I am trying to save money for multiple reasons.
I have excess student loans to pay off.
I really want to buy my first home. I want to pay off my car. I also want to be able to shop freely and not worry about if I will run out of money. I analyzed my account to see where most of my money goes. Of course my bills take the chunk of my money. I analyzed a bit deeper and realized that my electricity bill ends up being really high every month. I know this is because I always run my air conditioning in the summer and without a doubt run my heat in the winter. I don’t really think about turning lights off and I often use electronic devices. I decided to go on an electricity cleanse for a month to see how much money I save. I really thought about the electricity I need and the electricity that is a luxury. I work from home so there are times where I need to use my computer and light to see it, so that is a necessity. Even though it is summer and it is very hot out, I feel that I could try my best to live without air conditioning for a month to save money. The first week without air conditioning was the hardest. At night, I was so used to blasting the cooling dehumidifying central air conditioning. I was used to feeling nice and cool and cuddling under the covers. Using fans, opening windows, and drinking plenty of cold water helped me get through the rest of the month without A/C. My electricity bill went way down.