| Jan 29, 2010
| 4:36 AM
Just a few months ago, the Cash for Clunkers program was all the rage, bringing in millions of dollars for the car industry. Now, a new program is looking to give you an incentive to go green in your home.
The federal government is doling out $300...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 8:00 PM
On the Cheap is celebrating its first anniversary this month. In recognition of that milestone, we're asking cheapsters to send in a favorite tip gleaned from the column over the past year. We'd also like to hear about the one you've found most useful ...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 9:00 PM
“All of the Mail Calls on Wednesday, March 23, were good, from sensible taxpayers. I think it is about time that we stop giving raises to county and state employees. We have to pay our own health care premiums. We have no eye or dental. Why...
| Nov 25, 2010
| 3:52 PM
Home heaters were blamed for two separate fires Tuesday, according to Laguna Beach firefighters.
The first blaze was reported at 8:26 a.m. at a two-story apartment in the 200 block of Cliff Drive. There was no one in the unit. A neighbor who heard a...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 2:53 PM
Temperatures this December are well below average, so more people are using more gas to heat their homes. That means you can expect a bigger gas bill.
"Unfortunately the way its been the last week, week and a half it's been averaging colder than normal...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 1:30 AM
South Dakotans will be paying more at the gas pumps this holiday season.
Through Wednesday, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.98 in the state and $2.99 in Aberdeen and the nation. Last year, it was about 35 cents...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 8:20 AM
For years, Birchwood Construction has been known for producing some of northwest Michigan's more spacious and luxurious homes.
But like other area construction-related businesses dealing with a challenging economic climate, the Harbor Springs company has...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Is firewood the best fuel choice for you? As winter tightens its grip, the cost of keeping warm increases. And this year’s escalating energy prices have many homeowners re-evaluating their fuel options.
Among the possibilities: firewood.
| Sep 20, 2010
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the release of $884,027 in emergency contingency funding to help eligible low-income homeowners and renters meet their home energy needs in Louisiana.
| Feb 9, 2011
| 1:56 PM
SOUTH BEND — Single-digit temperatures have caused a double-digit increase in people seeking help to pay their heating bills. Officials from the United Way say help is still available.
After the automotive industry's troubles, Phil Cable said he...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 8:21 PM
"Genesis says that God told Noah to take two of every kind of animal onto the Ark. That would be about 120 kangaroos. There are 60 species. After the flood, how did they get all the way back to Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand?"
| Feb 14, 2011
| 3:57 PM
The White House released President Obama’s Budget for 2012 Tuesday. It would eliminate or reduce funding to a total of 200 government programs for a savings of $33 billion in 2012 alone. In total, half of all government agencies would see funding...