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Save Money with These Easy DIY Projects

DIY Projects Anyone Can Do   Sprinkler Head Repair Sprinkler Head Repair – Potential Savings: $10-$25 each  Replacing a sprinkler head or two has become a summer ritual for me as our boxer Jazz has an appetite for them.  Replacing a sprinkler head is a DIY project that you can do with no prior experience required. […]

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How to Reduce Your Household Electric Bill

Cutting Electricity Used in the Home Lowering the monthly utility bill is a goal for every homeowner unfortunately for many of us it is not always easy to know what steps to take to lower energy usage.  By following these suggestions you can make a smaller electric bill a reality. Plant Deciduous Trees for Shade […]

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ShopSmart Poll – Coupon Savings are Real

According to a recent poll conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center for ShopSmart magazine, women who use shopping loyalty cards and coupons save an average of $678 or 10% on their grocery bill each year. Some results from the poll.. 55% of female coupon users bought an off-brand for coupon savings The most common […]

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Cut the Cord: Can You Survive Without a Landline?

According to Wireless Substitution: State-level Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, a report from the CDC, 23.9% of adults and 27.5% of children in the United States live in a household which only has a wireless phone.  The proliferation of the cellular phone is astounding – just one generation ago an analog Motorola DynaTAC […]

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How to be Successfully Self Sufficient

As people struggle to find ways to cut their living costs, the idea of self sufficiency has become more and more appealing. There are lots of areas of your day to day life in which you could live more self sufficiently. It might sound like a lot of hard work, but imagine not having worry […]

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Cut Your Grocery Bill with an Herb Container Garden

Want to have fresh herbs and save money on your monthly grocery bill?  An herb container garden is a great way to have your favorite fresh herbs just outside you doorstep.  A container garden allows you to select the ideal location for your herb garden and if the growing conditions are not suitable all you […]

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Time Management Tips – How to Create Value While Saving Time

Time Management Increases Productivity and Lowers Stress Ever hear of the phrase Time is Money? Effective time management can help you become more productive, lower your stress level, and leave you with more time to do other things.  Here are some of the best time management tips and tricks out there. Time Management at Home […]

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12 Volt Battery Hack

This battery hack has been around for awhile but it is nevertheless worth mentioning again.  Original credit for this goes to Kipkay at Metacafe.  By taking a 12v A23 battery and splitting the case, you end up with 8 1.5v button batteries worth approximately $40!    

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