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6 Spring Break Crafts for Families on a Budget

6 Spring Break Crafts for Families on a Budget

For many families, Spring Break is a big time for travel. However, between the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, activities, and other travel expenses, traveling is not always an option for families on a budget. Rather than your kids hanging around the house all Spring Break zoning out watching television, check out these six spring break crafts! […]

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Shopping and Saving with Energy Star Appliances for Your Home

After reading plenty of articles with headlines like “Energy Star Homes Pay for Themselves,” I learned that many of them (like this one) forget to tell you exactly how that happens. Instead, you get some info-fluff making empty claims about a mere $7 in yearly energy savings from using an EnergyStar computer monitor – which is barely enough to buy […]

Life Hacks

Life Hacks: What Not to Buy in January

People enjoy life hacks for several reasons, but we especially like ones that help us save money. As it turns out, websites like DealNews and Lifehacker provide great money-saving life hacks and tips on a regular basis. In particular, they’ve created a yearly timeline listing out the best times to purchase certain items. While that has […]

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Direct Energy Buzz for December 2014

It’s time for the December 2014 edition of Direct Energy Buzz! Over the past month, we’ve shared tips on staying healthy during the holidays, a guide to surviving Black Friday and various DIY decorating ideas for Thanksgiving as well as other helpful posts. So here’s our monthly recap of all Direct Energy news. The holidays […]