First, I am going to ask for a little help. I am working on a review of a company that says they can lower all your monthly bills for you. I haven’t tried it out yet, but their idea seems like it might work. When I write this review I would like to have more than just myself test it out to see how much other people can save. There will be no cost to you, and you might just have lower bills.
What I am asking is that you try this free system, and give them a try to see if they can lower your bills. Then I would like you to email me the results so I can include your data in the review I write. If anybody would like to volunteer to help me out, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll give you some more information on what I am talking about.
Thanks guys! Now here is what you really came here for:
This week’s best articles on how to save money
I read dozens of websites and blogs on how to save money so that you don’t have to. Here are my favorite articles this week:
OBi200 Adapter + Google Voice Installation Review You might remember that I wrote about how to use Republic Wireless for a $5/ month home phone plan, but Jonathan from mymoneyblog.com has me beat this time. Not only is Jonathan’s plan free every month, the initial set up costs are pretty low as well.
Save Money by Recognizing When Free Becomes Expensive Squirrelers.com has some thoughts on just how expensive free trail offers can be. I’m with the squirrelers on this one. I very rarely sign up for a free trial unless I actually want to pay for the service because I don’t trust companies to actually not charge my credit card when the time comes.
URBAN GARDENING IN THE BIG CITY- MONTREAL AND BEYOND! I am a small town kind of guy, but when I was in college I had an internship in downtown Chicago. I lived in one of those brownstone houses that are very narrow, but tall and deep to take advantage of as much room as they can. Next door to me was an empty lot, which was extremely rare for this neighborhood, and I was told this empty lot had a value of somewhere around $250,000.
My next door neighbor owned the empty lot and used it for his garden. I spoke to the guy a couple times about it, and he just loved to garden. So much so that he was willing to pay a quarter of a million dollars to garden. If you live in a big city and like to garden I suggest you read this article from Lyle at thejoyofsimple.com on how to grow a few vegetables for considerably less than $250,000.
How to Tell if Your Attic is Properly Insulated Did you know that adding insulation to your house is often the most cost effective way to lower utility bills. High gas bill season is coming, so maybe now is a good time to see what Aaron from threethriftyguys.com recommends when it comes to insulating your attic.
Not smoking could save me over $5,000 a year – wish me luck Mario from debtblag.com looks at the costs of smoking and all the things he could pay for if he quit. Smoking is so expensive I can’t understand how anybody can afford to do it, so I am pulling for Mario 100% on this one.