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Here’s your 2018 USPS, FedEx and UPS holiday shipping deadline guide

Virginia ABC offers 20% off gin

Digital Dialogue: Financial shocks of widowhood

Get your financial plans in order for the new year

Chesterfield shopping centers acquired by Baltimore-based retailer

Jimmy Dean sausage links recalled, ‘pieces of metal’ contamination

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  Extended warranties: A good buy or a waste of money?

Save money on these other big shopping days before Christmas

WATCH: Kids test the hottest toys of 2018

Most Americans' savings are meant for travel; here’s how to reach your goal

You may be surprised by all the retailers that take trade-ins

Make the most of your benefits during open enrollment period

  Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

While many people think about health and wellness resolutions for the new year, financial experts recommend thinking about money goals too.

Controlling impulse buys is about finding why you make them

Stress, boredom, catchy displays and just simply wanting something other people don’t have all play a role.

Target gift cards 10% off Sunday

Yes, you read that right!

’RVA on Ice’ attraction revealed at 17th Street Farmers Market ribbon cutting

It took nearly two years but the 17th Street Farmer’s Market is finally back open for business.

  Dangers of financing big-ticket items

FDA: Dog heart disease linked to grain-free food

Worried about the volatile market? Think long term

Smithfield Foods and Dominion Energy plan to turn pig poop into renewable energy

Watch for these red flags on Giving Tuesday

Scammers targeting people on Instagram, other social sites

  Prepare your soon-to-be college freshman with a financial plan

One step to take is to help your child set up a bank account if they haven’t already.

CYBER MONDAY DEALS: Hulu offers subscription for $.99/month for one year, deal ends today

You can cancel the subscription at any time.

Protect your data before online shopping

Take the time to learn how to protect yourself before putting your financial information in places where it could easily be stolen.

How to stay safe on Black Friday: Plan ahead and stay alert

AAA released some tips for staying safe while out shopping so you can make it back unharmed and without having any of your goodies stolen.

Thousands brave the VA cold to get best Thanksgiving shopping deals

The National Retail Federations says more than 164-million people plan to shop over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend as they hunt for the best deals of the season.

Parking apps can help save time, money

Finding a parking spot on Black Friday could be challenging and expensive.

  Dangerous chemicals could be lurking in your furniture

The On Your Side Safety Team is investigating a hidden danger in your house. Ever bought new furniture and you swear you can smell something chemical? It's called furniture off-gassing.

Lyfts brings subsidized rides to the East End with The Market @ 25th

The transportation company is also offering earning opportunities to shoppers and community members with an on-site driver recruitment space.

Many still paying last year’s holiday debt; here’s how to avoid being one

Believe it or not, many people are still paying off debt incurred last holiday season, and they are likely to add even more to it in the next month.

804 area code one of worst in country for robocalls

Richmond is getting blasted by robocalls with more than 22 million calls in the last two months. What's going on? How do you fight back?

Get FREE coffee at Wawa today

If you are looking for a pick-me-up on Thursday morning, head over to Wawa.

Phone insurance may sound like a deal, but is it?

The details of phone insurance plans may make it not worth the risk long term for most people.

Jack Daniel’s creates coffee brew that tastes like whiskey

But if you want your coffee to have a real kick, you’ll have to add the whiskey yourself.

Report: Toxic metal known to cause cancer found in jewelry sold nationwide

The report says several adult jewelry items tested positive for cadmium, a toxic metal that damages the kidneys and bones over time.

Quaker recalls popular children’s cereal for possible Salmonella contamination

According to the Food and Drug Administration, a small quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal could contain Salmonella.

Apps that help save money on holiday shopping

As you prepare to hit the stores, whether in person or online, sometimes the right apps can save you money on Black Friday.

Local grocery store prepares for holiday rush

Libbie Market in Richmond is already seeing a spike in customers for Thanksgiving.

VDACS urges a Virginia grown Thanksgiving dinner

Agriculture is Virginia’s top private industry, contributing $70 billion annually to the state.

Jell-O comes out with slime you can eat

The edible slime is from the Jell-O Play line of products.

How can you save money booking hotel rooms?

Checkbook.org, a non-profit consumer group, crunched the data on thousands of hotel bookings in dozens of cities, through 18 different discount sites.

Knock-off phone accessories could pose danger

Not only are those devices not made by the phone’s manufacturer, but they could be incompatible and, at worse, dangerous.

How to tackle credit card debt

Here are some ways to manage your debt and reduce those balances, hopefully to zero.

  How to clear your car’s data to protect your information

See how to clear your car’s data and protect your information from outside threats.

Thieves abusing program that makes it possible to see mail before delivery?

A year ago the US Postal Service launched a new program called Informed Delivery that let people sign up to see scanned images of their incoming mail before it was delivered, but he Secret Service is reportedly warning police thieves are using this program to rip them off.

JC Penney offering Buy 1 Get 2 free deal on shoes

But hurry, the offer is only valid through today!

