When someone owns a second home, they often make deals with their utilities and cable providers for a “seasonal rate” to be applied when a home is vacant for an extended period. But not all “seasonal rates” are equal. Here’s why.
Karin Price Mueller writes the Bamboozled consumer affairs column for The Star-Ledger, and she's the founder of NJMoneyHelp.com. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three kids and two English Mastiffs. Whatever they don't eat goes into her retirement accounts.