9 tips to save money at the grocery store

Food shopping can eat more of the budget than some people realize, but there are sneaky ways to save.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 02:10pm EDT

Ranking the region's grocery stores by price, quality

Prices at the D.C. metro area's two largest food chains are about the same, but they're higher than most other chains, according to an independent evaluation from a local nonprofit group.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 09:42pm EDT

How important is a yearly maintenance contract for home heating systems?

To save money, one consumer expert recommends skipping a yearly maintenance contract for a home heating system, unless the house is especially large, dusty or the heater has old equipment.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 11:06am EDT

Survey: More men are manning up at the grocery store

Men are literally bringing home the bacon as 50 percent of them are now the primary shoppers in their family.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 11:24pm EDT
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Kia Sorento, Nissan Rogue make for complementary crossovers

WTOP's Mike Parris test drives the newly redesigned 2014 Kia Sorento EX and the 2013 Nissan Rogue crossover.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 04:42pm EDT
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Several tax credits could soon disappear, study says

If you're thinking about remodeling your home to make it more energy efficient or buying an electric car, some of those tax incentives could be gone this year.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 09:58am EDT

Used car market cools off as demand drops

The time could be right to buy a used car.

Sunday - 10/20/2013, 03:24pm EDT
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Beware of scammers running 'Obamacare' schemes

It was bound to happen: Scammers trying to capitalize on "Obamacare."

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 08:48am EDT

Black Friday sales don't offer the best deals

Excited for Black Friday? Shoppers may not find the best deals this year.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 07:49am EDT

Using frequent-flier miles? You need a plan

Travelers need a detailed strategy to book a trip using frequent-flier miles.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 08:04am EDT

Va. celebrates Columbus Day with tax holiday

This weekend's tax free holiday in Virginia could buy you more than just energy efficient appliances and electronics.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:29pm EDT

Smart Spending: Get fit without blowing a bundle

It's easy to lose weight by joining a fancy gym or exercise class -- in your wallet, at least.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tips to avoid a spooky trip to pop-up Halloween stores

Fright night 2013 is nearly here, but beware of frightening things when you head to one of those Halloween pop-up stores.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:17pm EDT

Simple changes can reduce electricity costs 10 percent

An energy vampire in your house is sucking your wallet dry. But you can drive a stake into it and reduce your energy costs by 10 percent with just a little effort.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 02:00pm EDT

Procrastinators: Why flights for Thanksgiving cost you more

For every day that you delay booking a Thanksgiving flight, it's costing you $5 each way, said Rick Seaney, FareCompare co-founder.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 10:26am EDT
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When new cellphones comes out, it's time to sell old

Waiting just 30 days after a new model is introduced could significantly depreciate the old phone's value as a trade- in.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 06:30am EDT

Utilities ask customers to cut energy use

Utilities ask customers to reduce energy use as hot weather increases demand

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 04:50pm EDT

Self-proclaimed cheapskate says key to happiness is fewer things

To live a happier life, buy fewer things.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:39am EDT

Pawn shops turning high-class with online stores

Pawn shops have gone mainstream, but it's not just for the down and out anymore.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 09:31am EDT

Report: Store brands' taste is worth the savings

When shopping for groceries, do you generally choose brand names over the store brands? You could be spending a lot more for no additional quality.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 07:11am EDT
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