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

How to avoid extra fees on credit cards

Don't let credit cards work you -- make them work for you.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 05:24am EDT

In time for Labor Day, gas prices lowest in 3 years

The average price of gas across the country is $3.54 a gallon -- the lowest gas has been on this date in three years.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:07am EDT

Smart Spending: Back-to-school shopping 101

Smart spending strategies to prevent wasting a bundle on back-to-school shopping

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:10pm EDT

Back-to-school computer discounts for students, teachers

Looking for a sweet back-to-school computer deal? There are a few to choose from.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 05:39am EDT

Watch all the NFL games for $100

Football fanatics who like to pinch their pennies better listen up. This could be the cheapest way to watch all the NFL games this year.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 04:57am EDT

Beware of 'free' perks while traveling

The lure of free perks while traveling often leaves consumers feeling their upgrades weren't worthwhile.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 11:16am EDT

Md., Va., to hold back-to-school tax holidays

Maryland and Virginia are giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 07:01am EDT

After a hospital stay, get an itemized bill

WTOP's Kristi King reports.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 11:54am EDT

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Cheap pets: Companionship on a budget

Not all pets are created equal. Or, if they are, they sure don't cost the same.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 04:20am EDT

WTOP Saves You Money: Grilling on a budget

Firing up your barbecue grill costs money, but there are ways to save on those cooking costs.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 06:45am EDT

Saving on gas as the prices spike

In the last week, prices have spiked by 14 cents. It's an increase drivers haven't seen since February of this year, according to AAA.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 07:55am EDT
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