Earth Day: The Budget Ecoist

Today is Earth Day; a day when we are all reminded that we should make our approach to life a little greener. In celebration, below is a round-up of some of our favorite tips from the Budget Ecoist on how to be green without spending too much green. The Budget Ecoist helps people save the […]

Planting a Container Salad: Budget Gardening Tip

If you’re limited on space but still want to grow vegetables for salad, a container garden might be for you. In fact, with some clever planning, you can grow all the makings for a salad in one container. For best results, plant the container in the spring and by the end of summer, you will […]

Books, DVDs, CDs, and Video Games: Recycle This

Kids bored of their current video games? Already reached level 10 and no longer know what to do with themselves? Swap it! Swaptree.com is a community website that allows members to trade not only video games, but also books, DVDs, and CDs. In honor of Earth Day, Swaptree.com will be donating $1 dollar for every […]

Think Outside the Pot: DIY

Unique planters are a great way to add color and interest to your deck, porch, patio or backyard. Planters can also provide a lush garden for people who don’t have a backyard or who rent. But have you been to your local garden store lately? Planters can cost you from $20 to $80 a piece. […]

Going Solar: Green Home

Have you noticed all of those solar homes popping up around your neighborhood? We sure have, and it got us to thinking about whether going solar was something we should consider. While the law of supply and demand catches up with green practices, we’re often forced to pay more money to support the causes we […]

Waste-Free Lunches: Go Green

As people have become busier and busier, marketers have found ways to cleverly address our needs: disposable Tupperware means fewer dishes to deal with; paper bags, plastic cutlery and Ziploc bags make lunch-packing quick and easy. Single-serving items such as individual apple sauces, pre-packs of celery and peanut butter, etc. are easy to grab and […]

Recycled Seed Starting Containers: Budget Gardening Tip

If you’re gearing up to start some seeds this spring, you might want to start saving some containers to plant them in. Using containers that can’t be put in the recycling bin is a great way to save money and make use of something that might otherwise get tossed out. Empty yogurt or pudding cups, […]

Cooking Grease: Recycle This

Have you ever played the game of “favorites”? It’s a great ice breaker or dinner conversation. (Fans of the movie The Way We Were will remember this game!) The game goes like this, “Name your favorite X.” Simple, right? Of course it takes time and mastery to come up with really thought-provoking “favorites.” So you […]