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Ways to Save Money

Get ways to save money around your home.

  1. How to Replace a Hard Drive

    Hard drives rarely fail without warning. So if you hear buzzing, clicking or low-pitched squeals, your drive is about a day away from the big croak. Don’t worry, DIYers. You can replace the drive yourself and save all your data if you act fast.

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  1. How to Remove Scratches From Glass

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    A scratch on a window or glass door doesn't mean you have to replace the glass. In most cases you can buff out the scratch with an inexpensive brass polish.

  2. How to Replace a Rain Cap

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    Older rain caps for metal chimneys and flue liners can deteriorate or fall apart, but installing a replacement cap is as easy as climbing onto the roof.

  3. Frugal Living Tips for Homeowners

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    Squeeze more out of your home improvement dollar with these simple money-saving tips. For little or no cost, you can save hundreds of dollars.

  4. Saving Money: DIY Repair Tips

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    There are some household repairs that are so simple that even the pros feel bad about charging for them (really!). Many of these plumbing, heating, electrical, air conditioning, and appliance repairs are simple things that homeowners overlook. Other solutions in this collection are less obvious, ...

  5. Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

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    Leaky, uninsulated ducts in crawlspaces and attics waste huge amounts of energy and money. Use duct wrap insulation for a quick fix with a big, immediate payoff.

  6. Tips to Lower Your Home Insurance Bill

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    Making your home safer (and avoiding red flags) makes your home a better risk, which can reduce your insurance premiums by 10 to 45 percent.

  7. Affordable Car Insurance: How to Lower Your Bill

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    Save an average of $300 per year by following these tips from an experienced insurance expert. And avoid common mistakes.

  8. Ways to Save on New Appliances

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    Install appliances yourself and save time, energy and money while avoiding costly mistakes by following these installation tips. They'll help you do a first class job. We include buying tips too.

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