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How to Cut Electric Bill in Half Print E-mail
(23 votes, average 4.22 out of 5)
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Written by Omie Ismail   

The current rage among the environmentally conscious is installing solar panels on rooftops to cut their electricity bills. While solar is a great way to save money over the long haul, in the short run it sucks up a wad of cash ($20,000 to $30,000) and the payback period, even with incentives, can be 10 plus years. For the average cheapster, that doesn't add up to a great investment. There is no arguing that solar energy is environmentally correct and that alone can make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. But there are cheaper alternatives that don't require you to spend a small fortune cutting your electric bill. Why spend twenty thousand dollars when there you could make a serious dent in your next utility bill by investing $100?

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12 Things We Used to Do Ourselves That We Pay for Today Print E-mail
(13 votes, average 4.38 out of 5)
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Written by live cheap staff   

In the last 30 years, there has been a tremendous “Wealthening” of America. Perhaps the greatest evidence of that is the huge growth in the service sector. Today, we pay other people to do many things that we used to just do ourselves just 3 decades ago.

If you want to start living cheap, it is time to reverse the trend and start doing these things for yourself!

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Just Get Rid Of It! Print E-mail
(12 votes, average 4.33 out of 5)
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Written by the frugal nomad   
Friday, 30 July 2010 03:08

You’re not alone. To a certain degree, we’re all hoarders and pack rats. You tell yourself that you’ll nevejunkr know when you need it even though you know the answer is ‘never.’ Accumulating clutter can be a very expensive habit and one that is very difficult to break.


First off, let’s look at the expense and hassle of keeping useless things around the house. Stuff takes up space. Even small objects can crowd desk drawers and kitchen cabinets. And when you’re looking for something that you actually need, you might not find it because it’s lost in the clutter. So the bad stuff ends up burying the good stuff.

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5 Cheap Projects To Improve Your Home's Value Print E-mail
(8 votes, average 4.50 out of 5)
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Written by Omie Ismail   
Monday, 10 May 2010 03:19

When I bought our current home, one of the things that stood out was the number of little projects that weren't done. Everything from the hedges not being trimmed to the room with fluorescent green Housepaint. These little things kept the house on the market for a full 4 months before we came along. In our neighborhood, that's a long time.  Even during the bear market in real estate, most houses have sold in under 60 days. We saw passed these little flaws and focused on the big things: the house, its true condition, and the property. But we probably paid $50,000 less than if the house had been tuned up before the sale. These little home improvements don't have to be expensive, in fact these 5 won't cost you more than a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and will likely increase the value of your property.

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Top 10 Things We Just Never Get Around to Fixing Print E-mail
(8 votes, average 4.50 out of 5)
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Written by livecheap staff   
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 03:30

Most of us manage to accumulate an inventory of things that are broken or just don’t quite work right. The list of these little annoyances grows over time and we either learn to live with them or get them fixed. We’re not going to be judgmental and we’re leaky_faucetcertainly not going to dispense any advice on how you can fix them because, frankly, we have our own list of troubles. We just want you to commiserate with us. Here’s our list of the Top 10 Things We Just Never Get Around to Fixing.

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