Finance Tip Of The Bi-Week – May 10, 2018

Old light fixtures and bad toilets can cost a lot of money.  When you start paying your own utilities you start to realize how much a leaky toilet can cost. When my wife and I bought our house we changed one of our toilets a year or so after buying the house.  Our water bill went down $40.  $40 a month is $480 a year.  $480 in your pocket is a lot better than $480 literally down the drain.

 At my office I am currently changing my lighting to LEDs.  This will cut my hydro bill down 30-40%.  That could be about $400-$600 a year. The new lights may cost me very little between negotiating with my landlords and applying for government hydro rebates.  $400 in my pocket is a lot better than $400.00 being wasted on bad light bulbs.  Plus the light looks better since they are brighter.  I’ll be able to see myself better in the mirror now.

Oooh.  Maybe that’s a bad thing.


Filing Cabinets for Sale

I have some filing cabinets for sale.   They are grey 4 drawer letter sized filing cabinets.  I am asking $65.00 per cabinet without keys and $80.00 for the two cabinets I have with keys.  They cost $250.00 brand new so they are a pretty good deal.  Here is a picture of one of them.

Grey Filing Cabinet

Grey Filing Cabinet


In All Toil There is Profit

“In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.” – King Solomon
Proverbs 14:23

The ancient King Solomon was a pretty smart guy.  Since I was young I always realized that consistent hard work has always produced the best results in my life. I have a tendency to like to try new things and talk about different possibilities to either make money or grow a business, but often it ends up as just talk.  At some point a plan needs some toil to get it to work.  Talk is fun, but toil pays the bills.