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  1. Utilities
    Does anyone have any tips on saving on electricity and heating oil this winter?
  2. Frugal Living
    Lately there have been some advertisements for adding solar panels to the home. If you produce more than you use, you could get a credit according to the one commercial. Ok, so I thought this could be a good thing. For a cost of $1500 they could set it up for you, with $40/mo fees to maintain...
  3. Frugal Living
    When i bought my flat i had to have a whole new heating system put in including radiators and a combi boiler. That was installed on June 8th and to this day i have NOT once put the heating on, the flat is tp floor so it is generally warm and we have underlay under most of the carpets - which...
  4. Utilities
    DH and I have been paying every two weeks on half of what the bill is. If it's $270, we pay $135 every two weeks for the bill. If the bill goes up or down, we adjust. I got the Enmax bill this morning in email and the amount we owe before May 17th is $133.57! We're about half a month ahead on...
  5. Utilities
    You know how you usually dread those opening those utility bills. Well I just got my gas bill and it made me so happy. First, I now have a $711.00 credit, that's right you read it right credit, on my bill. For the last 4 months, I have been paying $200.00 even though my bill has only been...
  6. Money challenges
    I thought it would be fun to challenge ourselves to reduce our electric usage in the month of October. I have a goal to keep my daily usage below 25KWH (21 would be awesome!), down from last month's average of 31. My lowest average in the last year was in the month of April and it was 20.6 kwh-...
  7. Utilities
    Well our tankless natural gas hot water heater is up and running and I absolutely love it!!!! I can't wait to see how much difference there is in my gas bill as far as usage. It's amazing being able to get water at the same temp all the way through while using it. I would recommend a tankless...
  8. Utilities
    We just recently purchased a outside wood furnace to heat our house. Working on getting things ready to get it installed soon. Locally propane is $ 3.70 a gallon. Fuel oil is $ 4.50 a gallon. I told my hubby earlier this year that I refuse to be held hostage by the propane and electric...
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    This past week I decided that I would use the extra money and put toward my utilities until the end of the year instead of saving it. I paid cable, home phone, cell phone, electric, water, and insurance until January of 2009! Felt so nice. I have no credit card debt, student loans, or other...
  10. Utilities
    Just got my current electric bill: $11.63! That's with a whole month of my new tiny fridge! I turn off EVERYTHING except the fridge & bedside clock(and I think my stove may have a clock) when I'm not using them. It can be done! Oh - I don't have a washer/dryer, so I'm sure that makes a...
  11. Utilities
    OK - I LOVE my electric bill - Just $12.02 (Remember I live alone and can turn off everything I want), but my Gas bill was $56.32. This HAS to go down. This coming month I am keeping my water heater on "Vacation". I got a tip from here that someone's Mom does this and just turns the heat up...
  12. Utilities
    Since making just a few small changes my electric, air conditioning, and gas bill have ALL decreased! It isn't a huge savings, but will add up to a couple hundred a year! My biggest change was turning off my computer at night. We were already using cfl's for some time now. My biggest problem...
  13. Utilities
    What would be a good way to estimate utilities for a 2 bedroom apartment? I want to estimate the amount I'm going to need to have in savings in order to move into an apartment, but I'm not sure how much they are...I live in a 3 bedroom house, so looking at current bills are no help. tia...
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Assuming you use your credit card like cash and pay it off each month, then having a cash back card can be like always having a 3% off coupon. The rewards structures of cash rebate cards are all over the map with different percentages and categories and stuff. There's a helpful calculator tool...
  15. Utilities
    :couch: I started a new budget software program and it made me very aware of what we actually spend per month. The breakdown is this... Telephone: $28.32 - Vonage Cable/Internet: $57.12 - Comcast Electricity: $80.00 - National Grid (budget plan) Cell phone: $85.00 - Verizon (long story, but it...
  16. Utilities
    http://www.momadvice.com/money/saving_on_utilities.aspx :rollsmile
  17. Utilities
    What is your total utilities cost per month? Water, sewer, trash, recycling, Electric, natural gas/heating oil/other. All total, what does it average out to per month?
  18. Utilities
    to a record low for April this month! Only $42cdn. on electric and $132 on natural gas (heating). Normally the electric is around $85 and the natural gas is $150. Dh and I are doing the happy dance and socking away the extra for the mortgage.:yippee: :pblow: :teddy2:
  19. Utilities
    http://www.bcsalliance.com/y_wsm_utilities.html
  20. Utilities
    We use to be for our heating plan, however I didn't like paying heating bills during the summer months.
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