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10 Signs Your House Might Have a Termite Problem
Termites feed on cellulose found in wood. To dissect the cellulose, these household pests feed your home’s wooden structures as their meal source. Undetected, termites can significantly damage a home in a matter of months, leading to thousands of dollars in repairs and damages. Homeowners can beat Continue Reading
Winter Is Coming: Cold Weather Home Improvement Projects
When temperatures plummet or snow falls, it can be easy to forget that your home still needs maintenance and care. It also may need a few cold weather home improvement projects, even though they may be even further from your mind. With real estate markets slowing more and more people are choosing to Continue Reading
7 Reasons Why Americans Don?t Save Money
Another of those disturbing reports about Americans not saving money came out on Fortune last week. The U.S. Economy May Be Booming, But Americans Aren't Saving gave the usual litany of dismal saving statistics: 23% of Americans have no savings whatsoever; another 22% have less than three month?s wo Continue Reading
Top 5 Money Conscious Data Plans For Every Internet User
More than 75% of the population own a smartphone, and about 45% consistently connect to the internet throughout the day, the American Psychological Association has revealed. People are using more data today than in the past few years as the mobile platform expands. That's why there's a real need to Continue Reading
What TV REALLY Costs Us
We're not going to talk today about the best deals on widescreen TVs or the most cost effective cable packages. No, I want to focus on what I?m certain are the far larger effects of TV on our finances. Those effects include time, opportunity cost, and free thought. Those are what TV really costs us. Continue Reading
DIY Repairs Really Do Save You Money
In our instant gratification society, when something breaks it leaves us in a panic. Everything from the coffee maker to the car to the house is likely to need a repair at some point. Unfortunately, we are in a habit of hiring someone to make repairs or we rush out and replace the item with a new on Continue Reading
How Much Money Can You Save By NOT Eating Out?
Redeeming Riches once ran a truly good series, 10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000!, which includes tips in each post on how to accumulate such a pile of cash, one expense at a time. The initial post in the series took aim at cutting back on going out to eat as the first tip in the quest. Continue Reading
A while back I wrote an article challenging readers to consider getting rid of their car if they really needed to save money (How Much Can You Save by NOT Owning a Car?). The article was admittedly extreme, at least as far as American cultural preferences go, but the point was well made nonetheless. Continue Reading
Overcoming Grocery Store Tricks and Traps
I was flattered when Kevin responded to my query in a recent post about sharing some of the secrets used by the retail food stores to relieve us of some of our cash. In the real world, it actually does happen. Think of it as grocery store tricks and traps - they use them all the time, and they're so Continue Reading
Steps to Help You Cut The Cable TV Cord
The trend is growing to cut the cable TV?cord with American families. An estimated 3.74 million (3.7%) US TV subscribers cut their TV subscriptions between 2008 and 2012, to rely solely on Netflix, Over the Air, Online and other services to replace their cable television service. 1.08 million (1.1%) Continue Reading