Savings Guide

CarMax hiring for 350 positions in Richmond

CarMax is looking to fill more than 350 positions in the Richmond area by the end of 2020.

  Need to cut down on debt? We look at the debt snowball method

Kroger filling 140 Richmond positions during virtual event

I-81 Advisory Committee discusses improvement program for corridor

  Open enrollment for Medicare deadline is approaching

Central VA agencies holding ‘Crush the Crisis’ Drug Take-Back Day

Virginia Career Works hosts virtual career and resource fair

Continued Coverage

  Could personal loans work for you? Do your research.

  Hired from Home: Tips for getting hired from a virtual interview

  Ways to find out if a store price matches

Virginia budget negotiators preserve adult Medicaid dental benefit

Macy’s to hold holiday hiring event, filling over 700 positions in Va.

Virginia’s 1st medical cannabis processor opens in Bristol

Hanover Co. hosting 2 household waste recycling events

Hanover County is hosting two events for residences to recycle old technology, paper, hazardous chemicals and more.

James River Water Authority scouting alternative locations for water pump after facing opposition

James River Water Authority is looking for alternative locations for a water pump after the original location landed on a historic Monacan Indian Nation capital.

  Ways to protect your child’s online identity and credit history

Identity theft can happen to anyone at any age. Which is why in this On Your Side Savings Guide-- Rachel DePompa goes over why it’s important to check your child’s credit report.

VEC to host ‘Helping Virginia Get Back To Work’ virtual job fair

The Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Career Works are partnering for several virtual, regional job fairs.

Making the most of those online deals

  Amazon Prime Day is October 13th and 14th

  If you are looking at getting a credit card, experts say to focus on your credit limit.

  Are you still getting Amazon Prime 2-day free shipping?

Need help with rent? Here are some options for renters at risk

  Home improvement project dos and don’ts when it comes to cost

FASFA and Parents: What You Need To Know

Parents of seniors-- You’ll want to pay attention. It’s already time to start thinking about how you're paying for college next year.

  The ins and outs of smart home protection devices

Those so-called “smart home devices” are only growing in popularity! So you need to be “smart” about protecting your household as well-- from potential hackers.

  Introduce your kids to investing

It's never too early or too late to start introducing your kids to the concept of investing.

Chesterfield public schools searching for those interested in education field

Chesterfield County Public Schools is hosting a ‘career changers’ job fair for those interested in the education field.

Homespun BLM products include cookie kits, garden gnomes

Some white merchants on the craft marketplace Etsy are offering homespun products with a Black Lives Matter theme, including wine stoppers and garden gnomes.

  Are mortgage borrowers taking on too much?

Americans are drowning in debt-- and number one on the list is usually a mortgage.

  Kill the urge to splurge

We all do it, open our emails, see an amazing deal and “click” buy!

  Documents to gather today in case of a disaster or emergency

We’re in the midst of a pretty active hurricane season, and whether it’s the threat of a hurricane, tornado or even flooding, you should have a disaster plan.

  How do you know what credit card is right for you?

We get this question a lot! How do you know which credit card is right for you?

Prince George Public Schools seeking technology specialists, transportation workers

Prince George County Public Schools is accepting applications for a handful of positions.

Children’s Hospital educating families for Child Passenger Safety Week

Team members at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond are teaching safe car seat usage in honor of Child Passenger Safety Week.

Cybercrime spikes during pandemic

There has been a spike in cybercrime attacks toward individuals and small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, but cybersecurity experts say the increase falls in line with a trend they’ve seen over the last few years.

  Try to avoid high interest loans

If an emergency happened would you be prepared financially? A car breaks down. Your A-C unit goes out? In this On Your Side Savings Guide, Rachel DePompa has ways you can break the cycle of debt once and for all

  Is refinancing really a good option?

You see the ads and probably hear the promises-- refinancing your house is a must right now! Rates are so slow. But is refinancing really a good step for you?

  Student loan scams to watch out for

Like any disaster, COVID-19 has seen its fair share of scams associated with it. Now thieves are targeting the student loan market.

  Needs vs Wants: How to save as the pandemic rolls on

Saving money should be your top goal right now, according to Michael Joyce with the financial firm Agili.

  Money-saving apps you need to know

Money saving apps have surged in popularity during the pandemic. Whether your shopping, finding a gig job or selling your unwanted items. Rachel DePompa has the latest apps you may want to try out in this On Your Side Savings Guide.

Wawa offering any-size free coffee to teachers, school administrators

Wawa is offering any size free coffee to teachers, faculty and school administrators for their hard work and commitment to supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Teaching your child to save money

As Rachel Depompa found out in this morning’s On Your Side Savings Guide, teaching your kids to save maybe their most important lesson ever.

Virginia-made cider cask whisky hits ABC store shelves

Virginia Distillery Company’s Cider Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky has made its way to ABC stores in the commonwealth.

John Tyler Community College to hold virtual job, internship fair

John Tyler Community College is hosting a career fair for those seeking part-time employment or internships.

DOJ warns of phone scam targeting elderly

Scammers claiming to represent the Department of Justice are calling members of the public.

