Saving Money and Your Bills: Tips on How to be Money Wise I used to love going to the supermarket. But nowadays, I make my trips short and sweet. I have a list and stick to it. My trips to the supermarket made me realize that it’s getting harder and harder to stretch that dollar. With all those bills that you have to pay in a month, you really can’t do anything about it but to save. I read once that it’s not how much you earn that ensures a comfortable and happy future; but it’s how much you save and keep saved that matters. That is why it is really important to save money especially when it comes to your monthly bills. Some people do not just realize it but saving on their monthly bills can provide the best money-saving opportunity for them. Here’s how: 1. Turn off appliances and lights when not in use The logic is basically simple. Why would you leave something turned on when nobody is going to use it? That’s definitely a bad habit. Hence, if you really want to cut back some on your electricity bill, always turn off the lights and your appliances when not in use. 2. Use energy-saving lights Nowadays, saving on your electricity bill is not impossible because you can opt for energy-saving devices such as lights. Using these energysaving lights such as fluorescent lights consumes lower amounts of energy but can still give the suitable amount of illumination. 3. Always check for the leaks Water bills can create a mountain load of pile on your monthly dues if you do not check on the things that might cause your water bill to rise higher. You can prevent this by ensuring that every pipe is free from any leaks. Some people do not just realize that single drops from leaking pipes could mean additional costs on your water bill. 4. Be more tech-savvy Cut your phone bill to almost half by simply being tech-savvy. That is, opt for the emails and chatting services of the Internet instead of using your phone to call long distance to your relatives and friends. 5. Try to insulate your home Insulating your home is a definite energy-saver, money-saver scheme. You will never know how much money you can save on your electricity bill when you start to insulate your home. Indeed, cutting some of your bills can definitely allow you to save more money. You just have to be wise on your home and everything that you have in it.