WTOP Saves You Money
Gerri Detweiler, Credit.com
Christmas Day is one week away, but don't worry if you're not done shopping for gifts.
Uber users should look closely at their tabs, especially during the holiday season.
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.
Automakers anxious to move inventory are offering cash-back rebates, super financing discounts and special lease deals.
Some countertop appliances cost more to operate than to buy, says the founder of a Bethesda lab that offers an independent analysis of those costs.
SmartMoney.com reports that for $99 a month and $49 a class students can earn an online education. The site calls it "the college version of an unlimited data plan."
Every week, mortgage rates seem to slip lower, but knowing the right time to take the plunge can be tricky.
Fluctuating online prices are jerking around some shoppers this holiday season, but one website is taking the guess work out of determining when to click "buy."
Experts say cash, earned or unconditional, without a discussion doesn't create financial literacy - and that's a problem.
Some retailers now require minimum purchases for free shipping, but not all of them.
Cyber Monday and Black Friday are widely known, but there's a big sale in the D.C. area many haven't heard of that happens twice a month on Thursdays.
Shoppers can save extra money as retailers go head-to-head on pricing
D.C. offers an app aimed at making the Public Service Commission more transparent. In Maryland, there's a website that lets you comparison shop for electric suppliers.
Read this before you set out for Black Friday shopping.
Gift cards are growing in popularity and provide more protections than cash and some are even mobile.
WTOP's Pain in the Gas Survey shows prices of all grades fell by 6 cents since last week.
The economic recovery may be slow, but 401K balances are at a 12-year high. The average account balance has jumped to nearly $76,000.
Some of the busiest travel days of the year surround the Thanksgiving holiday. And passengers still looking to purchase plane tickets will likely find full flights and high prices.
WTOP's Pain in the Gas Survey shows that prices are down again, but still higher than last year.
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