Billtrim, backed by Chicago venture capital firm Lightbank, is a company based in California that fights to get your bills lower. Started by Dipesh Desai and Ana Sura, the company claims they can lower your bills in as little as 7 minutes.

How does it work?

The Billtrim team takes a look at what you’re currently paying for things like cable, internet, cell phone, insurance, and even things like gym subscriptions. If they find that others are paying lower than you for a similar service, they’ll reach out to the company and try to negotiate on your behalf.

The best part; they only charge based on savings. This guarantees you save money after Billtrim works their magic.

Why does it matter?

On the Billtrim website, they explain why their services matter.

“Imagine going to an Apple store. What if they sold your friend an iPad for $200 and the same iPad to you for $500. Would that be fair? No, but it’s being done every day on your Cable, Cell Phone, Electricity, the Internet, Auto Insurance, Home Phone, Home Security and all other monthly bills. We are getting numb to companies taking advantage of us. We should be focused on friends and family instead of worrying about bills.”

I agree, Billtrim. It’s tough for us to feel we have negotiating power with a lot of these companies. Even if we know we’re paying more than someone else for a service, it’s tough to know how to approach the companies and actually negotiate.

Plus, where do we find the time? I love the idea of someone fighting on your behalf and saving you money in the process. On top of that, it’s nice to know their billing practices are sound and cost-effective for the user.

If you’re interested in giving it a shot, you can get started using Facebook Messenger here.

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