Category Archives: Utilities – Cost & Supply

Calling 911 – No Longer Free with MagicJack and other wireless companies

As of August of 2013 MagicJack will charge their users for 911 calls. The reason for this is that 911 centers across the country are choosing to charge a fee to companies like MagicJack to connect their customers to 911. … Continue reading

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Understanding the New Energy Guide Label for Appliances

Appliance Shopping With the New Energy Guide Label If you’ve shopped for appliances in the U.S. then you’ve seen the bright yellow Energy Guide label and possibly you’ve ignored it or have been confused by it. Recently the U.S. Government revised these … Continue reading

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AARP – Can They Help You Save Money?

AARP stands for the “American Association of Retired Persons”. But don’t let the “retired” part throw you. When you join AARP you become a member of a huge organization that advocates for people age 50 and older, retired or not, … Continue reading

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Mission Athletecare Enduracool Towel – Review

Mission Athletecare Enduracool Towel – Review Can’t Afford Air Conditioning? Can’t Stand The Heat? Try This New Product! When we turned on our 10 year old living room air conditioner for the first time this summer it made such a … Continue reading

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ABOUT YOUR FICO SCORE (credit score)

ABOUT YOUR FICO SCORE (credit score) Your FICO® Score (pronounced FY-koh), also known as your “credit score” is a system used for scoring your credit, loan, and payment history. The reason it’s called your “FICO” score is because the system … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Home Alarms Can Save You Money & Save Your Life

There are as many as five different types of alarms you can install in your home, and none of them require expensive hard wiring or monthly fees for monitoring. In fact, there are several reasons we like the idea of battery powered … Continue reading

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Insulate Water Pipes to Save Money on Water Heating Bills & Repairs

One of the best ways to save money on home/water heating bills and repair costs is to insulate faucets and pipes that are outdoors and in unheated areas of your home. Even if your home is new or has been … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Can Bring Pests Into Your Home – Can Be Costly & Dangerous

Along with cold weather comes animals trying to get into your warm home. Rodents carry disease, they can also cause dangerous and costly fires and other damage by gnawing through electrical wiring. As a general rule, if your finger can fit … Continue reading

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Inspect Your Attic Regularly

Inspect Your Attic Regularly (twice per year recommended) Going into your attic can be like a dental appointment; you don’t look forward to it, it’s usually uncomfortable, and you probably won’t enjoy it. But it a necessary part of regular home maintenance … Continue reading

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New GE Water Heater Saves Money / Get $300 Federal Tax Credit

About the New General Electric GeoSpring Hot Water Heater Savings  / Incentives / Rebates: The GeoSpring costs less to operate than standard electric hot water heaters, saving you $320 every year on average in water heating bills. The GeoSpring provides … Continue reading

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Save Money On Your Water Bill – Check For Internal Toilet Tank Leak

The Environmental Protection Association estimates American homes waste an average of 10,000 gallons of water each year. (Wow! That’s a lot of water.) Much of this waste is due to “minor” water leaks. While some toilet leaks are easy to … Continue reading

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CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO BUY A RAIN BARREL?

Yesterday these were some of the news headlines featured on many websites and news shows: “Water Turned off in North Texas Town to Conserve” and “Water shortage reaches critical stage in Kemp” What happened? Why is this important to you? … Continue reading

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