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Coffee crunch: All that cash spent on java adds up

Check out this coffee calculator to figure out just how much you could save by making that half-caf latte at home.

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 03:57am EDT

High-tech thermostats simplify climate control

Programmable thermostats are getting easier to use and syncing them with smartphones is revolutionizing the concept of climate control. Consumer Reports lists the best thermostats to buy.

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:18am EDT

What are the best ways to save for college?

The cost for four years of college in 18 years could reach nearly $800,000. Tips and advice on when to start saving and how to go about paying for college.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 05:30pm EDT
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5 money saving tips for exchanging currency

Get the most from your travel cash: 5 money saving tips for exchanging foreign currencies

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:18am EDT

Kiplinger: Save money; buy used

Consumers can save big on used electronics, furniture, children's play items and evening wedding dresses, according to Kiplinger's Finance.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 03:05pm EDT

Which company offers the most car insurance discounts?

If you're looking to save a few bucks, consider looking a little closer at your car insurance policies. You may qualify for more discounts than you think.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 03:43am EDT

What not to buy in July

Save some money this summer by getting the most bang for your buck with July purchases. Here are some things to buy and not buy during the month.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 10:59am EDT
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Mobile apps offer last-minute deals

3 free mobile apps that offer last-minute deals for quick jaunts to destination cities

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 06:28am EDT

What credit card offers the best rental auto insurance policy?

With summer in full swing, for some tourists it might be a natural decision to rent a car for their travels. But the decision to purchase complementary rental car insurance is a little trickier.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 08:25am EDT

Survey: Americans aren't saving enough money

No one is immune to emergencies, which can often be costly -- and a new survey shows that more than a quarter of Americans have no emergency savings in the bank.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 09:45am EDT

Utilities urge customers to conserve energy during heat wave

Pepco and Dominion Virginia Power are offering ways for you to conserve energy during this hot stretch.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 07:58am EDT

Wal-Mart to expand online savings tool nationwide

Wal-Mart to expand online savings tool nationwide, extends to general merchandise, produce

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 03:10pm EDT

Airlines offer discounted first class tickets

Flying first class may be a better deal for travelers this summers. Airlines are offering discounts plus the wider, more specious seats offer more perks without added fees.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 01:20pm EDT

Save money on a new roof by asking the right questions

Washington Consumers' Checkbook.org investigated how to get the best price for quality workmanship when replacing a roof.

Friday - 05/30/2014, 12:25pm EDT
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The best ways to save money while traveling

CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg says think outside of the box when it comes to destination and means of transportation.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 12:31pm EDT
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Tips to save money at the grocery store

Food shopping can eat more of the budget than some people realize, but there are sneaky ways to save.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:18am EDT

Hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday next week

From May 25-31, certain emergency supplies that cost less than $60 including batteries, flash lights, rope, duct tape, bottled water and cell phone chargers are exempt from sales tax at all Virginia retailers.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:45pm EDT

Tips to get your air conditioning unit in shape for summer

Air conditioning service technicians are expecting a busy weekend as high temperatures hit the 80s and those AC units come on for the first time in months. But homeowners can take steps on their own, and avoid calling in a pro.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 07:33am EDT

Weddings can be pricey, even for guests

Weddings can cost a small fortune, even for guests; planning ahead can save you money

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 07:24am EDT

7 money saving tips for wedding guests

7 money saving tips for wedding guests

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 05:40am EDT
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