10 Things to Do Now to Save Money This Winter

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Who doesn't love saving money? With winter on its way, what if there were some things we could do right now to keep that cash in our wallets inside of spending it on those ever-mounting electric and heating costs? For those who feel like their expenses skyrocket as temperatures drop, they are not alone. The average family spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills, according to Energy Star.


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The good news is there are some simple changes one can initiate right now to make his or her home more energy efficient. Not only will folks be doing something good for the planet, but they can also save a few bucks along the way! From insulated curtains to cleaning the dryer vent or even the refrigerator coils, there are plenty of tips and tricks to make a home more insulated and warm. We found our favorite winter hacks that are guaranteed to be helpful when things drop below 0 degrees. 

And over time, who knows, maybe one could even stash away enough to escape winter for a few days by visiting a place where he or she (and the hot water heater) won't need a blanket! 

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