Dressing warmly to save money.
On Get Rich Slowly, J.D. suggests keeping the thermostat at 64° and dressing warmly in the house in order to keep down heating bills. I work at home, and so I have particular incentive to follow this advice. Unlike most working people, I can’t drop my thermostat down to 55° eight hours a day. So I wear long johns or flannel-lined jeans, three layers (undershirt, shirt, sweater), thick socks and slippers. When my next electricity bill comes I can compare it to last year’s energy bills and see if all of this bundling up is doing any good. Even if it’s not, I might keep it up — it makes me love my wood stove all the more.