In theory, a programmable thermostat can help counteract high energy bills, but the savings generated by a Wi-Fi-connected smart thermostat often aren't enough to justify a $250 price.
Rent will likely continue to rise for three or four years -- by about 16%, according to an expert's estimate.
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Winter heating bills are expected to rise up to 13% this year. Take these steps now to reduce your heating costs.
In community property states, your spouse’s bad credit can hurt your chances of getting a mortgage, even if you leave him or her off the loan.
Mortgage servicers still have plenty of incentive to foreclose, and cities and states are looking to protect consumers -- with some results they didn't anticipate.
Time was you had to have a fat wallet to go green. These days, you can do a lot for a little.
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The apparel chain takes a hard hit after blaming the weather for its quarterly sales decline. But cold temperatures don't explain the drop in full-year sales as well.
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