Save Money with Simple Changes

Don’t forget to check out the first part of this blog post where I focus on cutting your TV cable to save money.


Read my blog from February 1st for other ways to cut the cord.



Ditch the landline. I have heard people say not to do this because you might not be able to reach ER. I haven’t had an issue with this. Do your research. We also have an alarm system if an ER were to happen. We have WiFi and internet. I have not noticed any downsides since cutting out my phone. I have noticed saving over $40 a month.


Let go of the phone. My cell phone bill was $80 a month. With Google voice on my iPad, it’s free. Google’s voice still isn’t great enough to justify paying anything for it. I have had calls dropped and even when I answer it sometimes doesn’t answer. But, because I so rarely use the phone with it, I am okay with it. My iPad seems to get better call quality than the computer, according to people on the other end.

Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail organized in an email format, free US long distance calls, low rates on international calls, and many free calling features, including transcripts, call blocking, call screening, conference calling, SMS, and more.


LINE is an app for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.


Talkray Free Calls and Text, including International calls, voice messages, pictures and videos group calls, etc.


Use Hangouts on Air, Skype, FaceTime to communicate. I much prefer face to face because I am so visual. Especially when I am with a client as there are usually lots of visual cues.


Be sure to research. What is here today might be gone tomorrow and there will be new options as well I am sure.

Even More

Reduce your clutter by also letting go of your camera. Most smartphones have pretty great capability and good photos. Unless you are an amateur photographer or really passionate, most will do a quality job and you have many features such as square shots. The same goes for your video camera. Our iPads and smartphones now can do that.


Takeaways from today’s blog:


  1. Determine what you mostly watch and then from there decide what service is best for you.
  2. Based on what you watch, you can choose the right apps and streaming services to fit your needs.
  3. Consider consolidating electronics i.e. Using Google hangouts on air through your iPad or the camera on your smartphone.


What can you do to cut the cord? What makes the most sense to you given your lifestyle? What steps can you take to save money?


Go out clear the clutter to create the life you choose, deserve and desire!

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