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Practical Money Matters Radio Series

November 28, 2011
Go Green and Save

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Saving money and protecting the environment can go hand in hand with these simple tricks for reducing your energy usage and more.


Sometimes environmentally friendly alternatives are more expensive, but many "green" household options can save you big bucks while helping the planet.

For example, appliances and electronics that run digital displays even when they're turned off, could account for up to 5 percent of your utility bill. Unplug them when not in use.

You can cut your heating bill 3 to 5 percent for every degree you dial back the thermostat. Rack up other big savings by properly insulating your home, lowering the water heater temperature, and fixing plumbing leaks. Other tips: Buy a water filter and stop wasting money on bottled water. Use rechargeable batteries. Purchase energy efficient lightbulbs.\n

Bottom line: Make the world a better place for your grandchildren–and put some of that green back in your wallet now.

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