The internet is a wonderful tool when it comes to saving money. I have spent less on my book addiction using an e-reader than I ever could have without one. It has also become the place where money can evaporate before you even know it electronically hit your account. Here are a few ways to avoid an internet induced drought in your bank account
Don’t Sign Up
If you have found your way to our website, chances are you have also found your way to free sample sites. Often when you order a free sample, you also have the option to sign up for newsletters or notice of special offers. Unless you are truly interested in keeping up with these items you are just going to fill your email with ads from these companies. Sooner or later you’re going to need to go through the process of mass unsubscribing to these sites. It’s better to avoid the process all together by not signing up for junk mail.
It seems like common sense to budget monthly expenses, but when it comes to internet offers that can get tricky. Some deals take payment every month. Others expect six months of payment now. Others take payment out every other month. Make sure your know how often money is leaving your account and in what amounts. It may seem like five dollars here, ten there, but it adds up pretty quickly.
It’s Free But…
We have all seen it. Items that are free and then charge you thirty dollars in shipping and handling. I have had purchases shipped from overseas for less. Make sure that what you are buying is worth the cost of the product and shipping and handling. If shipping and handling is that pricey you can most likely find a similar item for a good deal less with shipping and handling combined.
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