WTOP Saves You Money
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Tax Day has arrived, but it's no longer a day to dread. Many restaurants and shops are eager to treat tax-weary customers to freebies and deals, and WTOP put together a handy list for you. These offers are available Tuesday, April 17 only, unless otherwise noted.
It's a sinking feeling. You've done your taxes and they're in the mail and you realize you've made a mistake.
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The typical family tosses out $600 in food a year, but there are ways to keep a few of those dollars from disappearing.
The U.S. Travel Association has a collection of discount offers on everything from theme parks to hotel stays and car rentals for cities near and far.
The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular is up 4 cents to $4.11 over the past week. Compared to the same week a year ago, gas prices increased 29 cents.
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It seems like these days, thieves will stop at nothing to steal your identity or financial information. Don't settle for just taking precautions online and at ATMs -- keep an eye on receipts, as well.
According to our unscientific survey, WTOP staffers are saving $14.12 a week by not making a daily trip to Starbucks.
For those who work two jobs, tax experts say they can consider deducting the expense of getting from one job site to another.
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There are ways to save money on gas. In fact, drivers can get gas for $2 a gallon, if they make several lifestyle changes.
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