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Saving Money on Utilities Chico CA

Check with utility companies about payment plans in Chico. When you enter into a plan, your monthly payment is calculated according to the average of your bill for the last twelve months. The monthly payment may be above or below what the actual amount of the service is.

Mrs. Diane M. Knight, CFP®
(530) 892-0253
116 Henshaw Ave
Chico, CA
Firm
RedRock Financial & Insurance Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Benjamin D. Knight, CFP®
(530) 892-0253
116 Henshaw Avenue
Chico, CA
Firm
RedRock Financial & Insurance Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Investment Planning, Life Planning, Long-Term Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. Guerdon Tisdale Ely, CFP®
(530) 895-0636
40 Philadelphia Dr
Chico, CA
Firm
Ely Prudent Portfolios LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Estate Planning, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Joseph Sweeney, CFP®
2452 Lakewest Dr
Chico, CA
Firm
Asset Management Group

Data Provided by:
Mr. Mark A. Barrett, CFP®
(530) 894-2244
2111 Forest Ave
Chico, CA
Firm
Barrett Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000



Data Provided by:
Michael T. O'Donnell, CFP®
(530) 564-0960
2595 Ceanothus Ave. #186
Chico, CA
Firm
The O'Donnell Group
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Kathleen M. Carpenter, CFP®
(530) 892-0253
116 Henshaw Ave
Chico, CA
Firm
RedRock Financial and Insurance Services, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Ryan O'Donnell, CFP®
(530) 564-0965
2595 Ceanothus Ave., Suite #186
Chico, CA
Firm
The O'Donnell Group
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. Stuart A. Murray, CFP®
(530) 343-0770
35 Jan Court
Chico, CA
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Peter W. Bell Jr., CFP®
(530) 891-1133
1058 Mangrove Ave
Chico, CA
Firm
Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

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Saving Money on Utilities

Every month, our utility bills come in the mail like clockwork. Some months the balance is high and sometimes we catch a break. Learn here about ways to lower utility bills and save money.

Check with utility companies about payment plans. When you enter into a plan, your monthly payment is calculated according to the average of your bill for the last twelve months. The monthly payment may be above or below what the actual amount of the service is. At the end of the year, your account will be credited for the average, or you will be billed for any excess charges. As far as budgeting on a monthly basis, a payment plan ensures that you can count on a constant payment.

When you use hot water, energy is needed to heat the water to a certain temperature. Using a lot of hot water will not only raise your water bill but also the gas or electric bill. Cut costs and save money by washing clothing in cold water. Cold water is more energy efficient.

As far as water goes, investing in faucet aerators and low flow shower heads reduce the amount of water that is used. My kids like to take long showers. A low flow head gives better spray using less water. I will continue to get them to not shower so long, but if they do, less water is going down the drain.

Using a dishwasher also reduces your water bill. A dishwasher uses a certain amount of water to wash a load of dishes. When you wash by hand, more water is used because you fill up the sink or basin once for dishes and once for pans. You also run the faucet to rinse them. As long as you have a full load, you waste less water in a dishwasher.

Lowering the temperature on your hot water heater is a good way to cut back on heating costs. It takes less energy to raise the temperature twenty degrees instead of fifty. At a lower setting everyone will get used to a more tepid temperature.

Purchasing energy-efficient appliances saves money. On the front label it details how much money you save each time you use it compared to an appliance that is not energy efficient. If it is time to replace your old appliances, remember to go green.

Speaking of changing, most homes have double or triple-paned windows installed. If you live in an older house, this may not be the case. Windows that are not sealed well can let out lots of heat or air conditioning, which means in essence that you are paying to heat the outdoors. Stop losing money around your windows by replacing them. Many replacement window companies offer financing plans so that you can get your windows now and start cutting those utility bills.

Are you looking to cut utility bills? Contact the local power company for a free home efficiency assessment. They can tell you where you are spending big dollars and suggest ways to save on energy.

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