Posts Tagged ‘Utilities’

6 Tips to Lower Your Phone Costs

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One of the ways to reduce your expenses and save more money is to lower your phone costs. Here are 6 tips you can use. Use a Prepaid Cell Phone Using a prepaid cell phone is the best option (in most cases) for cell phone use. A regular cell phone is just too expensive, and […] read more

Water Conservation Tips for the Frugal Apartment Dweller

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You can save money monthly when you learn to apply simple water conservation tips. When you allow water to run all the time, without thinking about it, you’re pouring money down the drain. Follow these tips, and you’ll put money back into your pocket. Rinse Water Saving water requires you to be creative. There are […] read more

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Stay Cool and Save Money Without Air Conditioning

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Air conditioning can make an unbearably hot day much more comfortable, but getting the hefty electricity bill at the end of the month can make you wish you had toughed it out and gone without manufactured cold air. As part of your plan to start saving money, learn a few tips to help keep yourself […] read more

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Save Money with a Prepaid Cell Phone

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The best way to save money when you need a cell phone is to buy a prepaid cell phone. You don’t have to sign a contract; you pay as you go, and in some places, you can get rewarded with extra minutes just for buying groceries. Here’s how you can save money: Prepaid Cell Phones […] read more

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How to Keep Warm Without the Heater

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Knowing how to keep warm in your apartment without the heater is key to saving money this fall and winter. The utility charges for running a furnace are astronomical, and electronic potable heaters offer only a little bit of savings and heat–not to mention they could be dangerous. Next time you’re chilly, turn off the […] read more

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Your Apartment Search: 6 Questions to Ask

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With so much to think about as you plan your apartment search, there are a myriad of details that can be overlooked. It may help to sit down and answer a few questions or to make a list of things to remember during your search. 1. What Kind of Features Will You Need? Jot down […] read more

How Safe is Your Water: Renter’s Clean Water Rights

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You can live in a city with perfectly safe drinking water and still find that the water coming from the taps in your apartment isn't safe to drink. Maybe the pipes are old and contain lead; maybe there is bacteria in your water. No matter what the problem is, though, your first point of contact should be your landlord. read more

Better Apartment Searching: Five “Amenities” That Really Count

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When your search for an apartment, it's easy to be swayed by the obvious things we all look for during an apartment hunt--cheap rent, big bedrooms, a great view and, if you live in a real concrete jungle, a roof deck. Finding an apartment with any one of these great features might tempt you to sign the lease as quickly as you can, before it gets snapped up by someone else. But before you sign anything, there are some things you should think about first. Here are five important apartment hunting tips that can help you make sure some trivial issues don't turn into big problems. read more