Reduce Money Waste by Asking Yourself These Four Questions

I vividly remember standing in the department store, staring blankly at rows of small kitchen appliances, and wondering, “Do I really need a new coffee maker? Should I buy one now or wait until the unit I have breathes its last gulp? How much money do I have to spend?” The sheer volume of brands, … Read moreReduce Money Waste by Asking Yourself These Four Questions

How We Increased Our Home’s Energy Efficiency By 48%

Nearly two years ago, I scheduled an energy audit with my utility company, Ameren Illinois. I was actually inspired to do so because I was preparing for an interview with the Citizens Utility Board.  Since I was disseminating advice on reducing utility bills, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to schedule an energy audit of … Read moreHow We Increased Our Home’s Energy Efficiency By 48%