Four Ways to Cut Your Energy Costs this Summer

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, more than half of the energy used in a typical home goes toward heating and cooling it. With summer temperatures already hitting triple digits in much of the state and some energy companies hiking rates, many consumers are looking to get the most out of their energy usage….

Want to Save Money? Ditch the Bottled Water

In the time of belt-tightening and budget uncertainty, one easy cut is your bottled water habit. Industry figures show a 3.5 percent increase in bottled water sales in 2010, according to Consumer Reports, for a total cost of $6.4 billion per year. This is despite a down economy, a bigger push toward reusable bottles and…