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
Watching the latest TV shows and movies is a great way to veg out at night. But isn't there a better way to pay less for cable and movies? Cable companies are well aware of our cultural obsession with the television, and have responded by really sticking it to us in a very bad way. In a recent article in Time, they reported that cable prices have increased by 4 times the rate of inflation over the past two decades. 4 times? How ridiculous? That's really going to eat into the ole … [Read more...] about How to Pay Less for Cable and Movies – 8 Very Effective Hacks
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
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
Cell phones are a funny thing. 20 years ago, they barely existed. Now we can't seem to go anywhere or do anything without them! In fact, in a recent Gallup poll, 46 percent of people agreed with the statement "I can’t imagine my life without my smartphone". Wow .... While cell phones arguably do a great deal to entertain us and make our lives easier, the price that comes along with owning one certainly does not. Paying $100-$200 per month for a proper cell phone plan with the right … [Read more...] about 19 Easy Ways to Slash Your Cell Phone Bill and Save More Money
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!