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Tips to negotiate a lower cable bill

Saving money sometimes can be as easy as asking for a better deal. Check out some tips from about how to negotiate a better bargain on your cable bill.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 07:13am EST

Tags: Kristi King, cable companies, negotiate, cable bill, wtop saves you money

New kitchen gadget creates a bowl out of bacon

The newest made-for-TV kitchen gadget is here. The "Perfect Bacon Bowl" creates an edible shell out of strips of bacon.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 11:59am EST

Tags: Bacon, kitchen gadgets

Ways to avoid retailers' tricks while holiday shopping

Stores get sneaky to get your money -- so you better get sneaky right back.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 04:09am EST

Tags: shopping, Joan Jones, Quentin Fottrell

Nervous retailers extending Black Friday deals (Video)

From store decorations to door buster deals, the nation's retailers are getting a big head start on Black Friday.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 06:33am EST

Tags: Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day, holiday shopping, deals, Joan Jones, shopping, retail


Your health care plan is canceled: Now what?

Thousands of Americans, already frustrated over the flawed roll-out of Obamacare, are receiving letters that their policies are being canceled.

Saturday - 11/02/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: Joan Jones, Obamacare,

Study: Nationals give fans 'bang for your buck'

The Washington Nationals may be middling around .500 when it comes to wins and losses, but the team is near the top of another list.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 03:40pm EDT

Tags: Washington Nationals, TicketCity

Winter brings with it travel deals

In 2013, travelers can plan to pay more for airfare and hotels, but there are still some travel deals to take advantage of before summer comes.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 05:13am EST

Tags: wtop saves you money, veronica robinson, travel, Waikiki, Vail

Older applicants: Job interview mistakes to avoid

As unemployment continues to be a reality, many job seekers are finding it more pressing to nail their job interview, even if it's not their dream job. But there are five mistakes most applicants make that can be easily avoided.

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 04:27pm EST

Tags: job interview


Zero-interest credit cards great deals for rule-followers

Several large credit card companies are offering zero-interest cards to shore up customers, but unless you're careful, the deal could cost you.

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 03:37pm EDT

Tags: zero-interest credit cards, Jennifer Waters

Social media 'likes' may not be safe in the workplace

Social media is getting some employees in big trouble. Even a simple "Like" can cue a boss to drop the axe.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 07:00am EDT

Tags: david burd, Facebook, Ruth Mantell, social media, National Labor Relations Act, constitution