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Tag Archives: utility bills
Energy in your pocket: Just a thought
According to Ofgem, the UK average dual fuel bill is £1,131 a year, that’s £94.35 a month, which equates to nearly 4% of the average UK household budget. If you live alone or there’s only two of you in a … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, change, Just a thought, money matters Tagged budgets, energy bills, price increases, utility bills 17 Comments
A very smart young man called Josh rang our bell today. He was wearing a transparent full face visor which was a nice touch rather than a mask as at least he didn’t look like a bandit. He was very … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, Just a thought, money matters Tagged budgets, money matters, utility bills 6 Comments
You may remember this post about these little darlings I’d rather have a tube of these but sadly it is not to be. Mr Smart Man was due today between 8 am and midday. As it was raining, we rang … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, current events, diary Tagged smart meters, utility bills 5 Comments
Utility Bill on the Up
At the moment, we are on a fixed rate tariff with our energy supplier which is working out exceedingly well and we are bang on budget. This is due to expire at the end of October and unless we arrange … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, diary, home, Just a thought, money matters, numbers Tagged budget, fixed tariffs, rising costs, utility bills 29 Comments
The Days of Button B
I’m old enough to remember the old phone boxes with buttons A and B and a shelf for telephone directories. Calls were coppers (I think 4d, being thruppence and a penny), and if you pushed button B, sometimes you got … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, current events, diary Tagged communications, fixed rates, price increases, utility bills 6 Comments
A fight to pay more money?
We received an email today with our recent energy bill, despite it only being 17 days since the last one. Such is technology when you provide a meter reading and two weeks later they ask for another one and thus … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, current events Tagged budget, energy prices, utility bills 14 Comments
Haven’t the energy
I’ve commented before on how mild it’s been recently, and today is no exception. Although not warm enough to get the washing dry on the line, it’s not cold enough to be wearing thermals, thick jumpers, woolly scarves, heavy coats, … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, current events, diary, Just a thought Tagged budgets, energy, power, utility bills 2 Comments
Not so Smart
Our energy supplier sent me an estimated bill today and has decided to reduce our monthly Direct Debit by almost 50%. That’s all well and good, but with the winter months not that far away and us not wishing to … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, current events, diary, health, home, Just a thought, money matters, My life, Opinions Tagged budgets, energy, smart meters, utility bills 17 Comments
How do you perceive it? Greed as in stuffing your face silly with food, or financial greed from the Utility Companies, Banks or private enterprise? Bus fares rise because fewer people are using the service. Perhaps fewer people are using … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, Challenge, Just a thought, money matters, numbers, observations, Opinions Tagged costs, utility bills, value for money 8 Comments
Wake up Call
I have always thought myself to be realistic and practical. When buying a new printer for the computer, we took into account not only the purchase price, but how much it would cost (laser or ink cartridge) to ‘feed’, what … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, Frugality, My life, Opinions, Uncategorized Tagged appliances, expense, moving, practicality, shock, utility bills 8 Comments