Dishwashing soap: It's not just for dishes anymore

Don't limit liquid dishwashing detergent to the kitchen. It can be useful all kinds of places around the house.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 01:15pm EDT

Home security systems don't have to cost a fortune

To have a home security system installed and monitored for three years Washington Consumers' Checkbook secret shoppers received estimates as low as $2,600 and as high as $6,500.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 07:45am EDT

How to get the most at the auto shop

The better you are able to describe your car troubles, the easier it will be for a mechanic to help solve your problem.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 07:49am EDT

Flying to a summer vacation doesn't have to be costly

WTOP's Veronica Robinson

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 07:48am EDT


Tips for tackling a ballooning cellphone bill

Smartphones can pull off a growing number of high-tech tasks, but the cost of cellphone service is growing as well.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 06:35am EDT

Tax Day Freebies

Tax Day has arrived, but it's no longer a day to dread. Many restaurants and shops are eager to treat tax-weary customers to freebies and deals, and WTOP put together a handy list for you. These offers are available Tuesday, April 17 only, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 12:43pm EDT

Tax mistakes? There's a form for that (VIDEO)

It's a sinking feeling. You've done your taxes and they're in the mail and you realize you've made a mistake.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 08:03am EDT

Smart Spending: 8 ways to save at the movies

Hollywood wants your money.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 03:53am EDT

Credit card fees take a swipe at gas prices

There's more involved in rising gas prices than you might suspect.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 09:33am EDT

NerdWallet makes flight fee comparison a cinch

Airfares can seem like they're roughly the same -- but hidden fees can lurk everywhere from baggage check to seat selection and even booking over the phone versus online.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 07:07am EDT

Simple ways to stretch your food budget

The typical family tosses out $600 in food a year, but there are ways to keep a few of those dollars from disappearing.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 10:14am EDT

Time sensitive deals offer great discounts on travel

The U.S. Travel Association has a collection of discount offers on everything from theme parks to hotel stays and car rentals for cities near and far.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 11:44am EDT

Gas prices rise ahead of holidays

The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular is up 4 cents to $4.11 over the past week. Compared to the same week a year ago, gas prices increased 29 cents.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 05:58am EDT

Cleaning out your garage, then making some money with a yard sale

Peter Moore, Men's Health editor

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:31pm EDT


1.5 million credit cards compromised in a data breach

Avivah Litan, Vice President and Security Expert Gartner Research

Monday - 04/02/2012, 09:00pm EDT


Tips for finding the right kennel

Summer is just around the corner, and unless you're taking your dog or cat with you on vacation, you're probably looking for a kennel.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 06:19am EDT

Smarter shoppers may be the death of haggling

The Internet and shopping comparison apps are making shoppers smarter and more empowered than ever, which may make haggling a thing of the past.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 04:43am EDT

Think twice before tossing out credit card receipts

It seems like these days, thieves will stop at nothing to steal your identity or financial information. Don't settle for just taking precautions online and at ATMs -- keep an eye on receipts, as well.

Sunday - 04/01/2012, 07:54am EDT

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
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