3 tips to get the good life on the cheap
Do more while spending less
- Duration 4:06
- Date Feb 9, 2013
Do more while spending less
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The -- -- in the bottom -- dream of living a life of luxury but you.
-- get an average paycheck right well our next guest is here to show you how you can super chargers spending to get the good life on the -- Brad Wilson is the founder of Brad -- dot com and the author of do more spend less the new seeker to -- the good life for less hey Greg did say it like mark.
I'm gonna save some money hot we're still going to be kind of live -- the swing and life here that's the idea you say that I can call up my cable company and renegotiate my bill every six months.
You have enormous leverage with your cable company if you look at their market value it's about 4000 dollars per subscriber so if you relieve and that's what that's their loss.
So but I call them up every six months and I and I and I -- -- it's too expensive I'm thinking about leaving.
And they offer me a lower rate last -- -- -- I it took who took about thirteen minutes I saved about three dollars over the next six months.
You know the we really it's not a lot more leverage and power in that situation than most people are so -- just gotta say I'm -- you I'm leaving you know I'm going off to a new girlfriend who is operated in and they will actually make an -- for two to.
You know keep -- a customer.
By lowering your -- -- get a -- a leaked status simply asking for it.
Brad what you talk about all the time -- we're not -- stuff because we simply aren't asking for it that's right -- of what this is all about turning entails right and in and realizing that our value as customers.
So I didn't heavily status on United Airlines two weeks ago I -- value of a fly some of it's like quite a bit on united this here actually united coming -- To see you and so I -- -- -- -- -- I'm thinking much shifting some my business to united can I get a -- status and yeah I didn't think it was a 100% likely that I did I get it but in this case actually did.
And I -- flew out here I got upgraded in the first out last because simply because I asked for.
But you know -- made the case that was in the shipment business and and and asked for.
You know some benefits from doing that and and they granite you know -- I do this sometimes on with hotel rooms.
You know I think I'll go cross the street because it's cheaper and they will normally lower the price of a hotel room.
you know it we the the power really is and our hands and then we have tremendous values -- customers and most -- don't realize that.
How can I say -- use my iPhone.
That so this is a great and so -- blowing a lot of money your cell phone and plan is the third largest household expense most of us just don't realize it -- which sort of leaking out -- little by little right.
This -- in the -- that you and the iPhone is one of the hardest so.
This is this is all about using prepaid wireless carriers and most of us think of that and and do you think of people with bad credit and you know the companies that don't offer great plans -- -- great phones all got.
The secret of prepare wireless carriers is the Dixie -- on top of the big six cellphone networks so.
So I -- this I shifted my iPhone to a carrier and that's running on top of AT&T'S amusing AT&T iPhone on -- on at eight but it on eighteen he's never -- -- right paying a prepaid carrier.
But forty dollars a month for unlimited talk text and Dana how much of that -- -- idea work savior all over 15100 dollars over two years.
Yeah I'd cup my planet cup -- self -- expense and half.
You know and and I still of the nicest phone with a -- -- and everything.
And -- I -- exactly what I want.
But in a much much stiffer price that's like three tips are working we go to get more your tips so I just wrote a book called do more spent last and I walked through about fifty things that I've put in you know than that I've done a mile life.
-- and job -- -- dot com everyday is a site that I publish all the best online shopping deals on look at the savings that we just put up there on the screen it's kind of stunning.
And why don't we ask for the stuff we embarrassed.
You know I I think it's does it.
We don't realize that the power that we have our hands and you know I think -- big -- -- work when we walk -- and a you know the the the playing -- consumer we don't even realize it's a game.
And you don't.
And most of us don't know really know how to win yet -- and out and you know there's a lot of things you can do -- to really win is a consumer and and that's.
You want things have tried and trying to open people's eyes start like I'm learn how to play this game breaker to see you great to see you have a good trip back to Chicago -- -- --