'Sweet spot' is now for booking July 4 trips

Looking for good deals on a weekend getaway this July 4 holiday? Now is the time.

Sunday - 06/12/2011, 08:41am EDT

Avoid these restaurant tricks to make you spend more

Whether it's for a special occasion, or just because the refrigerator's empty, going out to eat is an experience that can cost you plenty of money.

Sunday - 06/12/2011, 07:16am EDT

Regional gas prices drop for fourth straight week

WTOP's weekly Price at the Pump survey shows regular gas is $3.87 a gallon, down six cents from last week.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 06:30am EDT

How to save 12 cents a gallon at the gas pump

The key is to make sure your tires are properly inflated.

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 09:28am EDT

Avoid buying a lemon with car apps

New mobile apps make the car-buying process easier by placing cost-saving information at your fingertips.

Friday - 06/03/2011, 10:39am EDT

Heat wave doesn't have to burn a hole in your wallet

Here are a few common sense reminders for how to lower your electricity bill.

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 11:42am EDT

Utilities give customers payment options before summer heat

You don't have to let this summer's energy bills become a mountain of debt. Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric have programs designed to help customers out, even if you've never had a previous problem paying your bills.

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 04:14am EDT

Energy ratings help you keep the A.C. bill down

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:56am EDT

WTOP Saves You Money with gas-maximizing tips

Don't let your pain in the gas force you to settle for another "stay-cation." WTOP Saves You Money with tips on gas usage.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 04:13am EDT

Ways to lower those home cooling bills

Kimberly Palmer, Alpha Consumer blogger, U.S. News & World Report

Sunday - 05/22/2011, 03:41pm EDT


Energy audit key to lowering utility costs

Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Story: How to Save on Utility Bills and Trips to the Gas Station

Saturday - 05/21/2011, 01:02pm EDT


Solutions for leaky roofs among 'biggest scams out there'

WTOP's Veronica Robinson

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 09:45am EDT


Savvy shoppers save by couponing

While you'll find hundreds of couponing websites, you'll find some are more worthwhile than others.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 12:06pm EDT

Don't get taken to the cleaners for clean clothes

Examine 363 dry cleaning shops in the D.C. Metro area and you'll discover that what they charge might not reflect the quality of the work.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 02:01pm EDT

Van Hollen, Harvard prof. provide answers on financial fine print

If you find reading your credit card bills, cell phone agreements and bank statements confusing, you're not alone. Even Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard University professor and advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds those bills difficult to read.

Sunday - 05/15/2011, 08:18am EDT

Used cars may be better value than new

AnnaMaria Andriotis, SmartMoney.com reporter

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 11:31am EDT


Sites to help you avoid counterfeit coupons

A new report by SmartMoney magazine may make you ease up on the extreme couponing.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 06:06am EDT

'Hidden city' trick saves travelers hundreds on flights

A little known, but profitable practice could save summer flyers a chunk of change this holiday travel season.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 09:01am EDT

Mother's Day deals still available online

You may not be a millionaire, but chances are your Mom has got a heart of gold.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 04:12am EDT

Initiative offers food discounts to Tysons commuters who don't drive

A new transportation initiative aimed at alleviating Tysons Corner traffic offers discounts and a chance to week $100 a week in groceries.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 08:20am EDT
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