Chick-fil-A will expand delivery nationwide, partnering with DoorDash

More than 1,100 of the chicken giant's locations will offer delivery through DoorDash.

Petco, others respond to demand for natural pet foods

Petco bans artificial ingredients as demand for natural pet food grows

Be aware: Postcard scam popping up in time for the holidays

It started out as a routine trip to the mailbox for Ross Jacobs, but ended in an activism on behalf of himself and his neighbors.

Kroger warns of fake Black Friday coupon circulating

The grocer posted to Facebook recently to say a fake coupon for $200 is floating around.

‘Retail therapy’ a common mood-boosting trend

Life can get stressful, and lots of people are turning to retail therapy to boost their mood.

FDA could move e-cigs out of gas stations

The FDA is expected to announce a crackdown on e-cigarette sells to minors. They plan to limit e-cig sells to vape shops and tobacco stores.

How to keep holiday gifts a secret

Here are some ways to make sure those gifts aren’t discovered prematurely.

Baby shower dessert customer receives is not what she asked for

A woman calls 12, looking for help to get a refund, after the cake she ordered -- did not live up to expectations.

Sears set to close in Henrico County

Sears Holders say they plan to close 40 stores, including the Sears at Virginia Center Commons, early next year as they continue to slim their business.

Walmart unveils Black Friday deals

The retailer unveiled its Black Friday ad, which includes big discounts on televisions, laptops, toys, clothes and more.

Blue Bell brings back a classic

Blue Bell is bringing back a fan favorite treat to keep with the giving season.

CDC links Salmonella outbreak in 35 states to raw turkey products

The Centers for Disease Control says a Salmonella outbreak has now made 164 people sick across 35 states.

Dry dog food recalled over possible vitamin D toxicity

Dogs with elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.

Bring on the pasta: Vaccine for celiac disease in the works

The drug is designed to build up a patient’s gluten tolerance over time through multiple injections.

Make teens part of car-buying process

So your teenager is almost 16, meaning soon they'll be itching to get their license and drive. And lots of kids have a grand idea they'll get a brand new car for their "sweet 16" but most families can't afford that.

Virginia ABC offering holiday liquor gift sets at 2 locations

For the first time, Virginia ABC will offer liquor gift sets for those scotch, tequila or brandy lovers on your holiday shopping list.

Ukrop’s voluntarily recalls baked potatoes with cheddar cheese, bacon after mislabel

Ukrop’s is voluntarily recalling their two-count baked potatoes with cheddar cheese and bacon after the product was mislabeled herb roasted potatoes.

Duncan Hines recalls several cake mixes due to salmonella risk

After a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix tested positive for Salmonella, the company is recalling four mix varieties out of an abundance of caution.

Potatoes, hot sauce: Which items to keep out of the refrigerator

Take a look at which commonly purchased food items are better left out of the cold.

Frito-Lay recalls popcorn bags filled with cheese-flavored tortilla chips

Frito-Lay issues a popcorn recall for some products.

Social media helps save cash on beauty products

Add up the moisturizers, cleansers and makeup and a recent survey found American woman use about $8 worth of product on their faces everyday.

Tips for saving money on pet expenses

A survey of dog owners shows they think they spend between $26 and $75 per month on their animals, but the real number is nearly twice that.

Trick Or Treat: Credit cards can have some Halloween frights too

If you use them carefully, they can benefit you - and there’s your treat. But if you overspend or miss a payment, you are headed for a trick.

Which ‘vampire appliances’ are costing you the most money?

Learn what the biggest offenders are and some easy to ways to defeat them.

Research shows money spent on the right thing can make you happy

Travel and outings with family got high marks on money spent. Material goods did not show the results.

Sedona Taphouse donates candy to U.S. troops and veterans for Halloween

Sedona Taphouse will serve as a collection site in the ‘Soldiers’ Angels, Treats for Troops' program. This year’s goal is to collect 17,000 pounds of candy for troops and veterans.

How to save for the holidays and avoid debt

If your goal is to not add debt over the holidays, pay attention to these tips on how to save for those gifts and parties.

Browser extensions can help you save money online

Browser extensions can help you navigate online deals by finding those codes and helping you save money at checkout.

Body cam blast prompts NYPD recall of nearly 3,000 devices

A photo shows a police body camera that exploded inside the 121 Precinct station house on Staten Island as a patrol officer prepared to head out for the midnight shift.

Virginia ABC stores offering holiday discounts

Starting in November, Virginia ABC stores will be offering various holiday discounts through December.

Warning signs you’re on a phony website

Credit bureau Experian says online shopping fraud is booming, with a more than 30 percent jump from 2016 to 2017.

2.5 million pounds of taquitos recalled for salmonella, listeria concerns

The recall affected approximately 2,490,593 pounds of the frozen taquitos and was classified as a high health risk. The items were shipped to distributors nationwide, including 7-Eleven stores.

Know where, how to look for a part-time job

If a raise isn’t in your immediate future, your best bet could be a side hustle or part-time job.