WTOP Saves You Money
Late summer is great time to travel and save money. Book before Labor Day to take advantage of some unbeatable deals.
Virginia's holiday is set for Aug. 5-7 and Maryland's from Aug. 14-20.
Remember, the dorm room is only so big. You probably don't need everything advertised as a "must have."
Traveling abroad? Watch out for wallet-busting roaming charges on cell phones and laptop wireless cards.
"It's unfortunately very common for consumers that you go to check out and you realize after the fact that you've been overcharged for something," says SmartMoney.com's Kelly Grant.
Despite what your statement says afterwards, your credit card could save you money the next time you take a trip.
For many, pets are part of the family. And, while pet health insurance may seem like a good idea, it may not be in the long run.
There's something special about watching movies under the stars. This summer, Virginia, D.C and Maryland offering just that.
The clock is ticking to get cash back for making energy-efficient upgrades to your home.
You can get a pretty big tax break on certain home improvements.
E-readers are popular gizmos, but they can be pretty expensive. But now, you don't have to buy one to use one. Some local libraries will let you borrow them and take them home for a while.
If you have a cellphone with a monthly limit on how much data you can use, here are some tips on what types of phone use will gobble up your precious megabytes:
WTOP's "Pain in the Gas" survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular is $3.70 - an increase of seven cents from last week.
Libraries now offer a host of electronic items that will never be overdue.
It turns out a good credit score can get you a break on car insurance.
Some of the most sought after summer camps in the region are helping parents with the high costs by offering deals, online.
At PriceDoc.com, users can get price quotes for dental, cosmetic, vision, health maintenance and corrective medicine procedures.
The average price of a gallon of gas of regular is below $4 for the fourth straight week, and down overall for the sixth straight week.
Sometimes you can get a better deal at the grocery store during a weekly special.
Don't count on your credit card on that big summer trip abroad.