I am a stickler for saving money.
If there is a coupon out there chances are I have clipped it and used it. I love a good deal more than the next person. My friends like to make fun of me and they call me cheap all the time, but at the end of the day I am the one who has more money in my savings account than them. I am obsessed with saving money on my electric bill. One of the ways that I save money is I do not run my central air conditioning in the summer or my central heat in the winter. This may seem insane to some people, but I have found ways to stay warm and cool without breaking the bank. In the winter I use a portable heater to stay warm. You read that correctly. I do not use my central heater, just a portable heater. When it gets really cold, I also light my fireplace and wear an electric blanket. My portable heater was for sale online and I got it at a discount price. In the summer, I do not use my central air conditioning. You guessed it, I use my portable air conditioner. I move the portable air conditioner to whichever room I am in in my apartment. I also use cooling towels and I avoid using the oven and stove top as much as possible in the summer. My portable air conditioner was for sale online and also was on sale. The frugal life is keeping my electric bill nice and low!