One of the first lessons I learned about owning a vehicle and having a driver’s license was that if you can’t afford the cost of gas, then you don’t get to drive. Since I first received my driver’s license I have watched gas prices sky rocket and my children don’t believe me when I say that gas used to be under $1 a gallon. The problem is that with children, I drive more and that means I spend more in gas. I have decided that in order to get our monthly spending on gas under control I had to come up with an effective way to Save on Gas Bill for my car. Continue reading
I was 20 years old when I went to buy my first new car. I lost my used car due to an auto accident and decided that I was going to get a new vehicle instead of another used vehicle. I took my dad with me because of all the stories I had heard about women being ripped off when buying a car. Although he was with me, he let me handle all the negotiations and after successfully negotiating a deal I was happy with, I was hooked. It would be several years before I would purchase a new car and this time I was married and had 2 kids. Most women would have gladly handed over the car buying to their spouse but I handle the finances and knew what our budget was. He gladly let me handle the negotiations and now when we go car shopping it is my job. We both laugh when people try to talk to him and ignore me. Over the years I have found these 5 tips on How to Buy New Car help negotiate the best deal without giving yourself a migraine in the process. Continue reading
My home gas bill is always high during the winter time but with the Polar Vortex this winter, I am feeling the pain more now than ever. I started to figure out How To Save on Gas Bill so that I don’t have to pay more than I can afford. These simple tips will help you save money and still allow you to stay warm.
Welcoming a new baby to the world is one of life’s sweetest celebrations! What isn’t so sweet is how much it can cost to welcome that baby, but I have some decorating suggestions to help you host a terrific baby shower that won’t break the bank. On my blog, Spaceships and Laser Beams, we specialize in parties for boys (and non-frilly girls!) so I have lots of Baby Shower Ideas and Decorations to help you plan yours.
We all rely on our hearts to keep our blood pumping and our body working but thanks to our poor eating habits many of us are abusing our heart and don’t even know it. The fatty and greasy foods we eat even in moderation can wreck havoc on our hearts and even those who shy away from fatty foods can still be at ricks for Heart Disease due to family history. With all the diets out there, it can be hard to find how you should be eating. I prefer to think of losing weight and getting healthy as a lifestyle change but for some they like to look at things as a challenge and prefer a Heart Healthy Weight Loss Diet. Before you begin any program you always want to consult with doctor to make sure you are okay. Continue reading
I don’t know about you but it seems this winter has been particularly long and cold. As we approach spring, I look forward to the opportunity to open the windows and air the house out. I also have an ulterior motive for this. After enduring record high electric bills this winter, turning the heat pump off will be a welcome relief to my already shattered utility budget.
Winter is almost over. At least I hope that statement is true. With the melting of the snow, warmer temperatures, and glimpses of what spring has to bring, my mind turns to what needs to be done outside the house. After all, I feel as if we’ve been cooped up for an eternity.
1. Take a good look at the exterior of your home. How did the doors, windows, siding, decks, and stairs fair over the winter? Do you see any obvious repairs which need to be made? If so, are they repairs which you can do yourself or will you need to hire a contractor?
2. Make plans for a family cleanup day. From youngest to oldest, everyone can help out. Simple things like cleaning debris out of flower beds, sweeping the porch, and tearing down cobwebs in the corners all contribute to the cause.
3. Take the opportunity early in the season to wash your windows inside and out. If this project is broken down into manageable time periods, it can all be done before it’s too hot to think about being outside. Once those windows are sparkly clean, everything else in the house seems to shine a little brighter.
Let us know what types of projects you have planned for the spring. Be sure to tell us how you plan to save on home repairs. We love to pass on your tips to our readers!
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Topic: Save on Home Repairs