Competing With Yourself To Save On Utility Bills

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Unlike most people, I actually look forward to receiving my utility bills each month. I view each month’s bill – whether it be from the water company, the electric utility, or the natural gas provider – as a way to gauge how well I am doing in my efforts to both conserve energy and save money. For natural gas, I track how many cubic feet I burned (it is billed in units of 100 cubic feet at a time). Go Green

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Great Ways To Save Money On Energy Bills At Home

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Did you know you can compare energy prices and save on your energy bills online! The cost of running a home has become much more expensive and most people are finding more and more of their income going towards household bills, particularly their energy bills. Electricity prices have rocketed but there are some things you can do to reduce your consumption and utility bill. Just turning your thermostat one degree can reduce your heating bill by 5%.

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16 Ways To Save Money On Your Energy Bill This Summer

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Running your air conditioning 24 hours a day tends to be more expensive than heating your home (except if you use oil), so with that in mind, here are some tips to help get you ready for summertime to reduce your energy bills, reduce your impact on the environment, and keep some of your hard-earned money in your pocket where it belongs. You can save 1 – 3 percent on your utility bill for each degree the thermostat is set above 72 degrees. Go Green Ah, summer.

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How to Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year on Your Water Bill

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Spring and summer are rapidly approaching and we all know what that means – lush green lawns, sweet-smelling flowering planters, and overflowing backyard gardens. Along with all these warm weather favorites come dramatically increased water bills and usage, as all that green requires a constant flow of our most precious resource to thrive. Go Green

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Saturday Night Sweeps 03/28/20: Win $1,000 to Help Pay Your Bills & More

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Saturday Night Sweeps 03/28/20: Win $1,000 to Help Pay Your Bills & More. Win a Big Green Egg & Nest and an Easter Dinner. Win $1,000 to Help Pay Your Bills. Continue reading Saturday Night Sweeps 03/28/20: Win $1,000 to Help Pay Your Bills & More at FTM.

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Going Green at Work

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Many people find it relatively easy to implement green living strategies at home but wonder how they can make the same positive changes in their workplace. This saves power, cuts electricity bills and does not affect the comfort of the workers. Harmful chemicals – replace cleaning products with green cleaning products and dispose of harmful chemicals in a way that conserves, not destroys, the natural environment. So, is your workplace green? Go Green

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Grocery Chopping: Cut Down Your Grocery Bill Without Using Coupons and $500 Giveaway

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What tactics, other than coupons, do you use to lower your grocery bill? How to Save Money with Coupons and Discount Codes How to Save Money at the Supermarket 10 Ways to Shop Green and Budget Friendly During Boxing Day… How to Shop at Thrift Stores for Clothes To Save Money Put Your Budget on a Diet: Saving Money by Living Medium.

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5 Ways to Lower Your Monthly Bills

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I myself struggled for many years paying my own bills, but have since found numerous ways to save money. Start cutting back and shopping around for ways you can reduce your monthly bills so you can join me on the road to financial freedom. 10 Ways to Shop Green and Budget Friendly During Boxing Day Sales. Believe it or not, there are lots of ways to save money, no matter how much of it you have- or don’t have.

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Going Green on a Budget

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Green is one of my favorite colors. Unfortunately, sometimes trying to save money and ‘go green’ present a conflict of interest. There are ways to build a green budget without breaking the bank. Some green-cleaning recipes are as easy as vinegar and baking soda. There are plenty of tax incentives for those who decide to go green. The final tip I have for building a green budget is to unplug! It’s really not that hard to go green! Go Green

Live Green and Get More Green in Your Wallet

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And according to Jeff Yeager, author of “The Cheapskate Next Door,” owning a rental property can help you pay bills – or pay off your mortgage – in half the time. So, how what have you done to go green and save money? Live Green and Get More Green in Your Wallet is a post from: Prairie EcoThrifter.com. Go Green Money Tips

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Go Green and Save Money with Energy Efficient Appliances

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What The Numbers Say According to the Energy Star people, the average US household uses 13% of its total energy bill on running appliances, of which about 8% is attributed to the refrigerator. The saving you make on your power bills could pay for the new appliance within five years, at average electricity prices. The cost saving on your energy bill would be $40 to $100 a year with a new, energy efficient model. 10 Ways to Slash Your Electric Bill. Go Green

