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 review how you are spending your money now, and make a few changes to live more frugally. Here are 5 ideas that can get you started on saving money:

How to Create the Ideal Home Office You’ll Enjoy Working In

Working from home is an awesome perk, but not if you’re stuck working on the cluttered corner of the kitchen table. To ensure maximum focus and creativity, you need to provide yourself with optimal working conditions. Consider creating a tranquil space that lends itself to getting things done while fostering productivity and creativity. Comfort and functionality are the keys to making your office space enjoyable while performing your day-to-day tasks. Here are some tips on how to create a perfect space that stimulates your mind and productivity.

Landscaping the Perfect Yard on a Budget

Real Estate professionals stress the importance of “Curb Appeal” but it’s not just for selling your house. Your yard is the first impression you make on guests, neighbors, and yourself. When you simply want your house to stand out, your yard and curb appeal are what is going to make a big difference. Many people neglect their yards due to the cost involved. Fortunately, there are a few ways to fund a better yard on a budget when you want to give it a makeover.

Sprucing Up Your Yard On A Budget (Video)

No matter how big or how small your yard, you want it to look great. You might think that this isn’t possible on a limited budget, but there are many things you can do that don’t require a great deal of money. Consider the following ways t0 spruce up your yard when you’re on a budget.

Upgrade Your Windows and Save

As much as 30% of your home’s energy energy loss can be due to older single pane windows. If they are drafty and leaky the loss can be even more. So replacing older windows is a project that can easily pay for itself. If you live in a place that requires both heating and cooling new windows can save you money year round. But replacing windows can offer other benefits as well.

Home Maintenance: How To Save Money This Winter

As the temperature drops, your heating bills can soar. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), heating and cooling your home can account for as much as 48% of your utility bills. But a few simple steps can drastically cut your energy expenses. Here are some tips for home maintenance that will help you save money this winter.

How Air Conditioner Prep In Fall Can Save Money in the Future

Just because the weather is beginning to cool off doesn’t mean your home’s air conditioning system can be ignored in the coming months. A little preventative maintenance carried out in the fall could save you quite a bit of money next spring. Here are some tips for maintenance and saving money on your heating and cooling bills.

Taming Home Maintenance Costs

When considering home maintenance costs one “Rule of Thumb” suggests that you set aside 1% of the value of your home as a repair budget. So if you live in Pennsylvania and you own a median priced home of $195,000 you should set aside $1,950 per year for repairs. This doesn’t mean that every year […]