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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.
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.
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.
Virginia's Way2Go prepaid debit card for state tax refunds can cost taxpayers money, if they are not careful.
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.
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.
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.
Drivers hate to see insurance premiums rise, but there may be ways for drivers to talk their way out of tickets.
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.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Washington as among the worst cities in the country for retirees.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is offering discounts at area businesses, including Macys, Subway and Georgetown Cupcakes.
With the start of spring, travelers may be planning their summer getaways. Find out when to get the best prices on flights.
Want to save money on your cable bills or car purchase? It can be as easy as haggling for a better price.
Virginia taxpayers aren't receiving tax refund checks in the mail this year. That's because the state eliminated the paper form of payment opting for direct deposit or sending taxpayers a debit card instead.
5 free ways to explore the US capital, from Washington's museums to its revived waterfronts
New websites and mobile apps are helping travelers spend less on hotel rooms
Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance
John Kiernan, senior analyst, CardHub.com. Best credit cards for balance transfers.
WTOP's Alan Etter reports. More in The Boston Globe.
WTOP takes a look at the fuel programs that link to your Giant or Safeway cards.
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