I was able to lower my winter utility bills by putting off turning on my natural gas heater. I used a space heater that I carried around to the room that I was in. Though there was an increase in my electric bill, it was less than the combination of the increase in the gas AND increase in the electric bill.
I eventually had to turn on the heater when uncommonly cold weather hit, but I still kept the bill down by using my electric heater.
CAUTION - if you have an electric heater that does not turn off automatically if it gets hot or tips…DO NOT LEAVE IT UNATTENDED. I would also recommend turning it of when you go to sleep. Get an extra blanket and get up a little early to turn it on and warm up your room.
When going through a financial crisis, it is even more important to reduce your utility bills. The Financial Crisis Survival Site has some ways to help you to reduce your utility bills.
Surviving a financial crisis takes creativity and the ability to keep your spirits up. When you are depressed you will be less likely to come up with ways to save money and survive the crisis. There are many encouraging posts on the site in addition to practical ways to get through the crisis.
The blog I mentioned a few weeks back was officially launched today. If you are looking at ways to reduce your utility bills because you are in a financial crisis, you will want to check out this new blog. The Financial Crisis Blog not only has practical, free ideas to handle a financial crisis, it also has encouraging words to help you get through your financial crisis. You will find ways to deal with a financial crisis and ways to prevent one.
With the holidays coming, you will find ways to have a memorable Christmas even if you are going through a financial crisis. When you have children, it can be even more challenging to face a financial crisis and face the holidays. There are posts to help with all that.
The blog isn’t for those who need a handout or want to be rescued from their crisis, it is for people who are ready to deal with it, take responsibility, and do what they need to so they can get out of a financial crisis.