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Family  |  My GreenGuide®

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  • Save Time
    Sleep more. Yes, sleep more. By incorporating a 15-20 minute power nap into your routine, you'll be more alert and efficient at work, saving time during your day.

    Save Money
    Slow down on the highways: according to the Department of Energy, every five mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an average extra 29 cents per gallon (based on a $65 per gallon price).

    Save for the Future
    Considering building a new home? Think small. Sites such as weehouses.com, cottagecompany.com, smallhousestyle.com and notsobighouse.com offer appealing sustainable designs that will save money in the short and long term.
  • Save Time
    Everyone's inbox is overflowing with email. Don't put off getting to the bottom of it at least once a day by opening one item at a time and don't look at the next until you decide a course of action for the first. Deal with it now to save time later.

    Save Money
    Save around 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply adjusting the temperature 10°-15° for the eight or nine hours you're at work with a programmable thermostat. It's easy to install and ensures you save money while you're away from home.

    Save for the Future
    It's never too soon to teach your children about the value of saving money. Use helpful online tools and resources like The Stock Market Game™, Money Talks (in English and en español) and Reality Check.
  • Save Time
    If you're looking for a loan, be sure to find out how long the approval process can take. Regions prides itself on a quick approval process and short closing time frame, both of which can save you days of waiting.

    Save Money
    Looking for dinner inspiration? Check out your local grocery store's ads and see what's on sale. It's easier than trying to find deals at the store.

    Save for the Future
    If you must use money from your savings, figure out a way to pay yourself back instead of just allowing the money to disappear.
  • Save Time
    Need to bring the same things to work every day? (Badge, wallet, glasses, etc.) Try keeping them all in one convenient place.

    Save Money
    Bring your lunch to work at least three times a week, if not every day, to save on pricey — and unhealthy — fast food lunches.

    Save for the Future
    When you make a small charitable contribution, try matching it by putting an equal amount into your savings.
  • Save Time
    Buy a large, three-month dry-erase calendar from an office supply store. Give each person in the house a different colored marker to keep track of work or school events, trips, appointments and other activities.

    Save Money
    When you're making monthly payments on a loan, it always helps to pay it off early. Just by making one extra mortgage payment a year, you can reduce the life of your loan by years.

    Save for the Future
    If you budgeted a certain amount of money each month for a particular bill or expense and you come in under budget, put the difference into savings.