E-books are convenient, but beware of the drawbacks

There may be more to e-books than consumers realize, and those things add up.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 04:29am EST

Paying income taxes with credit is pricey

A fee of roughly two percent to two and a half percent can be applied to your annual transaction.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:55am EST

How to check your credit for medical debt snags

When a debt collector goes after you for a late medical bill, your credit can suffer _ even if you quickly pay up.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:37am EST

Make a buck pawning these items

Some items you have around the house might be worth a couple of bucks.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:45pm EST

Easy tips for improving gas mileage one step at a time

Good vehicle maintenance, streamlining luggage and knowing when to idle and when to turn the car off are only some of the ways to save on gas mileage.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 08:04am EST

Saving money using credit card rewards programs

As gas prices keep rising, there are ways to ease the pump pain. Making the most of credit card rewards programs is one way to save on gas.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 04:09am EST

Freebie deals for those born on Leap Day

Those born on Feb. 29 can get deals that will fill them up.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:06pm EST

10 things better bought used

"Something old, something new, something borrowed," goes the familiar refrain. But when it comes to buying power, some things really can be purchased second hand.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:07am EST

Practical shopping tips to be food frugal

Cook the meat in the fridge over the weekend so it's ready to throw into a weekday dish, suggests financial coach Mindy Crary.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 12:13pm EST

Get free pancakes on 'National Pancake Day'

For the sixth year in a row, IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day by giving away a short stack of Buttermilk pancakes Tuesday.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 10:24am EST

DIY ways to feel better when sick

Instead of running to the doctor or the drug store, many turn to home remedies to cure ailments.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 08:35am EST

Gas prices still climbing; Virginia hit hard

The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular went up 3 cents to $3.70 over the past week, and up 48 cents over one year ago. Tweet where the best gas prices are. Use #WTOPgas.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 07:19am EST

Compared to other countries, U.S. gas prices are cheap

In some countries, the price of gas is over $9 a gallon.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 03:51am EST

Move over, Black Friday: Presidents Day is hot to shop

The long weekend is fast-becoming a highlight for shoppers, as retailers offer deep discounts rivaling deals on Black Friday. The holiday honoring the nation's commanders in chief is now second only to Labor Day in sales.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 08:57am EST

Think 'Hump Day' for filling up the tank

Gas prices are inching higher by the day, but it turns out there is a day of the week when gas prices are cheapest.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 06:48am EST

Seeing your future self makes you save more

WTOP's Nathan Hager talks with U.S. News & World Report's Alpha Consumer Blogger Kimberly Palmer.

Saturday - 02/18/2012, 06:21am EST


Save 6 percent on energy-efficient appliances

Through Feb. 20, you'll get the 6 percent tax break as part of the annual Shop Maryland Energy weekend.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 10:34am EST

Trade gift cards for frequent flier miles

United-Continental Airlines will now let passengers trade in their gift cards for some frequent-flier miles.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:40am EST

Truecar.com takes the negotiating out of car buying

Imagine a world where car buying does not include haggling over the price. The website, truecar.com, promises to give users the "real price" of a car so buyers don't have to negotiate in the showroom.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:54am EST

Generic brand foods cost more these days

Some of those things shoppers counted on to cost less are getting more expensive.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:37am EST
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