Dollars & Sense Articles & Tips

In an article at Discover, you can find the correct questions to ask to assess whether you should fix your appliance, or purchase a new one. Sample questions include: How much will the repair cost? And how long should your appliance last? (Hint:... Read more .

Tips and tricks for cleaning even your dirtiest clothes using cold water. Dirty clothes only really get clean in warm or hot water, right? Wrong! That myth is all washed up. Technological advances made in both washing machines and detergents... Read more .

Prioritize your home improvement wish list with the help of these remodeling costs and upgrade your home with fresh, new designs. Whether you’re planning a full-on renovation, or there’s a minor home remodel in your future, it’s important to know... Read more .

If you’re looking for a new washer or fridge, certain months tend to have the best deals. Heck, some weeks of the month are better than others. A little research could save you a lot of money. New appliances are major purchases, and if you’re... Read more .

Out with the cold! Go green and keep the drafts out and the warm air inside your home with these simple energy-saving solutions. As fun as the holiday season is, it also brings with it unwelcomed guests — and we aren’t talking about your in-laws.... Read more .

Nothing is more critical to stabilizing the climate and comfort of your home than its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Imagine not having the heat working properly when you turn it on in the middle of January to keep your... Read more .

With warm weather on the way, these simple tips will help make sure your air conditioner is in working order. Summer is coming, which means it’ll soon be time to crank up the air conditioner. But is your AC ready to work hard keeping you cool for... Read more .

Improving the hardest-working room in the house can also help you sell your home down the road. Who doesn’t want to add value to their home? While people often scramble to upgrade before selling, it makes sense to make changes when you have the... Read more .

So you’ve been tossing around some kitchen remodeling ideas for a while now and you finally have a budget that enables you to start your makeover. Where do you go from here? Here are some kitchen remodeling tips and other helpful facts you’ll... Read more .

Get Cool: Factors that Impact the Cost of a New Central AC System After multiple nights of poor sleep on top of the covers, trying to beat the heat, you probably asked yourself, “What would it cost to install central AC?” There are many factors... Read more .