How To Not Suck… At Lowering Your Utility Bills

How To Not Suck… At Lowering Your Utility Bills

Stick what in my toilet? Let what hang out? Recycle… what? So many questions and so many odd suggestions, all in the name of trimming your utility bills. There are plenty of things you can do to cut costs. And with the cold weather coming — or already here for many of us — it’s a great time to see what you can do to stay warmer and save some cash. [More]

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

Gas Company Places Lien On Philly Mayor’s House Over Unpaid Bill

Philadelphia Gas Works apparently doesn’t care who you if you’re not paying your utility bill. Just ask Philadelphia Mayor Michael “Yes My Last Name Is Actually” Nutter, who saw PGW place a lien on his home after his gas bill apparently went unpaid. [More]

Scam Alert: Sorry, The President Will Not Be Paying Your Electric Bill

Scam Alert: Sorry, The President Will Not Be Paying Your Electric Bill

The summer heat wave is blasting people across the country, but don’t let your fried brain trick you into believing a new scam spreading across the country. For example, Dayton Power & Light in Ohio says customers have been calling in to report a trickster who’s telling people President Obama will pay their utility bills as part of a bailout plan. [More]

Tenants May Have To Leave Because Landlords Haven't Paid Water Bill In Five Years

When a landlord says that the cost of water is included in the rent, one might assume that this landlord is dutifully paying that water bill on time, or at least every few years. But tenants at an apartment complex in Georgia recently found out that the owners of the buildings hadn’t paid the water bill in five years — and that the water would be shut off in a week. [More]

Cut Down On Water Use With These Tricks

Cut Down On Water Use With These Tricks

Modern society has created the illusion that water is infinite and free, but the environmentally and financially conscious know that’s far from the truth. [More]

What Do You Do When Your Electric Company Ignores Your Financing Agreement?

What Do You Do When Your Electric Company Ignores Your Financing Agreement?

Jason was stuck with a massive electric bill due to a meter-reading snafu and worked out a payment plan with the company. Now the utility has disregarded the plan, rendering Jason’s automatic payments insufficient, and tacked on finance charges. He has no idea how to maneuver out of this debt hell and wants some advice. [More]

The Mystery Of The $100,000 Water Bills

The Mystery Of The $100,000 Water Bills

Something is amiss with the water in Brockton, MA. No, it doesn’t smell or taste funny — it’s just costing some of the town’s citizens one hell of a lot of money. In fact, some residential customers have been charged as much as $100,000 for one month’s worth of H20. [More]

8 Tips That Will Keep Your Refrigerator Healthy And Your Bills Low

8 Tips That Will Keep Your Refrigerator Healthy And Your Bills Low

Consumer Reports has some tips for keeping your refrigerator happy and your utility bills low. Keeping the door shut as much as possible is apparently very important. As mom always said, “We’re not trying to refrigerate the entire State of Illinois, are we?”

Picking Your Own Energy Supplier May Not Save You Anything

Picking Your Own Energy Supplier May Not Save You Anything

In New York, residents can choose to buy their energy from competing energy supply companies, or ESCOs. The idea is you can end up saving money by choosing from a field of competitors. In reality, says the New York Times, your energy bills frequently increase, and when you try to switch again you might be charged a contract termination fee.