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I saved $200 by quitting work

March 20th, 2010 at 11:34 am

One of the great things about budget billing for your utility bills is you can really see what difference certain actions make to the bottom line.

When I worked I worked from my home most of the time, so I had my work laptop, monitor, printer, stereo, lights in my office and ceiling fan going 8 - 10 hours a day or more and 5 or more days a week. When I quit working I only use that room 1 - 2 hours a day for my personal computer. I retired in August 2008 right after my yearly electric bill adjustment. The next year I had almost a $200 surplus and they modified my electric bill from $48 a month to $29 - almost
$20 a month. So that one change saved me more than $200 in a year. There was a substantial rate hike that year too, so it was probably much more in saved electricity and money.

I finished reading my book Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffrey. Sci/Fi - ok

2 Responses to “I saved $200 by quitting work”

  1. Homebody Says:

    That's funny, I found the opposite, when I went to work outside the home is when I saved on the electric/gas bill. But now I will be working at home again soon, so back up the PG&E bill will go!

  2. elisabeth Says:

    Save $200 and your sanity! What a deal, LOL.

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