has taken on an even greater importance for so many consumers, make sure you are plugged-in on how to get the best products and services at the best prices.
About the Author: Don Meyers covers consumer topics on the web.