7 Simple Ways to Go Green in 2013

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It might take longer to become as green as you want to be, but you are more likely to see permanent changes. Start with these 7 simple ways to go green in 2013, and stick with them, and you will not only find yourself living more sustainably, but you will also feel energized to tackle some of the bigger behavioral changes next year: 1. This simple switch can save you money and green your lifestyle a little more. Go Green

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Green, Frugal Alternatives To the Gym

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It’s completely green, as you are not using any energy to do so, and kids love it. Power walking in the park with friends is a social activity, it’s green, and it’s free. Work Harder, Then Work Smarter This post was written by Derek.Are you currently struggling to pay the bills from month to month? Get Healthy Go GreenI love the gym because everything I need to get a great workout is right there.

Is ‘Going Green’ Killing Our Economy?

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Bill McKibben, one of the foremost environmental activists, suggests that it is too late. While the movement toward going green may be closing certain jobs, it is also opening up new ones. The labor in the green industry is slowly expanding and providing long-term employment. The green movement is not only helping the economy on the macro level, but also on the day-to-day things. Is ‘Going Green’ Killing Our Economy? Go Green

Will a “Green” Car Really Save You Money?

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Having a green car can really help you feel better about how your driving habits impact the environment. Plus, green cars tend to help you save money on gas, right? However, sometimes a green car won’t save you as much as you thought. Consumer Reports recently analyzed 2011 models of green cars, and their “non-green” counterparts to get an idea of what is likely to really save you money. Could You Save More In The Long Run With a Non-Green Car?

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How to Throw a Green Party

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Entertaining doesn’t have to be damaging to the environment, nor do you have to limit the fun to throw a green party. So check out these great tips on how to throw a green party and do your bit for the environment. This is one area where it is simple to go green. If you want to draw attention to the environment and the fact that you are throwing a green party, make this your theme. Also, if you are planning a New Year’s party, are you going to make it green?

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How to Be Green and Save Money

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In fact a lot of the things you can do to stay green actually save you money in the process. To me it’s a no brainer; be green and save money in the process… why wouldn’t you?! Many energy companies also now offer a ‘green energy plan’ This means that if you switch to this service, most of your energy will be sourced from renewable sources. So, have you tried to save money by being green? Go Green and Save Money by Picking the Right Car.

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7 Ways to Go Green for Under $7.00

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Congratulations, those are fantastic first steps towards living a green life. But what else could you be doing to green the rest of your lifestyle? Look no further, as I have rounded up 7 ways for you to invest in a green lifestyle and a healthier environment without spending more than $7 at one time. Once you are done with the first one, you can come back and visit this article each month to check another green tip off your list. What is Green Energy? Go Gree

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Green Investing Tips: How To Place Your Dollar In Conscious Companies

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Not only is it similarly internet-centric, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg was vocal in both his participation in, and support of, Bill Gates’ ‘Giving Pledge’. Go Green Money TipsWith our national recession seeming to lift ever so slightly, many Americans are curious about the best means to invest after four years of market-shyness. While we were all plenty burned by the 2008 crash, with a slow turnaround there remain many sectors in which to place your investing dollar.

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How To Transition Your Family Into Going Green

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You need to transition your household from one that is environmentally unfriendly to a green home. The key is to take the necessary steps to get your family to buy into your green living plan. Use these four steps to make your transition to green living as smooth as possible. Explain your reasons for going green to your family. Your transition into a green friendly consumer will be a lot easier if everyone understands why you are doing it. Go Green

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How to Go Green Witout Going Broke

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Most people are aware that going green not only saves the environment, it also saves money. However, the big Catch 22 with going green is that the upfront costs can be quite expensive. However, going green doesn’t mean you have to go all out. In fact, there are several ways that you can go green without going broke. The old phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle” is crucial when it comes to small, and inexpensive, ways of going green.

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5 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time

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You can live a much greener life by adopting a couple of green living ideas and adding them to your shopping habits. You will actually find that you are trimming costs from your monthly expenses by following these 5 green ideas. One of the most overlooked ways to go green is to just start by consuming less. These items can reduce your home’s reliance on gas, electricity, and water while lowering your utility bills. You see it’s really not that hard to go green.

