Slash your bills and daily spending with these useful online strategies
Don't look at your monthly Internet-access bill as money down the drain―see it as an investment. Since the Internet is one of the most powerful cost-cutting tools around, just a few hours of savvy Web surfing can save your family hundreds of dollars a year―plenty to cover those Internet fees, with a lot left over. Here are some of the best places in cyberspace to stretch your household-budget dollars.
Look up phone numbers online at theultimates.com, which searches several sites at once.
Replace or supplement your landline with Internet phone service, also known as VoIP.
Use billshrink.com to analyze your cell phone usage and hunt for a cheaper plan.
Sell any cell phones you're no longer using at cellforcash.com.
Subscribe to Rhapsody, an "all you can eat" music service. It lets you choose from more than a million songs for about the cost of one CD per month. Or tune into the free streaming-music service at pandora.com.