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I’ve spent 30 years in personal finance -- 10 as an investment adviser for major Wall Street firms and the last 20 as a nationally syndicated consumer/personal finance TV news guy. Since I started Money Talks News in 1990, I’ve done about 3,000 news stories on saving more, spending less, avoiding rip-offs and understanding investing. While I’ve had a website for more than 10 years, I’m relatively new to blogging.

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Fed Finally Stops Overdraft Fees on Debit Cards…Kind of

If you used your debit card to buy a $3 latte when there was only $2.95 in your account, you were suddenly drinking a $33 latte. […]

Way to Save #117: Air Dry Your Clothes

If you’ve got a decent sized family, hanging your clothes out to dry can save you $40 a month in electricity. […]

Way to Save #116: Save A Load

Every load of wash uses between 25 and 50 gallons of water. The same is true of your dishwasher. And you shouldn’t need to soak or pre-wash dishes unless the food is burned or otherwise stuck on. By the way, the amount of detergent you use for both clothes and dish washing could probably be [...] […]

Way to Save #115: Don't Waste Water

You don’t need to run the water while you’re shaving or brushing your teeth, so turn it off whenever you can. […]

Way to Save #113: Think Low Flow

Put your water on restriction. Low-flow showerheads can save a family up to $200 per year by reducing water flow by up to 50%. […]

Way to Save #112: Dress For Success

Don’t try to stay dressed in shorts all winter long. Wear clothing appropriate to the season, and adjust your thermostat accordingly. […]

Way to Save #111: Use Your Fireplace

Wood is still usually cheaper than gas. But be sure and close your flue tightly when you’re not using it, and make sure the fit is snug. Caulk around the hearth. If you don’t use your fireplace at all, plug and seal your chimney flue. […]

Way to Save #110: The Furnace Pilot Light

Turn off your furnace pilot light in the summer. You can also save by turning off your stove’s pilot light and using a lighter. […]

Way to Save #109: Plant A Tree

A tree planted on the south side of your house can provide shade in the summer. Don’t plant an evergreen, though: you want those leaves gone in the winter. […]