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Is Your House is Wasting Energy & Costing You More Money

Reducing your home’s carbon footprint isn’t just going to help the environment. Making a few small changes around your property could end up saving you thousands of dollars a year by cutting back on your electricity and gas bills. If you are ready to make your home as efficient as possible, then here is a look at some of the most common ways that energy is wasted and what can be done to prevent them.

Seal and Improve Your Insulation

It is an unfortunate fact that many people never even think about what type of insulation they have in their walls. Even if you have a newer home, the contractor may have done a sloppy job installing the insulation. Most modern insulation materials are very durable, but they need to be installed properly. If the contractor left gaps where the fiberglass batts are supposed to meet the 2×4’s heat can pass out in the winter and in, in the summer. Blown in cellulose in an attic can get blown around leaving gaps. Walls settle leaving cracks around windows and doors that create leaks. You should also take care of any air leakage in your home with all-purpose caulking or additional insulation. For just a couple of bucks you can seal up cracks and leaks. Air leaks cost us dearly. According to the Energy Star program, most people could save about 20 percent on their heating and cooling costs simply by sealing up air leaks.

Update Your HVAC System

The lifespan of an HVAC system depends on many different factors including [Continue reading]

Getting the Best Deal on a New Car

In many parts of the world, bargaining, haggling and negotiating between merchants and shoppers are part of the bazaar experience. Tourists in Marrakech, for example, are warned that refusing to bargain at the bazaar may result in the merchants being … [Continue reading]

How Does Your Debt Compare?

Household debt continues to accumulate but not for the reason you may think. While spending is at an all-time high, so is the true debt builder: Interest. Interest rates vary across different types of loans, but the sheer amount of the loans makes … [Continue reading]

5 Caveats When Buying Your First Home

Most Expensive places to own a home

Buying a home is probably the largest purchase of your entire lifetime and one single mistake can easily cost you tens of thousands of dollars. The word Caveat means "Let him beware" in Latin and it is important to remember these Caveats when buying … [Continue reading]

5 Financial Tips to Keep Your Children Fed While You’re Out of Work

Losing a job is never fun. It’s bad enough job when you’re single, but it’s a lot worse when you have kids. You worry about how you’ll feed yourself and them, especially if your unemployment stretches on for months. However, you can take steps to … [Continue reading]

Saving on Home Renovations

Renovating your home is often an exciting process but also a stressful one. And one of the most important components of any renovation project is to plan your budget to ensure all the costs are covered. Anyone who has watched any HGTV knows that … [Continue reading]

Teaching Children While Saving for College

Many adults, find it hard to plan for something that may not happen for another few years or decades. For a child, it may be nearly impossible to comprehend the need to worry about something that won't occur until they are two or three times as old … [Continue reading]

Frugal Finances: 5 Ways to Save Money on Home Bills

Home expenses can creep up significantly, often without your realizing it’s happening. Price increases and the growing need for everyday services can eat into your income rapidly. But you can take control of your home expenses, if you carefully … [Continue reading]