Getting the best deals is about timing

Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 04:37pm EDT


Gas prices on the rise again

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.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 10:02am EDT

Your voice is the key to discounts

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.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 05:18am EDT

Credit score monitoring crucial for older Americans

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.

Saturday - 07/07/2012, 02:43pm EDT

Gas prices unchanged in region

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.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 11:08am EDT

Fashionistas turn to flash sales

Flash sale sites bring luxury goods to the masses, with sales that last a few short days, or even hours.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 11:19am EDT

How to save 5 mpg

WTOP's Kristi King reports.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 07:54am EDT


Prepaid debit and credit cards: How much will they cost you?

A new report looks at fees and ranks 20 popular cards.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 08:39am EDT

Newseum offers kids free admission through Labor Day

Newsflash: Kids can visit the Newseum for free this summer.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 08:23am EDT

Consumer Reports debunks gas myths

Consumer Reports finds some ideas promoted to save gas don't do much when it comes to fuel economy.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 07:11am EDT

Giant coupon company to come out of merger

Coupon-clippers, take note.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 09:13am EDT

Checking baby strollers, car seats on airlines

If you are planning a trip this summer and it involves taking small children, we have some info for you.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 03:24am EDT

Father's Day gifts dad really wants

The problem with Father's Day is there isn't an easy, go-to gift that'll express in one small gesture how much your Old Man means to you.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 11:39am EDT

How to snag the best airfares

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press correspondent who covers the airline industry

Monday - 06/11/2012, 10:26am EDT


When do hybrids start saving money?

There's not much question that hybrid vehicles get better mileage, but when do these more expensive cars offset the cost of rising gas prices?

Monday - 06/11/2012, 06:51am EDT

Caribbean vacations are cheaper now

Whether looking for Father's Day or graduation gifts or trying to get away, shoppers can get some great deals this month.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 04:48am EDT

People find new credit card information helpful

Kimberly Palmer, alpha consumer blogger for U.S. News & World Report

Saturday - 06/09/2012, 12:17pm EDT


Magazine promotes Back to School Saturday

WTOP's Michelle Basch reports.

Friday - 06/01/2012, 10:38am EDT


Tips and tricks for faster, cheaper grocery shopping

Grocery stores are least crowded on Wednesdays, according to Reader's Digest, and there is more elbow room for shopping any day of the week between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 11:04am EDT

Choosing the right grill for the right price

Find out which medium-sized grills Consumer Reports recommends.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 10:07am EDT
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