Do you receive a utility bill?
I daresay that the answer to this question is yes, as most of us receive them, and we don’t just get one each month either, do we?
There’s gas and electric (might be two if you use different providers), landline and broadband, mobile phone, water and building/contents insurance, which all come through monthly, and most have different direct debit dates. To say it causes confusion, plus a nightmare on financial budgeting, would be an understatement.
So, when I got offered the opportunity to have just one single bill per month (except for water, as this has yet to be deregulated, at least for residential users), I jumped at the chance.
Not only did it mean that instead of six separate bills I would just get the one. Perhaps even more importantly, just one single monthly payment, taken by direct debit, would cover the lot. It really couldn’t get much better.
Two years on, my budgeting has become so much easier, as I know that on the last day of each month a single payment gets taken out of my bank.
Around the middle of each month I receive an email alerting me to the fact that my bill is ready. I log on to my account and check it (there’s the ability to print it off, or save it to my computer. I do the latter as it saves on paper and I feel I’m being “green”).
Page one shows a brief overview of what is being taken, but on then subsequent pages there’s one for each service, broken down to show all relevant details and costs. In the case of gas and electricity it shows me what I have used the previous month, the number of kw/h units used and the relevant charges.
For landline and mobile I have an itemised list of phone calls made and texts send, showing me the costs for each one, or in my case it shows the word “FREE” as they are included in my call bundle. The odd occasion where the call is not included (premium rate number for example, or an overseas call, if not in the call bundle), it shows the call duration and the price I’ve been charged.
It is, in the words of a certain tv meerkat, “Simples”.
Having all of the services on one bill also means that I save money. The company I’m with offered me a double gold package, which means I pay less overall, but that as they say is for another blog, as indeed is the fact that I get cashback on all of my daily purchases when using my cashback card. This gets taken off my utility bill, and therefore I never pay full price again, for almost anything!
Oh, did I tell you that I was so impressed by my annual savings (in excess of £800), that I went on to become an authorised distributor for the company, and that I’m now happily saving people some serious amounts of money on their bills too? Plus, I’m building a team of distributors to replicate what I have done.
So, if this blog has whetted your appetite to want to know more, then please do get in touch if you have a home in the UK (we do not operate overseas).
I’d be delighted to see if a “one bill” scenario would be beneficial to you, and if you’d like to know more about becoming a part of my time, I’d love to have a chat with you.