Breaking the Starbucks habit can save thousands a year

According to our unscientific survey, WTOP staffers are saving $14.12 a week by not making a daily trip to Starbucks.

Saturday - 03/31/2012, 12:56pm EDT

Day camp, surgery: What counts as a tax write-off

For those who work two jobs, tax experts say they can consider deducting the expense of getting from one job site to another.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 07:42am EDT

What's the best approach to doing your taxes?

Jean Chatzky, TODAY show finance editor and author of "Money Rules"

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 09:59am EDT

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Efficient driving can save money at the gas pump

There are ways to save money on gas. In fact, drivers can get gas for $2 a gallon, if they make several lifestyle changes.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 08:11am EDT

Gas averages $4.04, 36 cents higher than a year ago

The average price of a gallon of regular shot up 9 cents to $4.04 over the past week.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 07:46am EDT

A cheaper way to pay off that big tax bill with lower interest

Before reaching for that credit card to pay off that big tax bill, there may be another solution that means a lot less interest.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 05:37am EDT

Money Magazine: Ditch cable -- pay less for movies, shows

It could be a lot cheaper to get your favorite movies and shows online.

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 01:22pm EDT

Amazon to sell $10 cards for $5 to lure customers

Amazon is hoping that five bucks will get you in the door to its local deals site, AmazonLocal.

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 04:37am EDT

Kiplinger's names top 10 cheapest cars to own

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.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 04:34am EDT

How to save money on prescription drugs

Janet Bodnar, Editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 04:32pm EDT

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Gas prices rise 14 cents in last week

The WTOP Pain the Gas survey finds the average price is 29 cents higher than one year ago this week.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:24am EDT

Saving gas: Sometimes it's the little things

A depressed economy, high gas prices and limited incomes make it difficult for some motorists to adhere to a vehicle maintenance schedule, but keeping cars maintained goes a long way in reducing fuel consumption, several local mechanics said Wednesday.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 06:00am EST

How to haggle down the price of everyday items

The first rule of thumb for a haggler is to be firm. If shoppers see an item go on sale within 10 days of buying it full price, ask for the difference.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 04:30am EST

Tweet your way to AmEx deals

American Express is offering exclusive deals to its 97 million existing card holders through Twitter. For AmEx, it's a way to attract new customers.For Twitter, it's the latest step to create a moneymaking business model through advertising and promotions.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 04:14am EST

Gas prices up 3 cents this week, 26 cents from a year ago

The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular went up by 3 cents to $3.81 a gallon over the past week.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 03:37am EST

E-books are convenient, but beware of the drawbacks

There may be more to e-books than consumers realize, and those things add up.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 04:29am EST

Paying income taxes with credit is pricey

A fee of roughly two percent to two and a half percent can be applied to your annual transaction.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:55am EST

How to check your credit for medical debt snags

When a debt collector goes after you for a late medical bill, your credit can suffer _ even if you quickly pay up.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:37am EST

Make a buck pawning these items

Some items you have around the house might be worth a couple of bucks.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:45pm EST

Easy tips for improving gas mileage one step at a time

Good vehicle maintenance, streamlining luggage and knowing when to idle and when to turn the car off are only some of the ways to save on gas mileage.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 08:04am EST
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