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Save $33 a month: Turn your fridge temperature up to 40 degrees and your freezer up to 0. Your food will stay fresh, but settings any colder ramp up your bill. Save $30 a month: Plug every appliance into a surge protector, not the wall. Save $12 a month: Switch to CLF (compact fluorescent lamp) lightbulbs; they use one-fifth the power of regular bulbs.

Read more: How to Live Well on Less - Money Tips to Save and Earn More - Marie Claire

by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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by Gold Member on Jun. 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Quoting e.sugarbaby:

we need all the help we can get in this department...our bill runs about $250-$350 in our small ranch with the AC on 78 ... we put in more insulation and my friends laugh at me - because they call me the light fairy - and always have the lights off ( well not all of them at night! ) but we are so careful with all the suggestions. I just would love to have a bill under $200 .. but its not gonna happen in the summer!

I am gonna check the fridge though and see if I can save a few bucks there.. thanks for sharing!

I feel your pain about the high electric bill.

by Ashley on Jun. 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM

wow so cool

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