SMUD 2019 Summer Rates (June 1 to Sept 30)

It has been a pretty long tradition now to have a different rate for electricity depending on time of day.

I think that part of that penalizes a lot of people though, since the most expensive period is when people come back home from work (the greater majority at least.) A time when people play on their computers, watch TV, run their laundry…

Here is the table showing the rates for the summer of 2019:

12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Midnight to Noon
Off-peak
$0.1166/kWh
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Noon to Evening
Mid-peak
$0.1611/kWh
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Evening to Late Night
Peak
$0.2835/kWh
8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Late Night to Midnight
Mid-Peak
$0.1611/kWh

Stay cool and enjoy your summer!

The Wildlife in the Summer Season in Sacramento, California

This photo shows a coyote jumping as it is attempting to catch a prey.

Wildlife

The summer season is when most of the wildlife comes out and there is still a lot of it in the Sacramento area, especially in the outskirt and along the river since we saved a pretty large natural area around the river exactly for that purpose (and also to provide space in case of large water flow in an attempt to avoid or at least reduce river floods which would happen every few years before we had the Folsom Dam and the Natoma Lake Dam.) Continue reading “The Wildlife in the Summer Season in Sacramento, California”

Investors who want to wholesale a house, beware of the agent’s commission!

When investors look into wholesaling a house, they generally already have interested buyers and go in the transaction knowing that they will be able to pretty much immediately flip the house.

If you are a beginner, you want to pay attention to the costs of such a transaction. If you handle everything yourself, then you avoid the commission costs to any agent, which means you can nearly see your income as the difference between your purchase and sale price. However, either way, there are fees.

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