Category Archives: Saving Tips

15 Ways to Save Money This Year

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Looking for a way to follow through on some of your resolutions this year? These 50 easy ways to save money will help you pay off some bills; work towards getting out of debt; or build on your savings. 15 Ways to Save Money this Year Budget! – The only way that you are going to be able to save… Read more »

Canning and Freezing Vegetables

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You’ve planted a garden this year, but now veggies are starting to be harvested. Maybe you are realizing you shouldn’t have planted 12 tomato plants. Or, the 10 cucumber mounds that you planted have become a bed of cucumbers. What do you do with all these extra vegetables? Your best option is to keep them for the cold winter months… Read more »

Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent

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Laundry detergent in our house poses a small challenge. My wife and two boys have very sensitive skin, so all our detergents are for sensitive skin. This gets expensive and I wanted to find another option. This Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent recipe I found on Pinterest from This simple 4 ingredient homemade laundry detergent has saved us a bunch… Read more »

Top WaterSense Rated Shower Heads

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The other day I wrote a post on water conservation and taking responsibility for things around the house to help reduce water usage. In that post I referenced taking shorter showers and using shower heads that were WaterSense rated. Below I briefly discuss what WaterSense rating for shower heads means and then list some of the top watersense rated shower… Read more »

12 Tips to Reduce Water Use at Home

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Water Conservation! Have you heard that phrase in the past year or two? If you are in any of the areas that have been under water restrictions the past few summers I’m sure you have. For those of us who haven’t had to deal with water restrictions we are lucky, but we also need to do our part. Let’s face… Read more »

Tax Time is Approaching

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(This post contains affiliate links) Yes, it is true. Tax time is approaching. Since January has just ended all employers must have sent out their W2 information to all employees. I recommend getting a jump on the the impeding deadline and get your taxes out of the way sooner than later. TaxAct is a great way to finish up your… Read more »

Why haven’t you signed up for Ebates?

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(This post contains affiliate links) Why haven’t you signed up for Ebates yet? Do you know how much you are missing out on cash back and great offers? I love the great deals that Ebates has to offer and the cash back you get by shopping through them. And, you can earn $10 free just for signing up! In 2015… Read more »

10 Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill

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Saving money is a big topic this time of year as many people have New Year’s Resolutions to save more over the course of this next year. We are all concerned about how much electricity/energy we use. Whether our reason is that we want to be “greener” or we want to see more savings because we can’t believe how much… Read more »

Student Loan Debt: The Cancer in the Room

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Student loans are debilitating many of us. You might be upset that I am calling it the “Cancer” in the room. But it kind of is. There isn’t a cure, it isn’t going away, and it is killing far too many of us. In 2004, student loan debt was $260 billion, in 10 years (2014) that number has jumped to… Read more »

Cut the Cord: How we cut cable and saved

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So waaaaaay back in August, I wrote a post on debating if we should cut the cable. I had quite a few people tell me that it was a great idea, especially since we had Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. But, I dragged my feet and never did it. Going in to this year we are looking to try and… Read more »