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Published 1st & 3rd Thursday Of Each Month
Vol. 8, October 17, 2002
Here is the latest issue. Enjoy.
Editor, Rick Doble
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- DON'T LET YOUR HOME BURN
Check your smoke alarms now
- SAVINGS CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER
Grab these savings now
- HOME HEATING PRICES GOING UP
Buy you can lock in today's
- REUSE BATTERIES FROM SMOKE DETECTORS
Just don't risk your life using old ones
- SAVE MONEY ON BATTERIES
Top quality, less expensive
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#1. DON'T LET YOUR HOME BURN
Check your smoke alarms now
your smoke alarms before the last day in October and replace all
batteries. Don't take chances. This small step can prevent your home from
catching fire in addition to preventing injury or death to you or members
of your family.
recommend that you check when the
time changes from daylight savings to standard time. Replace every single
battery with a fresh one (best quality) and then test each alarm to make
sure that it is working properly. Never leave last year's battery in your
smoke alarm even if it appears to be okay.
Smoke alarms are
inexpensive. Buy as many as needed to meet local regulations. In general
they should be placed on the ceiling. Put one close to the entrance of
each bedroom as well as inside every bedroom and on all floors including
Some insurance companies
may give you a discount on
your home policy once you have complied with local requirements.
While having home fire and smoke alarms
may give you a sense of
well being, they only work if they have fresh batteries. It is not unusual
to see a TV report of a house fire
in which there were several alarms but
none worked since the batteries had not been replaced.
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#2. SAVINGS CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER
Grab these savings now
sale: Used cars , major appliances , shoes, boys clothing , blankets
Do all Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving
. You can get better
deals before the hectic days of December and you will avoid the crowds.
are often inexpensive. Buy several and freeze.
Check all doors, windows for drafts. Clean your furnace
Tune your car before winter starts. Do a winter
check up. Get antifreeze early; the price always goes up in the
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NOTE: With some produce now available all during the year,
many people have forgotten when fruits and vegetables are freshest. Buying
in season means that these items are often cheaper, fresher, tastier and
that money may be going to area farmers and staying within the local
Fruits and vegetables
: apples, broccoli, brussel
sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cranberries, endive, grapefruit,
grapes, lima beans, mushrooms, parsley, rutabagas, winter squash, turnips.
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#3. HOME HEATING PRICES GOING UP
You can lock in today's
According to the Department of Energy, the cost of heating
fuel will go up a lot this winter. Natural gas
could rise almost 20% and
oil 40% from a year ago.
We recommend that you ask
your fuel company for a long term contract which will lock in the current
price for the rest of the cold weather season. Many (but not all)
companies offer this option.
If you do not do this, you will be
paying the going price, month to month, which in the depth of the winter
could be quite steep.
Locking a price does not come without risk,
since prices could go down. However, the best estimates of the Department
of Energy predict that it will go up, perhaps substantially. In this
scenario, it is unlikely that you will lose money and very likely that you
will save a bundle. So this is a good gamble.
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#4. REUSE BATTERIES
FROM SMOKE DETECTORS
Don't stumble around in the dark!
Just don't risk your life
using old ones
When you take the battery out of that smoke detector
do not throw it away. The battery is still good, just not good enough to
risk your life on. It should be okay to run most other devices.
recommend that you mark the outside of the battery
with a magic marker so
that you know it is an old one but still usable.
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#5. SAVE MONEY ON BATTERIES
Top quality, less expensive
have found that the "dollar" stores, such as Dollar General, often sell
Panasonic alkaline batteries
for 50% off the price of other well known
I have been using Panasonic batteries
now for four years
and find them to be as good if not better than the highly advertised
brands. Just be sure to buy the best quality alkaline for all your needs,
as it is not cost effective to use the lower grades.
I would not
hesitate to put Panasonic batteries in my smoke detectors
, for example. In
fact that is exactly what I do.
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- MSNBC (National Cable TV)
Interview -- July 2002
Cut Clothing Costs
- ABC-TV's TheView - Supermarket Secrets
- Woman's Day (3 articles)
- Woman's World (6 articles)
- Bottom Line/Personal (12 articles)
- SweepsFeed - a TV syndicated news service
for national distribution (2 interviews)
- Editor, Rick Doble interviewed by WTVJ (NBC) Miami, FL, May 2002
- Editor, Rick Doble is under contract with Penguin Books to write a book tentatively entitled Breaking the Price Barrier
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