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Stores know how to get customer cash

Retailers know their customers better than shoppers think.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 04:39am EST

Tags: the fiscal times, shopping, credit card,

WTOP Answer Desk: How much do we eat on Thanksgiving?

Americans eat a lot on Thanksgiving Day. But exactly how much? WTOP's Answer Desk set to find out.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 02:48am EST

Tags: WTOP Answer Desk, Thanksgiving

Another reason to do housework: A longer life

Mowing the lawn and doing the dishes can keep you healthy longer.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 07:51am EST

Tags: housework

Zillow will list pre-market foreclosed homes

Zillow.com is making it easier for potential homebuyers to find unlisted properties that are bank-owned and those that are in the foreclosure process.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 08:28am EST

Tags: Zillow, The New York Times

401K balances spike despite economic recovery troubles

The economic recovery may be slow, but 401K balances are at a 12-year high. The average account balance has jumped to nearly $76,000.

Sunday - 11/11/2012, 08:46am EST

Tags: 401k, stock market

Early nightfall plus Election Day could cause commute confusion

When the time change meets Election Day, the evening commute can become more complicated.

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 11:02am EST

Tags: Election Day, Jim Battagliese, traffic, daylight saving time

Waterproofing basements can help homeowners prepare for storms

Wet basements are often par for the course after big storms like Sandy and waterproofing them properly is key.

Saturday - 11/03/2012, 09:30am EDT

Tags: basement, waterproofing, Washington Consumer

Insurance claims: When to file and when to pay out-of-pocket

In the aftermath of Sandy, some people are finding damage to their home. But if the damage is small, should area residents still file an insurance claim?

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 07:58am EDT

Tags: insurance, insurance companies, claims, Hurricane Sandy

How to enjoy Halloween sweets, without the calorie regret

Halloween candy is everywhere, from homes to offices to even the gym. But how can people enjoy it without ruining their diets?

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 07:05am EDT

Tags: Halloween, Candy, calories,

6 tips to reduce how much food you toss out

If you find you are constantly throwing out what's in the refrigerator, here are some ideas to rein in what you are wasting.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 09:43am EDT

Tags: grocery shopping, Colleen Kelleher,

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