Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Trade-In Electronics

Trade in old cell phones and computers at www.wireflytradeins.com or http://tigerdirect.eztradein.com/tigerdirect and get a charity write off, cash or gift cards.

Even more options can be found here:
www.carmelgreen.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78:how-to-recycle-your-electronics-guide&catid=15:recycling&Itemid=37

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Does Recycling Waste Energy?

From Hey Mr. Green

Question:

"My friend refuses to recycle because he says the amount of energy it requires is enormous and the effect on the planet is negligible. Is he right? If not, how can I convince him to start recycling?" -- George in Santa Monica, California

Answer:

Tell your friend that recycling does save energy, and lots of it--the equivalent of 10.2 billion gallons of gasoline per year from recycled U.S. municipal waste alone. And we still recycle only about a third of our staggering annual total of 250 million tons of waste, according to the EPA.

The savings do depend on the material. Recycling aluminum cans, for example, saves a high percentage of energy per pound, yet we Americans recycle only about half of our cans.

If your pal claims that recycling has its roots in tree hugger hysteria, point out that U.S. aluminum companies import more than 7 billion used cans per year--90,000 tons--to reduce their energy expenses and other costs. Read the entire article.

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Sunshine Concentrate is safe for people, animals, plants and our environment. This all-purpose, concentrated cleaner is tough on dirt, grease and grime, yet it won't harm the environment or your family. Its biodegradable cleaning and sudsing agents break down easily, helping to prevent foaming in lakes and streams.

Highly concentrated, this cleaner is good for just about every cleaning need imaginable - household, personal, auto and others. It's 100% organic, biodegradable, nontoxic, nonirritating, nonmagnetic, and nonvolatile. Contains no polluting borates, phosphates, or nitrates. You can use it in the garden and on the farm.

It saves money! One bottle equals 200 gallons of window cleaner or 64 gallons of your average household cleaner. Using it as your laundry detergent will make your clothes last longer since there are no chemicals to "eat" into the fabric. Colors stay brighter also and you'll be surprised at how soft clothes are without fabric softener. Read the entire article.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Minimizing Cost of Holiday Car Travel

From TheSimpleDollar.com

Of course, when you’re traveling during the holiday season, you’re opening the door to some potential challenges. Winter weather, overcrowded roads, long road trips, expensive stops – it all adds up to some serious time, some serious cash, and some risk for much more time and cash as well.

With that in mind, I thought I’d share with you some of the preparations we’re doing for this year’s road travels in order to save money and minimize risk. Read the entire article.

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Best Cars Under $25,000 New & Used

From PT Money.com

The choice of which new car to buy is an exciting decision for anyone to face. There is nothing quite like trading in your current road-worn car for a sparkling new car or slightly used car which is new to you.

While this is an exciting time, there are also a lot of things to consider when choosing which car is right for you, your family and your budget. You need to look at more than just the sticker price, or the best deal you can get from a car salesman. You also need to look at the ongoing costs such as:

The cost of depreciation.
Auto insurance premiums.
Fees and interest if you are financing the purchase.
Sales taxes and fees such as the gas guzzler tax.
Fuel costs.
Maintenance, repair and servicing costs.

At the same time, you can get money back through tax credits. For example, those paid to eligible hybrid cars. To help you in your search for the best car in your budget, the breakdown of these costs and benefits has been calculated for the best 10 cars available under $25,000, both brand new and just a few years old.

The cost of owning each car is based on a few standard factors including:

You keep the car for five years.
You drive 15,000 miles per year.
You buy the car using a standard car loan and not a lease, with a loan term of 60 months.
You have a good credit rating and are therefore eligible for a low interest rate.
You put down a 10% deposit.
You fit into the average demographics for insurance purposes.

Read About the Best Cars.

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Make Your Own Holiday Wreath

From Birds and Blooms

Sometime after the colorful holiday lights get draped over the bushes or festooned along the porch rail, but before it's time to go out and get the Christmas tree, it hits you...you need a wreath. It's such a nice way to decorate the front door. But store-bought wreaths tend to be so unimaginative and dull, even if you add a colorful ribbon. Here's a solution—make your own!

All the materials you need are in your backyard. What could be easier? And it's the perfect way to tie your holiday decorating into the landscape. The best part about making your own holiday wreath is that you can use all sorts of plant materials—no need to limit yourself to the standard balsam fir or spruce twigs. Read the entire article.

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