Credit card pitfalls to avoid this holiday shopping season

Gerri Detweiler, Credit.com

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 09:21pm EST

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Great deals can still be found for Christmas gifts

Christmas Day is one week away, but don't worry if you're not done shopping for gifts.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 02:31pm EST

AAA projects busy holiday travel season

AAA survey: More than 40 percent of Washington-area residents to travel during holidays

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 10:19am EST

The best and worst holiday drinks for your waistline

Before you guzzle down your favorite holiday drink from the area coffee shop, listen up.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 06:40am EST

Botanic Garden hosts fantastical train exhibit

The holiday spirit is alive at the U.S. Botanic Garden, where fantasy trainscapes, poinsettias and one of D.C.'s largest indoor Christmas trees are on display.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 03:36am EST

Shipping deadlines: Don't get Scrooged this holiday season

Time is quickly running out for getting those Christmas presents to their destinations, and shipping carriers are urging customers to get their last minute orders in this week.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 01:53pm EST

Time to get sneaky: The best gift hiding spots

Shoppers endure jammed parking lots and stacks of advertisements in search of the perfect gift. But that's only one part of the equation.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 04:45am EST

Your holiday charity and concert guide

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, there are plenty of festive concert events scheduled in the D.C. region.

Sunday - 12/16/2012, 12:21am EST

The economy impacts local Toys for Tots drive

The bad economy is having a major impact on the Toys for Tots program in our area. Donations are not pouring in this year, and that means more kids will be waking up on Christmas morning without anything under the tree.

Saturday - 12/15/2012, 09:52am EST

Take advantage of billions of dollars in unused gift cards

They are cards long-forgotten in the bottom of the sock drawer, or bought from a store where you never shop. But they are not worthless and you can still get something out of them.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 01:00pm EST

Navigating the holiday office party

Emily Yoffe, "Dear Prudence" advice columnist for Slate Magazine

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:14pm EST

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Man gets ticket, fine for Christmas lights on truck (VIDEO)

A Kansas man has been penalized for having a bit too much Christmas spirit.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 02:17pm EST

Kennedy Center hosts TubaChristmas

Hundreds of musicians who play the tuba, sousaphone and euphonium will be filling the Kennedy Center in Washington for the annual "Merry TubaChristmas" show.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 10:39am EST

Santa rides in style to visit sick children at NIH

The Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus, made a trip to Bethesda Wednesday night to visit kids who are battling serious health problems.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 09:25am EST

Recipe: Peppermint dream mug cake

It's midnight. You could really go for something sweet, but you want to sleep in the near future. What do you do? Make a peppermint dream mug cake!

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:57am EST

UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

It looks like a torture chamber for cardboard and bubble wrap. At a lab in suburban Chicago, UPS Inc. tests new packaging designs by dropping, shaking and smashing boxes with brutal-looking equipment. The point is to see what type of packaging can withstand the trip from supplier to customer, protecting the delicate products inside.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 05:09am EST

Review: 2 giant phones decent, but not for size

Over the past few years, smartphones have gradually gotten bigger and tablet computers have gotten smaller. So it should come as no surprise that devices in between are starting to emerge.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 04:40am EST

What you need to know when returning gifts

Kathy Grannis, spokesperson, National Retail Federation

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 09:59am EST

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It's OK to re-gift, but do it right (VIDEO)

Ever think about re-gifting a present you just don't want? Is it ever OK?

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 06:10am EST

‘Now I got this big hole': Vandals put a damper on family's Christmas

Vandals ruined the lights and decorations of one family.

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 06:00am EST
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