close
Advertisement

6 surprising ways you are wasting money

And how you can plug the leak

6 surprising ways you are wasting money
Shutterstock

You wouldn’t let a leaky bathroom tap keep dripping water, right?

So why would you let these money-wasting habits go on without plugging the leak?

Check out these 6 common expenses that may be costing you more money than you realise.

Advertisement
1. Using an old mobile phone plan
1. Using an old mobile phone plan
Wikipedia

You may not have upgraded your phone in a few years because it works just fine, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a look at your phone plan to make sure that it still suits your needs.

Every time your contract ends, you should be shopping around for better deals.

Your phone plan should come with a certain amount of free data and call minutes, but if you keep busting your limit every month and paying extra, then it’s not the most cost-effective plan for you.

Speak to your service provider to check your average monthly usage and change to a plan that works for you.

For example, you may use more data than call minutes so look for a plan that provides more data.

With several companies vying for business, you should be able to find a plan that will suit your budget and your needs better. 

If you find yourself needing just that little bit more each month, follow these tips to help make the most of your phone plan. 



Advertisement

More in Money

12 things lotto winners won’t tell you

12 things lotto winners won’t tell you

Past lottery winners weigh in on losing friends, becoming spectacles, and increasing the odds of striking it rich.
14 careers that could make you a millionaire before you retire

14 careers that could make you a millionaire before you retire

In a survey of millionaires, these are the top careers where you could sock away a million by the time you retire—and many don’t even require an advanced degree.
Spend less on groceries with these 19 tricks savvy shoppers use

Spend less on groceries with these 19 tricks savvy shoppers use

Cut your grocery bill with these strategies for making food last longer, avoiding supermarket gimmicks, making the most of coupons, and more.
25 things in your house right now that could be worth money

25 things in your house right now that could be worth money

You may want to spring clean your house, barn, garage, or attic because these ordinary things just lying around could be worth money.
You’re wasting your money if you’re buying these 14 things in brand-new condition

You’re wasting your money if you’re buying these 13 things in brand-new condition

Used items can be the same great quality at a fraction of the price.

Advertisement