Savings Guide

Waffle House Holding Job Fair in Petersburg

The hiring event is Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at Virginia Career Works’ Petersburg Center at 22 W. Washington Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Duluth Trading Co. to open store in Short Pump

  Don’t go into debt for a wedding

Kroger adding plant-based meats, 50 additional plant based foods to stores in 2020

Buy one, get one free Valentine’s Day sale on Amtrak trips

  Changes to the way your credit score is calculated

Kroger adds Valentine’s Day gift tents for shoppers

Continued Coverage

  Tips to improve your credit score

  REPORT: Female business owners reported strong growth to end 2019

  Talk to your teens about protecting their identity online

  Tax preparations to make now

  Spending less on beauty products

  Try to avoid taking out a 401K loan

Rent on the rise in Charlottesville; median 2BR rent up 2.2% in the past year

A new study finds rent in Charlottesville has continued to rise over the past year and there are several reasons why.

  Super Bowl deals: Time to upgrade that TV?

This is the time of year to buy a new TV if you’re going to pull the trigger. You may see some of the lowest prices of the year. But before you buy, we have some tips that could help you save money.

Amtrak offering discounts for ‘National Plan Your Vacation Day’

Amtrak is offering discounts for National Plan Your Vacation Day.

Bar Louie location in Short Pump closes down

Bar Louie’s location in Short Pump has closed down.

  Study: Does owning a home really make you happier?

  Finding cheaper car insurance

Virginia Credit Union designs upcoming financial workshop for couples

  Managing money through divorce

Jenna Bush Hager coming to Richmond for national book tour

Ben & Jerry’s creates new ice cream flavor

  New parent spending don’ts

There's no end to the baby gear companies want you to buy--when you're expecting! Unfortunately, there is an end to your budget!

  RRHA Board approves demolition of Creighton Court

Big changes could be on the way for Creighton Court. This comes after the RRHA Board of commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a resolution to demolish the buildings.

  Ways to clear up that holiday debt hangover

Did you spend too much over the holidays? Feeling a bit of a financial hangover? The real holiday is when you pay it all off.

  Best advice you can give your child for their first job

You did it! You raised a child to an adult-- and they are about to get their first real job! So, what's the best advice you can give?

  Pitfalls of the 7-year auto loan

Looking for a new car? Be careful how LONG you finance that purchase. That vehicle could cost you way more than you expect.

  Apps to help with your financial New Year’s resolutions

Money is usually a top new year's resolution. If you've struggled with saving in the past -- there are some apps that can help you!

Group wants lawmakers to raise Va. minimum wage to $15/hr

Raise The Wage Virginia says the commonwealth ranks as the nation’s best state for business, but dead last for workers

  How to find real secret shopper programs

Did you spend too much over the holidays? Are you dreading going shopping again? But what if you could get paid for your time at the store? Secret Shopper programs are real, but, scammers are using the opportunity to take your money.

  Being cheap isn’t always the answer

There’s a big difference between something that’s a bargain and something that’s just cheap. The later can get you into real trouble.

Police are informing individuals not to abbreviate ’2020′ on documents

This advice has been shared across social media and the Harrisonburg Police Department is also reminding everyone to be cautious in order to protect themselves and prevent legal issues.

  Major leadership changes at Byrd Theatre; More could be on the way

Schall-Vess had been the general manager for 21 years but one simple vote by the board changed it.

  It’s the New Year! It’s time to check up on your 401K

It's the dream right? Retiring early, having enough money to cover your expenses until the end of life.

  A step-by-step guide on what to do if you’ve been scammed

Here’s a step by step guide on what to do if you’ve been scammed through an email or phone.

RECALL: Egg in veggie ramen may be contaminated with listeria

A particular brand of veggie ramen is being recalled because the egg in the product may be contaminated with listeria.

  What new parents really need to buy

There’s no end to the baby gear companies want you to buy new items when you’re expecting. Unfortunately, there is an end to your budget.

  Fun ways to save money in the new year

Now's a good time to start tackling any holiday debt you've maybe accumulated. One good way to do that is to free up as much cash as you can to throw at the debt. Here are some fun money challenges to help you save.

Virginia ABC introduces 47 new products for 2020

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority will add 47 new products to its extensive catalog of more than 3,000 distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixers.

The secrets to smooth gift returns

Did you wake up this morning and get a gift you aren’t that excited about? Tis the season of returns.

  Last-minute-shoppers hit the stores before Christmas

Christmas Day is almost here, but many shoppers were keeping the road hot, heading for the stores for last minute shopping for their loved ones.

Gift cards are popular Christmas gifts to give, receive and scam

The National Retail Federation found the top five favorite gift cards are for restaurants, department stores, coffee shops, Visa or MasterCard, and entertainment.

  Out-of-network ATM fees reach new record high of $4.72

There are ATMs all over the place—but use the wrong one, and you could pay more than four bucks—just to access your own money.

