WTOP Saves You Money
The Internet and shopping comparison apps are making shoppers smarter and more empowered than ever, which may make haggling a thing of the past.
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.
Jean Chatzky, TODAY show finance editor and author of "Money Rules"
There are ways to save money on gas. In fact, drivers can get gas for $2 a gallon, if they make several lifestyle changes.
The average price of a gallon of regular shot up 9 cents to $4.04 over the past week.
Before reaching for that credit card to pay off that big tax bill, there may be another solution that means a lot less interest.
It could be a lot cheaper to get your favorite movies and shows online.
Amazon is hoping that five bucks will get you in the door to its local deals site, AmazonLocal.
The initial price of a car and the interest on a car loan are only part of the cost equation when it comes to buying a new vehicle.
Janet Bodnar, Editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance
The WTOP Pain the Gas survey finds the average price is 29 cents higher than one year ago this week.
A depressed economy, high gas prices and limited incomes make it difficult for some motorists to adhere to a vehicle maintenance schedule, but keeping cars maintained goes a long way in reducing fuel consumption, several local mechanics said Wednesday.
The first rule of thumb for a haggler is to be firm. If shoppers see an item go on sale within 10 days of buying it full price, ask for the difference.
American Express is offering exclusive deals to its 97 million existing card holders through Twitter. For AmEx, it's a way to attract new customers.For Twitter, it's the latest step to create a moneymaking business model through advertising and promotions.
The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular went up by 3 cents to $3.81 a gallon over the past week.
There may be more to e-books than consumers realize, and those things add up.
A fee of roughly two percent to two and a half percent can be applied to your annual transaction.
When a debt collector goes after you for a late medical bill, your credit can suffer _ even if you quickly pay up.
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