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Save $100 (or More!) This Month

Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

Going green doesn't just help to save the Earth - it's pretty good for your bank account, too. Making your home energy-efficient by installing CFLs, unplugging unused AC adaptors, replacing worn-out insulation, and more, will have an immediate impact on your energy bills. With energy prices rising all the time, the more you can do to cut back on your consumption, the better.

Visit Your Local Library

Your library has more than just books - although it's hard to imagine a better value than paying zero dollars for those, considering the hours of thought-provoking entertainment they can provide. Most libraries these days also carry a healthy selection of DVDs and CDs, which can be checked out for free, or for a minimal cost. For the kids, keep an eye out for free library events like storytelling hours.

Sell Your Old Stuff

How many DVDs, books, CDs, toys, video games, collectibles, and other old stuff are you hanging onto, even though you never use them anymore? Go through your house, top to bottom, and think critically about everything you own. Are these things you use, or are they just taking up space? Sell anything you're ready to part with. Try posting your items on eBay or Craigslist, or consider holding a yard sale. You could make hundreds or even thousands of dollars, with minimal effort.

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