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 >>
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
It's a product both buyer and seller hope you never have to use: car insurance... but how do you know if you're getting the best deal?
Pam Davis was shocked when she open her car insurance renewal.
"It went up significantly. [I] don't know [why]. I didn't have any tickets," she said.
Pam's 15-year-old daughter, Taylor, will get her license this year, jacking her rate up even more. She turned to the internet to find a better deal, but soon she realized it wasn't as easy as she thought.
"Every time you went into a site, you had to put in every single piece of information on every website, then I started getting bombarded by emails and phone calls," Pam said.
After going through the hassle, Pam remembered a triathlon sponsor she thought might help. The company is comparenow.com and is specifically created to make this process easier on the customer.
"Go to one place, enter your information and get a bunch of rates back. Then you will actually know who can save you money or if you've got the right insurer now," said Andrew Rose, CEO of Comparenow.com.
Located in Glen Allen, comparenow.com offers customers several unbiased quotes. Based on a successful European model, Andrew rose knew it could help consumers in Virginia.
"There are people that can save, $50, $100 and in some cases, a couple hundred dollars a month," he told us.
Pam appreciated the simplicity. She got the two best quotes, tweaked some of the coverage and signed on with her new auto insurer.
"I saved at least $30 a month, which was phenomenal over where I was going to be. You add that up over a year, that's a lot of money," Pam said. "That's money back in my pocket that I'm going to need for other things. It's big."
Comparenow.com has all the big insurers you're used to seeing, but it also includes smaller firms that don't spend money on advertising. Those carriers often pass the savings onto you.
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 >>