Lose weight. Quit smoking. Exercise more. Finally conquer that irrational fear of clowns, once and for all. New Year’s is a perfect time to roll out the resolutions, those pledges to change something in your life, start anew, tabula rasa. Why not concentrate this year on a few frugal resolutions and get your financial house in order?
Even small changes to the way you do things in your life can add up to big savings, and more happiness. The following twenty frugal resolutions aren’t necessarily profound, but they’re all great steps towards saving more money in the New Year. Select as many as you want, physically write them down into a list, and tape it next to your bathroom mirror so you don’t lose track of them.
As the days get shorter, your to-do list just seems to get longer. One of the big things on it is getting your house ready for winter. Winterizing your home can not only make you more comfortable this winter, it can also save you a considerable amount of money on energy costs. Taking proper care of your home now can protect you from some of the damage that winter can inflict on it. It also will make your homestead a lot safer for your family.
Winterizing may seem to be a daunting task, but getting your house ready for winter should really only take you a weekend, if that. Plan it out right and you can winterize and still manage to get in some fall fun. Use the following guide to make sure that you’re ready for winter, both inside and out.
Let’s face it: pesticides are bad. They kill bugs, for Pete’s sake, so they can’t be all that good for your average human. Research has linked human exposure to pesticides to cancer, neurological damage, birth defects, possible early-onset Parkinson’s… the list goes on and on.
So you should avoid regular produce and eat organic, right? It’s a good strategy, but also an expensive one. Organic produce can be a great deal more expensive than regular produce. I was in the local supermarket the other day and saw organic onions that were DOUBLE what they were charging for regular onions. There has to be a middle road… Read more…
With the price of gas high and seemingly on the verge of forever heading higher with the next hurricane, terrorist threat, or industry whim, you should be doing whatever you can to limit the amount of fuel you’re burning through. The following tips cover a wide range of areas where you can save considerable money on gas for your vehicle.