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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.
Insurance for rental cars may be covered if drivers use certain credit cards to pay, but coverage is more complicated than a simple swipe.
Alternative ways to finance education include tuition installment plans, home-equity loans and zero-interest loans from colleges.
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.
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.
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.
You might be surprised at the deals you can get when you shop at dollar stores and when you buy in bulk.
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.
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.
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.
WTOP's Richard Day reports
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