Friday, July 25 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:43:41 GMT
William Carino has always been careful with his money. He takes advantage of Pell grants that help fund his political science degree. He started college at John Tyler then transferred to VCU. "I barelyMore >>
We're on your side, with a way to save money on college courses and in some cases, you can do it, by actually skipping some classes.More >>
Friday, July 18 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:01:07 GMT
Two decades ago, it was Air Jordans that had a whole generation believing, "It's gotta be the shoes." Today, LeBron James makes millions off shoes, too. It's still all about the shoes, and it turns outMore >>
Today, LeBron James makes millions off shoes, too.More >>
Friday, July 18 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:52:23 GMT
Eye level placement, slow music and "10 for $10" deals are just some of the gimmicks grocery stores have used for years trying to get you to buy more. VCU marketing professor Dr. Thomas Myers said,More >>
Eye level placement, slow music and "10 for $10" deals are just some of the gimmicks grocery stores have used for years trying to get you to buy more. More >>
Thursday, July 10 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:15:02 GMT
A Richmond company helps save the newly insured time, money and headaches. For those who've never purchased a health insurance policy, the process can be confusing and downright expensive and the AffordableMore >>
A Richmond company helps save the newly insured time, money and headaches.More >>
Friday, June 13 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-06-13 21:45:13 GMT
Before you head to the store to buy supplies for spring cleaning...check your pantry. "If you look in your favorite store... furniture polish runs between $4.00 and $4.50 and we put this furniture polishMore >>
New ways to clean your house, without cleaning out your bank account. Last spring, our Diva of Discounts showed you how to create your own cleaning supplies using everyday products you already have. She's back with brand new ideas.More >>
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Anyone who's ever held a yard sale knows it can be hard work, but they are worth it to clear out your home and make some money in the process.
Here are some steps you can take to make your garage sale more successful.
It's not a yard sale "Field of Dreams," where you put it out and they will come - you have to advertise, such as on craigslist.
Make sure you list the neighborhood and zip. That's how many check for sales. Include general categories and big ticket items.
Your signs need to be clear, concise and able to be read from a car. Times and address are irrelevant.
Get your neighbors involved. Potential shoppers are more likely to come if they have multiple houses to visit.
Clean everything, but don't go overboard. Use tables to lift everything off the ground. Many of your customers have a hard time hunching over and will bypass an item if they have bend for it.
Plastic sheets from the Dollar Store cover tables for a more polished effect. Bedsheets work too. Label everything individually and price incrementally for quick math. Group like-items, such as CDs together. Use one sign for the whole box.
Hagglers are inevitable and can be aggressive. Don't bargain with them until the latter half of the sale. Put one or two items that appeal to men out front - they're a good chunk of your audience. Rearrange your items as things sell.
Make sure you have batteries, an extension cord, lots of bags and at least 50 $1 bills for change.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:44:38 GMT
We first told you about this heartbreaking story that left the Harrison family facing thousands of dollars in reburial costs. This all dates back to Easter Sunday, and yet the Waverly city council isMore >>
This all dates back to Easter Sunday, and yet the Waverly city council is just responding with a letter that has the family and many in the community shocked and disappointed.More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:04:20 GMT
A very special young boy is set to appear as a VIP in this year's Dominion Christmas Parade. In April, we introduced you to 4-year-old Jacob Walker - the only boy in the world living with one of the rarestMore >>
Jacob Walker, the only boy in the world living with one of the rarest forms of dwarfism, is set to appear as a VIP in this year's Dominion Christmas Parade.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:30:17 GMT
People in Richmond's Fulton neighborhood are buzzing with questions after California-based Stone Brewery is considering RVA as a top spot for building a new, elaborate commercial brewery. That could meanMore >>
The Fulton neighborhood is buzzing after California-based Stone Brewery is considering RVA as a top spot for building a new, commercial brewery. That could mean revitalization and jobs.More >>
A South Carolina sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after a violent arrest was captured on camera. Deputies say the video only shows part of what happened inside and outside the store, and that the suspect had been shocked with a TASER several times before officers made physical contact.More >>
A South Carolina sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after a violent arrest was captured on camera. Deputies say the video only shows part of what happened inside and outside the store, and that the suspect had been shocked with a TASER several times before officers made physical contact. More >>