Save Money on Your Bathroom Remodel

Are you considering remodelling your bathroom in the near-future? If your toilet and shower are currently teal or pink, then I hope you’re nodding your head right now. The good news is, if you can handle doing the work yourself, then the cost is really quite manageable.

You know when you get that bill from your mechanic (after your car had some work done to it) and you notice that 75% of the expense is due to labour  It’s the same story with remodels. When you pay a contractor to redo a room in your house, the majority of the expense in your bill is from labour. Continue reading

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Save Money with Softened Water

Have you ever experienced hard water? I sure have. Unfortunately, I didn’t know I had hard water until my white clothes came out of the wash with a dingy yellow look to them. As the weeks went on, I also noticed that this hard water was making my shower impossible to clean (it was slowly turning orange) and my dishes were coming out of the dishwasher with spots! It was not a great experience to say the least.

While having hard water can be a nuisance, it can also be hard (pun somewhat intended) on your wallet! Did you know that hard water impacts the efficiency of your water heater? It’s true! Because of the added metallic minerals, the water takes longer to heat. You may think that the difference would be minimal, but actually, the hard water takes almost 30% more energy to heat! If your water heater costs $500 in energy per year, you could be wasting $150 each year because of that hard water. Continue reading

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Investments & The Environment: Gold Mining

Gold Mining

With environmental policies and efforts becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the world, it se
ems that more people are slowly beginning to realize the necessity of protecting the Earth. However, not everybody knows how to do it. Most are familiar with some basic eco-friendly concepts – recycling, cutting back on fuel emissions, etc. – however, many do not realize just how much they can do to contribute to environmental efforts. For example, did you know that your choice of investments can directly impact environmental issues?

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