How to stay above water when drowning in debt

Editor’s note: Feb. 22-28 is Military Saves week and your BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and Permian Basin will have daily posts highlighting ways to save money. While these tips are written with military members and their families in mind, these are valuable savings tips for all consumers. It’s a common saying by many…

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…

Know How To Identify Phony Gas-Saving Devices

The Environmental Protection Agency has tested more than 100 gas-saving devices to determine whether their use will result in any significant improvement to fuel economy. Even though a few products were found to save a small amount of gas, the EPA has not identified a single product that significantly improves fuel economy. Additionally, several of…