09/03/2012 12:34 pm ET

Money Saving Tips: Green Ways To Cut House Costs

From DealNews' Lou Carlozo:

Quick: Imagine someone's hacked your bank account to steal your hard-earned cash bit by bit. They've got their grimy little hacker fingers all over your great big nest egg. And they're laughing.

If you find that thought disturbing, you might wonder how we can waste money and energy everyday without seemingly an ounce of indignation. Maybe it has something to do with the invisibility of it all; so long as we don't feel the financial pain in one huge slap, it's hard to get worked up about a higher water bill. But many wasteful habits piled up over months and years drag us down. These are seven common pitfalls that expend money and energy daily.

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Ways To Cut Hidden Home Costs