Stay on Top of Your Bills
- September 11, 2019
- by Chris
Being in control of your money is one of the most important factors to a happy (and healthy life) but life, in general, comes with its distractions and this can lead to some bills simply slipping through the cracks to re-emerge sometime in the future even bigger.
Most of us at some time or another have missed a payment for various reasons, but there are ways of making sure that you keep on top of your bills and even make a little extra money from home to help ease the way.
Remember to keep your bills all in one place so you don’t lose track of them. This might be online or through the mail or both. As long as you keep them in one place it becomes far less likely that one will get lost. You might also think of standardising the way you receive your bills to make things even simpler.
A good idea is to set yourself some reminders when a bill is due either on your phone or perhaps by email. By being true to yourself you can mark the reoccurring calendar appointments for all of your bill payments, and this will ensure you never miss any important dates.
If you can set up automated payments then do so – you can often receive a small discount for participating and even though it might not be a lot of money, it’s still worth the trouble.
Remember to make your cash work for you too by changing banks and power suppliers on a regular basis. It’s a very competitive market out there and companies vie with each other for custom offering some very tasty discounts – usually they do all the transfers for you as well as paying any forfeit you might incur from a previous supplier.
Once you begin to find yourself keeping track of your bills don’t be surprised if you begin to look about for ideas to make a little extra whilst at home. Getting your financial matters in order can trigger the desire to look for money-making ideas that do not eat into your busy day, and that can turn out to be fun!
Using a hobby or an interest to make money is always a great start and if you are a gamer then playing UK live casino games might be right up your street. Fun and exciting live games take place in real-time from a real bricks and mortar venue with human dealers and croupiers. Streamed right to the comfort of your own home the atmosphere is as close as you are going to get to the real thing without leaving your home. Players save on the cost of taxis, drinks and food, and all the trappings that go with a good night out, and you never know it might be your lucky night.
In fact, gaming is now big business with a 16yr old winning himself 3 million when he came out on top playing fortnite – so if you consider yourself to be a class player it might just prove very fruitful indeed.
Other ideas to make a little extra include decluttering and selling your unwanted items either on eBay or via your social networking sites – through to renting out spare parking or bedrooms if you happen to live either in or close to a major city.
What is certain is that there are ways of making sure you have enough money to cover those regular bills – it just takes a little time, effort and organisation to make sure nothing slips through the net.