Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:28 pm
By Paula Pant · Bankrate.com

Here are four ways you can simultaneously cut your carbon footprint and your expenses.

Monday, July 01, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

In a sign of an improving economy, charitable donations increased last year.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 5:06 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The second-largest pension fund in the U.S. is rethinking its investments in light of the Connecticut tragedy. You may want to do the same.

Saturday, July 09, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Not all hybrid cars are created equal. Some deliver genuine benefits to the environment and consumers, while others are just pricey options that allow automakers to cash in on those five green little letters. This week the Union of Concerned Scientists unveiled its 2011 Hybrid Scorecard to help consumers tell the difference. The Scorecard rates

Friday, April 22, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Today’s Earth Day celebration takes on a growing urgency in light of the horrible mess our species has made of the planet in the past 12 months between the BP oil spill and the nuclear disaster in Japan. (Feel free to insert your own timely enviro-rant here.) If there’s a silver lining to this radioactive

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.