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Save on your Cost of living – Compare Broadband Plans

Now, more than ever is it important to save money on your cost of living expenses.  One place you can start saving is by shopping around, saving on household expenses and comparing internet plans. It’s easy to work out what providers are offering deals that will save you money in the long run. 

How to soften the blow to your back pocket

In the past year many Australians have experienced increased living costs across the board. In this blog we will give you some tips on how to save on everyday living costs to ease the burden. 

Compare your Broadband Plan – with so many options of internet providers in Australia it’s hard to decipher what plan is best for you and your household. Here’s a quick breakdown of what each plan usually includes:

  1. Find out the name of the plan – this is helpful when talking to the internet providers so they give you the right advice for the plan you are interested in. 
  2. Monthly cost – have a budget in mind before you compare broadband plans, it will make the process easier and more streamlined. 
  3. Do an assessment of your household internet needs and work out what upload and download speed you will require.  This all depends on how many devices you have in the household and what type of activities you use these devices for. 
  4. Check your data requirement – Most broadband plans come with very generous data quotas these days, it’s always a good idea to check these limits before signing up. 
  5. Presence in your area – internet plans and providers can vary around Australia depending on your location. For instance, some regional areas have better NBN coverage than capital city areas. Or if you are moving to a smaller internet provider, they may not yet have coverage in your area.  Read their coverage area information carefully before deciding on a plan. 

Other ways to save money 

Saving at the Supermarket – each week all major supermarkets release their catalogues of specials, it’s best to compare each one and see what products are on sale and stock up. In the long run this will save you money. 

Keep prices down at the Petrol pump – there are now many petrol price comparison apps on the market which will give you pricing and a guide to your nearest petrol stations for that week’s cheapest price at the pump.

Save on Power – Did you know TVs, microwaves, routers,  washing machines and gaming consoles and almost every home appliance still cost you money even though they are turned off?  Standby energy can still cost you hundreds of dollars per year, where possible each day turn off appliances at the powerpoint – this will reduce your household energy consumption. 

Do an assessment of Services – nowadays, most households subscribe to a fair amount of subscription services, such as Netflix, Foxtel, Binge and Spotify to name a few.  Do an assessment of these services and work out if you really use them and need them. It may save you money in the long run. 

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