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Energy bill hack: How a spare Lego can save you $100s this winter Homes & Real Estate January 17, 2018
As winter weather takes aim at a large swatch of the United States, a lot of folks are left dialing…
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you!
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you! Homes & Real Estate January 16, 2018
Think your heating bill is too expensive? Your state could be advocating for your right to pay less when you…
The cost of home insurance is going up…here’s what to do about it!
The cost of home insurance is going up…here’s what to do about it! Insurance January 4, 2018
The year 2017 was fraught with natural disasters that cost many people dearly in life, limb and property. Between major…
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home Homes & Real Estate December 31, 2017
When the holidays are over, do you panic wondering what to do with all the gifts, new holiday decor and…
13 things a burglar won’t tell you
13 things a burglar won’t tell you Homes & Real Estate December 18, 2017
The holidays are prime time for thieves! So to help you protect your home from crooks this season, Reader's Digest put together…
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Sun burn: Tesla takeover of Solar City dampened installs nationwide Homes & Real Estate December 15, 2017
Tesla envisioned a bright future for solar energy in the United States when it took over Solar City in 2016.…
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RECALL ALERT: Portable generators by Westinghouse could overheat and catch fire Recalls December 11, 2017
Portable generators can give you peace of mind in the event of a natural disaster or when unexpected winter weather…
Baby boomers are loving the apartment life these days
Baby boomers are loving the apartment life these days Home December 5, 2017
When you think of a baby boomer's home, one might envision an older man or woman settling down in a…
5 ways to winterize windows and keep your home warm
5 ways to winterize windows and keep your home warm Homes & Real Estate December 1, 2017
You welcome winter — the promise of a silent overnight snowfall, lacy, leafless trees smothered in a white blanket knit…
You won’t believe how much money LED Christmas lights can save you!
You won’t believe how much money LED Christmas lights can save you! Life November 29, 2017
When it's time to deck the halls (and exterior) of your home with Christmas lights, the kind of bulb you…
DIY home improvement tips
10 cheap DIY home renovations for the thrifty homeowner Homes & Real Estate October 26, 2017
Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or staying put and craving a refresh, you may be concerned about how…
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How to switch your natural gas provider in 4 easy steps Money & Credit October 19, 2017
Fall is a great time to lock in your natural gas rate if you live in a state where the…
Cold reality: Get ready for an 18% spike in winter energy costs
Cold reality: Get ready for an 18% spike in winter energy costs Home Ownership October 16, 2017
Do you love winter? The extended forecast calls for Jack Frost to nip at your nose and leave you with…
Georgia natural gas guide
Georgia natural gas guide Homes & Real Estate October 16, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard says you should lock your natural gas rates in now, as they are likely to rise…
How to lease a home with an option to purchase
How to lease a home with an option to purchase Homes & Real Estate October 9, 2017
Have you ever thought about how to lease a home with an option to purchase? This might be a solid…
The secret to finding a great home contractor
The secret to finding a great home contractor Homes & Real Estate September 22, 2017
Right now, renovating a home is much, much easier than it was during the real estate bubble. So how do…
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time!
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time! Homes & Real Estate September 20, 2017
Your dishwasher is going to be working overtime this coming holiday season. No doubt it will be a godsend to…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
11 home design trends that are so over
11 home design trends that are so over Homes & Real Estate August 17, 2017
Design trends come and go, but some have been sticking around for a while. Somebody has to say it, so…
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it?
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it? Insurance August 15, 2017
You can get insurance on almost anything — computers, phones, trips, your identity, your credit, your pets...and even the downpayment…
Should both your names be on the mortgage?
Should both your names be on the mortgage? Money & Credit August 15, 2017
You’ve got a solid relationship and you’re ready to take it to the next step—applying for a joint mortgage. In…
Becoming a landlord: How to find a good tenant
Becoming a landlord: How to find a good tenant Homes & Real Estate August 2, 2017
The key rule in real estate is obviously “location, location, location.” We  have all heard that before. If becoming a…
Is a biweekly mortgage plan a good idea?
Is a biweekly mortgage plan a good idea? Featured Story August 2, 2017
On the Clark Howard Show a couple of years ago, a listener called in to ask if a biweekly mortgage…
ZIP codes with high real estate returns
The 20 ZIP codes with the highest real estate returns Home Ownership August 1, 2017
Your ZIP code is a pretty important piece of an address, especially when it comes to the real estate market.…
Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid
Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid Homes & Real Estate July 15, 2017
A house will likely be the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime — so you don't want to mess…
Ceiling fan vs. A.C.: How to stay cool and save in the heat
Ceiling fan vs. A.C.: How to stay cool and save in the heat Money & Credit July 6, 2017
When it comes to staying cool in the summertime heat, one of the primary concerns is cost. Sometimes things can…
8 home renovation projects to tackle this summer
8 home renovation projects to tackle this summer Homes & Real Estate June 14, 2017
Summer brings pool parties, ice cream and popsicles, playing in the yard…and renovations. Many homeowners find that some home upgrades…
9 air conditioning alternatives
9 air conditioning alternatives Home June 12, 2017
It's a safe bet that you have an air conditioner -- according to the U.S. Department of Energy, two-thirds of…
86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare
86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare Homes & Real Estate April 10, 2017
Research by Zillow, an online real estate company, found that most Americans who are currently renting either do not have the financial…
5 natural ways to get rid of pests
5 natural ways to get rid of pests Homes & Real Estate April 6, 2017
Our world is filled with chemicals. Pesticides are commonly used as a quick way to get rid of any pests…
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