31 Days to a Better Budget Lowering Utility Costs Each day of the series offers new tips, ideas and a challenge to start the year with a solid financial plan.
This polar vortex has temperatures plummeting and electric bills heating up. Between this awful winter weather, snow days, and last month’s holiday lights, our budget is taking a hit when
You may consider utility bills as an expense you can’t do anything about, but you are wrong. If you pay attention to your energy use each month, you’ll notice a spike in December. In my home this is usually the result of being home from wor…
The temperature has been over 90° every day this week—finally hitting the 100° mark yesterday. But, as we say in Indiana, it’s not the heat…it’s the humidity! The “feels like”
The camps are fiercely divided on whether purchasing cell phone insurance is an outright scam or a “smart” choice.
You just purchased the latest android powered 4G cell phone and you’re thinking, “Life is good!” Just as your sale rep finishes activating your phone she mentions that smart shoppers protect their investments by adding insurance to their plans. A moment of indecision sweeps over you. You know the replacement cost for your new toy is just over $500 bucks.
What would you do?
Anyone who has ever lived paycheck to paycheck can probably attest to the fact that one unexpected expense, such as a medical bill or a car repair, can ruin a
There are a variety of ways to lower the costs on utility bills you already have to pay—budget billing, comparison shopping and simple alternatives are some of the easiest. They
Contrary to popular belief, cable is not actually a necessity. If you really need to lower your monthly bills, it can simply be eliminated. Of course, that wouldn’t be very
Image via Wikipedia You can’t control energy prices, but you do have some control over your family’s water and energy consumption. Of course, there is the obvious solution of remembering
Image by Candlemaker via Flickr One of the simplest ways to save money is to evaluate needs and wants. Utility costs are a definite need, but there are still ways