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Six Eco-friendly Ways to Save Money for You and Your Family

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Upgrading your home to be energy efficient cuts down on utility bills drastically, if not eliminating those bills entirely, with solar panels. Both paper coupons and paper bills are things of the past. Similarly, a lot of companies, particularly insurance companies, offer discounts on premiums if the insured enrolls in paperless billing. Simply by agreeing to receive the bills digitally, a person can create room in their budget and help save some trees with one click!

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Green Works Products Review

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Name of Product: Green Works Products. Description of Product: “ · Green Works® Naturally Derived Cleaning Wipes pack some serious cleaning power and are made with naturally derived ingredients, such as citric acid and wood fibers. From the cooktop to the countertop, Green Works® Naturally Derived All-Purpose Cleaner powers through grease, grime and dirt without leaving behind harsh chemical fumes or residues. Where can the product be purchased: at retailers nationwide.

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Saving Money on Home Heating

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A high heating bill. Is there any way to prevent heat loss and save money on your home heating bill? Did you know that curtains can do wonders for helping you save money on your heating bill? Go GreenWinter is the coolest time of year, as the saying goes. When you’re home, sweet home, you want to be warm as toast. You know what’s worse than a drafty home? Saving money on home heating starts with preventing heating loss.

How to Save Electricity While You’re Working at Home

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Listed below are the 5 best measures you can take in order to conserve energy and save on monthly electricity bills. Go GreenIt’s not novel news that working from home has become quite the norm these days. The Coronavirus pandemics led to many lifestyle changes and one of the biggest is the severed connection between public office environments and its staff. Incredibly, 42% of the U.S labour force now work from home full-time!

Produce Coupon | Save 20% On Green Peppers

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You can save 20% on loose green peppers through August 4th! SavingStar works a little differently in that the “coupon” doesn’t come off the total bill, but the amount goes into a SavingStar account for you. SavingStar has another awesome produce coupon for us!! Plus, you can use manufacturer coupons on top of it! You can then cashout that money via Paypal, bank deposit, or for a variety of gift cards. SavingStar and have cashed out several times!

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15 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs

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Big energy bills can bleed your budget dry, not to mention the potential impact on the environment. Cutting back on your energy consumption will help you become more ‘green’ as well as putting a bit more money back in your pocket. Here are some ways you can reduce your energy bills. Cutting Your Heating Bills. You could be paying over the odds if your bill is based on estimated readings. Just a 1% reduction could see your energy bills drop by as much as 10%.

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Paper or Plastic: The Most Environmental Payment Option

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Which should I choose to make sure I am being as green as possible? Bills and coins must travel between and among the Federal Reserve, banks, and merchants, racking up millions of miles during their meager lifespans. Additionally, credit cards offer environmentalists a number of green perks that they can use to improve nature while making everyday expenditures. Sustain: Green MasterCard. Green America Visa Platinum. Go Green

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Heat Yourself Not Your Home This Winter

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I could run the oil burner in the basement all day and night, but then I would have to pay an oil bill that would probably equal the cost of the rent. Running a space heater while keeping the oil burner set so low means my heating bill in “cold country” isn’t sky-high like most people’s is. Heat yourself not your home isn’t just a catchy phrase; it can save you a ton of money on your heating bill. Go Green

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Save 20% On Green Peppers Through December 15th

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You can save 20% on green peppers through December 15th! SavingStar works a little differently in that the “coupon” doesn’t come off the total bill, but the amount goes into a SavingStar account for you. SavingStar has another awesome produce coupon for us!! See offer info for complete details! Plus, you can use manufacturer coupons on top of it! You can then cashout that money via Paypal, bank deposit, or for a variety of gift cards.

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Everyday Changes that Save Money & Help our Planet + a $25 GIANT FOOD STORES Gift Card Giveaway

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In an effort to conserve water, especially during dry spells, and save on your water bill, follow these easy tips. Save on your Energy Bill. According to Energy Star, the average home spends more than $2,000 per year on utility bills, nearly half going to heating and cooling. Green Living Sponsored PostThis post and giveaway are sponsored by GIANT Food Stores. April 22 marks Earth Day, the one day a year that we set aside to celebrate what’s best for our planet.

