Monday Shout Outs: The Green Edition

Spring is here and we just celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd. It turns out that there is  a direct correlation between our personal finances and striving to reduce our energy consumption and  environmental footprint. This week, I’d like to share some articles that show you how to be green while saving some green at the same time.



The Marriage of Impact Reduction & Personal Wealth [20something Finance]
G.E Miller shares a personal story on his love for the outdoors and gives examples on how reducing our environmental footprint can also help increase our personal wealth.

Smart Ways to Save on Home Energy [Personal Dividends]
Energy needs can be drastically different throughout the year based on where you live. This article has some great tips on how to reduce energy bills during both the summer and the winter months.

How I Cut my Electric Bill by 22% with a $30 Device [20something Finance]
G.E. Miller nails it twice with another great article on reducing your impact while saving money at the same time. I was amazed out how little effort it took for him to save so much on his electric bill!

Ways to Reduce Costs on Paper Products [Frugal Dad]
From napkins to tissues, paper products are considered as a staple in every household but there usage is not only bad for our pocket books, it’s bad for the environment too! Follow the great tips in this article to reduce your paper consumption.

Environmental Reward Programs [Frugal Confessions]
Did you know that you can actually get rewards for reducing your energy consumption and lowering your carbon footprint? It’s true! And this article has a great list of programs that you can learn about and benefit from.

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Making Environmentally Responsible Investments [Money Under 30]
Choosing investments are tricky on their own and it’s usually better to get rid of high interest debt before thinking about investing. That said, if you have a Roth IRA or 401k and would like your investments to be socially responsible, this article is a good read for you.

While we’re mentioning articles we liked, here are some blogs that were kind enough to feature ReadyForZero articles this week:

Debt Blackhole
Household Budget Made Easy

What about you? Do you have any good tips that help you save money and reduce your impact on the environment at the same time? Share them with us in the comments below!

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