Savings Guide

  Reminder: Contact student loan holders in August

Currently, all federal student loans have zero percent interest and payments are suspended through Sept. 30.

Application portal open for Virginia emergency unemployment benefits due to pandemic

  Apps to help with your nest egg

  Ways to go about getting your medical records from Allison Breast Center

  Allison Breast Center patients having trouble getting records | Here’s what you can do

  Virginia Medical Board suspends license of Henrico doctor accused of misreading mammograms

  How to handle private student loans during the pandemic

Continued Coverage

  ’They had a duty to fulfill and they didn’t do that’: Family upset after cemetery mishap

Virginia housing market to make rebound in summer of 2020

New state and local tax laws go into effect July 1

  A look inside how refinancing your home works

  Last-minute Father’s Day deals

  Ways to find hidden deals on Amazon

Making credit cards work for you

Credit cards can be dangerous if you don’t have discipline. But if you are diligent and careful you can make credit cards work for you.

  New Richmond based company launches in the rental experience space

A new Richmond company, we first told you about in December, is up and running. The Shed is sort of like the Facebook marketplace but delivered right to your front door.

  How to get help with student loans

If you've lost your job or been furloughed, repaying those student loans has probably been difficult. Rachel DePompa looks at what kind of help is out there in this on your side savings guide.

  Ways to get credit card relief if the debt is stressing you out

Twenty-eight million Americans have added credit card debt as a direct result of the pandemic, according to a recent report, and it’s hitting millennials the hardest.

  Ways to get groceries delivered at a discount

  Talking to your teen about their credit report

  Ways to get help with rent money

Don’t throw away stimulus debit cards

  Tips on paying down credit card debt

  Looking for extra cash during the health crisis? Check out this popular gas app

  What not to buy this time of year

If you are a bargain hunter, there are certain things this time of year it’s better to wait on, so the price drops.

  Don’t let your gift cards go to waste

We have the ways to turn unwanted or forgotten gift cards into cash

  You can now get free WEEKLY credit reports

During the pandemic you can now get free weekly credit reports

  Best Buys this Memorial Weekend

Even though Memorial Day will look a little different this year because of the Pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate and save money to kick off the summer. Rachel DePompa is on your side this morning with a savings guide breaking down the best deals to watch out for over the lon

  Goodwill stores gradually reopening under Phase One guidelines

Goodwill stores across Virginia are gradually reopening to the public in a phased approached which started Tuesday.

  Grocery store prices soaring

With restaurants closed and more of us cooking at home, you’ve probably noticed that grocery prices are soaring. Rachel DePompa is on your side with a savings guide about what’s more expensive and how to curb the costs.

Chesterfield County unveils website with public WiFi access locations

The new website also provides details on where citizens can park, stand or sit to get the best coverage

  Federal government says some nursing homes are stealing relief checks from elderly residents

Some nursing homes are stealing relief checks from elderly residents

  Make sure your credit report does not include extensions

If you've extended one of your loans, there's an important thing you need to do, to make sure you keep your credit in good standing. Rachel DePompa explains in this On Your Side Savings Guide.

  Best Scholarships Apps out there for your college bound teens

Have a student about to go to college? It's never too early to think about how you're going to pay for it. From scholarships to grants and loans. In this On Your Side Savings Guide Rachel DePompa has the apps that can make finding those scholarships a lot easier!

BBB warns of scam targeting people with Roku devices

The BBB is warning people of a new scam that's targeting people with Roku devices

  Central Virginia malls announce plans to reopen on Friday

Southpark Mark announced that they will be reopening later this week. Protective measures will also be put in place.

  Close to retirement: What about my 401K?

We've heard from many of you-- who are close to retirement and scared about how the stock market's been going. In this On Your Side Savings Guide, Rachel DePompa breaks down why investors say-- you still have to look at this as a long term goal.

  Ideas to help you pay your mortgage if you are struggling during the pandemic

aving a hard time paying their mortgage. Rachel DePompa has several suggestions on what you can do with this on your side savings guide.

Breaking credit card rules in an emergency

Need a little extra financial help right now?-- Experts say don't overlook your credit card in an emergency. Rachel DePompa explains in this on your side savings guide.

  Experts: Now is the time to increase 401K if you are able

It may seem counter intuitive as many are running from stocks-- but now is actually a good time to increase your 401k contributions-- if you can.

  Experts: Stocks won’t be down forever

Let’s face it, Wallstreet is up and down, and it can seem scary. But several financial advisors say all hope is not lost.

  Figuring out student loans

Does your teen really understand how much college costs these days? It may be time to have a conversation and show them how they can help in the college decisions.

How the 50-30-20 budget works

Having trouble getting your budget together during the pandemic? In this On Your Side Savings Guide, Rachel DePompa goes over a new way to think about your money during this time.

  Experts: It’s OK to dip into that emergency fund

For years financial experts have stressed the importance of an emergency fund-- and now is the time you may actually need it.

  Heads up! Mother’s Day is around the corner

Mother's Day is around the corner-- did you forget? Don't worry- we are on your side with a savings guide from Rachel DePompa that is packed with ideas.

  Virginia Tax Filing Deadline is Friday

In the midst of COVID-19, it's easy to forget that it's still tax season. The Federal Deadline was extended to July 15th, but what about Virginia?

