Tuesday, 27 October 2009

How to Save Money – 20 ways

Saving money is at the heart of all of your financial goals. Want to get out of debt? Want to save for retirement? Want to just make ends meet each month? Here are 20 ways to save money.

Computer Screen savers does not reduce energy consumption. Automatic switching to sleep mode or hibernate is better.

Consider buying a laptop. They use less energy than desktop computers.

Consider buying LCD monitor. They use less energy than CRT monitor.

Stop renting the cable modem. You can buy a cable modem for cheaper cost in the future.

Plug your computer and other electronic into a good UPS. So can save money by not buying a new circuit board that is fried.

Use open source software like Linux Operating System and Open Office.

Upgrade an existing PC rather than buying a new one. Usually it is cheaper to upgrade. But if your computer is very old, you need to buy a new one.

Use low energy light bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Clean your AC air filters. A dirty air filter reduces airflow, causing it to work harder and use more energy.

Look dishwasher for the ENERGY STAR label that uses less water and less energy.

Defrost freezers. Frost buildup decreases the energy efficiency of the unit.

Go to work by using bus, or maybe riding a bike.

Check your engine and tire pressure. Having unequal pressure can greatly affect the car's fuel economy.

Avoid rush hour traffic as much as possible. Stopping in traffic can burn up lots of gas.

Drive at constant speed to save gas.

Use the correct grade of the oil which tells about the viscosity. If you use the wrong grade, you may increase the friction in your engine, and uses more gas.

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