Lou Carlozo

Lou Carlozo

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  • 'Vampire Power' Is Sucking Up $19 Billion in ElectricityJune 1, 2015

    It's a fact most of us know (and many of us ignore): The devices we leave plugged in can siphon energy from our wall plugs, and money from our wallets. It's known as "vampire power," and even extends...

  • 9 Amazing New Year’s Eve FactsDecember 31, 2014

    The year 2014 gave us lots to celebrate. The stock market rebounded, gas prices dropped, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6s, and the bargains kept on coming. Now with New Year's Eve fast upon us, you...

  • 8 Foods That Will Cost More This FallSeptember 11, 2014

    Back in May, we reported on eight foods threatened by summer price hikes. Perhaps you were hoping the falling leaves this autumn would bring falling food prices with them — and that's certainly the...

  • 7 Ways to Clean the House and Cash In August 26, 2014

    As the summer weather cools down, it's a hot time to stage a garage sale (or yard sale, if that's more appropriate). If your closets hold abundant junk, your garage spills over with stuff, and those...

  • Why Tech’s New Role in Shopping Is So ‘Fitting’July 8, 2014

    Technology may finally be solving the thorny problem of buying clothing online - that you cannot try things on. Through scanners and data mining, consumers are now able to get a custom fit, saving...

  • Super Bowl XLVII: The Shocking $$ We SpendJanuary 31, 2013

    Professional American football is big, big business today, a fact that will be especially evident on Super Bowl Sunday this weekend. Regardless of who takes the field — or even who wins the game —...

  • 'Rambling Retirees': Boomers Hit the Road to Save $October 7, 2012

    At 68, Barbara Miller Elegbede is living proof that flower children need not grow up. A self-described hippie, she attended a San Francisco college at psychedelia's height and remembers friends...

  • Buy Your Own Island: 6 Tips for Posh PurchasesJune 30, 2012

    You don't have to be Larry Ellison to own an island. You may not have the $500 million to $600 million it probably cost the Oracle CEO, one of the world's richest men, to buy Hawaii's sixth-largest...

  • The Real Reason We Lie to Our Kids About MoneyApril 30, 2012

    Think you don't lie to your kids about money? A typical dishonest scenario is all too common: A parent says "No" to a $10 item, claiming not to have enough money, but then places a $15 trinket in the...

  • Freelancers: Get Ready for IRS AuditFebruary 28, 2012

    This past New Year's Eve, any impulse I had to ring in 2012 on a high note was drowned out by alarm bells from Uncle Sam. On that day, my wife and I received separate eight-page letters from the...

  • How To Win Your Office Super Bowl PoolFebruary 1, 2012

    (Reuters) - With Super Bowl XLVI less than a week away, armchair quarterbacks are flexing their biceps to throw hard-earned cash into the office pool. You will probably do what a lot of people do...

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