What would you do to cut your household expenses? Certain expenses are fixed, such as our mortgage. (Do you know about FPL’s on call credit?, You can save $6 per month by letting FPL occasionally switch “off” selected equipment remotely for short periods of time during extremely high electricity demand. You can check if you are eligible for on call credit here.)
Other expenses, which may seem fixed, are actually quite variable. Your internet and television, for example. You can reduce internet speed (gasp!) or downgrade your television package, or horror of horrors, eliminate it altogether. Think it can’t be done? Last month, we did just that. Yep, our house is now a no television zone.
As soon as we did it, and sent the equipment back, I must be honest, I felt huge relief, like a weight lifted off my shoulders. Not only would we save $100 a month on our bill (combined home phone and internet with ATT Uverse) but we will also be saving on our FPL bill, as our main TV is one of those 64 inch monsters, not the sleek flat screens they make now and each bedroom also contains a TV.
So, har far would you, or have you gone to minimize your monthly expenses? Please share….