Looking to save money in the new year? Of course you are. We all are. One of my new years resolutions is to save money where I can on expenditures and bills. An easy way to do that is to look around your home and figure out what is sucking down the most power, and how you can manage it better. A super effective way of reducing your power consumption is the use of LED light bulbs.
It sounds ludacrous to think that a simple little LED light can save you a ton of money but it can. LED light bulbs use a ton less energy then a normal incadescent light bulb does. The best part of LED light bulbs is that they can be focused - and by that can produce whatever hue of color you'd like to have. No more pale yellow light, but crisp, clean, radiant white light that is easy on the eyes.
Your home light bulbs can eat away energy light crazy, so why not change them and make your home a little more greener. Besides who doesn't like saving a few extra dollars and spending it on fun technology. LED light bulbs can be purchased cheaply on eBay - check out these LED light bulb deals:
I hate holiday shopping, its a fact. People are always in my way, I can never find a parking spot, and usually get hit at least twice on any given trip with a stroller. The malls are a little less crowded this year (at least in the US) due to the crappy economy that has sprung up, but that doesn't mean I enjoy the annual trip to get gifts for the relatives.
With saving money always on my mind, and ever more so now that the holiday bizarre is here, I tried my best to get everyone what they wanted, or at least reasonably close. Lets just say I fell short of being Santa this year. People have developed what I like to call Shininess Agenda around gift giving and receiving even more so.
Shininess Agenda is what comes over most of the industrialized world when we realize that whatever costs the most and looks the coolest will make yourself feel like you've gotten the best ever, and beat all your friends in the process. Now this also means that usually this gift is priced so high that all but the most wealthy of your family can get it for you. If you do this year after year, eventually you will price yourself out of any possible gift that any of your friends or family can buy for you, and make them feel like crap because you do not like whatever gift they tried to give you that was closest to your wish.
So suck it up and enjoy life - not the gifts themselves. Obviously getting gifts is fun, but truly take a few minutes and spend some time with the person giving you the gift in the first place. Put your Shininess Agenda to rest for a few weeks and you just might enjoy the holiday season a little more.
For all of you that are still looking for the best shiny gift ever - try some of these ideas:
Its amazing what you find on the internet when you type in "make money". Here are some of the best I've found to date. Happy Holidays - enjoy.
So as everyone knows the US economy is and has been in a recession for a few years now. According to some it just started, but most normal people understand that it has been going on for a longer period of time, and we just didn't magically arrive at this craptastic economy overnight. But this begs the the question of if the economy is in a recession does the blogosphere automatically reflect what happens in the real world.
I'm not sure that it does automatically reflect the real world economy, but it is certainly heavily influenced by it. I know many bloggers that are full time have seen a massive decrease in affiliate sales the last 6 months or so. However, I've also seen an upward trend in users fully clicking through links that offer sales or discounts on goods they use on a daily basis.
If you have a site that can reflect needs of everyday households, you're sitting on a gold mine. One of the best ways to save money in a recession is to shop around for the best deal (much like any other type of economy). Sales sites, and deal shoppers are loving this type of economy. Throw into the mix the holiday season and presto! you've got a recipe for sucess.