Food Lion changes policy after NC employee resigns over patriotic face mask

Food Lion updates corporate uniform policy following the resignation of one NC employee

Walmart reveals hottest toys for 2020 holiday season

From Disney princesses to Hot Wheels to high-tech, these 36 toys are top-rated by kids.

  Teaching kids about finances through games

Your kids may be learn about money and budgeting in school-- but they learn best-- the real life lessons you can teach them as a parent.

  New text messaging scam includes recipient’s name and potentially dangerous link

A new text messaging scam has emerged where hackers use the recipient’s real name and direct the recipient to a potentially dangerous link.

  Tips to save money buying a used car

If you’re in the market for a new car, you know that buying used will certainly save you money. In this On Your Side Savings Guide Rachel DePompa shares some key details on how you can lower your price even more.

Monday is the ‘ultimate’ deadline for Chesterfield property taxes

Monday is the deadline to pay penalties and interest on personal property taxes in Chesterfield County.

Delinquent Danville power customers could face disconnection

Roughly 2,000 residential electric customers in Southside Virginia could have their power cut off this week if they don’t pay their bills.

Virginians watching more TV, exercising 27% less during COVID-19 lockdowns, study finds

Virginians watched more television and exercised less during COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a survey of 4,000 Americans.

FEMA announces Lost Wages Assistance Program for Virginia

FEMA announces Lost Wages Assistance Program in Virginia

Richmond to hold E-Cycle Day with curbside pickup

Richmond’s E-Cycle Day is slated for September with COVID-19 guidelines and curbside pickup.

  Does paying off your credit cards hurt your credit score?

Simple ways to boost your credit score.

Dog food sold nationwide recalled over salmonella concern

The recall affects Nature’s Menu Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken and Quail.

Crash causes Comcast outage throughout Hopewell

Comcast customers in the city of Hopewell are experiencing an outage Wednesday morning.

  It may be time to cash out those credit card rewards

If you're coming up short at the end of the month, you might have some funds available to tap into: Your credit card rewards.

  Ways to beef up your savings account in the Pandemic

The pandemic has many people relying on their savings accounts to get through, which makes it more important than ever to keep adding to a savings account.

BJ’s Wholesale Club launches contactless, curbside pickup

BJ’s Wholesale club announced the company’s launch of contactless and curbside pickup services.

  Things that are cheaper in the pandemic

The prices haven't risen on everything this pandemic. In fact-- there's a lot of things that have gotten much cheaper.

  Tips on managing money in a pandemic

80% of millennials and gen z say their household income's taken a hit during the pandemic. That's according to a nerdwallet survey.

DMV reopening more locations, driving tests centers next week

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is reopening additional customer service and driving test locations on Aug. 24.

Richmond projected to end fiscal year with $4.7M net surplus

The City of Richmond is projecting a $4.7 million net surplus at the end of the fiscal year, based on financial data as of June 30.

Henrico offering well water testing

Henrico residents using well or spring water can test their water quality in September.

  Be sure to get in the habit of opening your 401K statements

If you tend to stash your 401-K statements in a file without reading them, you might want to stop doing that and open the envelopes.

Dominion Energy adds $1 million to bill assistance program

Small businesses and Virginia residents can receive support on their energy bills through Dominion Energy’s EnergyShare program.

Rolls-Royce closing Virginia jet parts plant where 280 work

Rolls-Royce says it will close its aircraft parts factory in central Virginia by the middle of next year, throwing 280 people out of work.

  Summer sales to watch out for in August

Here’s a list of what to watch out for, with help for the shopping site RetailMeNot.

  Curbside pick-up is the latest shopping trend to offer savings

You’ve probably bought online and picked up an item inside a store, but have you tried curbside pickup?

  Tips on paying bills now that the $600 weekly relief benefits are gone

Now that the $600 weekly federal relief benefits have ended, bills are coming due. And if you’ve run out of extra benefits or you are still looking for work there are some emergency steps you can take now.

  Back to Learning: Online back-to-school shopping

Back-to-school shopping is going to look a little different this year.

  Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday starts today and runs through midnight Sunday

Get your shopping list in order! Virginia Sales tax holiday starts today and runs all weekend.

  Goodwill offering affordable prices on back-to-school items

Goodwill announced that the company will be offering affordable prices for back-to-school items during Virginia’s tax-free weekend.

Virginia’s tax-free weekend starts today! Here’s what you need to know

Here’s some details you need to know if you plan to purchase items during the commonwealth’s tax-free weekend.

Short Pump Town Center hosting giveaways for summer

Short Pump Town Center will be hosting summer giveaways.

  Back to Learning: Some parents are still planning to spend money on supplies

Whether or not you’re looking to buy a new computer or tablet or some noise cancelling headphones, so you can work while the kids are home—the summer deals are starting to heat up. Rachel DePompa is on your side with the back to learning sales on the horizon.

  Back to Learning: Buying school supplies can wait

Many of our school districts will be learning virtually for at least 9 weeks meaning parents can save some money holding off on certain school supplies.

Local company searching for ‘passionate’ caregivers during Chesterfield job fair

Care Advantage, a local company based in Chesterfield County, is looking to hire for a variety of positions in personal care services.

  Secrets of a Super Saver: Tips to save up to 29% of your yearly income

With most Americans living paycheck to paycheck, there’s the rare few out there that can really save. They’re called supersavers.