Savings Guide

Walgreens, Google affiliate to test drone deliveries

Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered

  Wipe the data from old phones before you switch

  How to get the most out of cashback rewards

  ‘It’s an epidemic:’ Officials race to ban flavored e-cigarettes after hundreds sick, 6 killed

  Tips on preparing for tax season

  Scam alert: Chatty Words with Friends players prey on women

  How to spend less at the grocery store

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Taco Bell says adios to fan favorites on menu

  Scammers target college students as fall semester begins

  Best deals and steals this Labor Day

  Americans are getting financial advice from Google

5.7M kids water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

KFC testing plant-based fried ‘chicken’

Starbucks starts fall early, debuts new pumpkin spice drink

The coffee chain has declared August 27 the first day of fall. That’s nearly a full month ahead of time.

Blue Bell releases a new fall flavor, Salted Caramel Cookie

Fall is in the air and Blue Bell is starting the season off right with their first release of a brand new flavor for fall.

  Watching Your Wallet: You can save money on school supplies before and after the first day

Whether your kids are going to college or kindergarten, there are ways to save on school supplies. Experts give tips on when to buy and how to comparison shop.

  Bankruptcy filers often have student debt

It's one of the most difficult debts to get rid of, and 44 million Americans are currently stuck with it.

  Is paperless billing hurting your finances?

  Long lines at Richmond Popeyes stores as crowds want to try new sandwich

  Are you middle class?: A few questions to ask yourself to help find the answer

  4 ways to build your credit score

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

  Back-to-school savings on laptops

  When to buy back-to-school items

The deepest discounts on back to school items are actually in the last week of August and early September.

  Back-to-school savings hacks for parents

All week we have the savings hacks you need for your back-to-school shopping!

‘It’s the gas’: Woman fills up, stalls out after filling up; investigation underway

State officials are investigating the possible contamination of gas at a Matoaca gas station.

  Majority of parents admit to spending too much on back-to-school shopping

Parents are feeling the pressure to spend this time of year, and it's only getting worse according to a new survey by NerdWallet.

Job Seekers Can Attend Hiring Fair in Petersburg

Alsco Linen and Uniform Services is hiring for several positions

  Scammers ‘spoofing’ bank phone numbers to send out phony alerts

Banks offer all types of fraud alerts and protection for your accounts, but scam artists are trying to use that security against you.

  Ways to save on back-to-school shopping

Summer's in its final stretch and it's time to start thinking about heading back-to-school.

  Law enforcement offer safe exchange zones for online purchases

Always meet up in public. In a well-lighted area.

  One expense you must budget

Allocate savings alongside other expenses. It’s often the most overlooked step.

  State regulatory agency may tackle surprise medical bills

A state regulatory agency may step in to stop the surprise billing of hospital patients, and time is running out for you to weigh in on this potential change.

Wegmans wheels in new shopping carts for families with special needs

The Firefly GoTo Shopping cart is made for children ages 2 – 8 (or up to 77 pounds) who need extra upper-body and head support.

  Box Tops program goes digital

If you still like to cut out the traditional Box Tops clips, the program will continue to honor those clips until they hit their expiration dates.

  Tax-Free Weekend: Shopping for your kids on a budget

Tax-free weekend in Virginia can be the perfect time to get your children’s back-to-school essentials. Richmond fashion expert Shanna Battle says it is important to plan and budget.

  Tax-free weekend starts today

Starting today through August 4, it’s a tax-free weekend in Virginia.

  Chesterfield men lose thousands of dollars in real estate scheme

The suspect was able to get $10,000 from two men in the scheme.

  Older millennials have most credit cards

It turns out older millennials have more credit cards than any other age group.

  Millions of Capital One customers affected by data breach

One of the largest banks in the country has announced it suffered a massive data breach, exposing millions of people’s sensitive information.

Asking for cash back at checkout? Kroger now charging a fee

Customers will not be able to withdraw more than $300 at checkout.

  You’ve been hacked... now what?

We’re at the point where we all have to assume our data’s been stolen at some point. So if you notice one of your accounts is hacked-- On Your Side Investigator Rachel DePompa has 6 simple steps you need to take right away.

Virginia’s tax-free weekend starts Friday

Virginia’s tax free weekend is almost here, so that means back-to-school shopping time!

  FBI warns of scammers targeting the closing process on homes

Scammers are targeting the large amounts of money transferred during the closing process.

  Cardless banking trend grows

Banks across the U.S. have embraced cardless ATMs.

Box Tops for Education Program is going digital

The Box Tops for Education program is going digital with a new mobile app which will allow parents to scan their store receipt and earn money for their kiddo’s school!

