WTOP Saves You Money
Alternative ways to finance education include tuition installment plans, home-equity loans and zero-interest loans from colleges.
Families looking to stock up on school supplies and school clothes can buy items tax-free in Virginia through Sunday. Maryland offers tax-free shopping Aug. 12 to Aug. 18.
A website that buys unused daily deals and resells them at an even lower prices has expanded to include local offers in the D.C. area.
With kids going back to school at the end of August, many hotels have excess inventory and are willing to offer deep discounts, says Orbitz Senior Editor Jeanenne Tornatore.
You might be surprised at the deals you can get when you shop at dollar stores and when you buy in bulk.
This week wasn't a good one at the pump. The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.61, up 8 cents from last week.
The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas Survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular is $3.53, up 4 cents from last week.
While vacations are great, they can be expensive. The last thing you want is to face even more fees for your luggage. Here are some ways around those fees.
WTOP's Richard Day reports
The cost of going to the movies can break the family budget, but there are discounts out there - - if you know where to look.
Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance
The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.49, 5 cents higher than it was last week.
If you don't like clipping coupons or waiting for sales, there's another tool you can use to get a deal on just about anything, and you were born with it: your voice.
Many older Americans aren't taking advantage of their right to a free credit report every year, and it may be hurting their ability to get new credit cards or loans.
The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.44, the same as it was last week.
Flash sale sites bring luxury goods to the masses, with sales that last a few short days, or even hours.
A new report looks at fees and ranks 20 popular cards.
Newsflash: Kids can visit the Newseum for free this summer.
Consumer Reports finds some ideas promoted to save gas don't do much when it comes to fuel economy.
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