Stretch Your Paychecks by Saving on Cable and Cooking

As the old saying goes, “You gotta eat.” And nowadays, cable and Internet service are also necessities. Fortunately, you can stretch your paychecks by saving on both.

Lower your cable bill. A new service called Trim can help you lower your monthly cable bill with a number of major cable providers. Trim helps you find credits that your provider owes you for interruptions in cable and internet service. It can also help you cancel unwanted subscriptions for free.

Cut grocery costs. Another area where you can save is food spending. With an Instant Pot pressure cooker and Crock-Pot slow cooker, you can prepare more meals at home and eat out less often.

Cut prescription drug costs. One way to lower out-of-pocket expenses is to use two free apps—GoodRx and LowestMed—which search pharmacies for discounts and coupons.