Car insurance discounts for those who take public transit

Drivers who want to keep their cars, but are considering taking the bus, Metro or a bike to work could save money on their vehicle insurance with these two discounts.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 07:24am EDT

University of Virginia tops best-investment list

High school seniors are opening their acceptance letters and finding out whether they've been accepted into their dream colleges. But before they commit, they should consider which ones are the best deals. And that might just be a university in the area.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:52am EDT

Consumer Reports: Replace your mattress, best mattresses to buy

While you're counting sheep, you may need to count the years you've be using the same mattress because experts say it has a lifespan.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 11:15am EDT

Consumers aren't satisfied with their telecom providers

According to a new survey from Consumer Reports, customers don't consider their telephone and cable services a great value for the money.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 12:48pm EDT
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Amazon Prime price shock? Try these cheaper rivals

Turned off by Amazon Prime's price increase? Try these cheaper free-shipping alternatives

Friday - 03/21/2014, 05:53am EDT

Tax tips to maximize your paycheck

Saturday - 03/15/2014, 03:28am EDT

Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move?

5 things to consider before signing up for a new credit card with a balance transfer offer

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 05:22am EDT

Will new SAT level the playing field for students?

Changes to the SAT are aimed to make the exam a better reflection of what students need to succeed in college -- but a standardized testing expert says the alterations still won't level the playing field for students.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 12:30pm EST
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5 tips for saving at the grocery store

Follow these five simple tricks and you'll be in and out of the store with what you need (and nothing more) in no time while saving money.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 07:52am EST

Consumer Reports ranks best car brands on the market

When it comes to the best cars brands on the market, one brand is driving away with the top honors for the second year in a row, according to Consumer Reports' annual rankings.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 11:38am EST

Tips to negotiate a lower cable bill

Saving money sometimes can be as easy as asking for a better deal. Check out some tips from Marketwatch.com about how to negotiate a better bargain on your cable bill.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 07:13am EST

Trucks and SUVs last longer than cars

Cars do not get as much mileage as trucks and SUVs.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 04:39am EST

Tax free weekend for Energy Star products in Md.

Tax free weekend for customers who purchase qualifying Energy Star products in Maryland

Friday - 02/14/2014, 06:24am EST

Callback to scammers resulting in charges

One random phone call could lead to a big bill if you get too curious.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 06:31am EST

WTOP Saves You Money: Ways to keep your gas bill down in this cold weather

When the thermometer drops into single digits, it may be tempting to hide indoors and crank up the thermostat. But that could be costly. It is, however, possible to stay warm and save money on your heating bill.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 06:01pm EST

Tips for dealing with annoying telemarketers

For many, there is nothing more annoying than the tranquility of your home, being disrupted by a telemarketing call.

Friday - 01/24/2014, 10:00am EST

Ordering wine with dinner? Go for the whole bottle

Zagat advises that you order a whole bottle of wine when out at a restaurant.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 08:58am EST

Consumer expert: Don't use debit cards following Target breach

Target's security breach has shoppers on edge, especially after a report says it was part of a broader scam that could have affected more retailers -- but one expert says consumers can still protect themselves.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 07:21am EST
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Rent prices rise in D.C., taper off in Md. and Va.

Rising rent prices seem to be the norm in the D.C. metro region, but the cost of an apartment has actually gone down.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:54am EST

A plumbing nightmare: As pipes thaw, leaks can cause big problems

As the temperatures rise, pipes frozen by the low temperatures will begin to thaw.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 08:08am EST
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