utilities

7 Things Your Credit Report Does NOT Include

Your credit reports may be handy snapshots of your financial health, but they don't show the whole picture. Find out what's missing.

20+ Questions to Ask During an Open House

Searching for your dream home? Make sure to ask these key questions as you browse open houses.

8 Unexpected Costs of Selling a Home

Everyone knows buying a home is expensive. You might not realize selling a home can cost a pretty penny, too.

Pay These 6 Bills First When Money Is Tight

If your monthly budget just went bust, make sure to prioritize these important bill payments first.

5 Financial Mistakes That Won't Hurt Your Credit Score

It might feel like every little money misstep gets reported to the credit bureaus, but sometimes, you're in the clear (at least with the bureaus).

6 Infuriating Ways You're Ruining Someone Else's Credit

Yep, you can totally wreck someone else's credit score. Don't be that person.

Should You Pay Your Bills With a Credit Card?

It's the easiest way to rack up more rewards. Just keep a few caveats in mind.

10 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Lease

Renting a home is more than just finding the right place. Make sure you know everything up front by asking these important questions first.

10 Hidden Housing Costs New Homeowners Don't Expect

Buying a house comes with tons of hidden costs — and newbie buyers tend to overlook these 10 big ones.

Should You Move to a New City to Reduce Lifestyle Costs?

If high housing costs seem scary in your dream city, consider this — the lifestyle change may be worth the move!

4 Common Household Leaks You Can Fix Without a Plumber

If your water bill is rising, and you can't afford a plumber, roll up your sleeves and find and fix those costly leaks yourself. You can do this!

8 Savings Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Even the best savers among us sometimes slip up, but if you can avoid these common savings mistakes and your money will grow and grow.

8 Ways You're Wasting Electricity Without Realizing It

Cut your electric bill by getting serious about conservation. Plug these easy to miss power leaks and watch the savings add up.

15 Easy Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

Dreading the AC expense this summer? Trim your energy costs year round with these simple tricks.

Watch Out for These 4 Sneaky Charges on Your Monthly Bills

Some businesses will try to slip unfair fees onto your bill. Watch for these extras on your statements to be certain you're only paying what you owe.

Shrink Your Utility Bill by Plugging These Surprising Home Energy Leaks

Big utility bill sinking your budget? Make the planet and your wallet greener by plugging up these five surprising home energy leaks.

3 Surprising Ways to Save on Wireless Bills

Cell phone voice and data charges can climb in a hurry. Keep your cell data bill manageable by managing your plan, and your usage, more cleverly.

Best Money Tips: Tips for Reducing Your Water Bill

Today we found some fantastic articles on tips for reducing your water bill, banking tips for 20-somethings, and early retirement risks.

How to Make Your Own Power

From hand-cranking a flashlight to setting up solar panels to creating your own hydroelectric dam, generating your own electricity is totally achievable.

Save Hundreds by Getting Yourself Out of Hot Water

Saving hot water can be easy — and even help you lose weight — with just a few habit changes.