Articles Tagged In Budget

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill This Summer

It's Summertime, and the living is easy. Until your see your energy bill. Save money on your electric and utility bills using these energy conservation methods.

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12 Ways to Stop Home Buyers in Their Tracks

If you are selling your home, nothing matters more than making a good first impression. Get potential buyers to stop and notice your property by amping up its curb appeal. With a few inexpensive fixes, you can help your home stand out.

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3 Simple Ways to Cut Your Electricity Bill in Half

Here you'll find ways to save money on your electric bill with these Home Matters experts tips from energy conservation hacks to programming a thermostat.

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4 Ways to Save on Family Vacations

You and your family deserve a fun vacation, but finding something within your budget takes time and good planning. With these practical tips and helpful ideas, you can enjoy a great family vacation that won’t break the bank.

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5 Ways to Cut Your Heating Costs

Winter doesn’t have to mean higher heating bills. Here are a few simple home improvement tips you can use to help keep your house warm and your bills under control.

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5 Ways to Get Out From Under Holiday Bills

Feeling that holiday bill hangover? You’re not alone—Americans planned to spend $861 on the 2014 holiday season. Whether you spent more or less, here are ideas to put that debt to bed.

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7 Tax Deductions That Can Save Homeowners Money

As a homeowner, you may be eligible for some federal tax deductions that can save you money. Always consult with your tax expert about your particular circumstances. be sure to ask if you are eligible for any of these deductions:

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8 Tips for Smart Back-to-School Shopping

It’s time for the kids to head back to school. If you’re overwhelmed by all you need to buy and organize, don’t hit the panic button just yet. These tips will help you save money and reduce stress, too.

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A Guide To Homemade Gift Giving

Homemade gifts come from the heart. Use this gift guide to create unique gifts for the special people on your list. Hey, it's the thought that counts, right?

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Are Tankless Gas Water Heaters Worth The Investment?

Are you thinking about going tankless? Here is everything you need to know about tankless water heaters and how they can impact your household.

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Best Kitchen Updates on a Budget

Updating your kitchen is one of the best ways to improve your home’s appearance and increase its value. Upgrade your kitchen without straining the family budget.

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Best Summer Sales

Summer is the time for R&R, but if you’re a value-conscious shopper, you never take a break from finding the best deal. With these tips, you can score some great items on the cheap. Check them out and enjoy the savings!

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Choosing a New Hot Water Heater

Save energy and avoid the risk of leaks by replacing your hot water heater.

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Clever Uses for Common Household Items

Save money and reduce waste with these handy ideas for using (and re-using) everyday items around your home.

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Download Your Free American Home Shield Tax Guide

Filing federal taxes and waiting for your estimated tax return can be a stressful process. Save money and learn the tricks to tax preparation from AHS Home Matters.

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Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month: Lawn Mowers

Everyone thinks about fuel economy when it comes to cars. But what about your lawn mower? Follow these tips to help the environment, save money and make mowing your lawn easier this spring.

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Energy Tip: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Water Bill

Summer’s heat means you’re bathing more, watering plants, filling swimming pools and making gallons of iced beverages. Despite all that extra water usage, you can help reduce your water bill by following these simple tips.

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Energy Tip: 7 Steps to a More Efficient Refrigerator

Your refrigerator is on 24 hours a day, making it the hardest-working appliance in your kitchen. Here are some smart ways you can help lower the cost of operating it while keeping your food fresher longer.

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Energy Tip: Light Your Home More Efficiently

Saving energy on lighting is good for your budget and the environment. Learn how you can easily reduce your energy use and your electric bill by following these tips.

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Energy Tip: Measuring Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

If your home is losing energy, you’re losing money. So, how can you know if your home is energy efficient? You can do a simple DIY energy assessment, or call an auditor or local utility for a professional assessment. Here are tips to get you started.

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Energy Tip: Quick and Easy Home Fixes to Save Money

Month after month you pay your energy bill and it seems like the cost goes up and up. Luckily, there are a few easy changes to make around the house to help lower your energy consumption, which will lower your bill and save money.

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Energy Tip: Saving Energy in Your Fridge and Freezer

When it comes to home appliances, few can drive up your energy costs like...

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Five Tips for a Great Staycation

Skip the hassle and expense of a “destination” vacation this year. Here’s how to make your summer break memorable without breaking your budget.

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High-Efficiency Appliances Equal Lower Bills

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Hold, Fan, or Auto? Set Your Thermostat to Save Money

The Home Matters home solutions experts have researched and found the ways for you to save money when programming and setting your thermostat.

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Home Inspections, Waste of Money or Necessity?

To get a home inspection or not is, indeed, the question. Use these tips on selecting a home inspector and the different types of inspections you to consider.

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How to Keep Cool Without Breaking the Bank

When the mercury creeps higher it's natural to want to ratchet up the air conditioner. But that's not always the most economic or eco-sensitive solution. Believe it or not, making a few simple changes can pay off with a cool house and a lower bill.

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How to Save on Big Ticket Items

Trying to get the best sale price on large-ticket items for your home can be quite time consuming. Here are some simple ways to shop smarter and save on everything from appliances to furniture to electronics.

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How to Stretch Your Grocery Budget

Food costs eat up a big part of your family’s budget each month. We have five easy ways to help stretch your dollar and take a bite out of that expense.

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How Water Conservation Can Save You Money

While everyone should do what they can to help conserve water for the community, learning how its use can affect your wallet can really make you pay attention. See what changes you can make to help keep both water supplies and bank account full.

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