Category Archives: money

Edison Mortgage. part 2 – we got a “re-fi”!!

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A while back I wrote about the enormous electric bills we had been receiving from Edison and how it was comparable to a mortgage. I mentioned that we got solar and this is the first month that we have seen such a difference.

Our Edison bill for January was…

>>>>drumroll please<<<<<<

$.81!! Jackpot!

Although we still have a solar bill which was $90, between the two we paid less than $91 which is insane considering this time last year we were not even living in our house but "fixing it up" in preparation to move in and our Edison bill was $110.

I think we caught a break here and I am very excited that our $200,$300, $400 energy bills are in the past.

P.s. I LOVE watching the meter go backwards… I visit it at least once a day. lol.

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Envelope budgeting in style

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If you haven’t heard of envelope budgeting let me tell you… It’s the fail proof way of knowing where every dollar goes and never wasting a penny. The system is to have different envelopes for your expenses: gas, grocery, entertainment, fast food, or whatever your personal expenses are and then allocate a certain amount for each category and put that amount in each envelope. For example, gas=$300, grocery =$400, fast food=$100, ect. And these are monthly expenses. I use one of those according folders so I don’t have a bunch of envelopes floating around.
Here is my envelope… I got creative:).