One of the main reasons why we completely stopped buying coffees at coffee shops is basic economics. Buying a cup/mug or two a day adds up to a lot of money over a year. In fact, you’d probably be surprised to learn that the Starbucks coffee you love so much could end up costing you as much as a very expensive Italian espresso machine…even one with a touchscreen interface!
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Lighting technology has kept evolving over the last few years, and we believe we’ve finally reached a point where LED bulbs are a viable and cost efficient option. The average energy-saving LED light bulb costs about 35% more than its energy-saving CFL counterpart, but it lasts more than four times as long and uses a fraction of the energy required to power an incandescent. This is just for one bulb. Imagine what happens if you change all of your bulbs in your home…
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I’ve been involved with the Internet in some form or the other since my early university days as a programmer. This is one of the reasons why the social networking craze didn’t really make me as giddy as some of my friends; I had been chatting on mIRC and custom web apps for a while before ditching it for IM. As such, I’ve been able to change my use of technology from a typical consumer model to something different than the norm.
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Like most people, I am on a tech budget. The amount of money that I can put towards any technology is usually well thought out. This is probably the situation of a lot of people, since the days of putting stuff on your credit card and paying later are hopefully gone.
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A few years ago, I was working quite a bit on the road, and I was managing a few employees. This meant that I was talking a lot on my cell phone. It wasn’t uncommon for me to have a $200-300 monthly cell phone bill. Now, I barely spend $30 a year on my cell phone bill. How did I do this? Read on to find out more.
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There are many studies that have shown that you can save quite a bit of money by simply shutting down your devices and gadgets that are always consuming power, no matter if you are using them or not. It’s not always as easy as this, because we tend to forget after a while. In order to save money consistently, you need to be very diligent.