I don’t know about you, but for me January is usually a tight month financially. Whether I’ve overspent on Christmas presents for my family, an unexpected bill comes up (this year it was a trip to the vet for an ear infection for my dog, Gypsy), or I’ve forgotten something with all the hectic rushing about for New Years and my families’ multitude of birthdays. Either way, even if you’re on top of things the beginning of the year is always a good time to do a checkup on your finances.
I started looking around the web for ways to make my finances easier to manage and I stumbled across Bill Shrink – a site that looks at what you’re spending for services, what you’re saving, and then correlates that information with all the thousands of deals and services on the web and tries to find you a better deal or better way to save – and they do it all for free!
I would recommend that you start in the section What is Bill Shrink and then check out their FAQ for any other questions you might have. These sections explain in full how the site works and what it is trying to provide you.
On the main page you’ll find the sections Wireless Service, Television Service (Beta), Credit Cards, Savings and CDs, and Gas Stations. So you can see where they are going to try and save you money. Even if you don’t need a finance makeover – everyone can use the Gas Station section to find good prices on fuel for your car.
Each section works by you filling out the form with the required information and then the site will take your data and find you the best way to save money whether it is on gas for your card, a better credit card or wireless plan, or actually saving money with a savings account or CD. At some point they will ask you to register or provide your e-mail address so that they can save your information for you.
You can register either when you fill out the form or you can cut out the middle man and just click the Login link at the top of the page, and then click Need an Account? Sign up Here link on the login page. Registration allows you to save your information so you don’t have to re-enter it every visit, to be the first to know when there are new ways to save money, and to be kept up to date if the services you’ve been recommend are improved or changed.
This site offers you a great way to find savings so check it out today!