A tool that we regularly use to keep our heads and our wallets in line, delayed gratification in an excellent resource for Minimalists and non-minimalists alike. Simple and easy to use, delayed gratification can be used in several ways to improve your life. Continue reading “Delayed Gratification”
Budgeting and cutting household costs has been at the forefront my mind for quite some time now. Saving more money around the house means more money to use to pay off school debt, which is now our number one priority in life (something I never thought I’d say if you’d had asked me as a teenager). At any rate, I’d become particularly frustrated with the cost of laundry detergents and decided to find a recipe online to make my own. Continue reading “Homemade Laundry Detergent and How to Store It Properly”
When building or upgrading your PC/laptop how much RAM do you really need? A topic that changes with time and varies by opinion. I hope this article can clear up some confusion to help you understand how much you will need based on how things are now. (Yes I do plan on keeping this article up to date in the future). Continue reading “How much RAM do you need? – A Practical Guide”
If you like to build computers, chances are you have heard a common piece of advice: “Buy parts to ensure a clear upgrade path or future expansion.” On the surface this sounds reasonable, but looking closer, it can be a huge waste of money. Continue reading “DIY PC: Save Money – Ignore Common Purchasing Advice”
Interested in greener technology but not sure where to start? How about purchasing some rechargeable batteries? Not only will it cut down on waste, but it will save you money in the long run. However, does it matter what charger you buy for your rechargeable batteries?Continue reading “Product Review: La Crosse BC700 Alpha Power Battery Charger”
Winter is just around the corner for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere (December 21st) and, although, many would argue it’s already here, the coldest days are yet to come. To help stay comfortable and save money this Winter season, try these five steps to help keep the drafts away and the warmth inside.
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It’s now July and depending on where you live you may be feeling the heat of summer. In my small corner or the northern hemisphere, we recently had temperatures spike into the 90’s(°F) all week when high 70’s and 80’s are historically average. When my air conditioners started to struggle to keep our poorly insulated apartment cool I decided it was time to devise ways I could reduce the temperatures and energy use inside. Continue reading “Beat The Heat: DIY Window Sun Shade”