Yes, You Can Negotiate Your Bills – Episode 209

June 3, 2020

Is everything in life negotiable? It depends on who you ask. We all enjoy paying less than we have to and getting a deal, but there are certain instances where it makes more sense than others. Just because you can negotiate a bill to get a few bucks off doesn’t mean it’s a good use of your time, when there might be a different bill that you should focus on instead. There are several areas in our personal finances that we often overlook to the detriment of our bank accounts. And then one of the other problems is knowing how to go about the process of negotiating- what strategies to use and what steps to take in order to make the biggest impact. And so we’re going to address, not only how to negotiate, but also who to negotiate with, in order to make it worth our time.

Additional resources

  • If you’re specifically looking for help with your debt, listen back to episode 199 as Thomas Nitzsche had a ton of great information to share during his interview.
  • For mortgage forbearance, head directly to the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac websites and enter in your info in order to see if you have a mortgage that is federally backed.
  • Talking to a real human being can make things happen much quicker if you’re looking to negotiate, so be sure to check out GetHuman to save you some time.

During this episode we enjoyed a Tampa Timeshare Grapefruit-Basil Gose by Wrecking Bar Brewpub- one of our favorite local breweries. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times!

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