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Try These Energy-Saving Secrets at Home
Posted By Jeff Yeager On February 26, 2013 @ 12:56 pm In Money Talk | Comments Disabled
Spending money to save even more money  is usually a lead-pipe cinch: that’s an expression my generation used before there was such a thing as a “no-brainer.” When it comes to investing in home improvements designed to save on utility costs, while the payoff for installing things like solar panels or new energy efficient windows may indeed be worth it in the long run, the upfront investment  can be chilling.
Before shelling out big bucks to upgrade your home’s energy efficiency, there are lots of inexpensive or even FREE things you can do to figure out where you’re wasting resources  around the house – as you’ll see in the latest episode of my weekly web show “The Cheap Life.” Even something as simple as a couple of sticks of incense can show you how your hard-earned money is literally going up in smoke. And once you’ve detected how your house is leaking money, the fixes often cost next to nothing and can amount to significant savings .
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/incense.jpg
 save even more money: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/02/25/10-easy-ways-to-save-now/
 upfront investment: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-10-2011/money-saving-investments.html
 See also: 8 Cheap Ways to Winterize Your Home: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-10-2012/8-ways-to-save-money-this-winter.html
 wasting resources: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/02/19/trash-can-autopsy-offers-answers-to-wasting-food-money/
 significant savings: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-12-2012/how-to-save-thousands-slideshow.html#slide1
 The Cheap Life: http://www.youtube.com/cheaplifechannel
 your home’s utility bills: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-10-2011/fix-fixed-expenses.html
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYvlt2s6jHU
 Photo credit: Jared Kelly via Flickr.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jarkel/123539484/
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