Using Google Analytics, I found which articles people read the most this year on BargainBabe.com. I’m surprised a few of the articles below made the list, but I’m also puzzled by a few articles that didn’t make the list. A quick look back at the community’s most popular reads. How many of them have you read?
I’ve been looking forward to writing this post only because that means I’m DONE with my Christmas shopping. Last year we spent $847.80 on Christmas gifts. This year, I spent a bit less. Family and friends – you know who you are – better not read this if you want to be surprised!!!! Here’s how much I spent on Christmas
I was chatting with Cameron Huddleston of Kiplingers yesterday about how to tell if your gift is going to be returned when I had a realization. I have given some truly terrible gifts. So bad that the recipient should have cut me out of their lives. Have you ever given a really bad gift? Please tell me I’m not alone!!! Can you believe I gave these terrible
My husband and I are debating one of the biggest financial decisions of our lifetime: whether or not to build a super energy efficient home, called a Passive House. The nut of it is that we could buy a similar sized traditional home for about $100,000 less. Should we spend $100,000 extra for a Passive House?
I keep hearing that solar panels are getting so cheap that they are going to cost as much as getting electricity from the grid as early as 2016. That’s practically tomorrow! With a generous 30 percent rebate from the federal government, I set out to find out how much solar panels cost, when they make sense, and how quickly you get your investment back. ==>
When my sister, Roselyn Romberg, sold her house a couple of years ago, she did some major renovations on it first. This ignited her interest in flipping houses. She’d had the experience of giving her house a makeover and selling it for a profit. She had some money left over to invest in another property. And she now had a list of contractors and workers
This Halloween we didn’t have as many visitors as we’re used to so we have a TON of leftover candy. Since my nephew is only five (and already hyper enough) we’re trying to get the leftover candy out of the house as soon as possible. For this reason, I’ve been looking for uses for leftover Halloween candy…because no candy should go waste! Here are 12
I’m on a tear to save money on energy bills by embracing energy efficiency. I’m willing to pay a few bucks upfront to give less money to the electricity company and home heating oil company in the long run. Even if it takes a few months or even years to pay off, it’s worth it. Infolinks 2014 25 tricks for a warmer home that save money
I just had my first ever home energy audit and it was AMAZING. I’m a bit of a home energy use nerd, having researched net zero homes the past year, so there’s a teeny chance you might not find chatting about LEDs, weather stripping, and attic insulation quite as fascinating as me. But hey, you just might. A home energy audit is right for any
In the past few years online shopping has begun to grow in popularity. People are now relying on online shopping for the majority of their purchases. E-commerce has shown phenomenal growth in the last decade. Being a service sector, it influences the economy in developing countries. With the help of innovations in technology online shopping shows tremendous growth.
With a Costco just a mile away from me, and with their generous samples to please my fussy toddler on rainy a Seattle afternoon, it’s a no-brainer that a Costco membership is a good value for my family. But if you’re not sure that a Costco membership makes financial sense for you, check to see if any of these ideas will net you the savings you need.