Credit card pitfalls to avoid this holiday shopping season

Gerri Detweiler, Credit.com

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 09:21pm EST

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Great deals can still be found for Christmas gifts

Christmas Day is one week away, but don't worry if you're not done shopping for gifts.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 02:31pm EST

Uber car service users may see holiday price increase

Uber users should look closely at their tabs, especially during the holiday season.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 04:41am EST

Take advantage of billions of dollars in unused gift cards

They are cards long-forgotten in the bottom of the sock drawer, or bought from a store where you never shop. But they are not worthless and you can still get something out of them.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 01:00pm EST

Car shoppers can save a bundle this time of year

Automakers anxious to move inventory are offering cash-back rebates, super financing discounts and special lease deals.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:36am EST

Do you know the hidden costs of making breakfast at home?

Some countertop appliances cost more to operate than to buy, says the founder of a Bethesda lab that offers an independent analysis of those costs.

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 03:13pm EST

Cellphone-style pricing now offered for a digital education

SmartMoney.com reports that for $99 a month and $49 a class students can earn an online education. The site calls it "the college version of an unlimited data plan."

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 07:24am EST
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Tips to take advantage of low mortgage rates

Every week, mortgage rates seem to slip lower, but knowing the right time to take the plunge can be tricky.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 05:20am EST

Decide.com predicts the best time to buy, save

Fluctuating online prices are jerking around some shoppers this holiday season, but one website is taking the guess work out of determining when to click "buy."

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 03:46am EST

Giving children an allowance may create bad habits (VIDEO)

Experts say cash, earned or unconditional, without a discussion doesn't create financial literacy - and that's a problem.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 04:41am EST

Which retailers offer free shipping?

Some retailers now require minimum purchases for free shipping, but not all of them.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 10:41am EST

Get government property on the cheap with GSA surplus sales

Cyber Monday and Black Friday are widely known, but there's a big sale in the D.C. area many haven't heard of that happens twice a month on Thursdays.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 09:21am EST

5 ways to get the most out of price matching offers

Shoppers can save extra money as retailers go head-to-head on pricing

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 05:51am EST

How you can save on your electric bills

D.C. offers an app aimed at making the Public Service Commission more transparent. In Maryland, there's a website that lets you comparison shop for electric suppliers.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:43am EST

7 tips to keep your wallet safe this Black Friday

Read this before you set out for Black Friday shopping.

Thursday - 11/22/2012, 07:38am EST

Holiday gift ideas: It's the year of the gift card

Gift cards are growing in popularity and provide more protections than cash and some are even mobile.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 02:51pm EST

Pump prices drop before Thanksgiving week

WTOP's Pain in the Gas Survey shows prices of all grades fell by 6 cents since last week.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 09:35am EST

401K balances spike despite economic recovery troubles

The economic recovery may be slow, but 401K balances are at a 12-year high. The average account balance has jumped to nearly $76,000.

Sunday - 11/11/2012, 08:46am EST

Travelers face high flying airfares for Thanksgiving

Some of the busiest travel days of the year surround the Thanksgiving holiday. And passengers still looking to purchase plane tickets will likely find full flights and high prices.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 09:48am EST

Gas down from last week, up from last year

WTOP's Pain in the Gas Survey shows that prices are down again, but still higher than last year.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 03:43am EST
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