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Home Made Beer

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 16:51 -- nick

The price of a pint has risen and risen as the government squeezes every last penny in tax it can. By making your own beer you can turn the clock back 30 years and enjoy a decent pint for just 20p!

Low Energy Light Bulbs

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 16:35 -- nick

I find it quite amazing that some people still use old fashioned incandescent light bulbs when modern compact fluorescent lamps as low energy bulbs are properly called, are so much cheaper to run even if they are a bit more expensive to buy.

Standby Electricity Costs - Save Energy

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 13:44 -- nick

Many domestic appliances have a standby mode – you may think you have switched the appliance off but it is still using electricity to stay in a standby state.

This unnecessary electricity consumption is costing you money and is directly contributing to increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Save money on phone bills

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 16:56 -- nick

With the ever increasing broadband market the world over, many Internet companies (ISPs) have package deals and this can greatly reduce phone bills together with broadband and even television.

The only thing you have to remember through all this is that you may still need to pay your line rental costs through BT with some of the deals. Double check before signing.

Low Cost Holidays

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 16:51 -- nick

With unemployment, restricted salary rises, fear of redundancies, rising costs with a weak pound many may be finding that overseas holidays or hotel based holidays in the UK are out nowadays.

But if you search around there are an incredible range of inexpensive youth, working age and retired persons holidays available at low or no cost.



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