Spring is a great time for new beginnings! Many people like to start fresh this time of year by participating in the ritual of spring cleaning their homes to get rid of any clutter that has built up over the last year.
There is another type of spring cleaning that doesn’t involve brooms and mops but can be just as important to a household – cleaning up your finances to save money!
Here are five tips and tricks on how to “spring clean” your finances:
1. Track Your Spending: A great way to get started is by listing out your finances and then reviewing your spending habits. You may not realize how much the cancellation fees on missed fitness classes or haircut appointments add up! Making this list can give you a better understanding of how your money is being spent and help you determine how you can eliminate any unnecessary spending.
2. Consider Alternatives: After making your list, re-evaluate the services you are paying for to see if there are more flexible, budget-friendly options available. Lifestyle Expert Anabelle Blum recommends taking a close look at your internet service to make sure you have one that best fits your needs and your budget.
“I have been a fan of Comcast for years because of its flexible, cost-effective internet service. Comcast’s Xfinity not only provides me and my family the best way to navigate the internet, television programs, and more, but they also offer friendly service options that fit within our budget,” said Blum.
Blum has also found that the company’s cell phone service, Xfinity Mobile, is a great budget-friendly option for her and her family.
“It has flexible data plan options where we, as customers, can easily switch between the multiple Unlimited and By the Gig plans. It’s not a fixed plan; you can make the changes that you want, whenever you want,” she said.
3. Find the Fees: When reviewing your subscriptions and bills, be sure to check for service fees. Blum recommends choosing an internet provider without any – like Xfinity’s Prepaid Internet Services.
“I get access to the nation’s most reliable network, the Xfinity’s 10G Network, without breaking the bank. I only pay for the internet my family and I need, when we need it, with no annual contract, hidden fees, or monthly bill!” she said.
4. Smart Ways to Save: When reviewing how you spend your money, it’s just as important to include smart ways to save – whether it is for a rainy day fund, a splurge purchase, or a big event.
Blum is currently saving for her son’s upcoming bat mitzvah! One way you can start to save is by giving the social media famous “100 Envelope Challenge,” a try, which many influencers have found to be a fun and easy tool.
5. The Best Things in Life are Free: As a part of this journey towards financial relief, don’t forget to take advantage of any available free services.
For example, set up a free consultation with Xfinity to help you identify the services that best fit your needs and budget. You can also learn about available options based on income-levels, including Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Be sure to do a “spring cleaning” of your finances by following one or more of these tips to keep you and your family on track with your budget for the rest of the year. To learn more about the Comcast services that Anabelle Blum recommended, visit www.Xfinity.com.
This article is powered by Comcast’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
This is Hy-Lo News Staff Report.