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) -
Healthy eating doesn't have to be expensive? Our Diva of Discounts tours the grocery store with a nutrition expert to show you how to get More Bang For Your Buck.
"I meet with people about weight management, healthy eating...health concerns like diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure," said Nutritionist Valerie Waters.
All have the same goal of eating healthier food. Valerie's advice: shop the perimeter of the store. Plan your meals, scan the ad, buy what's on sale and limit what you get.
"Buy two different types of fruit that week. Don't buy five because chances are if you buy five at least 50% of it's going to go bad," she said.
Bulk buying wastes money if the fruit is going to spoil quickly.
"All berries go bad quickly," Valerie explained.
Frozen berries last much longer. Canned fruit has less fiber than fresh and you're paying for a lot of sugary liquid. Three individual potatoes cost $3. Five pounds is only $2.79 and will last for weeks. Shuck your own corn to save a buck. And if you don't want genetically modified food, you have one choice...organic.
"You will pay a little more. This is $1.99 for organic pears versus $1.59," she said.
Local produce is less expensive because of the transportation costs. She stresses portion control especially with meat.
"5-6 ounces per person," Valerie said.
Individually-packaged frozen fish makes that simple, plus it's less expensive than what's behind the glass.
"A lot of seafood at a lot of stores is previously frozen, so just doing it yourself, that's a big savings," she explained.
Whole grain pasta costs the same as the regular. Look at the price per pound on the tag to ensure the best deal.
"Instant oatmeal is $2.70 per pound because it's boxed. The smaller container drops down to $1.59. A step more, it's down to $1.25," said Valerie.
You can get one-on-one counseling with Valerie to develop your plan.
There is a fee, but is it refunded in the form of a Martin's gift card when you're done. Call 804-364-3644 if you want to schedule an appointment.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:11:00 GMT
It's no exaggeration to say history is about to unfold tomorrow in Downtown Richmond. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are going on trial, battling corruption charges and battling to saveMore >>
It's no exaggeration to say history is about to unfold Monday in Downtown Richmond. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are going on trial, battling corruption charges and battling to saveMore >>
Monday, July 28 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:25:29 GMT
Chesterfield Police are looking for the man who they said ran from officers Sunday night. The chase started about 8 p.m. Sunday night along James Street near Virginia State University. Officers saidMore >>
Chesterfield Police are looking for the man who they said ran from officers Sunday night. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:00:55 GMT
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Sara Bruehl, 18, was killed after a stranger shot her in the head, while she was driving, 15 years ago this summer. Sara's mother is using every avenue, including social media, to hunt down her daughter's killer.More >>