The Homeowner’s Guide to Money-Saving DIY Home Maintenance

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*Please note that Dough Roller has no affiliation with the videos included in this 12-part series. We’ve simply selected what we think are the best videos available on YouTube for each of the home maintenance topics discussed below. There’s no doubt about it, being a homeowner is a big job. If you’ve rented in the […]

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Published or Updated: October 24, 2013

14 Ways to Lower Your Gas and Electric Bill

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Photo: danxoneil Looking for ways to lower your gas and/or electric bill? These days, who isn’t? We’ve covered many ways to save energy in an earlier post, but I want to highlight some other great ways to save. These simple, creative or long-term solutions can help you cut your energy bills. Before you start implementing […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

Leafully–A Cool Way to Track Your Energy Usage

Leafully Overview

The Department of Energy recently announced the winners of its “Apps for Energy” competition. Contestants can submit mobile and web applications that help consumer better managing their utility usage with the help of “Green Button” data (more about that in a minute). The winner was a pretty cool web app called Leafully. In theory, Leafully […]

Published or Updated: June 4, 2012

15 Cool Ways to Save on Electricity

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Last year, the average household spent about $2,150 on energy bills.  While that’s a lot of money, just a few small steps can save you 5-10% annually on your energy bills. Ten percent of $2,150 is not a life-changer, but it is a life-enhancer and it’s very easy money.  We have a number of  ideas […]

Published or Updated: September 15, 2011

The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Cars of 2010

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At DoughRoller.net, we like to bring you as many environmentally savvy tips as we can. Not only do they save the planet, they can sometimes save you money — the other kind of green we are particularly fond of. This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but cars are slowly joining the Save the […]

Published or Updated: April 25, 2010

Tax Credits Can Save Money on Energy Efficient Home Improvements

The 2009 Economic Stimulus package is perhaps best known for the stimulus payments many will receive in 2009 and 2010. But the stimulus bill has other very significant tax savings for those who want to take advantage of the opportunity. One of these opportunities is a generous tax credit for energy efficient home improvements. Whether […]

Published or Updated: May 29, 2011

3 Gadgets That Can Cut Your Energy Costs By 30%

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The average home in the United States spends over $2,200 per year on energy bills, nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling, according to Energy Star. The average monthly cost soars above $300 during the winter months. Recently, CNN reported on 3 gadgets that can help cut your energy costs by up to […]

Published or Updated: September 26, 2014