Saving Money

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32 Cheapskate Handy Hints For the Outdoors

Save those milk jugs, soda cans, pool noodles and other things around your house you thought were useless...

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Car

Don't let pushy salespeople and the pressure to add bells and whistles overwhelm you. Use these tips to buy your...


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What Are Peak Hours for Electricity?

Electricity peak hours, the times of day when electric consumption is highest, may affect your monthly power bill. Here's how...


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13 First-Time Home Buyer Programs You Should Know About

These grants and programs can help your homeownership dreams come true — whether you’re a first-time or repeat home buyer.


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How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an...

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Average Costs of Building Permits

Pulling building permits can be confusing and intimidating. Here we'll demystify one element of the process: cost.


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What Is Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

If you are in the market for homeowners insurance, it helps to know exactly what it covers and what might...

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Tips for Saving Money on Vehicle Tires

Buying tires is no one's favorite reason to spend money. Investing a little time to find saving opportunities can save...


10 Things To Look for When Buying a Used Boat

A used boat can save you thousands, compared to the cost of a new boat. But, as with a used...


Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...


Best Places to Find Moving Boxes for Cheap (or Free)

Need some moving boxes? Here are some places you can get them for little or no money at all.

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Least Energy-Efficient Cycles for Your Appliances

From the washer and dryer to the dishwasher, energy-wasting cycles can drain your wallet.


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How to Budget Landscaping Costs for a New Home

It's easy to underestimate landscaping costs for your new home or cabin. It's a major expense that requires a well-planned,...


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Solar Panels: What To Know Before You Buy

From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...


Car Part Shortage Continues to Bog Down the Auto Market

A computer chip shortage is complicating things for automobile dealers and buyers. Learn more here.


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Tips for Saving Money When Framing a House

Save money up front and through the building process with these tips to frame a new house.

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How Much Does It Cost To Paint the Interior of a House?

The money spent to paint the interior of your house is well worth it. Whether you hire a pro or...


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33 Brilliant Ways to Save Money at Home

You don’t have to cut corners to cut costs. These simple projects and maintenance tasks will help you achieve the...


15 Tools You Didn’t Know You Can Buy at Costco

You may head to Costco to stock up on pantry staples and other supplies, but did you know they carry...


15 Cheapest States to Live in the United States

Want to get more bang for every buck? Consider moving to one of these states, where you'll find bargain prices...


22 Cities Where You Can Retire on $1,500 a Month

See if any of these places are ideal for you!


11 Genius Ways to Save on Every Household Bill

Water bills, energy bills, cell phone bills — oh my! Here’s how to cut costs on each and every one.


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The Big Guide to Tiny House Living

For many, tiny house living is a simple, appealing option in a complicated world. If you're thinking of extreme downsizing,...


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5 Ways to Grow Your Business in the Off-Season

When you own a seasonal business, you're well aware of the off-season. Learn how you can use that time to...

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Home Construction Loans: What to Know

Financing new construction has a specific rule book. Here is an introduction to the fiscal side of building a home...


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21 Genius Uses for Hand Sanitizer You’ll Wish You Knew Before

You won't believe how many ways you can put that bottle of hand sanitizer gel to use. Here's what the...


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What to Know About Boat Insurance

If your boat has a motor, it probably needs boat insurance. Here's what you need to know about boat insurance,...


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Four Ways to Finance Building a Home

A traditional construction loan is not your only option when financing your from-the-ground-up dream home, beach house or woodsy cabin.


35 Money-Saving Handy Hints Using Everyday Items

Everyone enjoys saving money, especially when it comes to improving your home. So check out these amazingly cheap, handy hints...


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What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...