Unplug your electronics if you're looking to save money


Luckily, my electric bill is covered by the building (I pay for gas), but those of you who have to pay your own way, take heed of this advice: turn off your video game console, and make sure they’re not in standby mode.

A recent study shows that a PS3 plugged in and on standby pulls five times as much electricity as a refrigerator similarly plugged in.

Other electronic devices, like plasma TVs and laptops, use a decent amount of electricity while plugged in, even if not in use.

Moral of the story? Unplug all your electronics if you don’t want to spend any more of your money on utilities.