I am a stickler for saving cash. If there is a coupon out there chances are I have clipped it & used it. I enjoy a good deal more than the next person. My friends adore to make fun of myself and others & they call myself and others cheap all the time, but at the end of the afternoon I am the 1 who has more cash in my savings account than them. I am obsessed with saving cash on my electric bill. One of the ways that I save cash is I do not run my central air conditioning in the summer time or my central heat in the winter. This may seem absurd to some people, even though I have found ways to stay sizzling & cool without splitting the bank. In the Winter I use a portable oil furnace to stay warm. You read that respectfully. I do not use my central heater, just a portable heater. When it gets genuinely cold, I also light my fireplace & wear an electric blanket. My portable oil furnace was for sale online & 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 & I avoid using the oven & stove top as much as possible in the summer. My portable air conditioner was for sale online & also was on sale. The frugal life is keeping my electric bill nice & low!