Leading into the holiday season, everyone is looking for ways to free up extra cash. Since Sunrun is always thinking of how to help families save money, we wanted to offer up a few easy suggestions. Here are the top four:
1. Move Your Money: Credit Unions have been at the top of people’s minds as many banks have announced plans to raise their fees. There is a national trend of switching from a big bank to a credit union to save money in the short and long term with lower banking fees and better interest rates.
2. Fix Your Energy Costs: Imagine all the money you could have saved if it were possible to lock in a fixed gas price for a car in 1995 at $1.35 per gallon. While the gasoline dream may be gone, it is now possible to lock in home electricity rates for up to 20 years with solar power service companies. Getting a free consultation takes only 20 minutes and companies like Sunrun can help determine if solar is right for your home and how much you can save.
3. Get Ready to Fly: Although many people are wary of credit cards these days, many more are wary of the cost of travel. Signing up for an airline rewards card for frequent flyer miles is a fast and easy way for card carriers to earn as they spend.
4. Refer a Friend: The social media boom means we often look to our friends and family when making purchasing decisions both big and small. Saving sites like Groupon offer 10 Groupon bucks when someone refers a friend to join. It only takes a few minutes and users can refer as many people as they like to rack up a lot of Groupon bucks.