How to save on the budget items you’re forgetting about

It’s nice when you feel like you have a firm grip on your budget. But then there’s those unexpected bills that like to pop up. Here are three budget items you may be forgetting about…

Pest control: This isn’t something any of us like to think about (mainly because gross) but if you see critters in your home, you’ll want to get it taken care of. Pest control varies from town to town, but a one-time visit can cost hundreds of dollars according to You’ll probably save a ton if you do it yourself.

Oil changes: I hope when that little oil light comes on, you do something about it. You don’t have to change your oil every 3k miles, (that little sticker is a ploy to take your money) but check out a bottle of the motor oil your mechanic uses and find out the mileage recommendation on your brand. Here’s another resource you can use.

Haircuts: Haircuts aren’t exactly cheap. I remember in high school when my barber upped his price to $10 bucks and that seemed expensive. Haircuts now require mortgages. Good thing I like my hair short and I’ve got a good pair of these bad boys

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for Web: Details