8 more ways to get some energy savings DIY style

Um, check this out. You can save even more money just by applying some thought to these 8 energy savings items. Added up over a year it’s not inconsequential, so come with me on a  journey to financial empowerment by plugging some of the leaks in your financial system! 1) …

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The $125 kitchen counter makeover

kitchen counter makeover

In a world of granite, marble, and travertine, sometimes it’s nice to switch gears and remodel your counter tops out of something that doesn’t cost thousands of dollars, is readily available, and can be matched to accommodate a wide variety of tastes. So come with me for a kitchen counter …

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Being frugal doesn’t have to mean living at the poverty line


Play along with me for a moment and imagine that you just got a raise that tripled the amount of your disposable income. You can now afford 3 times more than you could before, congratulations. Well that’s exactly what it’s like once you are able to buy everything at 70% off. Actually, it’s …

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4 things I learned when I cut out alcohol for 30 days.


Who doesn’t like alcohol? Ok a few of you maybe, but for the great majority of people it’s how we celebrate, relax, unwind, and get our social juices flowing at parties, get togethers, and weddings. Habitual drinking has a few downsides though aside from just the health repercussions. I know, …

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3 things you can do to avoid car battery problems

Do you know what ruins automotive parts fast? Extreme heat and cold. Where I live in Phoenix Arizona, the extreme heat is my biggest battery problem, but if you’re in a cold weather state I’m sure it’s the opposite. Either way, it’s not an “if” but more of a “when” …

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4 reasons why woodworking is a must for anyone on a budget.

A Man’s greatest resource is his labor. I know it’s been said many times before but that’s only because it applies to so many different places in anyone’s life. Anytime I don’t have money for something I want, I ask myself ‘Can’t I just build it myself?’ and over and over, …

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How to save 70% on almost everything!

Save 70% on everything

Intelligent shoppers buy value to save huge amounts of money. Less sophisticated shoppers buy based on price. Do you ever find it odd that once a new car’s tires hit the road outside the car lot that the value drops immediately? What changed? It’s the same car. The miles are …

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