Save Money On Your Electricity Bills This Summer

Lower Summer Utility CostsWith summer officially arriving this week, you may have noticed your electric bills are rising almost as fast as the temperatures. At least during the wintertime, you can keep warm by putting on an extra hoodie or adding an extra blanket. In the summer, there is only so much clothing you can take off.

To keep your electricity bills down in the summertime as the heat goes up, here are some simple energy saving tips you can use to keep more money in your wallet.

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The Biggest Savings on Allergy Relief Medications for Spring

Savings on Allergy ReliefAfter a cold and snowy winter in many parts of the country, temperatures are starting to warm up. The days are already longer with the extra hour of daylight from daylight savings. The arrival of spring also brings with it a familiar sight of cars and everything else covered in a layer of yellow pollen.

When everyone else is looking forward to spending more time outside enjoying the warmer days and blossoming flowers, for those of us with allergies spring means seemingly endless suffering from runny noses, congestion, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. It is during this time of the year that stores see their stocks of allergy medication go flying off the shelves.

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Save and Even Profit From the Toys R Us Closing Sale

Toys R Us Closing SaleRIP Toys R Us and Geoffrey the Giraffe. After 70 years, Toys R Us along with Babies R Us are going out of business and closing their doors for the last time.

The popular toy store, which was part of many of our childhoods growing up, has announced that they will be shutting down or selling off their 735 stores. The massive liquidation sales began on Friday, March 23 and are expected to run through June.

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How To Save Hundreds By Buying Your Prescription Glasses Online

Buying Eyeglasses OnlineIn our daily lives it’s hard to imagine there is anything that we use more than our eyes. For those of us who don’t have perfect vision, eyeglasses are a must-have item that we put on first thing in the morning and only take off when we climb back into bed at night.

Buying your next pair of eyeglasses online can save you hundreds of dollars for the same quality of glasses you would have gotten at the store.

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Stop Renting and Buy Your Cable Modem To Start Saving Money

Buy or Rent Your Cable ModemIf you are a cable internet service subscriber, do you rent or own your cable modem? If you are renting your modem, you could easily save up to $120 a year by purchasing your own modem.

It seems like almost every year that we would receive another letter from the cable companies announcing yet another rate hike, so it is not a big surprise that they also charge a fee to rent the equipment needed to access their internet service. When I first signed up to Comcast over a decade ago, the modem rental fee was only $3 a month. Today it is $10 per month.

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Your Pricey Bottled Water Is Probably Tap Water

Bottled Water Versus Tap WaterWater used to be free. Actually, it still is. I remember when I first saw bottled water for sale. It seemed like the most inane thing ever. Why would anyone actually pay money for water when it could be found for free at home or at water fountains? When I was in grade school, we would all line up at the water fountain after coming back inside from running around during recess. I’m pretty sure we all turned out (mostly) ok. Little will I know, by 2016 the U.S. bottled water industry will sell $16 billion in water and bottled water will become the most popular bottled beverage.

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Cut the Cord on Cable TV For A Richer Life

Cut The Cable TV CordTwice a week I would go out for a run in the evening around the neighborhood and just about every single house will have flashes of light coming through their windows. This light isn’t from some sort of mad science experiment going on, but from the television in the living room zapping our brains with everything from movies, news, talk shows, commercials, and mindless reality shows.

The Nielsen Company estimates there are now 118.4 million TV homes and the average American home now has 2.93 TV sets. The average American now watches more than five hours of television a day and the average viewer spends about 15 minutes of every hour watching commercials. Assuming the US life expectancy of 78 years, we spend about 16 years of our lives watching television.

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20 Smart Ways To Save Money On A Road Trip

UtahWith the arrival of spring and nicer weather, many of you may be starting to think of going somewhere for spring break or summer vacation. Depending on how many people are in your group, it may be cheaper to drive than fly.

Driving offers a lot of flexibility and benefits than other methods of travel. You can visit friends and family along the way. You can bring your dog along, saving the costs of boarding your canine buddy at a kennel. You can stop and explore towns and try local cuisines.

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Shave For Less: Taking A Razor To Shaving Costs

Cartridge Razor vs Double Edge RazorI estimate I’ve been shaving for over 2 decades now. When I started growing facial hair in high school, my father handed me a Gillette Sensor Excel razor which was a free sample that arrived one day in the mail. If you think about it, that is a pretty ingenious marketing strategy if assuming I shaved every other day, replacing the cartridge once a month at $2 each, I would have spent $480 just on the razor cartridges alone over the years. A Gillette insider once reported that a cartridge containing almost a half dozen blades with a fancy lubricating strip that retails for $4 each costs less than 10 cents to manufacture. That comes out to a markup of 4,750 percent.

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Encrypt and Secure Your Blog With Free SSL Certificates From Let’s Encrypt

It was just over a year ago when if you wanted a SSL certificate for your blog or website, you had to pay for it with your hard-earned dollars. I still remember paying each year for a PositiveSSL certificate from Comodo along with all the hassles of installing the new certificates on my server come renewal time.

This all changed in December 2015 when Let’s Encrypt started offering free SSL certificates to the public. In less than a year they’ve issued over 20 million free certificates. Never heard of Let’s Encrypt, or are wondering why you should get a certificate for your blog? Read on for more details and a tutorial on how to setup a certificate with Let’s Encrypt in 15 minutes.

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