Find out how much money it costs to power your home with this handy infographic.
Saving money whenever possible is important to most people, but many overlook ways to save money that are less obvious. For instance, have you considered how you can save money on your electricity bill? Monthly expenses like electricity can feel rote, but reevaluating energy costs from time to time is a good idea – there are often ways to save that you would not have considered. Continue reading
Worried about how you’re going to heat your home and pay the bills this winter? You’re not alone. With the economy still in trouble and utility companies raising their prices, many families are going to struggle to make ends meet during the coming cold months.
It’s therefore very important to save money by conserving heat in your home. Losing warmth unnecessarily simply means that you’ll have to use more energy to heat your home, leading to heftier utility bills.
Here are a few ideas to help you stay warm and save money this winter. Continue reading
Growing up in Michigan, I remember snow as early as Thanksgiving. By this time of year I would have been pulling out my long underwear and pleading with my dad to turn up the heat. Now living in my own apartment in south Texas, I am not so apt on cold days to crank up the heat. This winter I found some new ways to beat the cold. Here are 10 tips for staying warm this winter the frugal way. Continue reading
With the incredible storm wreaking havoc on half the country, you may be wondering how to survive three days trapped in your house.
Contacting the outside world
Charge up all the cell phones in your house. Go get that old Motorola Razr out of the basement and charge it. If you’ve lost the cord, it can be charged with a regular micro USB cord. If you’re lucky, you can switch your SIM cards between phones as they die and still be able to text your best friend. Working cells should still be able to make emergency calls whether you they have service or not.
Get or find a cheap phone for your landline that doesn’t require electricity. In the case of a power failure, you can still make calls. Continue reading