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8 Easy Tricks to Start a Savings Account

The holidays are over, and your wallet is the only thing that has lost weight. Those gifts you bought for everyone else never left you – they just transformed themselves into credit card debt. If that’s the case, get rid of those high interest accounts and pay down your debt. How do you start saving money again? Your budget is squeaky tight. You’ve cancelled cable, stopped the coffee shop visits, and you’ve rediscovered ramen noodles. Here are a few painless tricks to help you start saving again. Take It From…

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How to Save Money on Holiday Gift Wrapping

I don’t enjoy wrapping gifts. My corners are rarely crisp and clean, the tape and ribbons have minds of their own, and there is always a hunt for the right sized box. But I really detest the results of that wrapping event. The paper, ribbons, bags, and boxes end up in a tangled mess in the garbage can. Here are a few ways to make that gift-wrapping budget-friendly – and maybe more fun: Recycle and Upcycle Well of course you are collecting that gift wrap, patiently smoothing out its creases…

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DIY ways to help hurricane victims

We can still help others while staying on budget. Although I have a “give” envelope in my budget, there are other ways we can help. Many people are being displaced and evacuated during the recent hurricanes, and others have been homeless for some time. Here are some ways you can help:     Plastic bag bedrolls The sidewalk or shelter floors can wear on anyone’s bones and make for poor sleeping. These DIY crocheted bedrolls are made from plastic grocery bags! They can be washed easily and tied into a…

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Solar Shutout! The solar eclipse on August 21st.

On August 21st, the day goes dark – in a good way! It’s a once-in-our lifetime chance to see a total solar eclipse. There goes the sun Solar eclipses happen about every 18 months, but this is the first total eclipse to be visible in the United States in 40 years. The blocking of light (called the path of totality) will be visible across the entire continent. Because the moon is full of hills and valleys like Earth, you would also see what scientist’s call “Baily’s beads,” a trickling of…

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Giving Old Bricks a New Life

During the demolition process of Eleven House’s interior, we removed two brick chimneys that were unsafe and unnecessary, now that we were going with electric heat and a pellet stove.   Taking it down We removed bricks from the roof level and tossed them to the hillside on the edge of the property. Then we removed the inside bricks and stacked them in the room that will eventually be a kitchen. They have been there ever since. I considered using them outside in the narrow part of the property. But…

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