Born and raised in NYC, Tanya is a recent D.C. transplant, who has enjoyed exploring the city's lively music scene. She believes online shopping is the best form of stress reduction. Scoring great deals on BLINQ helps prevent her from seizing when looking at her credit card statement every month.

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Barbecues that Don’t Bust Your Budget

Nothing says summer like a delicious barbecue!  They’re a wonderful way to get together with friends and family, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great time.  Break out the slip ‘n’ slide and get grilling with these easy money saving barbecue tips. 1) Make Your Own Dry Rub Dry rubs add complex and smoky… Read More »

A Money Saving Tip from…Andreus: Don’t Buy New

Andreus on our Pricing team has been with the company for years — he considers himself a perfect fit for his role because he is, in his words, “cheap.” We don’t think he’s cheap,  just super smart about saving money. We asked him to share his favorite frugal tips. What is your favorite money saving tip? It is… Read More »

4 Easy DIY Projects to Save Energy

Had a mini heart attack the last time you looked at your utilities bill? Reduce your utility bills with these easy DIY tips that will help you save energy without reducing your comfort! 1. Reduce Your Water Heater Thermostat Many manufacturers set water heater thermostats at 140ºF. For most households, this temperature is unnecessarily high and actually leaves… Read More »

5 Easy Ways to Save Electricity

It’s hard to imagine life without electricity; in the modern world, it’s so easy to consume electricity that we often don’t give it a second thought. Case in point: the average American household spends a whopping $107 per month on their electricity bill (Source: Inside Energy). There are lots of different easy ways that you can save electricity,… Read More »

7 Easy Ways to Save Water

Americans, on average, use 100 gallons of water a day at home while the typical household spends up to $500 annually on their water and sewer bills (Source: U.S. EPA). Water is a limited resource and a costly one at that. Here are seven ways to save water in your own home. 1)    Doing laundry accounts for nearly… Read More »

5 Apps to Help You Go Green

There are a number of ways technology can help you live a more sustainable lifestyle.  With this list of eco-conscious mobile apps, the power to go green is right at your fingerprints. iRecycle Don’t know where to recycle used batteries or that broken gas grill that’s just taking up space in your garage? Check out iRecycle, an iOS… Read More »

3 Ways to Liven up Blank Walls

Are your white washed walls looking a little dull for spring, but you don’t want to hire an expensive crew of painters? I’m totally with you. While prices for professional painting jobs will vary vastly depending on the level of skill and effort involved, you can expect to pay between $2 to $4 per square foot for even the… Read More »