Is Your House is Wasting Energy & Costing You More Money

Reducing your home’s carbon footprint isn’t just going to help the environment. Making a few small changes around your property could end up saving you thousands of dollars a year by cutting back on your electricity and gas bills. If you are ready to make your home as efficient as possible, then here is a look at some of the most common ways that energy is wasted and what can be done to prevent them.

Saving Money in the Laundry Room?

Doing household chores shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. There are plenty of ways to save money on laundry and here are some good ideas to get you started.

Energy Finances 101: How to Decrease Your Bills By 10 Percent or More!

Next to your mortgage, energy costs are one of your major monthly expenses. The average U.S. household spends about $325 on heating and cooling a month, and that is less than half of your total energy bill… of course this amount varies drastically by location, size of home and individual lifestyle.

It is understandable that families want to cut some of these costs, especially when money is tight. The following are just a few tips to help your family reduce their household bills.

How To Save Money On Home Energy

Utility costs have started to rise once again after giving us a bit of a break over the last year. And so this year you may find that you are spending more on electricity and natural gas once again. Instead of shivering in the winter and sweating it out in the summer, there are some simple actions that you can take to help reduce your home’s energy consumption. These actions are great investments in your home and comfort.

8 Tips for Saving Money on Your Utility Bill

the fourth largest expense in your home is the monthly utility bills. The typical American family spends roughly 11% of their total budget on “Utilities and Other Household Operational Costs.” The only higher expenditures are for your mortgage or rent, taxes and transportation. You actually spend more for utilities than for food, or the total of (Social Security Contributions, Personal Insurance and Pensions), or Healthcare.

Fortunately, there are strategies you can employ that help to reduce the cost of your utilities and free up more of your income. Here are six tips that you can use today and save money in the months and years to come.

Fight The Cold Without Draining Your Budget

In the area of family finance, saving money can be just as important as earning money. For homeowners, one major consideration is how much it costs to heat (or cool) their homes. You can spend hundreds or even thousands of extra dollars to heat your house during the winter months, depending on how cold it […]

Simple Ways to Save Electricity Even a Child Can Understand

When it comes to reducing electricity use at home, most people think of buying energy efficient washing machines and refrigerators. While this is not a bad approach, it does not encompass all energy saving aspects. One way of keeping energy costs at home down is by teaching your children the importance of saving electricity. Some […]

Money Saving Tips for Labor Day Weekend

The following suggestions were contributed by the Plainfield Police as a public service. ~ Tim McMahon, editor Don’t Overspend This Labor Day Weekend After months of heat, during which Illinois and Missouri were some of the hottest states on record, we’re finally coming down on the last big weekend of the season. Labor Day weekend is traditionally […]