Today's Daily Smartenings gives you 5 ways to save money this month.
Switch to Mintsim
I don’t know what you pay for cell phone service every month, but I had Verizon and was paying $60/month per phone for 2 GB of data.
I switched to Mintsim and paid $11.69/month for 3 months (per phone). That’s unlimited talk and text and 2 GB/data. For me, it saved me $48.31/month (or $579.72/year).
The service I get from mintsim isn’t as great as Verizon’s, but it works. For example, when I dial a phone number, it takes 20-30 seconds for it to start dialing with mintsim. And there are times when it says “Out of service area”. Then I re-start the phone, and it’s fine. But to me, the money savings is worth the little bit of extra hassle. I’ll gladly stick with a $11.69/month cell phone bill!
You can check it out at mintsim.com
Switch to Amazon Firestick for TV
I had DirecTV for TV service, and I had premium channels. That cost me $137/month. Then I switched to their lowest plan, which ended up coming to around $70/month after they added in taxes and equipment rental fees.
Then I went to Netflix only, and that was $11/month. Then I decided to cancel all TV services.
Amazon firesticks that have Kodi installed provide you with plenty of movies and TV shows to watch. You should use a VPN (virtual private network) with it, though, which costs around $30/year and covers up to 5 devices. I recommend that one, PIA, because it works well and is easy to set up.
And if you already have Amazon Prime, there are plenty of shows and movies to watch on the Firestick without using Kodi.
The way to use it is to buy a Firestick ($39.99 at amazon) and install the Kodi software onto it. There are a lot of tutorials online and on YouTube for that.
I recommend Mchenga’s Channel.
I don’t know about the legality and terms of that, so please do your own diligent research on it. I am not a lawyer and I don’t know the latest laws so please do not do anything without researching it for yourself.
Savings per month for me: $135.00