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

Saving money using credit card rewards programs

As gas prices keep rising, there are ways to ease the pump pain. Making the most of credit card rewards programs is one way to save on gas.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 04:09am EST

Freebie deals for those born on Leap Day

Those born on Feb. 29 can get deals that will fill them up.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:06pm EST

10 things better bought used

"Something old, something new, something borrowed," goes the familiar refrain. But when it comes to buying power, some things really can be purchased second hand.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:07am EST

Practical shopping tips to be food frugal

Cook the meat in the fridge over the weekend so it's ready to throw into a weekday dish, suggests financial coach Mindy Crary.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 12:13pm EST
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Get free pancakes on 'National Pancake Day'

For the sixth year in a row, IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day by giving away a short stack of Buttermilk pancakes Tuesday.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 10:24am EST

DIY ways to feel better when sick

Instead of running to the doctor or the drug store, many turn to home remedies to cure ailments.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:35am EST

Gas prices still climbing; Virginia hit hard

The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular went up 3 cents to $3.70 over the past week, and up 48 cents over one year ago. Tweet where the best gas prices are. Use #WTOPgas.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 07:19am EST
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