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Money Fight Club: The smart way to save money one punch at a time by Lindsay Cook, Anne Caborn

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Round 2: Household Bills

“I go on expeditions for the same reason an estate agent sells houses – to pay the bills.”

Ranulph Fiennes, adventurer and explorer

Next to buying food, household bills, such as gas, electric and phone rental, are where money fighters hone their skills. These bills come thick and fast. You probably only renegotiate your mortgage every few years but you have monthly, possibly weekly, opportunities to punch above your weight around the house.

Plus this is where really big companies can get the better of us if we’re not ready to fight back. They come into our home (via the letterbox) and con us – and that’s plain wrong. It’s even more galling because what we’re dealing with here covers the real basics – such as heat ...

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