How to Reduce Your Energy Costs

Winter in Simcoe County can be harsh and keeping heating costs reasonable can become a challenge. In our latest blog, let’s take a look at some tips and tricks to stay warm while still keeping costs down.    Set the thermostat lower. Lowering the thermostat by even just a couple of degrees  can help save you money right away. Many households will go even lower at bedtime and add more blankets to combat the chill. If you feel chilly, instead of raising the thermostat, put on a sweater and socks or slippers. You can also buy a programmable thermostat to...

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How to Get Frugal With Your Family’s Back to School Shopping

It’s no joke … sending your kids back to school each year with everything they need can be tough on your bank account. This school year, it’s estimated that “families with children between kindergarten and 12th grade can expect to spend an average of $696.70” on back to school shopping, as per the Better Business Bureau. So how can parents afford to get all the back to school essentials their kids need, without blowing their budget? Get frugal with spending, and plan ahead. After taking stock of what items you may already have at home, consider these 7 back to...

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