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

Back-to-school shopping: Online vs. in-person

A study answers the question of whether it's cheaper to shop online or in-person.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 08:37am EDT

Travel prices drop after Labor Day

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.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 05:41am EDT

Before cutting TV services, consider viewing habits

Smart Money offers tips on whether you should drop your cable service.

Monday - 08/13/2012, 07:36am EDT

Shop tax-free in Maryland this week

Clothing and shoes under $100 are part of Maryland's tax-free week.

Monday - 08/13/2012, 04:45am EDT

Shop cheaply with these tried and true tips

Grocery shopping can bust the family budget. How you shop can make a difference.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 03:43am EDT

Study: Credit cards vary on rental car coverage

Insurance for rental cars may be covered if drivers use certain credit cards to pay, but coverage is more complicated than a simple swipe.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 11:24am EDT

Families find creative ways to pay for college

Alternative ways to finance education include tuition installment plans, home-equity loans and zero-interest loans from colleges.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 03:43am EDT

Save money: Sunday last day to shop tax-free in Va.

Families looking to stock up on school supplies and school clothes can buy items tax-free in Virginia through Sunday. Maryland offers tax-free shopping Aug. 12 to Aug. 18.

Sunday - 08/05/2012, 03:01pm EDT

Daily deal about to expire? Now there's a reprieve

A website that buys unused daily deals and resells them at an even lower prices has expanded to include local offers in the D.C. area.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 08:03am EDT

Hotels offer deals in August

With kids going back to school at the end of August, many hotels have excess inventory and are willing to offer deep discounts, says Orbitz Senior Editor Jeanenne Tornatore.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 04:00am EDT

Tips to save money on groceries

You might be surprised at the deals you can get when you shop at dollar stores and when you buy in bulk.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 11:02am EDT

Gas prices rise 8 cents in a week

This week wasn't a good one at the pump. The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.61, up 8 cents from last week.

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:39am EDT

Gas prices up second week in a row

The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular is $3.53, up 4 cents from last week.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 10:26am EDT

What are the best ways to dodge annoying airline baggage fees?

While vacations are great, they can be expensive. The last thing you want is to face even more fees for your luggage. Here are some ways around those fees.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 06:43am EDT

Tips to save money on your mortgage

WTOP's Richard Day reports

Friday - 07/13/2012, 10:29am EDT


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