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Typical Utility Costs in Austin

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While Austin is a great place, typical utility costs for its residents can often make it more expensive than other Texas cities. Because of the city’s frequently extreme weather, air conditioning and heating costs raise are the largest expense for most of Austin resident expenses. Below is an estimation of typical monthly utility costs in […] read more

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Typical Utility Costs in San Francisco

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Utility costs in San Francisco typically include phone, cable, high-speed Internet, water, electricity and natural gas. In addition to your rent, such costs can be rather prohibitive when you add them to your other expenses, such as your car payment, associated transportation costs, insurance premiums and food costs. Nevertheless, major utility expenses, such as gas and electricity, […] read more

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Essential Financial Arrangements to Add to Your Moving List

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There’s a lot of work to get done when you’re moving, and a moving list is what you need to keep up with it all. Your list needs to include only the essentials if you want it to be effective. Here’s what to include when it comes to avoiding unnecessary charges to your bank account. […] read more

Change Your Air Conditioning Filter, Save on Electricity

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Changing your own air conditioning filter may be the easiest thing you can do to reduce your own utility costs. Neglecting to change your filter may likewise be a most costly omission. Start Saving on Your Electricity If you’re looking to save on utilities, you can begin the savings immediately and spend only a few […] read more

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Your Water Bill and Your Lease

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Depending on your lease, your water bill can look very different. In some apartment buildings, the landlord receives the water bill for the whole building and simply divides it among the tenants. In other buildings, there may be a submetering system that allows the landlord to bill you for the actual amount of water used. […] read more

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The Benefits of a Voice Over IP (VoIP) Service

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Just a few years ago, VoIP service (Voice over Internet Protocol) was groundbreaking technology. Now it’s something that many take for granted. Some don’t even know they can take advantage of this technology to pay less in phone bills and get better long-distance service. Here are some of the major advantages of a Voice over […] read more

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How to Save Money on Phone Service with SMS Texting

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Did you know that sms texting is one way to help manage your phone bill? We all know that going over minutes on a cell phone plan can be expensive and frustrating. A higher phone bill leads to increased taxes and ultimately an even bigger bill after all charges are added up. Alternating between both […] read more

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How to Budget for Utilities

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Utilities are a key component of your household budget. To keep your finances under control, it’s important to set aside money for recurrent expenses, like utilities. Understanding Utilities Costs Depending on location, and the terms of your lease, you may be responsible for different utilities. These may include: water electricity gas cable Internet For all […] read more

5 Strategies to Reduce Energy Consumption

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The way to reduce your electricity bill is to reduce energy consumption in your apartment. You can cut down your next bill by at least 25% if you implement these 5 strategies to reduce your use of electricity. Here’s what you do: 1. Shut Off Your Lights Many people know that you should shut off […] read more

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