winter

8 Budget-Friendly Winter Activities

Avoid cabin fever and $80 lift tickets with these fun, frugal winter activities for the family ... and give your winter blues the cold shoulder.

Winterize Your Lawn Tools and Save

Storing your lawn tools the right way can save you money come spring. Here's how to keep your equipment in top shape when you're not using it -- with little to no cost.

The 10 Worst States to Retire In: They're Frosty and Costly

TopRetirements.com has named the 10 worst states in which to retire based in factors such as taxes and climate. Every retirement is unique, but before you end up living out your golden years chilly and underfunded, check out this list.

5 Hot Utility Stocks After Snowstorm's Winter Wipeout

Utility stocks were down Monday in the wake of the wicked winter storm that tossed the Northeast over the weekend. But it's on panicky days like these that long-term investors want to be taking a second look at utilities. Not only are they less volatile than fast-growing tech stocks, some pay hefty dividends.

Prepare for Higher Heating Bills this Winter

This winter's weather is forecast to be milder than last year's, but many Americans will get a cold chill when they open their heating bills. Average household spending for the season will rise for natural gas and propane, and those who use heating oil will see their highest winter bills ever.

Face-off on Stocks: Outdoor Sportswear and Footwear

For many sportswear manufacturers, wintry weather leads to increased sales as people bundle up and and outfit themselves for outdoor sports. Here, Matthew Pulomena and Nikhil Hutheesing face-off on which sportswear companies stand to benefit the most -- and how investors can profit.

Save money in every room of your house

As fall creeps in and a chill takes over my house at night, I've been contemplating turning the gas furnace on for the first time. But oh, how I've...

Power outage? Not with a generator

Backup power generator brings peace of mindLast Thursday, at approximately 7 p.m., the power in my house – indeed in much of my small town – went out thanks to a snowstorm that...

For fall, go faux

Faux leather jacketIt's hard to say goodbye to the summer shopping season. Not only are flip-flops, sundresses and tissue tanks easy to wear, they're also usually the...