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  How to save money – it’s on everyone’s list especially at the beginning of the year. This list of ways to save is realistic enough that you can try each one and see real savings. Even if you save $20 a week by trying one idea, that’s $1,040 a year! Put that in a…

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Between the noreaster and polar vortex, people are cranking up their heat at record numbers! If you never quite learned how to start the perfect fire, you might think you need to suffer through another season of burned fingers and smoky fireplaces. Well the good news is, that doesn’t have to be the case. In…

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I have gone back and forth so many times about cutting cable. While I know this is a monthly expense that is unnecessary for our livelihood and happiness, try convincing your die-hard sports loving family of that (I live in a testosterone-filled home). Well, I will admit to enjoy watching a little college basketball. :)…

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When one decides to winterize their home, they are consciously deciding to make it as ready for the approaching cold season as possible. That is what the idea is all about, right? Winterizing implies that we are going to lower our heating costs and “batten down the hatches” as they used to say. A difficult…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Pat: We save in many ways: Make our own cleaning supplies. Dry clothes outside on the line whenever possible. Turn off the heat and air unless needed (use ceiling fans). Use glass jars in the garage to store nails, screws, bolts, etc. Learn how to can and freeze right now…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Theresa: Our family belongs to the local YMCA and we often go to the swimming pool. We make sure to leave time to shower our four kids before we head home. It is much faster to shower them there since there is more than one shower (we do…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Toni: Last winter I bought 10 clear vinyl shower curtains from the dollar store and tacked them around my windows. These are thick and fit most windows. I’ve even folded them in half for the bedroom windows and voila! Double protection! :) These curtains are smoother and easier…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Lavonne: Ever wonder how much water goes down your drain every time you open the hot water faucet and wait for the water to actually get become hot? It’s approximately 1 gallon of wasted water. Now I know it’s a pain to do, however, place a milk jug…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Allison: I have long thick hair and it can take awhile to lather up with shampoo. I started turning the water off while shampooing and it has cut my water bill by nearly half! I also have a gas water heater, so turning the hot water off has…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Erin: Have a few extra minutes to spare this weekend? Schedule a home energy audit with your local utility company or even better — do it yourself. There are tons of great websites that walk you through the process of completing your own energy audit, so you can…

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