Just a few things I want to make sure you know about.
This is a company that is contracted by Oncor Energy to go into residential customer homes (in Texas and maybe other parts?) and check for energy efficiency. The state requires Oncor to save so many kilowatt hours per year and this is how they do it. I heard about My Ecosource from Cowtown Camera Girl and was SO excited...until they told me we weren't eligible because our home was built too recently to qualify. But, I want all you to know about it. The BEST part about My Ecosource is it is FREE to the customer. Really. And, they do all kinds of fixes right then and there and you pay NOTHING. And, let you know if you need bigger ones like insulation, etc. If you live somewhere besides TX, check with your state to see if there's a program comparable to this!!
This is a residential phone service that goes through your internet. There's unlimited calling in the US and Canada. You get caller id, caller id block, call waiting, & voicemail. You can pick up the USB connection at RadioShack or order it online. The initial cost is $40 for the USB connection and then $20/year for the service. You heard it right. $20 for an entire year of phone service. We have friends who've had it for a year, my parents recently got it, and we've had it for about a week and all have had good experiences so far. I did see there's a 30 Day Risk Free Trial Period if you're skeptical.
I had a 3rd tip in mind, but it's taken off and left me wondering what it was! If I remember, I'll let you know!!
Okay, I remembered!!
This is a website dedicated to finding great deals. We've used this for everything from electronics to, well, I used it yesterday to get a 50% off coupon for Michael's. You can either scroll through and look at all the posts, or if you need something specific, you can do a search in the top right of the homepage.