Stop Paying Your Electric Bill

How to get your current gas and electric company to eventually pay you more than you’re paying them each month.

Did you know if you live in Florida and you pay your utility company, such as FLP {real name is Nexta Energy—(NEE)}, at the average monthly cost of \$183 for 32 years, it will cost you a total of \$70,272 ?

But, if you had just invested only two years of the same payment \$4,392 (\$183 x 12 x 2 = \$,4,392), it would now be worth \$251,376 as today. At a dividend yield of 3% per year, you would now be earning  \$ 7,541 per year–that is \$628 per month. You would now be getting \$445 per month more than the \$183 you are paying them.

Here is a second example: If you live in Chicago, and you pay COM Ed (ED). Culling data from Yahoo Finance for the past 45 years, and using the current average \$135-per-month x 45 years, your total bills paid would amount to \$72,900.

But, if you had just invested only two years of the current annual cost \$3,240 (\$135 x 12 x 2 =\$3,240), your investment with growth and enrolled in a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP), it would now be worth \$579, 292 and  with a current dividend yield a 4.2 percent.

Your current yearly investment income from them would be \$24,330 or \$2,027 per month. That is; you are now getting \$1,892 more than you are paying them.

How much do you pay your utility company and how long have you been paying them?

What other company do you buy something from each day?

Are you a Starbucks junkie? Do you pay about \$2.50 per cup twice per day? Plus tip?

That is at least \$1,825 per year, or in 23 years you will have spent \$41,975. But, that is okay if you just had put one year of your coffee cost of \$1,825 twenty-three years ago and let it compound via growth and dividend

The value of that \$1,825 as of today would be worth be \$282,521 with a cash dividend yield of 1.3%, and  it would be paying you \$3,672 per year or \$10.06 per day. You could still enjoy your two cups per day and have \$5.06 more than you are paying them.

Money Lesson #140: As it says in my book “Simpler, Safer Investing”, invest where millions of people such as yourself buy and use the companies’ products and services each day, such as your electric and gas company, or your favorite coffee chain.

To lean more on this subject, please check  my book on my web site www.sherwinpbrown.com  or an Apple ITunes,  Amazon .com,  Google play, Barnes and Noble, Kobo Book are anywhere books are sold.