Sonos Inc. introduced the Beam home-theater smart speaker and said its products would be integrated in July with Apple Inc.’s new AirPlay 2 wireless music-streaming system. The Beam is a sound bar designed to sit below a television set and replace the …
Doing laundry. It’s a fact of life, especially if we want clean clothes. It can also be one of the largest sources of electrical or other utility expenses for your home. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Consumers Energy provides some good common sense tips to help a little bit in your bid to save on energy:
Run full loads. You’ll save energy and water by reducing cycles.
Clean the lint filter in your dryer before each load to improve air circulation.
Inspect and clean the dryer vent periodically. Better air flow means more efficient drying.
Hang laundry to dry. Hang clothes outside to dry on nice days, or hang them inside when the weather is not so nice.
Use ENERGY STAR® rated washers and dryers. They use less energy and water than standard models. Consumers Energy (as well as other energy companies) can offer rebates up to $50 for an ENERGY STAR washing machine.
We’ve now turned the calendar to June 1st, and for many, that means travel season. However, there are ways you can see the world and not necessarily have to break the bank either. Click here to read on how you can save some dime on your next vacation this summer from the good folks at You Need a Budget! If you’d like to learn more about “YNAB”, be sure to check out this link, and should you decide to subscribe, we both get a free month!
The culture at Facebook is changing. So says the social media giant’s chief technology officer. Mike Schroepfer now says Facebook has a much sharper and more pessimistic view of issues that could hurt the service. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, …
Gas prices are continuing to creep up across parts of the county, with many spots breaking the $3 line again. As we start to shift into summer travel season, it’s a good time to revisit some potential ways you can ease up the pain at the pump this summer, with some tips via Consumer Reports.
Whole Foods, which, while offering healthy foods, has sometimes gone by the moniker, “Whole Paycheck.” In a bit of a price reprieve, Amazon, which purchased Whole Foods last year, is offering its Prime members an additional 10% off sale items when they shop at Whole Foods.
It is always a good idea to put money away for harder times. There are several ways that you can do this, including putting cash under your mattress, putting aside money in IRA accounts, playing the stock market, using a bank, or joining a credit union. There are several ways that credit unions and banks are different from each other, even though they do virtually the same thing.