Just a Little Bit of Research Helps Us to Save Extra Money
It used to be that I would purchase things without much thought. My husband was the one who pointed out to me that I wasted a lot of money by doing that. Now, I do some research before purchasing anything. For example, if I want better rates for my monthly utility bill, I can visit energyproviderstexas.com to look at the various energy providers and learn what they have to offer. I do this for everything else I pay for as well. It really does not take up too much time because most everything can be found within just seconds online. That savings that I receive in return is much greater than the small amount of research time needed.
My hubby and I met when I was in college. I came from a family that has a lot of money, so I really was not used to thinking much about how I spent it. From a very early age, both parents handed me and my siblings money whenever we asked for it. I was very aware that I was lucky in that regard to my friends. Many of them were given very small allowances each week and they had to watch how they spent it. It was not uncommon for my parents to hand me $100 or more just to go to the movies.
When I got married, my spouse made it very clear how much money he makes. He made it clear as well that he was working hard toward making more money, but that would come with time, and I needed to be careful how I spent the money he made. Considering that I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom while our kids were in elementary school and couldn’t get a job until after that point, I knew he was right.