When is the last time you really took a look at your phone bill? Chances are there are quite a few fees and charges on it that you aren’t sure what you’re paying for. Take a look at this bill courtesy of TeleTruth:
What the above image should show is that you probably know a lot less about all the things you’re paying for on your phone bill than you realize. Many probably look at how complicated it all appears and just pay even though they have no idea what it all means.
Part of getting all your personal finances in order is understanding where your money is going. If you take out your phone bill and don’t understand a charge, call the phone company and ask what it is. Complicated bills are in their favor since they realize that most people will simply pay rather than deal with trying to figure it all out. By taking the initiative and learning what all the charges and fees are for, you put yourself in a position where you can change your phone use habits or get a plan to keep your phone bill to a minimum.