Monday, February 2, 2009

Finger Exercises

Growing up my parents called it doing your finger exercises.  Did you do your finger exercises?  The translation: did you turn off the lights in your room?  Here is a monitor after their own hearts: It's the new Blue Line Innovations PowerCost Monitor, Model # BLI-24000.  For $271.99 you can hook a device up to your utility meter and gauge how much electricity you're using.  There is a handheld device so you can walk around your house and show your kids how much money you're spending every minute their lights, computer, games etc. are running and then show them how much money you save when you turn it off.  My parents would love this device.  This is one of those items that really can pay for itself and show you where you can save money by just unplugging a cell phone charger that isn't even charging a cell phone or unplugging the microwave when it isn't being used.  You'll save money and the environment at the same time.

You can find this device at and some other retailers.  The move to eliminate "power sucks" from the home may seem trivial but you would be surprised how much money you can save by doing things that you would probably do anyway if you were aware they were draining energy and costing you money, like unplugging your cell phone charger from the wall.  This is a good investment and might be one that you can share with your neighbors if you don't want to cough up the $271.99 on your own.

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