A Small Monitor Trick That Could Save You Money

A Small Monitor Trick That Could Save You Money

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Taryn Williford
Aug 16, 2010

At the point where you've factored out the "Latte Factor" and canceled your landline, you might be feeling like there's nothing else to do to save cash. But, oh you're so wrong. It won't make you an instant millionaire, but it's the perfect tip to save some cash: It's quick, easy, and you can probably do it from where you're sitting right now.

Remember when you first realized that you could unplug that floor lamp that never gets used? It's a small change that you won't notice—but it somehow leaves a little extra cash in your pocket when the electric bill comes.

Well this tip is kind of like that. If you want to reduce your power bill by $15-$30 annually (we said it was a small change!), turn down the brightness on your computer monitor just a smidge.

If you think that's insignificant, think about this: With more machines in the house, that number will obviously multiply. And it's also a great tip for extending the battery life of your laptop when you need it to go a few extra hours.

Via Lifehacker

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