5 Things You’re Probably Paying Too Much For

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There are high costs and overcharging for nearly everything in the world. With so many different expenses constantly being needed in our lives, there is nothing quite like finding areas where you can cut back on certain costs. If you are trying to spend less for things you might be paying too much for, you have come to the right place. Here, we will go over numerous aspects for which you are probably paying too much and can cut costs. Who doesn’t like saving money? We know we do.

Suppose you are looking for areas where you can cut back on costs. In that case, you should consider switching from an expensive to a more affordable, cheap phone service, using less expensive prescription drugs and medication, and making your coffee instead of purchasing it outside the home. Other ways to cut back on costs for things you might be spending too much include opting out of paying for subscription services or Ebook downloads that you can often find for free through over avenues.

1.   Your Cell Phone Service

When you switch to a cheap phone service, such as Red Pocket Mobile, you pay significantly lower amounts for the services provided by the cell phone company. Making the switch to a cheap phone service is beneficial because you are likely paying too much for the phone service you currently have, and this is especially true if you are on an old cell phone plan. Make sure to consider all your options to see if you can get a better deal by using a cheap phone service as your carrier that can offer you a better deal with a less-expensive plan for your needs.

2.   Brand-Name Prescription Drugs and Medications

We recommend shopping around before purchasing your prescriptions. The prescription cost may vary significantly depending on your pharmacy and brand. Ensure you check before just going ahead and picking the first one you see available. Rather than going straight for brand-name drugs when filling your prescriptions, you can consider getting a generic version of the medication. Generic medications are held to the same standards as brand-name ones are, but often for a significantly lower price point for the drugs.

3.   Coffee

If you are looking to spend less money in general, an excellent area to start cutting back might be your fancy coffees from cafes or higher-end stores. Making coffee at home can be much cheaper, and the coffee can still taste just as great, but for a fraction of what it typically goes for at shops and stores.

4.   Subscription Services

You can often find free online access to an array of subscription services at your local community library, like those for various magazines. You can sign up at your library to access multiple types of subscription works for free, as well as subscribe to a handful of different magazines for free, which you can start getting in the mail in a matter of weeks, with absolutely no strings attached. You can look online and find many magazines offering this free subscription service.

5.   Ebook Downloads

Book downloads can get pricey and could be a cost you do not know you did not even have to pay at all in the first place. If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you already have access to thousands of Ebooks, all entirely free of any cost. Libraries local to you may also let you download free Ebooks, so check with them before buying one. Even if you cannot find an Ebook for free through these routes, you can always sign up for a service that lets you know when a specific Ebook is available for download at a lower discount.


With so many things costing so much money in the world today, it feels great to cut back on costs where you can. There are probably various aspects in your life that you are paying more than you need. Specifically, this can include your cell phone service, brand-name prescription drugs and medications, coffee that you treat yourself to, subscription services, and Ebook downloads. Instead, suppose you are looking to cut back on these various costs. In that case, you can try a cheap phone service that offers a more affordable price point for the same plan. You can also switch to a generic version of your prescriptions when possible and make your coffee for a lower price at home. Also, you can find ways to access free subscription services and Ebook downloads, or at least for much less than the price that you were previously paying. If you want to spend less, considering the various aspects in your life that we discuss here, along with the amount of money you put towards each of these things and where you can instead cut back, can seriously help you save in the long run.

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.