Which traffic tickets raise your insurance rates the most?

So, you got a ticket. How much will your insurance premiums go up? Insurance.com analyzed insurance quotes to come up with this list.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 05:30am EDT

Stuff that's still free when you fly

Airlines do still offer a few free things at 30,000 feet.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:32am EDT

Garden Plot: Grow delicious tomatoes and ward off frost damage

Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for protecting plants from a late spring frost, growing tomatoes and keeping lawns green.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 10:20am EDT
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Itching for vacation? Wait just a little longer

Many plan on taking some type of summer vacation, but the big question is: When?

Friday - 05/10/2013, 06:47am EDT

Don't get scammed this vacation season

The air is getting warmer and the days longer, and that means summer vacation planning is in full swing.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 05:55am EDT

5 tips to getting the best deal on a new car

With the average price of a new car more than $30,000, you'll want to make sure you don't rush into a purchase.

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 10:10am EDT

Tips to avoid common cable mistakes

Don't be afraid to negotiate when choosing a new cable TV provider or trying to get cheaper monthly rates.

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 09:32am EDT

Emotions play a huge role in shopping

Whether online or in a store, shopping and emotions go hand in hand.

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 06:27am EDT

Consumers shop with the environment in mind, remain confused by products

A new study by Cone Communications found 71 percent of American consumers consider the environment when they shop, and almost half look for environmental information when deciding which product to purchase.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 01:10pm EDT

It's in the approach: Get what you want from businesses

People have a right to get what they pay for. If a product breaks down or a service isn't provided as planned there are right and wrong ways to ask for satisfaction.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 07:33am EDT

Looking for a new bike? Tips for finding the right bike shop

The best bike shops offer good service before and after customers pedal away on a new ride. Washington Consumers' Checkbook has numbers of tips to help cyclists navigate a purchase.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 10:39am EDT

Free online services offered for some to file tax returns

April 15, or Tax Day, is only days away and if you haven't filed your federal return yet, you might be eligible to use a free online service.

Sunday - 04/07/2013, 07:26am EDT

Virginia's tax refund debit cards come with fees

Virginia's Way2Go prepaid debit card for state tax refunds can cost taxpayers money, if they are not careful.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 04:17am EDT

Cost to raise your bundle of joy just spiked

The cost to raise a child increased by 25 percent over the past decade. So no it's not your imagination, your children really are draining your wallet.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 03:48am EDT

Course load: Growing burden of college fees

Though their names can border on the comical - i.e., the "student success fee" - there's nothing funny about how they can add up. Colleges lean on fees to bring in revenue in a way that may not be as apparent to as many students.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 07:41am EDT

Smart ways to save money for retirement

Parents may want to pay for their child's education, but they also need enough money in the bank to survive in retirement. Financial expert Carmen Wong Ulrich offers some money saving advice.

Saturday - 03/30/2013, 01:45pm EDT

How to make it more likely you'll get a warning, not a ticket

Drivers hate to see insurance premiums rise, but there may be ways for drivers to talk their way out of tickets.

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 09:39am EDT

How to make money selling Dominion solar power

If you have a solar panel on your roof or in your backyard producing more electricity than you need, it could soon be a moneymaker.

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 04:19am EDT

D.C. among worst cities to retire

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Washington as among the worst cities in the country for retirees.

Saturday - 03/23/2013, 03:38pm EDT

Cherry blossom Petal Pass gives retail discounts

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is offering discounts at area businesses, including Macys, Subway and Georgetown Cupcakes.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 11:03am EDT
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