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 […]

7 Fuel Efficient Cars Under $20,000

Shopping for a new car these days can leave you gasping, wondering what’s happened to make them cost so much. Adding to the dilemma is the price of fuel–it is a major consideration for some people when they go shopping for a new car. Fortunately there are still a few cars that are relatively inexpensive, […]