Amy has been researching and writing about smarter ways to save and spend money since 2013. She is always on the lookout for practical tips and information she can share to help people get organized, save money and reach their financial goals.
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Home Improvements? Ask Yourself These Questions First.

We have all been spending a lot more time than usual at home over the past few months. For some of us, that means looking around and seeing opportunities to undertake home improvements. Unfortunately, many people are also dealing with reduced income or unemployment as a result of the ongoing pandemic. So, before you hire a contractor or head to the...


How to Save On Utilities When Working from Home

Now that many Americans have been working from home for months, some have been surprised by the higher utility bills that result. But it stands to reason that being home all day and working online would result in higher electric bills, while frequent hand washing and running the dishwasher every day has caused water bills to spike. Here’s how you...