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Brew Your Own Coffee We know most people can't survive without coffee in the morning because we're in the same boat. But we also know that spending a few bucks at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts every morning is a waste of cash. That's why it's much more cost efficient to pony up a mere $36 for ...
Use Efficient Power Strips Power strips are great and all, but they can lead you into the bad habit of always leaving gadgets and appliances on, thereby raising your energy costs. That's why you should look into efficient power strips like the $90 Wattstopper, which senses when you're at ...
Ditch your landline and get an Internet phone (VoIP) Using a digital Internet phone service -- also known as VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) -- is a cheap way to cut your cell phone bill or eliminate the higher costs of a landline. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection, and ...
Use Motion Sensor Lighting You already know that turning off lights is an excellent way to save on your electric bill, so why not make it easier by automating the process? Motion sensors come in a variety of models and increase energy efficiency and security in your home. They can plug ...
Program Your Home's Temperature Keeping your home at the same temperature 24 hours a day either means you have too much money to care or you're not paying attention to your bills. Programmable thermostats allow you to set your temperature based on the time of day, making sure you're ...
Monitor Your Electric Use You know how you have second thoughts about eating fast food when you look at the nutrition facts? Monitoring your energy consumption will have the same effect, only you'll end up cutting watts instead of calories. You can go the cheaper route with a monitor like ...
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