You can find assistance from the government, utility companies and nonprofit groups.
It was 26 below zero outside (with no wind chill) when we woke up the other day. Inside it was a bearable 60 degrees, thanks to our programmable thermostat (and three pairs of socks inside fuzzy slippers). Even at that low setting, the furnace kept kicking on, and on.
Days like that can make a person anxious about the power bill. And it’s not over yet, as Florida shivers through record cold.
With so many people losing their jobs, giving up looking for work, or living on subsistence incomes, a big power bill can make a stressful situation feel even more desperate. What if you can’t afford that bill -- particularly an unseasonably high one that will result from the cold snap many people have suffered through?
There’s help, but it’s a patchwork effort and differs in every state. We’ll help you find it.
Would you rather be an actuary than a roustabout?
Career Cast has come up with a list of the best and worst jobs for 2010, ranking 200 jobs from best to worst by taking into account physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook.
Of course, some of those factors are entirely subjective. NFL quarterback, for example, is sure to rank high on the physical demands scale, but if you’ve got the athletic ability, it could be a pretty good job. The rankings don’t take into account the cost of education and training for the jobs.
If you want a top job, you’d better be good at math, though historian and philosopher (would I need more education for this?) also were in the top 20.
New services limit phone distractions while you're behind the wheel.
Driving distractions abounded at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as automakers and gadget manufacturers infuse vehicles with new entertainment technology, including live television, wireless Internet and connections to social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
“That’s, frankly, really alarming,” says Jonathan Adkins, a spokesman for the Governors Highway Safety Association, a collective of state highway safety offices.
They may seem daunting, but they aren't. Take a 'money day' to get started.
Ah, the new year. The perfect time to get your life back on track. If one of your goals for 2010 is to take control of your finances, this crash course in financial basics can help guide the way.
Here are 10 simple but effective steps you can take to build a better financial future.
A modification would help some, but it's not going to get us out of this mess.
I just sent off a wad of paper to the loan officers at the credit union. My favorite spy there tells me that because I've been laid off my job, we have a shot at getting our mortgage payments reduced, at least for a while.
I've asked to have the principal cut, since the so-called "investment" house is now worth about $50,000 or $60,000 less than my son and I owe on it. What a fiasco!
What we’re hoping for
Of course, they're not going to do that.
Online printable grocery coupons are part of savers' strategies.
Whether coupon use equates to frugality is one of the most debated topics on frugal blogs and bulletin boards, along with strategies to get the most from your coupons.
These steps are quick and easy ways to improve your finances in 2010.
Big things can come in little packages. That’s true in a lot of areas of life, and it’s certainly true when it comes to money. In fact, some of the most important and effective money moves you can make are quick, easy, and really powerful.
As we start the New Year, I thought it would be a good time to review 11 steps you can take to easily improve your finances in the coming year.
Now's the time for cheap tacos, burgers, pizza, drinks and more.
It’s a new year, and we’ve got some new dining deals and coupons, with some help from our friends at Cities on the Cheap.
For a limited time, T.G.I. Friday’s is bringing back its popular “3 for $12.99″ dinner menu, which gives you appetizer, entrée and dessert for $12.99.
For something a bit cheaper, Fuddruckers is offering the Family Fudds Deal, which feeds two adults and two children for $20. The deal includes two 1/3-pound burgers with fries and soft drinks or domestic beers and two kid’s meals (hamburger or hot dog) with fries and drink.
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