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

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


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


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
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