Va. celebrates Columbus Day with tax holiday

This weekend's tax free holiday in Virginia could buy you more than just energy efficient appliances and electronics.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:29pm EDT

Smart Spending: Get fit without blowing a bundle

It's easy to lose weight by joining a fancy gym or exercise class -- in your wallet, at least.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tips to avoid a spooky trip to pop-up Halloween stores

Fright night 2013 is nearly here, but beware of frightening things when you head to one of those Halloween pop-up stores.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:17pm EDT

Simple changes can reduce electricity costs 10 percent

An energy vampire in your house is sucking your wallet dry. But you can drive a stake into it and reduce your energy costs by 10 percent with just a little effort.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 02:00pm EDT

Procrastinators: Why flights for Thanksgiving cost you more

For every day that you delay booking a Thanksgiving flight, it's costing you $5 each way, said Rick Seaney, FareCompare co-founder.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 10:26am EDT
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When new cellphones comes out, it's time to sell old

Waiting just 30 days after a new model is introduced could significantly depreciate the old phone's value as a trade- in.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 06:30am EDT

Utilities ask customers to cut energy use

Utilities ask customers to reduce energy use as hot weather increases demand

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 04:50pm EDT

Self-proclaimed cheapskate says key to happiness is fewer things

To live a happier life, buy fewer things.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:39am EDT

Pawn shops turning high-class with online stores

Pawn shops have gone mainstream, but it's not just for the down and out anymore.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 09:31am EDT

Report: Store brands' taste is worth the savings

When shopping for groceries, do you generally choose brand names over the store brands? You could be spending a lot more for no additional quality.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 07:11am EDT

How to avoid extra fees on credit cards

Don't let credit cards work you -- make them work for you.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 05:24am EDT

In time for Labor Day, gas prices lowest in 3 years

The average price of gas across the country is $3.54 a gallon -- the lowest gas has been on this date in three years.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:07am EDT

Smart Spending: Back-to-school shopping 101

Smart spending strategies to prevent wasting a bundle on back-to-school shopping

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:10pm EDT

Back-to-school computer discounts for students, teachers

Looking for a sweet back-to-school computer deal? There are a few to choose from.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 05:39am EDT

Watch all the NFL games for $100

Football fanatics who like to pinch their pennies better listen up. This could be the cheapest way to watch all the NFL games this year.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 04:57am EDT

Beware of 'free' perks while traveling

The lure of free perks while traveling often leaves consumers feeling their upgrades weren't worthwhile.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 11:16am EDT

Md., Va., to hold back-to-school tax holidays

Maryland and Virginia are giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 07:01am EDT

After a hospital stay, get an itemized bill

WTOP's Kristi King reports.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 11:54am EDT

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Cheap pets: Companionship on a budget

Not all pets are created equal. Or, if they are, they sure don't cost the same.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 04:20am EDT

WTOP Saves You Money: Grilling on a budget

Firing up your barbecue grill costs money, but there are ways to save on those cooking costs.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 06:45am EDT
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