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Why You Should Be Collecting Rainwater

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My water bill was pretty much nada. Relatives of mine have $400-$600/month water bills because of how much watering their yard and garden requires; why do that when a few hundreds bucks invested one time can provide you all the water you need for free? How to Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year on Your Water Bill Four Reasons to Have a Gravel Driveway Tips for Beginner Gardeners Time to Favor Fake Grass? Go Green

Save Money with Geothermal Heat

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From insulating your home, replacing windows, even completely upgrading your heating system to something more efficient, the options are endless… Including A Free Option Heating may take up about 45% of your utility bill, but luckily, there is more than enough heat to supply your home, sitting right beneath your feet. Imagine cutting your heating bill down by 70%! While this may seem like a big initial investment, the cost is easily paid back by the 70% energy bill savings.

9 Easy Ways to Save Money Around the House

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This can save you a surprising amount of money on your heating bill. Take the time to fix the faucet, and you’ll immediately see a drop in your water bill. As you make these changes and notice a drop in your electric and water bills, save the difference. If you’re heating bill used to be $350 every month and now it’s $275, save the extra $75 a month difference. Go Frugal Go Green

Inefficiencies in Homes to Look For as a First Time Home Buyer

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We have a friend who bought a cute little cottage that he lives in full time in 2011, and, much to his chagrin, he found that when the winter came along, his heating bill was almost unaffordable. These single paned windows cost him thousands of dollars to replace, and while the replacement certainly brought his heating bill down (and undoubtedly also increased his property value), it still hurt his wallet. Go Green

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10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

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Vegetables, such as asparagus, green beans, spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower, are all great candidates. each for one organic green bell pepper. There’s an internet health food store called The Green Polka Dot Box. If you shop smartly, buy in season, and either grow a little of your own produce or make friends with someone who does, you can both save money on your food bill and eat healthy at the same time. Get Healthy Go Frugal Go Green

Simple Things You Can Do to Be Environmentally Friendly and Save Money

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Save Money and the Environment By Buying Second Hand 16 Ways To Save Money On Your Energy Bill This Summer Great Ways To Save Money On Energy Bills At Home 15 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs. Go Frugal Go Green So often, being environmentally friendly and saving money go hand in hand. That’s good for the Earth and for personal finances.

Plan a Low Heat Challenge | 31 Days to Find $1000

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But temperatures are going to start to dip–that’s just reality–although I’ve really become quite fond of our low utility bills over these last few months. Our September utility bill dropped $80 because of the mild late summer and early fall weather when we didn’t have to run the central air conditioner. I would really like another low utility bill so that I could put that extra money towards our 31 Days to Find $1000 challenge.

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Want to Save Money? Work with What You Have

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Kiplinger’s argues, “In the absence of a gigantic repair bill–you need a new engine, for example–an old car is almost always cheaper to own than a new one.” Go Frugal Go Green I was born with mildly curly hair. In the summer months, this manifested into a mop of fuzz. For years I hated my hair and did anything I could to straighten it.

How We’re Saving Money On Water Even Though We Live in the Desert

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Even though we live in the desert, we’re finding ways to conserve water and keep our monthly water bill low. Why You Should Be Collecting Rainwater How to Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year on Your Water Bill How to Save Money on Water Costs Tips for Beginner Gardeners A Case for Tap Water. Go Frugal Go Green My family and I just recently moved to Tucson, Arizona.

How to Save Money on Water Costs

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If you don’t have a water meter, you might find that your water bills are a lot more expensive than they should be. For many households, water bills are based on estimated readings in line with how much water is being used in other houses in your area. This can be a particularly good way to save money on your water bills if you live alone or are planning to take big steps to use less water in your home. Great Ways To Save Money On Energy Bills At Home.

Minimize Your Impact on the Environment with Your Finances

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Although my primary concern these days to get out of debt, I have been thinking a lot about what “GREEN” really means and how that impacts my everyday lifestyle. But have you ever considered how you can go green with your finances? There are many different ways our finances can help in the green initiative. Have you ever considered saving money to be more “Green”? I became a vegetarian 3 years ago, and noticed my grocery bills reduced immensely.