Household Bills & Utility Savings Plan
Don't pay a bill blindly! Know what you are paying for and why...

"Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship."

 

Benjamin Franklin

Project Objective

Project Objective

To review a month's worth of utility bills. • Ask your parents, a teacher, a family friend or Learning Life Company to give you the information for this project. • We call these people your "project-household". • Ask them to write down the cost of each household bill they have, for one month. • Ask them to include the explanation for the cost. For example, with electricity you'll want the reading in kilowatts. For a landline phone, you'll want their flat rate pricing + additional charges.

Here's your spreadsheet!

Here's your spreadsheet!

Enter the information from your Project Household for one month then evaluate it. What is your reaction? Does it seem expensive or inexpensive to you? Do these people rent or own? If they rent, does the landlord pay for any utilities? Does this information change any of your plans for moving out on your own?

Understanding Utility Charges

Understanding Utility Charges

This website is full of information that will be helpful to you and your family. Take a look!

 This video clip has great pointers for your electric bill!


Even if you are renting and your landlord is responsible for some of these points mentioned, it's in your right to make sure your landlord is doing their job to keep your apartment or house energy-efficient and safe!

Utility Savings Plan

Water & Energy Saving Tips

Water & Energy Saving Tips

Utility Savings Plan PROJECT

Utility Savings Plan PROJECT