Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:22 pm
By Jeff Fruhwirth · Bankrate.com

Hoping to slash energy costs this winter? Here are eight ways to do it.

Tags: costs, energy, save
Thursday, July 12, 2012 3:02 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Efforts to cope with record hot temperatures could also offer some possible tax savings.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 11:16 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Summer on the East Coast has arrived with a vengeance.  Temperatures already are near or exceeding 100 degrees. And it won’t be long before the rest of the country is sweltering for the next three months. The tax code, however, can help with your cooling needs. The 2009 stimulus bill created a tax credit (remember,

Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:37 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Happy Earth Day! This is a great manufactured holiday for environmentalists and tax geeks, since Uncle Sam will help pay for some ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Even better, the tax breaks associated with eco-activity are credits. That means they can reduce your tax bill dollar for dollar.