Last week you may have read our review of a particular episode of TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates (find it here). That clip focused on an extreme way to save money on water. While I don’t think I can get on board with their methods, I can certainly understand their goal. Save money, reduce waste. These are good [...]
Extreme Cheapskates is, well, extreme. It’s designed for entertainment value and to keep the audience engaged by showing how insane some people can be by trying to be frugal. The people on the show will risk public embarrassment and the judgment of others just to save a few pennies and avoid debt. Here is one [...]
Today is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day! So, let’s talk about the number one energy cost in winter… heat. No one wants to be cold in their own home. But no one wants to spend a lot of money on their heat and energy bills either. So how do you find the balance between [...]
Most of the country is in a deep freeze at the moment. Here in New England, we’re looking at temperatures in the teens, and we were hit by a Nor’easter last week. If your town is above freezing right now, you’re in the minority. Heck, the Midwest has temperatures below zero today! Winter has only [...]
The following is a guest post from Frank Addessi of The Simple Dollar. You unlock your door and beyond is another dimension, a dimension of sight and sound. Imagine your worst fear: thousands or tens of thousands of dollars of damage to your home, and the friendly man in the plaid sport coat is saying, [...]
If you’ve ever walked down the cleaning product aisle at your local supermarket, then you’ve surely seen the dozens of products that are available. It can be overwhelming. There are so many different brands that do the same thing, whether it’s cleaning fabrics, windows, furniture, tile, metal, or wood. It’s hard enough just deciding which [...]
Every Tuesday we provide you with a helpful tip to help you save money, get organized, or otherwise try to improve your day. Today’s tip: Replace Incandescent Light Bulbs with CFLs They may cost a bit more up front, but CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs will last longer and use less energy than a standard incandescent bulb.
This is the first post of what will become an ongoing series. Every Tuesday we provide you with a helpful tip to help you save money, get organized, or otherwise try to improve your day. Today’s tip: Use cold water to do your laundry.