predicts the best time to buy, save

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."

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 03:46am EST

Giving children an allowance may create bad habits (VIDEO)

Experts say cash, earned or unconditional, without a discussion doesn't create financial literacy - and that's a problem.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 04:41am EST

Which retailers offer free shipping?

Some retailers now require minimum purchases for free shipping, but not all of them.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 10:41am EST

Get government property on the cheap with GSA surplus sales

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.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 09:21am EST

5 ways to get the most out of price matching offers

Shoppers can save extra money as retailers go head-to-head on pricing

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 05:51am EST

How you can save on your electric bills

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.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:43am EST

7 tips to keep your wallet safe this Black Friday

Read this before you set out for Black Friday shopping.

Thursday - 11/22/2012, 07:38am EST

Holiday gift ideas: It's the year of the gift card

Gift cards are growing in popularity and provide more protections than cash and some are even mobile.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 02:51pm EST

Pump prices drop before Thanksgiving week

WTOP's Pain in the Gas Survey shows prices of all grades fell by 6 cents since last week.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 09:35am EST

401K balances spike despite economic recovery troubles

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.

Sunday - 11/11/2012, 08:46am EST

Travelers face high flying airfares for Thanksgiving

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.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 09:48am EST

Gas down from last week, up from last year

WTOP's Pain in the Gas Survey shows that prices are down again, but still higher than last year.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 03:43am EST

Gas down 4 cents, but still 18 cents higher than last year

Gas prices dropped 4 cents this week, but are 18 cents higher than a year ago, the WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey finds.

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 10:18am EDT

New fee and new feature for Parkmobile users

Parkmobile users listen up: You're about to be charged more.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 07:14am EDT

Gas down a dime, but up from last year

Drivers are getting some relief at the pump in the D.C. region.

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 10:20am EDT

Md. residents can now visit National Aquarium for less

Maryland residents can now visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore for less in the morning.

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 07:33am EDT

6 tips to reduce how much food you toss out

If you find you are constantly throwing out what's in the refrigerator, here are some ideas to rein in what you are wasting.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 09:43am EDT

Gas down 3 cents, still 30 cents higher than last year

According to WTOP's Pain in the Gas Survey, the price for a regular gallon of gas slid 3 cents in the last week to $3.78.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 09:46am EDT

Tips to keep your heating bill down

Last year's mild winter is history, as it looks like it'll be a pretty normal and cold winter this year. And that could cost you.

Monday - 10/15/2012, 04:05am EDT

Gas prices remained the same as last week

The price of a gallon of regular gas remained the same as last week at $3.81, according to our WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey.

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 11:09am EDT
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