We are finally out of the cold weather, and now my power bills will be really low till next winter.
They cut the power rates way down lately and now we don’t have to cringe when opening the electric bill in the mail.
It will be smooth sailing for eight more months and I am trying to save as much cash as I can until then. I’d like to get a buffer in the bank of $5K by the end of the fall, so that when the cold weather comes I am not afraid to turn on the main HVAC system and heat the house up with the electric furnace. I feel more secure having $5K in the bank, so in case something comes up I am able to pay for it without any issues. I am working more at the heating and cooling dealership this summer and should be able to stash away my nest egg in a few months by doing more heat pump work and smart thermostat sales to customers in the store. We are also going to be playing more gigs in our band this summer at some of the beach bars, and we should be able to make a good chunk of money from doing that too. Then next winter I can cut back my work at the local business and focus more time on doing my furnace sales for my friend, who works as a local contractor in our town. I will work for him part time doing my stuff, and the rest of the time I will play music.