What Does Green Mean to You?

St. Patrick’s Day, springtime, luck, money, and eco-friendly: these are just a few of the things that come to mind when you hear the word “green.”  By using some of the following tips, you can ensure your March is the greenest month of the year!

St. Patrick’s Day and The Luck o’ the Irish
According to the 2007 American Community Survey, 72 percent of households of Irish ancestry own their home.  However, to join the Irish masses, you don’t need luck or a four-leaf clover.  Instead, diligently taking care of your finances and credit score will help you qualify for the best available mortgage rates.

Spring Forward
As the weather begins to look a lot like spring, think about using alternative modes of transportation, such as the bus, walking, or biking.  By finding cheaper and eco-friendlier ways of getting places, especially in the city, you can save your money and help reduce your carbon footprint.  Put the money you saved by using alternative modes of transportation toward a savings goal to enjoy later, such as a weekend getaway.  Your continued savings week after week will quickly add up to a formidable amount.  To increase the effectiveness of your savings, find the highest yielding savings vehicle available using online rate comparison tables and increase the size of that pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow!

It Can Be Easy Going Green
You don’t have to look far to find earth-friendlier alternatives.  (In fact, if you’re reading this online, you’re already halfway there.)  One very easy green habit to adopt is taking advantage of your bank’s e-statement option.  In addition to saving paper, some banks may offer promotional rates that are available only with enrollment in e-statements.  This will enable you to be more green—eco-friendly by earning more through increased interest.

No matter what green option you choose, be sure to make the most of it and make everyone around you green with envy!

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