What would you do if you knew that hyper-inflation would be upon us by this summer? Stop and think about it a bit. Would you buy some basics now? Would you sharpen your skills at finding discounts? What if gas went to $8.00 a gallon by this summer? How would that affect you? Would you buy a super efficient car? Would you sell your second … [Read more...]
Do Less Laundry: 4 Easy Tricks
There aren't many tips that save money, time, stress, and your clothes! The less laundry you do, the less water you use, and the less power you use to run the washing machine and dryer. These tips come from MP (Mr. Pennies) in his bachelor days.As a bachelor MP thought doing laundry was a huge waste of time and found several ways to spend as … [Read more...]
House Improvement ROI? It Depends on Your Choices!
This time of year I see articles about improving your house in ways that will pay off when you sell. Experts of one sort or another extol the benefits of remodeling your kitchen and bathrooms as being the best for return-on-investment (ROI). Indeed those rooms have a higher ROI than remodeling a bedroom or putting in a swimming pool. But they … [Read more...]
Shrink Your Energy Bills with these Improvements
Prices on oil and gas are not going to go lower. It's a good time to get serious about some specific improvements to your house. They will help your budget & will be selling points later.The costs of these projects range from a few dollars to over a thousand. Pick those you can afford with an eye to how long it will take to recoup your … [Read more...]
Do Fireplace Inserts Save Money?
Possibly. These inserts cost about $3,000-4000, so you initial cost is not cheap. The insert is supposed to keep more heat in your house than a fireplace without one. It seems you need a good air circulation fan from your furnace that you can run to get the heat moved around your house.Be sure to read all the comments to the linked … [Read more...]
Airseal Your House for Big Energy Savings (and It’s Cheap)
This is a great time of year to get your house ready for the winter heating season. Who wants cold air seeping into their house & (as my Dad used to say) do you want to heat all of the outdoors?Sealing up your house means saving money every month. It helps for when you are using air conditioning too. The best news is that it doesn't cost much to … [Read more...]