By Andrew Housser
Spring is in the air, and everything's turning up green -- from the newly leafed-out trees to the nation's recent spirit of environmental awareness. If you are looking for a new way to save some old-fashioned green cash this year, going eco-friendly just might be the ticket.
Take a look at your lifestyle and see if you can find a few places where being kinder to the environment will also be an act of generosity to your bank account. Here are some good starting points:
If you take all five of these simple actions, you will eliminate 3,000 pounds of carbon emissions and save more than $350. Now that is making a change -- that will save you some change.
Andrew Housser is a co-founder and CEO of Bills.com, a free one-stop online portal where consumers can educate themselves about personal finance issues and compare financial products and services. He also is co-CEO of Freedom Financial Network, LLC, a national consumer debt resolution firm that has served more than 7,500 clients and manages more than $250 million in consumer debt. Housser holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth University.