Do you or your kids love video games? My son certainly does. And can I blame him? They're super fun! And with each new game console, they just get better and better. But the cost! Every time a new, exciting title comes out, it costs upwards of $60. I guess that’s why it’s no wonder that the gaming industry was estimated to be worth $91.5 US billion (as of 2015). BTW - This is more than double the revenue of the international film industry in 2013. But even still ... $60 per … [Read more...] about How to Save Money on Video Games – 14 Tricks That Work!
If there's anything that can make a house look like a million bucks, its a well-groomed lawn. Incredible-looking landscaping has been the envy of home-owners since the days of castles. Kings and queens would appoint entire teams of servants to tend to the gardens simply so they could be surrounded by its natural beauty. That's why today high class establishments like golf courses and resorts will spend thousands on making sure every blade of grass is perfect. It makes their patrons feel … [Read more...] about 22 Easy Ways to Save Money on Landscaping Your Yard
It was once said to me that a swimming pool is a giant hole in the ground where you throw away all your money. Having owned two pools now in my lifetime, I can tell you: I couldn't agree with that statement more! At times it can be very frustrating when it comes to how much money it costs to own and maintain a pool. But then again it can also be a great source of recreation for the whole family to enjoy. Really - I have a strong love / hate relationship with pools. I absolutely love … [Read more...] about 22 Ways to Save Money on the Cost of a Swimming Pool and Maintenance
Hiring an independent contractor for service around the house is something that every homeowner must do in their lifetime. For some of us, the bigger the house (or the less “handy” we are), we have to do this more often than we’d like to. Working with an independent contractor can be a little nerve-wracking because you’re effectively giving an element of control to someone else. You become dependent on them, their schedule, and whatever price they charge. Plus, then there is the stress … [Read more...] about How to Hire an Independent Contractor at the Best Price – 12 Tricks
Knowing how to save money on utilities has been one of the staples of money saving opportunities for years. Really! Who hasn't heard maxims from their grandparents about how to save money such as "Shut that water off. You're just flushing water down the drain." or "The toilet's running again!" This is because just like back then, today the same thing is true: Everything we use costs money. So reducing our waste means saving more money! This is why I'm going to share with you my … [Read more...] about How to Save Money on Utilities – 21 Ways to Crush Your Bills
If you're looking for some great ways to spend less on appliances, then you've come to the right place! I probably don't need to tell you - appliances are a must-have! When you think about how life worked 100 years ago, there's no question that something like a washing machine or refrigerator makes our lives easier. But why, oh-why, must they always seem to break? In the span of decade, I believe we replaced our washer and dryer set about 3 times! Lesson learned: You get what you pay … [Read more...] about 17 Ways to Spend Less on Appliances
When you go to reach for something to use in your house, you just want it to be there. Whether it's the right size light-bulb, a bottle of laundry soap, or another roll of toilet paper, these are the little things that just make your home function day to day! In order to do all of this, you have to keep it well stocked and supplied at all times. Here are 13 great ways to save money on household products and cleaning supplies. 1. Get organized first. Ask yourself this: How many … [Read more...] about 13 Ways to Save Money on Household Products and Cleaning Supplies
In a lot of ways, your home is like a living-breathing machine. It takes energy and maintenance to keep it functioning at peak efficiency. But that can quickly spiral out of control and cost you a bundle if you're not careful. Running the air conditioning too much, using up too much electricity, and using too much gas are all common offenses that will add up quickly. Let's avoid all of that! Here are 17 tips for lowering your home energy costs and keeping your bills at a … [Read more...] about How to Lower Your Home Energy Costs in 17 Simple Steps