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6 surprising ways you are wasting money

And how you can plug the leak

6 surprising ways you are wasting money
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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.

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



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