  Boosting your credit card rewards

If you aren’t sure how your card awards those points, check the website or call customer service.

  Widow still searching for answers after husband’s headstone installed with errors

The woman's husband died nearly one year ago, but his headstone still has incorrect information on it.

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; recall announced

Stokke recalled about 5,400 of its bouncers sold as a connectable part of an all-in-one modular seating system because it can suddenly detach from the larger system, posing a fall hazard to the child in the bouncer.

  Ways to save on a summer vacation

Still planning that August summer vacation? Rachel DePompa has some helpful ways to curb your summer spending in this On Your Side Savings Guide.

  Wants vs. needs: Try the ‘50/30/20’ budget plan

he “50” is taking 50% of your after-tax dollars on necessities like your rent or mortgage payment, food, utilities, insurance and child care.

Do you really need that vacation?

Still haven't planned that august vacation? Maybe it's time to skip a huge trip this year - and save up for next year's.

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

  Planning a summer trip? Take these steps to avoid being scammed

Always get recommendations from family and friends for good travel agencies, vacation rentals, hotels and travel packages.

  Why you need to educate teens on using credit cards

Let this sink in: 6-million US parents say they have a child under 18 with a credit card. Credit cards in general can be a scary topic for parents, but as Rachel DePompa tell us in this On Your Side Savings Guide, it's actually a topic teenagers need to be educated about.

Amazon Prime Day: Deals and steals you’ll find online

It's officially Amazon Prime day! Though, we should really say "days" as the internet giant has expanded the shopping bonanza to two days. In this On Your Side Savings Guide-- Rachel DePompa has the deals and steals you need to watch out over the next 48 hours

  Families fight for cemetery to install paid-for headstones

Kimberly Whitfield was told her husband's headstone would be installed in two weeks. That was six months ago.

  Watch the retirement fees on your account

If you have your money in a retirement plan, there may be some fees attached.

  Why paying credit with credit is a big red flag

If you are paying your credit card balance with a second credit card, you may be in financial trouble.

  Amazon shoppers can now return orders at Kohl’s

Koh'ls says that customers can bring in the items with no box or a shipping label, all for free.

  Several apps can help you save, but which is best?

There are several that can help you budget, and even save money. But knowing which one is best for you can be a challenge.

  Start small: Save $5 here and $10 there

Don’t have a savings account? It’s never too late to start building it up.

Children’s pajamas recalled for violating flammability standards, posing burn risk to kids

Several children’s pajama sets and pants have been recalled for not meeting federal flammability standards, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

  Fourth of July: Best items to buy

It’s the weekend to snap up savings on mattresses, electronics and much more.

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts say to shop around for the best deals on car insurance and cell phone plans

A NerdWallet financial expert offers tips on saving money on car insurance and cell phone bills: Watch this and don't pay for what you don't need.

  ‘Resort fees’ now common in popular U.S. tourist spots

If you ask about the fees, you'll be told they cover things like local telephone calls, internet access or even the coffee maker in your room.

Woman who ran nationwide Facebook scam sentenced

Two years ago, Zee, as she called herself to her clients, was running a Facebook group called 'Zee’s place; where she advertised discounted baby items.

  4 things to do before you travel

Among things to do, throw out any food that may spoil while you're gone.

Regulators warn of higher Dominion rates

The State Corporation Commission gave final approval to Dominion Energy's roadmap for future capital investments

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

Target offering teachers discounts on school supplies

Teachers can get a 15% discount on school supplies at Target.

  Millions switching to banking from their phones

Ten years after launching its digital banking app, Bank of America reports it has 25 million mobile banking customers in the United States and 36 million digital users.

Study: 25% of people don’t lock their front door

Home burglaries happen every 13 seconds in the U.S.

  3 credit card rewards you often miss

Take the time and make sure you know what perks are offered by your credit card company.

  Tens of thousands report new Social Security scheme

The Federal Trade Commission says it has had more than 76,000 reports of a Social Security scam in just the past 12 months.

  Ways to cut back on food waste

Between 30% and 40% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Ceiling fans under recall due to shock hazard

Hunter has received one report of damaged light kit wires, but no injuries have been reported.

  Free fitness apps aid in summer health

If you’ve sidelined your fitness over the winter, your phone and some great free, fitness apps could help change that.

  Know how to avoid travel-related scams this vacation season

When you travel, take only the IDs and credit cards you need and make copies so if someone steals your bag you’ll know what was taken.

  The sandwich generation: Having the money talk with your parents

There's a group of Americans really feeling the stress these days. They're not only caring for their aging parents, they're also supporting their own children.