Dee at Color Me Frugal was talking about how they were Flushing Money Down the Toilet- Literally in her latest post. It got me thinking about one bill that has been steadily increasing lately, and I’m not liking it…but there’s a reason why.
My electric bill used to run about $23-$27 a couple years ago. This was before I got a MAC tower and bigger monitor so it would be easier to do my video editing work. Well that bumped my bill up to around $35. OK, still manageable, especially since a couple years ago my landlord took over the gas bill, which ran about $22-$48 per month depending if I was running the gas heat.
Now my electric bill is crawling closer to $50 per month for one silly reason: I don’t turn off my MAC tower and unplug it from the wall at night like I used to. Why? Because when I’ve done that in the last month, I’ve had major problems rebooting the computer. I spend a good 20 minutes wanting to rip my hair out…and that’s just not a good way to start the morning.
This computer and monitor is fairly old because it was given to me at a VERY cheap price by my producer, and he even did a complete reinstall on it, so why it acts up when you restart it is beyond me. All I know is it’s a frustrating process.
So what would you do? Would you go through that headache to save around $8ish dollars per month?
Cait at Blonde on a Budget wrote a great post called My Mantra for 2014.
Girl Talk HQ wrote a great post this week featuring a TED talk from an amazing young woman: Would You React Like This If You Were Called ‘The World’s Ugliest Woman’?
Erin from Broke Millennial had an interview this week with Kimberly Palmer who wrote a book on how being an entrepreneur or having side income can help “recession-proof” your life: Q&A with ‘The Economy of You’ author Kimberly Palmer.
Michelle from Budget Bloggess talks about her net worth not quite being where she wants it to be. I can relate to that: Your Net Worth is what!? My Next Mission is a “Go to Hell” Fund.
Kali at Common Sense Millennial writes an insightful post about how millennials may be approaching their jobs with possibly the wrong perspective: Dream Jobs are Overrated.
Travis from Enemy of Debt relates personal finance to losing weight: What We Learned About Finances Will Help us Lose Weight.
I love this post from Mama POP at Planting Our Pennies! Happy Friday – Happiness Buttons.