I have always been a penny pincher to my very core. Even when I was a little kid and I would get a five dollar allowance, I wouldn’t spend the money on anything even when I wanted something. I wanted to save it no matter what. Now that I am an adult living on my own, not much has changed. I never spend money on going out to eat, and I use all the coupons I can find. The only thing I spend money on is rent and food. That all changed when I met my partner. She was from a wealthy family and liked to spend money as if it was going out of style. When she first came over and saw how bad of shape my heated gas furnace was in, she had a mini freak out. She asked why I hadn’t had it replaced with a new unit or at least had a HVAC repairman out to patch it up. I told her that I didn’t’ want to “waste” that money. She then started talking to me about considering getting radiant heated floors installed. My first reaction was to just say no way, until she began talking to me about the perks. It was going to cost me a lot of cash up front, but after that I would instantly begin saving a nice handful of cash every month on my energy bill. She said that within a year or two, my radiant heated floors will have paid themselves off and then some! I set up an appointment with the HVAC company to come and write me an estimate. I sure do hate how much my partner loves to shop, but I love that I am going to be saving even more money!