WTOP Saves You Money
There's more involved in rising gas prices than you might suspect.
Airfares can seem like they're roughly the same -- but hidden fees can lurk everywhere from baggage check to seat selection and even booking over the phone versus online.
The typical family tosses out $600 in food a year, but there are ways to keep a few of those dollars from disappearing.
The U.S. Travel Association has a collection of discount offers on everything from theme parks to hotel stays and car rentals for cities near and far.
The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular is up 4 cents to $4.11 over the past week. Compared to the same week a year ago, gas prices increased 29 cents.
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Summer is just around the corner, and unless you're taking your dog or cat with you on vacation, you're probably looking for a kennel.
The Internet and shopping comparison apps are making shoppers smarter and more empowered than ever, which may make haggling a thing of the past.
It seems like these days, thieves will stop at nothing to steal your identity or financial information. Don't settle for just taking precautions online and at ATMs -- keep an eye on receipts, as well.
According to our unscientific survey, WTOP staffers are saving $14.12 a week by not making a daily trip to Starbucks.
For those who work two jobs, tax experts say they can consider deducting the expense of getting from one job site to another.
Jean Chatzky, TODAY show finance editor and author of "Money Rules"
There are ways to save money on gas. In fact, drivers can get gas for $2 a gallon, if they make several lifestyle changes.
The average price of a gallon of regular shot up 9 cents to $4.04 over the past week.
Before reaching for that credit card to pay off that big tax bill, there may be another solution that means a lot less interest.
It could be a lot cheaper to get your favorite movies and shows online.
Amazon is hoping that five bucks will get you in the door to its local deals site, AmazonLocal.
The initial price of a car and the interest on a car loan are only part of the cost equation when it comes to buying a new vehicle.
Janet Bodnar, Editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance