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Let's face it: These days, everyone's trying to save. But a thrifty outlook needn't mean a dull lifestyle. Here are easy ways you can save $100 or more this year.

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Plug Into Bargain Electricity

Are your electricity bills excessive? Maybe you’re using too much power at peak hours. For instance, try running your dishwasher at night, rather than during the day. By taking advantage of off-peak rates, most consumers can save about $100 a year. Replace pre-1992 appliances when they break down with the new ones with the Energy Star label.



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