New service offers cheaper data plans for smartphones

A new service aims to give mobile devices high speed wireless data - for free.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 07:03am EDT

What are your best bets for online shopping?

When it comes to shopping, it's hard to tell which websites have the best bargains.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 07:33am EDT

Phone contract got you down? Advice for that new device

If the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III have caught your eye, but your wireless contract has you tied down, PCMag has some advice.

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 05:14am EDT

Gas prices are down 7 cents in a week

WTOP's Pain in the Gas Survey finds gas prices are down across the board in the area.

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 03:34am EDT

Fall is a good time for travel deals

Jeanenne Tornatore, Orbitz

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 04:19pm EDT


To buy or not to buy: Dollar store deals

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?

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 03:58am EDT

Gas prices 34 cents higher than a year ago

Gas prices usually drop in the weeks after Labor Day but not this year.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 01:22pm EDT

Talk your way to more savings at the grocery store

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.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 09:47am EDT

Gas 26 cents higher than a year ago

Gas prices are the same this week as last, but still 26 cents a gallon higher than a year ago.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 04:32am EDT

Gas 24 cents 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.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 09:39am EDT

Fall deals follow summer's end

As summer draws to a close, companies are lowering prices to make room for new product versions or to get rid of seasonal items.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 08:04am EDT

Renters need to ask questions

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.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 06:55am EDT

Think loyalty counts with insurance? Think again

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.

Monday - 09/03/2012, 12:00pm EDT

Gas prices back on the rise

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.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 09:01am EDT

Storms raise homeowners insurance prices in the region

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.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 01:52pm EDT

Labor Day sales best time for back-to-school shopping

Labor Day weekend is the time to buy clothes.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 06:02am EDT

Prepaid cards charge high fees for students

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.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:39am EDT

Where to sell your old iPhone to pay for the new iPhone

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.

Sunday - 08/19/2012, 08:47am EDT

Back-to-school shopping: Tips to save money, avoid stress

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.

Sunday - 08/19/2012, 06:17am EDT

Save money on a mortgage with a simple change

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.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 07:03am EDT
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