  What are some loan options

If you still have a job and maybe your hours were cut or your worried about it's future-- there are some loans you could consider during the pandemic.

Saving on auto insurance during the pandemic

Are you looking to free up more cash because of the a job loss or loss of hours? We look at one way to make that happen-- through your auto insurance.

  Using the pandemic to talk about money with children

Are you kids at home driving you nuts? How about turning the crisis into a lesson plan about the value of money?

Know the amount of your loan

Ask most college students how much they will owe when the graduate-- and about 2/3rds can't answer that question.

  The rush to refinance during the pandemic

With interest rates at record lows-- thousands are looking to lower their mortgage payments Some, to free up cash and others are just locking in low rates.

  Turning a financial crisis into a lesson for children

Children are smart-- and can pick up on your stresses. especially if you are out of work. Which is why you could use this crisis as a lesson.

  Home buying, selling and building still happening during the pandemic

Coronavirus is not stopping the spring housing market from blooming.

  Americans are cutting spending

Americans are cutting back on spending

  Landlord and tenants need to work together during the coronavirus pandemic

In this time of uncertainty, many of you are worried about your housing situation. Can you be evicted for not paying your rent? What if you're temporarily laid off? The short answer is no.

  3 Ways credit cards could help during the crisis

Experts usually tell you to steer clear of credit card debt, but during this health and financial crisis, typical advise goes out the window.

BJ’s Wholesale Club designates Appreciation Hour for first responders, healthcare workers

BJ’s Wholesale Club has designated an Appreciation Hour for all first responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Mortgage relief during the health crisis

If you're having trouble paying your mortgage because of the coronavirus there are things you can do to help.

Bojangles offers free tea to healthcare workers, first responders

Bojangles will be offering any size tea for free to healthcare workers, law enforcement, and first responders to show appreciation to those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Richmond Gas Works customers will see lower natural gas bills

Richmond Gas Works says customers will be seeing lower natural gas bills beginning with utility bills in May.

What to do with retirement accounts if you are close to retiring

If you have a retirement account- we tell you over and over now is not the time to panic. This is a long-term goal. But what about our viewers who are very close retirement? Those-- watching the wild swings in the market with uncertainty?

  Coronavirus and best cleaning tips for your house

We are saving you time with your cleaning this morning in regards to COVID-19. A local company goes over the best disinfectants for killing the virus on surfaces.

  Idle cars? Ways to keep them running when you start driving them again

Gas prices are so low, it's almost like they are taunting us. Most of us are stuck at home and our cars are going nowhere. Before you run into a problem the next time you finally start your car, we have some car care tips to add to those D-I-Y lists.

  Help with taking care of your parents and grandparents during the health crisis

We're all worried about our parents and grand parents during this outbreak. We don't want them leaving the house.

  Reducing your power bill as you work from home or the kids are out of school

Your power bill could be much larger this month, particularly if you have multiple people working from home - coupled with kids no longer in school.

What to do with those vacation plans

It’s official, COVID-19 is starting to infringe on summer, and that means you may have to make a decision on that vacation you booked months ago. So what are you going to do?

Richmond-area restaurants & bars temporarily offering pick up, delivery and curbside service

Mayor Levar Stoney is working with city restaurants to use curbside services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  Small businesses struggling to apply for rescue loans

For thousands of small business owners across the country and right here in Virginia, the 349 billion dollar rescue program just isn’t working.

New numbers show that gun sales are surging in Virginia

The new numbers surpass the state’s previous record from December 2012.

Booze to your door: Virginia ABC to allow distilleries to ship straight to customer

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority is now allowing distilleries to ship directly to in-state consumers.

  Help with canceling or re-booking travel

Did you have an upcoming vacation or event that is now canceled and you need to call the airlines? Here are some travel tips during the pandemic.

  How to protect yourself financially during the COVID-19 pandemic

The impact financially from this pandemic is going to be different depending on your financial situation. But there are very basic steps all everyone can take to protect themselves.

  FBI: Be vigilant online, now more than ever

Scammers are jumping on the COVID-19 panic, trying to take advantage of you.

Virginia Lawmakers will need to tackle interest when it comes to delayed tax payments

Virginia's delayed state taxes payments until June 1--- but that's not going to stop the interest from piling up if you owe money. We take a look at what lawmakers are considering.

  Six ways to boost curb appeal if you need to sell your house

Thinking of selling your home this spring? In this On Your Side Savings Guide we have a few easy ways to boost your home's curb appeal.

Virginia ABC announces reduced hours for all stores

Starting next week, all Virginia ABC stores in the state will be reducing hours of operations.

Dollar General provides discounts to medical, first responder communities

Dollar General has announced that the company will be providing discounts to medical, guardsmen and first responder communities.

  Help with filing for unemployment benefits in Virginia

A look at filing for unemployment benefits

Kroger Mid-Atlantic gives update on COVID-19 response

Kroger Mid-Atlantic gives customers and staff an update on the response the company is taking amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Free online resources for your children

we have a look at free online learning programs for your kids.

Crocs sending free pair of shoes to healthcare workers

Crocs will be sending a free pair of shoes to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.