Cutting down your hydro or electrical bill

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When I received our hydro bill last month, I nearly had a heart attack.  $160+ for two freaking months!?  In all my apartment and condo-dwelling days, my bill has rarely exceeded $40 for two months.  I called the hydro company to check in case there was a mistake but no… it was indeed $160 and change.  Sigh.   Photograph by jonlk, used under Creative Commons (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonk/14002934/) There’s...

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Posted in: Home, Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

Is home internet necessary?

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I am always looking for more things to cut from my expenses,  especially as I prepare to take the final year of classes in my program. Recurring bills are a good target because you don’t just save money once, you continue to save money every month onwards. I’ve started giving the cable and internet bill the evil eye, as the anniversary of my 6-month promotional price is coming up.  I could cancel...

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Posted in: Home

Getting cable TV and internet for less

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Cable TV and internet are two of those annoying bills that somehow seemed to have crept into the “necessities” category for many households.  While I don’t consider TV and internet essential, my finances are such that I can afford them.  But, there’s no need to pay full price!  Here’s how you can get cable TV and internet for less.   How much TV do you need ? First, how much cable...

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Posted in: Entertainment and Leisure, Money

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