Monday’s need-to-know money news

power cord and us dollar, concept of expensive energy billToday’s top story: How to keep your energy costs down during summer’s hottest weeks. Also in the news: Why paying rent with a credit card could be a good thing, five signs of a financially needy friend, and lifehacks that’ll help you save money.

6 Ways to Beat the Heat Without Making Your Wallet Sweat
Staying cool and thrifty as the dog days of summer approach.

Paying rent with a credit card can make sense
Being rewarded for paying one of the essentials.

Time to Cut Them Off: 5 Signs You Have a Financially Needy Friend
Knowing when to say when.

Top 10 Mind Hacks To Help You Save More Money
Changing old habits and creating new ones.
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  1. Jerome Barry says

    Hello Liz, I do pay numerous regular bills with a credit card. The card accumulates airline miles and I don’t have any place to fly. Last week I drove to my vacation and my airline miles paid for the hotel, so that’s ok. I could accumulate an extra 7215 miles each year if I put my house payment on the card. I do pay the balance in full every month.