Experts explain how to save money when doing laundry at home.
Experts explain how to save money when doing laundry at home.
Experts show you which devices can be unplugged when not in use to save you tons on your electric bill.
You could save 75 percent or more on your electric bill simply by switching the light bulbs in your home.
Republican lawmakers are alleging that the EPA's new greenhouse gas regulations would kill the U.S. coal industry by making it too expensive to build new coal-fueled power plants. But even if that's true, how will it impact you?
Cut the costs of heating by keeping things clean.
One of this country's biggest economic problems is a tsunami of misinformation. You can't have a rational debate when facts are so easily supplanted by overreaching statements and errors. Here are three misconceptions about our economy that need to be laid to rest.
To toast or not to toast? Chances are you probably don't weigh the costs of using the microwave, toaster oven, or conventional full-size oven, but you should. You can save money by factoring in the costs of energy when you cook or reheat food.
The smart money has been predicting lately that gas prices would fall. Oil has been below $90 a barrel since early August and the International Energy Agency has cut its estimates for crude oil use for the year. But the price of a gallon of unleaded is the virtually the same as it was a year ago.
Dr. Roy Baumeister is a research psychologist who has studied the science of self-control for many years. He's also co-author of the new book "Willpower." We asked him how you can boost your willpower when facing financial temptations and decisions. Here are his secrets.
If you're like the typical American, you probably have dozens of household appliances that you routinely leave plugged in even when they're not actively being used. But did you know that even when they're turned off, they can cost you money?
If you're like the typical American, you've probably got about 40 household appliances that you routinely leave plugged in – even when these...
OPEC unexpectedly left its production levels unchanged on Wednesday, causing oil prices to jump, as senior officials said their meeting ended in...
During the first quarter, it seemed cyclical companies would rule the roost in 2011. How things have changed! Defensive stocks have come roaring back. Oil is well off its highs, and growth estimates are coming down in the U.S. and China. In that context, how do you want to position your portfolio?
Investing is prone to manias and panics. Investors get excited as prices rise, and end up buying today what they should have bought years ago. The recent commodities sell-off reminded me of the rule I follow for commodities investing. Had you followed it, you'd have saved loads of money in 2008 and 2009 and made tons recently.
The refrigerator is the second-biggest electricity hog in most homes, so if you want to trim your power bill, it's a great place to start. The best solution is to ditch your old one for a new, energy-efficient model, but if that isn't in your budget, there are still things you can do to cut your fridge's power bill right now.
Biofuels company Solazyme owns a unique process when it comes to converting algae into a fuel could replace the gas in your car -- a method that could be used to create oil on an extremely large scale and at an extremely low cost. The company has just announced it's going public: You might want to get in on the action.
You've heard the (often conflicting) wisdom about saving money on gas: Turn off the AC (or don't). Fill your tires (just exactly enough). Drive more...
Oil prices climbed again Friday following a drop in the dollar and continued jitters about shipments from the world's major oil suppliers. If the upward trend continues, experts say, gasoline prices could hit $4 a gallon across the U.S. this summer.
With U.S. gas prices near historic highs, Americans are anxious about the cost of filling up. But we still feel far less pain at the pump than drivers in many other developed nations. On the flip side, if you drive in the right world cities, you can still pay less than $1 a gallon.
As soon as oil prices rise, drivers feel the pain at the pump. But it takes far longer for price decreases to trickle down to consumers.
The economy has had more than its share of trouble lately: Japan's earthquake comes on top of rising oil and food prices, political turmoil in the Middle East and a crop of government austerity measures. But investor opportunities lie hidden among the bad news.
Skyrocketing oil prices don't have to bring only pain. Investors can also find some relief with investments that can benefit from oil's recent -- and likely future -- increases. Here are some ETFs and mutual funds worth considering, based on performance, risk and cost.
Last week, oil's ascent trumped a raft of healthy U.S. economic reports. With a relatively light slate of economic data scheduled this week, oil prices and political instability could play an even larger role in the trading sessions ahead.
With oil prices soaring on Mideast turmoil, alternative energy sources such as wind are again drawing the public's attention. But wind technology hasn't been standing still: Its power output worldwide jumped by 22% last year. However, it's still nowhere near replacing oil.
Oil prices fell below $97 per barrel Monday -- from more than $100 a few days ago -- on reports that Libya's still exporting oil. But gasoline prices continued to rise, jumping 8 cents over the weekend.
Inflation has inched higher in the past six months, but that's not a danger sign, but rather a harbinger of improving economic conditions and a strengthening recovery. And that, in turn, should lead to higher wages and more hiring in the year ahead.
Government measures show that inflation, at 1.6% in January, is still below the Fed's target of 2%. But commodity prices are soaring, and anyone who pays their household bills knows that food and energy prices are rising because of it. Is the Consumer Price Index getting it wrong?
Winter in the Northeast was particularly brutal this year, but not enough to account for the likely record prices. Blame crude oil's recent price jump for that. But the pain could become even worse if Obama's proposed cut in low-income energy subsidies passes.
Proponents of the peak-oil theory can muster studies and statistics backing their claim that declining global oil output is nigh. Critics point to new technologies and unconventional oil fields as saviors. Either way, a return to the days of $1.50-a-gallon gasoline isn't going to happen.