Winter set in fast and hard this year, with the last few weeks yielding particularly harsh conditions throughout most of the East Coast, Northwest, and even the balmy South. Many states are reaching record sub-zero temperatures and experiencing heavy snowfalls.
These conditions are blamed on a system of Arctic air from the north that’s known as the Polar Vortex. If you’re a Weather Channel junkie, all of this is extremely interesting and important to you — but for the average person, all you know is that it’s cold. Really cold. And it’s costing you.
Besides ensuring your pantry is well-stocked, make sure your budget isn’t suffering due to the extra cost of electricity, snow removal, and vehicle maintenance.
Here’s how to save on some common winter budget-busters:
How to Save on Heat and Fuel
Heating your home through a particularly cold winter means you’ll burn through propane, natural gas, wood, and other heating elements faster. Although you’ll