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Filed under: Bargains, Home, Green, Tax - Credit As the federal government's Cash for Appliance Clunkers program begins, consumers may find themselves in a stew of confusion over when clunker rebates are available, how much they'll get and from where. The rebate clock is already ticking in...

So we're a few weeks into the new year and it always takes me a bit to become accustomed to the change on the calendar. I have already written 2009 on so many things I cannot even tell you.  It's not that I am living in the past; it's just habit.  Even though we are a few short weeks in I have...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Health

This month, the EPA wants you to think about the air you breathe and take action against a health threat you probably didn't know existed: Radon gas. Along with the many useful and sometimes useless "events" that are named by government agencies,...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Health This month, the EPA wants you to think about the air you breathe and take action against a health threat you probably didn't know existed: Radon. Along with the many useful and sometimes useless "events" that are named by government agencies, interests...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Health This month, the EPA wants you to think about the air you breathe and take action against a health threat you probably didn't know existed: Radon. Along with the many useful and sometimes useless "events" that are named by government agencies, interests...

With the recent bitter, gusting Arctic air and snow in portions of the Midwest, South, and East, you might just get an unwelcome surprise when you open your next home heating bill.

According to theAlliance to Save Energy, heating accounts for 31 percent of the typical home’s energy costs and...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Economizer, Tax - Credit

If you have a clunker of an appliance you'd like to replace in this year, the good news is that the government is offering an attractive rebate that can pay you up to $250 for upgrading to a more efficient model. But the bad news is that...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Economizer, Tax - Credit If you have a clunker of an appliance you'd like to replace in this year, the good news is that the government is offering an attractive rebate that can pay you up to $250 for upgrading to a more efficient model. But the bad news is that...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Economizer, Tax - Credit If you have a clunker of an appliance you'd like to replace in this year, the good news is that the government is offering an attractive rebate that can pay you up to $250 for upgrading to a more efficient model. But the bad news is that...

Filed under: Home, Technology, Green, Tax - Credit

Consumer Reports latest tests on washers show price drops of as much as 33% compared with a year ago. Along with the federally funded "Cash for Clunkers" rebates of up to $250 for qualifying models, consumers are benefiting from more energy and...

Filed under: Home, Technology, Green, Tax - Credit Consumer Reports latest tests on washers show price drops of as much as 33% compared with a year ago. Along with the federally funded "Cash for Clunkers" rebates of up to $250 for qualifying models, consumers are benefiting from more energy and...

Filed under: Home, Technology, Green, Tax - Credit Consumer Reports latest tests on washers show price drops of as much as 33% compared with a year ago. Along with the federally funded "Cash for Clunkers" rebates of up to $250 for qualifying models, consumers are benefiting from more energy and...

If a big snowstorm has you dragging out your snow blower, make sure you follow these snow blower safety tips to make sure to keep safe while you use this amazing and fun machine!

  • FIX CLOGS CAREFULLY - If your snow blower becomes clogged, turn it off and remove the key before trying to clear...

According to recent Harris Interactive online poll, 59 percent of all homeowners said they would choose brick siding for their homes. The study was commissioned by Boral Bricks, Inc. to determine current consumer preferences for siding. 

Conducted in October, the survey asked participants which...

Filed under: Home, Saving Money, Technology, Recession, Green

Santa's reindeer may have a little trouble finding good little boys and girls' homes this Christmas due to a reported nationwide shortage of holiday lights. While the economy slowly rebounds, holiday light displays are selling out at...

Filed under: Home, Saving Money, Technology, Recession, Green Santa's reindeer may have a little trouble finding good little boys and girls' homes this Christmas due to a reported nationwide shortage of holiday lights. While the economy slowly rebounds, holiday light displays are selling out at...

Filed under: Home, Saving Money, Technology, Recession, Green Santa's reindeer may have a little trouble finding good little boys and girls' homes this Christmas due to a reported nationwide shortage of holiday lights. While the economy slowly rebounds, holiday light displays are selling out at...

Filed under: Sex Sells, Home, Real Estate, Recession, Tax - Credit

Adding an entertaining dimension to the appeal of energy-saving home improvements and building on the promise of new tax incentives for homeowners, President Barack Obama termed insulation "a sexy subject" during a Home Depot...

Filed under: Sex Sells, Home, Real Estate, Recession, Tax - Credit Adding an entertaining dimension to the appeal of energy-saving home improvements and building on the promise of new tax incentives for homeowners, President Barack Obama termed insulation "a sexy subject" during a Home Depot...

Filed under: Sex Sells, Home, Real Estate, Recession, Tax - Credit Adding an entertaining dimension to the appeal of energy-saving home improvements and building on the promise of new tax incentives for homeowners, President Barack Obama termed insulation "a sexy subject" during a Home Depot...