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Dollar stores have become all the rage in recent years, and the products available have grown to include anything from napkins to clothes. But are they always worth it?
Gas prices usually drop in the weeks after Labor Day but not this year.
Everyone knows that coupon clipping or finding deals on a smartphone can save cash at the grocery store but talking to the right people at the store could also save a bundle.
Gas prices are the same this week as last, but still 26 cents a gallon higher than a year ago.
Gas didn't go up in the last week. The WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey shows the regional average for regular unleaded gas remained at $3.90 a gallon.
As summer draws to a close, companies are lowering prices to make room for new product versions or to get rid of seasonal items.
Searching for an apartment may be more challenging now than it's been for a while. Vacancies are down and rental rates up. Here are some tips for potential renters.
Most people assume loyalty matters when it comes to patronizing a business. But when it comes to insurance, sticking with the same company can cost you.
Gas prices are up yet again. After holding steady for the past week, WTOP's Pain in the Gas survey shows prices are up across the board.
A series of destructive storms that hit the Washington region over the last 15 years has raised the price of homeowners insurance for everyone, whether their homes had damage or not.
Labor Day weekend is the time to buy clothes.
It's back to school time for college students and chances are, they have already been hit by a few credit card offers. But students need to be wary of another popular card that comes with heavy fees -- prepaid debit cards.
Even though Apple won't admit it yet, the next iPhone is expected to be announced next month. If you're looking to subsidize the cost of your new iPhone, you might want to consider selling the one in your pocket.
Some say it's a great time to connect, but parents can find it stressful. One solution may be to involve kids in the back-to-school budget.
Plenty of homeowners are refinancing their mortgages to take advantage of lower interest rates. But just changing the way you pay your current mortgage can save you money.
A study answers the question of whether it's cheaper to shop online or in-person.
If London has long been on your list of travel destinations, September may be the month to do it. Not only do travel prices drop after Labor Day, but following the Olympics, Europe will need people to fill hotel rooms.
Smart Money offers tips on whether you should drop your cable service.
Clothing and shoes under $100 are part of Maryland's tax-free week.
Grocery shopping can bust the family budget. How you shop can make a difference.