Before your know it summer time will be upon us. With summer time comes running the air conditioner which means elevated electricity bills. With a little preparation this summer can cost you less electricity-wise than last summer. First would be to contact your electricity company to see if they have programs that may balance your billing for the summer months. Lots of electricity companies give a balanced billing rate if you enroll before summer officially starts. During the winter you may have noticed a few cold drafts in your home, whether they were near windows or door those drafts are also locations where heat will have the opportunity to enter your home. Now is the time to make sure proper weather stripping is in place. If you have rooms that will not have lots of activity you may also want to look into insulated curtains. Just as you want to keep the heat out of your home, you also want to keep the air conditioning in. If you use timers on various items such as lighting be sure to adjust them. Lights do not need to come on as early in the summer since we have more hours of daylight. If you are not using timers I highly recommend them, they are a great way to have items run for a limited amount of time rather than all day. No matter the time of year if you can replace your older appliances with energy efficient one, you will see the pay off in the long run. What’s you summer saving tip? We wanna hear from you. Happy Savings!! Happy Health!!
None eyeglass wearers may be clueless of how much a pair of glasses can cost. The rest of us that either wear glasses or purchase them for family members know how expensive glasses can become. For many, new glasses are purchased every other year, and others may wait even longer to delay the expense. Whether… Continue reading Money Saving Monday: Don’t Break the Bank on Eye Glasses
I have spoken to numerous people that talk about wanting their money to go further. I noticed there is a general pattern. Although they may not be tight on funds they are seeing their money disappear at alarming rates. Even after doing a list of monthly bills, there are unaccounted for funds. After further inspection… Continue reading Don’t Eat Yourself Into Debt
I know there are a lot of us that are brand junkies. I will admit there are some things that I do not compromise on. My cornflakes have to be Kellogg’s brand, but for the most part I try to be pretty flexible. Being brand loyal can become very costly. There are lots of manufacturers… Continue reading Money Saving Monday: Don’t be Brand Loyal
This is season of more traffic to our homes than normal. Speaking as person with very light colored living room furniture, I am constantly inspecting it after people leave. Sometimes I quickly forget about the others options that I have to protect my furniture. Furniture covers!! That’s right people, furniture covers are not just for those times you want to switch up the living-room’s appearance. Furniture covers are great way to protect your living room furniture. Now I will admit a very nice pair of furniture covers can cost a pretty penny. I have to admit though, they are totally worth the money. Furniture covers are an investment that will protect your larger investment.
Think of it this way, some of us spend quite of bit of money purchasing phone cases like the oh so popular OtterBox covers for our phones in order to protect them, why not buy furniture covers to protect your living room furniture that you paid thousands of dollars to purchase? When it comes to our living room furniture sometimes we need a little extra piece of mind, especially when children are involved. The great thing about furniture covers is that they can be removed and machine washed. Continue reading “Money Saving Monday: Protect your Investment, Buy Furniture Covers”
When it comes to shopping, it is easy to allow things to get out of hand. Especially during the shopping season. It is so easy to get to checkout and see a total far greater than we expected. It is easy to have shopper remorse after the fact. I must admit it is the worst… Continue reading Money Saving Monday: The Basket Audit
We are at the point in the year in which we are now counting down the days to the New Year. A new year means another round of birthdays, weddings, births, deaths, and holidays. I have a simple solution that will always make you appear to be the most timely thoughtful person and will save… Continue reading The Secret to Saving on Greeting Cards