We're Saving $444/yr If you could pay between $200-$250 one time and never pay for local and long distance calls again, would YOU do it? We had to ask ourselves the same question when we found out about the ooma Core VoIP Phone System with No Monthly Phone Service Bills. We spend a LOT of … Continue reading Eliminate Local and Long Distance Bill for Good!
Like most people, I used to spend much time cursing the senders of junk mail under my breath as I journey back from my mailbox. That is, until I realized the value of junk mail as a gardener. Junk mail is primarily paper. Paper is a carbon, and carbon my friend is a key ingredient … Continue reading Why I love Junkmail!
I spent some time today using our utility company's online self-help portal to determine some areas of cost saving measures. Without a doubt, heating and cooling is the #1 area of energy use in our home - and probably most homes. Some of their tools show a savings of up to 20% by fixing areas … Continue reading Audit Heat/Cooling Loss to save up to 20% on heating and cooling cost?
A few months ago, I purchased a P3 International P4460 Kill A Watt EZ Electricity Usage Monitor! This nifty device allows you to see what kind of electricity your plugged-in appliances use. Simply plug the Kill-A-Watt into the your outlet and your appliance into the Kill-A-Watt and let it sit. It will show you the … Continue reading Audit your own electricity usage for $35
Recently, one of our showerheads broke. In shopping for a new one, I wanted to find a new showerhead that met several criteria: Affordable (no $100 showerheads for our family!) Energy Efficient (water conservation saves water and heating energy) Flexible - I am a tall guy, and we also have little ones. We need something … Continue reading Money and Water Saving Showerheads
Possible Savings: $700-$1,000/Yr. Okay, this isn't new for us. We've been off of cable for years. However, I often wonder why people hang on to cable bills in desparate times. According to Comcast.com, the main cable provider around here, their cable packages are between $58.70 and $114.90 per month. That's $704.40 and $1378.80 per year … Continue reading Give yourself a raise – cut the cable
I am seriosuly considering switching to Boost Mobile service. Currently, as a Verizon Wireless customer, I pay right around $100/mo. for two phones at the absolute minimum service (Family Plan). Here's what I like about Boost: My numbers will transport to Boost Three calling plans, the most expensive of which is $50/mo. for unlimited calls/text/web … Continue reading More ideas about lowering cell phone bill
We've been a long-time verizon wireless customer. While we like their service, we as Americans pay way more for our wireless service than much of the world. This really bugs our family! We've always been a 2 -year contract family for VZW and on average, our mobile bill is about $100/mo (that's $1200/yr for all … Continue reading Ideas for Lowering the Cell Phone Bill
To live a simpler lifestyle, we're convinced that we need to lower our consumption of goods and services so that we don't need the same financial resources to prosper. I've been thinking about this a lot - not in a fearful way, but with a desire to lower my expenses. What we're doing is building … Continue reading Ideas for Lowering the Electric Bill