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Your Toilet Might be Leaking. Here’s how to Detect & Fix it
Tue, 08/27/13 | 3 Comments
Your Toilet Might be Leaking. Here’s how to Detect & Fix it

For a personal finance blogger, nothing is quite as satisfying as crafting a personal finance lesson analogy to a toilet:
“Sometimes the leaks that hurt the most are the tiny ones that go undetected.”
That felt good.
But …

6 Cheap & Easy Ways to Cut your Heating & Cooling Bills
Fri, 06/28/13 | 15 Comments
6 Cheap & Easy Ways to Cut your Heating & Cooling Bills

Heating and cooling account for 56% of home energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Nationwide, the average annual heating bill for households using oil was $2,298, compared with $724 spent by gas users …

Saving on your Water Bill: 5 Quick, Easy, & Cheap Changes to Make
Thu, 06/27/13 | 6 Comments
Saving on your Water Bill: 5 Quick, Easy, & Cheap Changes to Make

Lets try this exercise again, but switch from electricity to a different utility. The mean spent on water in the U.S. per year, is $547 per 2-person household.
For as much water as Americans use – …

4 Things Everyone Should do to Save Electricity
Wed, 06/26/13 | 14 Comments
4 Things Everyone Should do to Save Electricity

The mean spent on electricity in the U.S. per year, is $1,426 per 2-person household.
I live in mid-Michigan – home of the muggy, swamp-ass summer (although nothing like the mid-south, I will admit). I still …

Watering my Lawn had MULTIPLIED my Total Water Usage!
Wed, 05/8/13 | 9 Comments
Watering my Lawn had MULTIPLIED my Total Water Usage!

This is a long lost post from the 20somethingfinance archives. I wrote it a few years ago, and for whatever reason, it was lost and never published. The dates are old, but the lesson learned …

10 Easy Ways to Reduce your Impact (& Save Lots of Money) this Earth Day
Mon, 04/22/13 | 5 Comments
10 Easy Ways to Reduce your Impact (& Save Lots of Money) this Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. I’m fired up, and you’re welcome to join me. Lets make it more than just a token day that we forget about tomorrow. Let’s make it Earth Week, Earth Year, and …


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