Why layaway can be a good option

WTOP's Max Smith

Sunday - 09/18/2011, 10:09am EDT

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Old Farmer's Almanac: Back to basics is in

One reader suggests recycling saved greeting cards by adding new messages. Another advises cutting single ripped legs off of two pairs of pantyhose and layering them to create one pair that's good as new.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 04:17am EDT

Top mobile apps to relieve your gas tank, wallet

Improving your vehicle's gas mileage can help save money and cut expenses.

Monday - 09/05/2011, 03:52pm EDT

Saving money on eyeglasses and contacts

If you're in the market for new eyeglasses or contacts some shopping and research can save you hundreds of dollars.

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 09:12am EDT

What to consider before getting a gold or platinum card

If you are someone who's received an offer for a gold or platinum card, beware of how much you have to charge to get the rewards and the fees that come with them.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 08:14am EDT

Save money when planning a getaway

WTOP rounds up tips that may save you money when you plan your vacation.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 09:18am EDT

Take advantage of late summer rentals

Summer is slipping away, but it's not too late for a great rental.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 02:44pm EDT

Tax-free shopping under way in Maryland

The break should give some parents a tax reprieve with back-to-school clothing shopping, but school supplies such as laptops, binders, pens and paper are not included in the tax break.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 10:55am EDT
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Saving money on back-to-school technology

There are many ways to cut costs when buying back-to-school tech supplies for high school and college.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 12:41pm EDT

Where to get big league discounts on baseball tickets

Fans can find great deals at the ballpark, this year, where the cheap seats are cheaper than ever.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 11:47am EDT

Take advantage of late summer travel deals

Late summer is great time to travel and save money. Book before Labor Day to take advantage of some unbeatable deals.

Saturday - 08/06/2011, 02:58pm EDT

Tax-free shopping holidays set in Va. and Md.

Virginia's holiday is set for Aug. 5-7 and Maryland's from Aug. 14-20.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 01:17pm EDT

Experts: Shop smart for college

Remember, the dorm room is only so big. You probably don't need everything advertised as a "must have."

Friday - 08/05/2011, 06:27am EDT

Turn off that cell, avoid roaming charges

Traveling abroad? Watch out for wallet-busting roaming charges on cell phones and laptop wireless cards.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 09:46am EDT

Don't get ripped off. Check that grocery receipt

"It's unfortunately very common for consumers that you go to check out and you realize after the fact that you've been overcharged for something," says SmartMoney.com's Kelly Grant.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 06:43am EDT

Your credit card can save you money while on vacation

Despite what your statement says afterwards, your credit card could save you money the next time you take a trip.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 11:53am EDT

Pet health insurance not worth the added cost

For many, pets are part of the family. And, while pet health insurance may seem like a good idea, it may not be in the long run.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 07:42am EDT

Summer silver screens under the stars

There's something special about watching movies under the stars. This summer, Virginia, D.C and Maryland offering just that.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 12:34pm EDT

While supplies last: Grab green rebates while you can

The clock is ticking to get cash back for making energy-efficient upgrades to your home.

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 12:41pm EDT

Green home improvements can save you money

You can get a pretty big tax break on certain home improvements.

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 09:25am EDT
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