Visit hot climates in hot months
Yes, it’s August and Mexico is hotter than a set of twin babies in a Mercedes Benz with the windows up, when the temp goes up to the mid-80s... anyway. Many destinations that're hot year-round are not ideal during summer months. But that's probably the best time to book hotels in said hot climes, as they'll be in low season, which will translate to lower prices, thanks to higher inventory (there's that term again!), according to the folks at Kayak. They have no opinion on the Real Slim Shady, however.
Bundle all your necessities
You know how the cable company harasses you about lowering your monthly bill by combining their cell phone, land line, TV, DSL, ISP, LOL, fax, smoke signal, cave-painting, and Morse code services? Seriously, I DON’T NEED A LAND LINE, IT'S NOT 1997.