Many people are trying to cut costs and stick to a budget. Since the electric bill can be quite high for families and small businesses, it's a good idea to cut the energy consumption as much as possible.

The trick to lowering the electric bill is making smart purchases and using good strategies. To start cutting your energy costs and saving our natural resources, download these free goodies from EnergySTAR. Want to teach your child about saving energy? Check out the kid-friendly downloads and kids page.

Need coupons to help you start the “saving” process? You can get coupons just by taking the GE lighting pledge. Iff you don't want to sign up, you can visit the rebate locator to find deals in your local area.