7 Ways to Lower Your Budget in 2016

Well, here we are! You now officially have 2 days of 2015 left. TWO DAYS, PEOPLE!!!

And you KNOW I had to post about budget.

If you’re hoping to be more financially responsible in 2016, you may be searching for ways to lower your budget, as well as stick to it, throughout the coming year.

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Thankfully, there are many methods you can follow to do just that and put more money aside in savings if you need to.

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1. Start Saving Energy Around the House

From making it a point to use less water and simply turning off the light when you leave a room, there are plenty of easy ways to save money on your energy bill at home. Start by replacing light bulbs to LEDs that are the most energy efficient option out there. If you have the money to install a programmable thermostat, you can do so as well, as this will help you maintain the optimal temperature at all times, even when you aren’t home. And seal up any gaps throughout your home so you can reduce the amount of cold or hot air that enters and forces your thermostat to work harder. 

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On the Road in October

And just like that, it’s NOVEMBER. Let me tell you, October has FLOWN by for me! Has it for you, too? WOW!

Next we have my FAVORITE holiday: Thanksgiving! Wohoo!

But before we get to all of that, let’s look back at the top 5 posts here on the blog for the month of October, shall we?

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6 Easy Ways to Save Money Around the House this Fall!

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Fall is now in full swing and with that comes increased expenses. Higher costs in utility bills, paying for programs and lunch for the kids, and even the impending holidays around the corner are enough to throw anyone’s budget off. Rather than turn your hair grey by stressing, it is a good idea to get on top of these things now so that you can save money throughout the fall season. 

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Below are some fairly simple ways you can begin to save money around the house:

1.  Weatherproof Your Home

You’re going to need to cut on the heating system soon and this means increased costs for your energy bill. Rather than allow your hard earn cash to blow away with the wind, it is a good idea to weatherproof your home. Check around the house for any small holes or gaps and seal them up so that your heat stays in your home instead of leaving. If you have older windows, adding some plastic can improve the efficiency of your home and keep your heating system from overworking itself. Weatherproofing materials are fairly cheap and will certain generate a return on investment.

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