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Try These Energy-Saving Secrets at Home

Posted on 02/26/2013 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsSpending 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. See also:  8 Cheap Ways to Winterize Your Home Before shelling …

10 Easy Ways to Save — Now

Posted on 02/25/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsWe’re taking home smaller paychecks now that higher Social Security payroll taxes are back. At the same time, gas prices are spiking and causing a ripple effect on other goods and services that rely on transportation. One oil company executive says we shouldn’t be surprised if the price per gallon hits $5 in the coming weeks. It’s a familiar saga. Our budgets are squeezed. We’re forced to do more with less. To minimize the sting of higher prices, and to help …