Save the planet and your financial goals by going greenNot only is it good for the environment when you embrace energy efficiency in your home, it’s good for your pocketbook and can help you meet your

financial goals by spending less in upkeep and having a more attractive home for purchase when it comes time to sell. The Equifax Finance Blog explains how to best save money when it comes to going green in the article, “

Green Real Estate Market Trends.”

While weatherizing isn’t incredibly attractive from a curb-appeal standpoint, it can make a huge difference in the amount you will save each month and those savings can add up quickly. Making an investment in popular spray insulation, which molds to the space it is applied to and expands to eliminate gaps, is a great cost-effective way to make your home more energy efficient. Follow up by caulking every crack or seam to make sure that your interiors don’t leak conditioned air.

For additional projects, choose sustainable products for everything from flooring to countertops and beyond. Just make sure you do your homework first and weigh your options so you don’t overextend yourself and fall into debt. Check out the Equifax Finance Blog for all manner of other great tips for saving money, living better and meeting your financial goals, and make sure to sign up for the

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