Earth Week: Solar Panels

Earth Week: Solar Panels

Saving Money
212/365 Back in 2014, we decided to take a leap of faith and get solar panels for our house. This was around the time that quite a few people had solar on their house, but it hadn't taken off like it has now. Bryan did some research and found that Solar City (owned by Tesla) was the company to hire.…
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Scheduling Travel Around the School Calendar

Scheduling Travel Around the School Calendar

Travel
109/365 I've seen a few posts around the Interwebs recently about the controversy surrounding taking kids out of school for travel. I am solidly in the "take them out" camp, even as a former teacher. I think the benefits of travel—no matter if it is to theme parks or Grandma's house in another state—are superior to anything a child will…
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Harkins Gift Card Sale Is Over

Harkins Gift Card Sale Is Over

Saving Money
70/365 This sale is over. I've been putting off writing about Harkins, because it's a movie chain that's limited to the Southwest, being based in Arizona. I can't help myself because I am fiercely loyal to Harkins. I won't even consider seeing a movie at another brand of theater. Cultivating Loyalty They have worked very hard to gain that loyalty. As…
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Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

Feature Articles, Travel
8/365 Every 4th grader in the US can apply here to get a free National Parks pass for the school year. In 2015, we got the American the Beautiful Annual Pass when we went on a big trip to Yellowstone, hitting National Parks in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. That year we got a lot of use out of…
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