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Save Money With This Savvy Habit

Whether the economy is enduring a period of rain or shine, it's always a savvy move to adopt money-saving habits. There's no better place to begin than the place you call home. According to financial adviser Jeremy Vohwinkle, turning off electronics using 100 watts for 18 hours a day could save you $131 over the course of one year. Sure it's pennies a day, but wouldn't you rather spend those pennies on something other than wasteful electricity?


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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
This is something I'm seriously considering.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
My apartment calculates electric oddly. They take the electric bill for the entire building, subtract 15% for the common areas, then divide the rest, based 50% on the number of occupants for the apartment and 50% on the size of the apartment. So, while I try not to be wasteful with electricity, little things like this wouldn't make much of a difference for me unless everyone in my building did them.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
this is one of those things that's so easily forgotten. i feel like everyone reminds us that this is something super easy to do, but when you have everything plugged into a power strip you assume that you're doing something 'ok' when in reality you're really not.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I've been doing this for a few months now. I have noticed a change in my electric bill.
Advah Advah 8 years
I always do this. My 4 flatmates don't, sadly..
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I mostly do this. There are some electronics that I don't even think of until I notice that they are still plugged in lol
Alithyra Alithyra 8 years
I have all of my entertainment console [TV, xbox, radio, cable modem, networking switch] apart from the DVR box plugged into a power strip that I've been turning off at night and while I'm at work. My electric bill is the same this month as it was the last two months. =/
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I do this. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I do this. :)
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