If there’s one day you think about saving energy, it’s probably Earth Day. But saving energy often means sacrificing something—in many cases, convenience or even money. Going green by buying a hybrid car or using new technology, for example, can save money in the long run, despite high upfront costs for these and other energy-saving options.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, you can save money and reduce energy use on Earth Day this year. Here are some ideas for how to save the earth and some money.

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Festivals cost a ton of money. Just look at the cost of Burning Man, which comes in at well over the $1,300 we added up for a partial list of the expenses. But the reason for the high costs of these festivals (and how attendees justify the expense) is that many result in once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Today we’re looking at how technology affects attendees and the cultural impact of two of the largest music festivals in U.S. history: Woodstock ’69 and Coachella 2015.

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There’s a secret to filing your tax return that you might not know about. It takes away the headache of filing taxes by hand and let’s you submit your taxes for free. It’s called Free File. Maybe you’ve heard of it before, but it’s unlikely that you’ve used it.

Maybe you’ve heard of it before, but it’s unlikely that you’ve used it. According to The Wall Street Journal, less than 3% of eligible taxpayers are using this software.

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If you’re like the average American you own more than two credit cards. Put them to good use by paying your bills. Evolve Money now accepts MasterCard®, VISA® and Discover® credit and debit cards.
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Utilities, insurance, phone, loans — there are no restrictions on the types of bills you can pay. Details on all of our payment options can be found here. Continue reading

This Sunday, the 87th Academy Awards ceremony takes place. While this year’s nominees include films with big budgets and even bigger box office returns (American Sniper leads the way with $58.8 and $307 million, respectively), there are many other interesting financial figures you might not have heard about.

How do Oscar nominations and wins affect the box office numbers, the actors, and more? And what are the costs involved in getting an Oscar nomination in the first place?

Here are the answers to these questions and more, as we examine the 2015 Oscars by the numbers.

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