We all know this is the time of the year, especially for us Northerners, Easterners and Mid-Westerners, when the weather can be all over the place, similar to the stock market. We literally had record-setting freezing temperatures, where if you were outside for minutes, frostbite would occur. Only to have 60+ degree weather and be able to be outside with shorts and a t-shirt. The topic of energy preservation, frugality and saving money really hit home from this, as well has assisting a few families on how they can save, each and every month. Therefore, it’s time to list out THREE EASY habits to introduce, if not already, that will reduce energy and money, each and every month!
Time to bring the Frugal life out of me this season! As the cold weather approaches, our bills tend to go a little higher, more specifically our gas and electric bills. Living up in the mid-western part of the country, as well as any northern state, we tend to crank the heat to hide away from the winter temperatures that consume us. Even with the cold temperatures and the temptations to crank the heat to above 70 degrees – lets ask ourselves if that is we truly need or if it the sense of being uncomfortable or the fact that the Jones’s next door have their temperature set to Southern Florida during the months of November through March. There is a balance between a scolding 75 degrees with walking around in a t shirt and shorts and a point where you are wearing an Eskimo jacket lined with bear skin or something that sounds like the breaking post of frost bite. Let’s see how we can keep more of the frugal balance this winter.