You might have a gnawing feeling in the back of your head that you are overpaying for certain bills including cable, internet, and your cell phone service, but the thought of actually doing anything about is just too overwhelming.
Enter a host of new apps and services that promise to do the work for you. Here, we’ve rounded up the best ways to use these services to save real money on a big range of your bills. You can thank us later when you end up saving hundreds of dollars a month.
Use This Tool To Quickly Check Your Potential Savings
With the huge number of companies promising to cut your bills, what sets Bill Slasher apart is its savings calculator which can be used to instantly see how much you could save on your bills annually. For instance, we plugged in our $120 per month Spectrum cable bill and discovered we could be saving as much as $285.73 per year.
All it takes to see savings is one to two minutes of your time. You sign-up to Bill Slasher by sending your basic information (you don’t even have to send your actual bill). They will then negotiate with your providers on your behalf, and you’ll see the savings right on your next bill. It couldn’t be easier.
Let this app magically pay off your credit card debt
Nothing is more painful than being in debt, which is why we were so excited to discover Digit.
Digit pays off credit card balances by automatically moving money from a linked checking account to pay down the debt. It does this by analyzing your income and expenses to ensure you can afford to move the money and that you won’t miss it. Be mindful that this is a new feature on Digit (this app started as a tool to help people save money – which it’s also really good at) and it is rolling out slowly to new users.
Want to give it a shot? Then head over to Digit to sign-up for free and start paying off your debt today.
Reduce Your Phone Bill In Minutes
Truebill’s goal is to lower your bills. Period. Sign-up for Truebill and either log-in or snap a photo of your bill and Truebill’s negotiators will get to work finding hidden discounts and promo rates you would never have been aware of otherwise. Just a few of the companies that Truebill has negotiated with include AT&T, Spectrum, and Comcast. There’s zero risk to see if Truebill can get your bills lowered because you only pay if they are successful.
Truebill can also find and instantly cancel any unused subscriptions you didn’t know you were paying for. If you’re the kind of person that forgets to cancel a “free trial” month, Truebill could be the solution.
Lower Your Outrageously High Cell Phone Bill
Billshark, backed by Mark Cuban,wants to make it as easy as possible for you to lower your outrageously high monthly bills. Using their website or app, Billshark users take pictures of their bills, upload them, send the photos to Billshark who will then take on negotiating them down (you can also connect your accounts to Billshark directly). They are then able to work on wireless internet, cable TV, home security, satellite TV, and satellite radio, but they’ve had a lot of success with big cell phone providers in particular like Sprint and AT&T.
The company wants to lower your bills by as much as 25%, and they have an 85% rate success rate (they’ve saved people a whopping $15 million since 2017 and have a 4.9/5 rating on Google). It is free to sign up, too (you only pay if they save you money on your bills). On top of those savings Billshark is throwing in a $25 reward for everyone they are able to save money for!
Cut Your Internet Bill By Hundreds Of Dollars A Year
Consider BillFixers the pushy friend you always wish you had. The New York Times watched BillFixers at work, and only saw one rep fail negotiating down customers’ bills. There are no upfront fees, and the company is only paid if they are successful. Cable companies, as we all know, are particularly hard to deal with on the phone, so why not outsource it to BillFixers who boast a 95% success rate. If they are successful, people pay 50% of the amount they save, either all at once, or over the course of a year.