Plain Money ideas

Super-quick budget boost

OK, you know you should review your entire budget to bring your spending in control, but you don’t have time? Here are two quick things to do:

  1. Go change your conventional cellphone service to prepaid. Even if you don’t  switch carriers, you’ll probably save money. Here’s more on that.
  2. Check on spending less on cable. There’s so much available now online and even over-the-air. Even if you don’t change your plan, there’s every possibility that if you call your cable provider and explain that you need to spend less, they’ll suggest some ways of doing that, possibly even through a discount unavailable unless you call.