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Dec 4, 2014  |   Clever ideas, DIY, Resources, Saving Money  |   No Comments

3 Apps that will help reduce your electric bill

By: Tim Smith

front of houseWe’re seriously tired of paying our electric bill. Yeah, it’s not too bad in the spring when we can have our windows open and give the A/C a break, but at the height of summer and winter? Yikes. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t even get an electric bill because all of the things in our home would run on double rainbows and pumpkin spice lattes. But because we don’t see that happening any time soon, we’d like to share a few of our favorite energy bill shrinking apps that might make you cringe a little less each month.

You could be using 10% more electricity than you need by leaving electronics and other devices plugged in when they’re not in use. It’s true! This app, which is available on both Android and Apple, will calculate how much “phantom energy” you’re wasting and determine how much you could be saving on your electric bills by unplugging devices when they’re not being used.

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Ever wonder where all your money goes? Those little things called budgets can help you find your missing money and are a great way to help with savings and paying off debts. This website details a quick and easy way (and the same method I use) to track spending and help plan savings. I’ll be discussing this in more detail in the near future, but have a look here to get started.

Jan 21, 2014  |   Clever ideas, Discounts, Resources, Saving Money  |   No Comments

A great money saving tip ANYONE can do

barcodeWith all the technology at our fingertips these days it holds true that you should never have to overpay for anything you buy. Just about everyone and their 10-year-old kids have a smart phone these days, so why not use them for some good. A recent trip to Target made me realize just how little this secret is used.

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