5 Easy Ways to Save Money in 2016

As a new year begins, many folks are making resolutions about how this year will be different than last year.  One of the popular resolutions each year is to save money. What’s important about saving money to you?  Thinking about a vacation, a new car, or buying a home?  No matter what’s important to you, these tips can help with the savings. So let’s look at the top five easy ways to save money in the new year:  Change your smoke alarm and CO detector…

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Want to get rid of that white film on your dishes?

So dirty dishes don’t make a glamorous topic of discussion do they?  But lots of people are having trouble with that nasty white film that coats your dishes and the inside of your dishwasher. About a year ago I wrote about a solution to the problem, but it turned out not to be a permanent solution.  Since the recommendation to run the dishes through on a vinegar only cycle does work, I can’t say the solution failed.  But, I’m not willing to run every load…

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Is Water Availability an Elemental Concern?

I’ve written before about what a great place Stallion Springs is to live. I’ll stand by all my previous praise. One of the things that makes Stallion Springs such a great place is the willingness of its residents to join together and fight for what they believe to be right.  Here’s another one of those opportunities that is galvanizing folks on both sides of the issue. Stallion Springs is in danger of losing its water supply. Perhaps that sounds a bit overly dramatic, but read…

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New Year, New Batteries, New Water Filters

New year, new batteries, new water filters. There are lots of things you can do on New Year’s day.   Consider going for a nature walk, starting (or finishing) a project, park in front of the TV and watch football, etc.  I started a tradition a few years ago that I wanted to share with everyone else. Do things that are time sensitive. What kind of things?  How about changing water filters and batteries?  How many of these need to be changed depends on your circumstances. …

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