I was just curious about the posters here. You all are very serious about saving money. Is it because you have to budget or has it just become a hobby of sorts. My mom hasn't had money problems since 1960, but she brags about having the lowest monthly bills of anyone she knows. The utility companies checks her meters quite often because she uses so little. It's an obsession with her. She was turning off her furnace at night and it gets very cold here in the winter. We warned her she could freeze her pipes and told her about what it would cost to replace the pipes. Warning her that she could freeze didn't faze her.