5 ways to save money with kids under 5
Sustainable food makes for a cheaper grocery bill! If you’re lucky enough to have the space, a vegetable garden and a chicken coop are an endless supply of fresh food!  It’s been proven kids who garden at home build skills which improve their awareness of the environment and facilitates their
Solar works for full-timer workers
There is a common misconception that solar is only good for people who are home during the day. Don’t get me wrong, people with home businesses or people that stay at home with their children definitely see the most benefit from having solar installed. However, that doesn’t mean that it
Top 5 Tax Deductions When Working From Home
Making the choice to work from home can be one of the best and worst decisions you ever make. Choosing to start your own business gives you the freedom to make your own hours, choose the work you want to do and hopefully spend more time with your family. Unfortunately,
5 Ways to save money when raising teenagers
If you live in a household with teenagers, you have surely experienced the pain of finding an air-conditioner left on while no one is home or pulled out a load of washing that consisted of a couple shirts and a pair of underwear. These costly oversights can often result in
2020 vision
One of the first pieces of content that I created for Horan & Bird last year was a blog recapping 2018. I thought it would be a good idea to make that an annual thing and look back on how 2019 has been for us. To say that 2019 had
reduce energy bill
If you’re like me, you probably think of the biggest thing you can do to implement change. Then you end up disappointed because it seems out of reach, so you end up doing nothing. Sound familiar? I am guilty of it in most aspects of my life, but I am
When I was teenager, I was fortunate enough to have: my own computer, a television and an air conditioner in my room (spoilt much?). I can’t even imagine the electricity bills my parents had in the days without solar power and energy efficient appliances. Now that I own my own
Christmas is the time of giving, spending time with your loved ones and creating 30% more waste than you normally would. Over the holidays our contribution to landfill not only increases, but the materials that pile up are usually harder to break down. It doesn't have to be that way
solar rebates
There is a good chance that you have seen advertisements recently promising great solar rebates in your area. A lot of the time these ‘rebates’ are referring to the STC’s. The Small-Scale Technology Certificates that were introduced in 2011. The STC’s are federal government financial incentives eligible to all small-scale
Is my Property Suited to Solae
There are a lot of contributing factors when deciding to make the switch to solar, but the most important is determining whether your property is suitable. Most of us know the basics of what makes our property suitable, but unfortunately there is more to it than meets the eye. Roof