Small Things That Add to Your Electric Bill

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There are lots of small things that add to your electric bill. Little things in a typical American home that may cause a larger burden on your power supply–especially if there are more than one of them present at a time. Some frugal bloggers talk about “vampire” power drains from always-plugged in televisions, computers, and other hardware, but this only represents a very small percentage...
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Dangers of Being Too Frugal

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Are there dangers of being too frugal? Some believe in an old wheeze that goes something like this; “if you spend all day making everything from scratch, you’ll never have time to explore the world and share your skills”. But learning how to DO things–especially from scratch–is a skill worth cultivating no matter what it is you are trying to make. Learning self-sufficiency...
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Where to Rent When You Have Bad Credit

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Where to rent when you have bad credit? The biggest misunderstanding people have about this issue is the mistaken assumption that you have ONE credit score, ONE credit report, and ONE set of data that informs all potential landlords or creditors. But the reality is that if you apply for a home loan, your lender will look at credit reports from the three major credit reporting agencies differently...
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How to Maintain Two Homes Efficiently

Many are tempted, but fewer have good ideas starting out how to maintain two homes efficiently. If you’ve ever been tempted to own a second home there are considerations to remember that can help you own and maintain two properties. Before You Buy If you are looking for a second home to purchase and need to buy on a budget, remember that government-backed mortgages such as FHA loans, USDA mortgages,...
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How to Get Out of a Timeshare

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Do you need to learn how to get out of a timeshare? The very first thing you need to do in order to consider your options to ditch a time share property is to review the legally binding contract you signed in order to purchase your interest in the timeshare. You’ll want to review the fine print to make sure you completely understand what clauses, covenants, and legal entanglements you’re subject...
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