Smart Thermostat Saves Money – FTW!

Tales from the Dad Side - Nest

Every homeowner knows that you’re pretty much constantly doing something to your house, be it making a repair, changing decor, or making an improvement. The latest of the home improvement projects that I’ve put in is a smart thermostat. We’re still getting used to it, but this new gizmo satisfies my wife’s desire for new gadgets and satisfies my desire to save money. A smart thermostat saves money by learning the habits of your home and adjusting accordingly to run your furnace more efficiently. Since we moved into the house,…

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Aquaponics as a Hobby

Aquaponics as a Hobby - TFDS

Aquaponics as a Hobby Lately, I’ve been looking into aquaponics as a hobby. Aquaponics combines gardening and aquariums so that you can grow plants without having a yard. Basically, the plants’ roots go in the water and absorb the fish poop. You feed the fish, the fish feed the plants, and the plants keep the water clean. I’ve been interested in growing my own vegetables, but when living in a townhome, there are HOA limitations. What better way to grow them if not outside? This way I can  Involve my…

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Amazon May NOT Always be the Answer!

I like saving money on stuff that I’m buying. Who doesn’t like saving money when they buy stuff? And with three kids in the house, I gotta buy a lot of stuff, so the more money I can save the better. But since I have three kids at home, I don’t always have a ton of time to shop around to find the best prices on stuff. So if I can save money and not really have to think about it that’s like a double whammy of awesomeness. That’s where wikibuy comes…

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