  Camera captures thief stealing package, delivery driver tossing packages

'Tis the season for package thieves and delivery drivers in a hurry. Ring cameras captured a porch pirate targeting multiple homes near the Fan while another camera appears to show a driver did not take very good care of a recent delivery.

  Setting realistic savings goals in the New Year

2020 will be here before you know it. Which is why it's time to start making sure you have realistic savings goals for the new year.

Kohl’s now open 24 hours a day until Christmas Eve

The retailer is keeping its doors open around the clock so last-minute holiday shoppers can check off their gift lists

Wawa announces massive data breach that affected customer payment info potentially at all of their locations

Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens says on December 10, their information security team discovered malware on their processing servers.

  New Richmond based company helps you clear your garage and make money

It's time to clear out some space in the garage for all those new holiday gifts headed your way. Right? How about making some extra cash while you do it with the help of a new Richmond-based company called The Shed.

Parents warned of free child safety kit scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is alerting parents to a scam involving nonexistent child safety kits being offered free of charge.

  Here’s how to save $2,000 dollars in 2020

It's almost the new year, which means it's time to start those money goals for 2020. So, here's how to save up $2,000 next year.

If they ask you to pay in gift cards, it’s definitely a scam

If anyone asks you to pay for something in gift cards - it’s a scam.

  The one insurance you should have, but probably don’t

Most of us are used to having insurance for our cars and homes, but when it comes to protecting ourselves we often fall far short. We look at the pitfalls of being "under-insured"

  BBB Warning: Puppy scams are rampant

It may be one of the best gifts to ever get under the Christmas tree-- a little four legged friend. But the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia says this is the time of year to watch out for puppy scams.

55,000 pounds of El Monterey breakfast burritos recalled

Before you bite into that breakfast burrito, make sure it hasn’t been recalled.

  Don’t let those credit card rewards expire by the end of the year

It’s the time of year you could use some extra cash for all that holiday shopping, or money toward that plane ticket. Check up on your credit card rewards-- don't let them just go to waste and expire.

  Richmond FBI: Watching out for those pop up ads while shopping online

9 billion in sales on Cyber Monday alone according to data from Adobe Analytics. The online shopping continues this week which is why you need to have your guard up for online shopping scams

CDC investigating E. Coli outbreak linked to salad kits

Officials believe the likely source of the outbreak is the Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kit.

  Apps for your young adult may really like for figuring out finances

Social media already plays a big role in your high schooler's life, but did you know it's also starting to playing in part in how Gen Z looks at finances? Here are the apps your young adults may really enjoy.

  The trick to teaching your kids to save

Teaching your children about money-- could be one of the most important lessons a parent can provide. Especially in a world where millions carry debt each year for mortgages, student loans and credit cards.

  The one step you need to take now to make your social media accounts more secure

There's a security step you need to add right now to any account that will let you. It could help to save you the hassle of dealing with fraud.

T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods sold recalled products following recall announcements

That deal you got while shopping may be very dangerous.

Virginia Department of Health warns consumers of possible scams

Virginia Department of Health Warns of Fake Vital Records Websites

New Kent County warns consumers about email scam

The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office is warning consumers about a phony email appearing to come from American Express.

  Make sure you college student understands their student debt

Nearly $30,000 dollars! That's the average amount of debt carried by members of the class of 2018. And a new survey says, those headed to college don't really understand how much student debt they'll be taking on.

Need to return something? Here’s how.

As shoppers are hitting the stores to do their Black Friday shopping, here are some helpful return policies from popular Black Friday stores.

Police warn of rise in thefts of packages delivered to homes

Police in Virginia are warning people to watch their home deliveries or find other ways to receive packages in the mail

How to get your Christmas shopping organized

Do you have your shopping lists ready? Have you started checking them twice? Here are some reminders to keep you from going over your budgets.

Stores open on Thanksgiving for early Black Friday deals

Hours can also vary by location and there may be limited to doorbuster deals

Don’t fall for secret gift card scam

New Kent Sheriff’s Office shares warning

Virginia museum selling new holiday ornament

The official ornament features a magnolia wreath with iconic symbols of Virginia’s history

Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals in Virginia

Holiday deals and packages will be offered throughout different locations around Virginia.

  Three tips to save money on a new phone

Electronics are always a big sale item on Black Friday. So, if a new device is on your list, make sure you don't break the bank when dialing up a new phone.

Plan your Thanksgiving meal around these recalls in your kitchen

Check your pantry and fridge for these recalled foods before planning your holiday meals.

  Tips for securing those 2019 hot holiday toys

Everyone looks to Black Friday for the sales, but that's not the only time the prices come down between now and Christmas.

Volunteers, hospital workers stitch sleeping bags for the homeless

Employees and volunteers spent a weekend day at Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) sewing together sleeping bags for homeless Petersburg residents.

Top 5 deep-frying turkey safety tips

Top 5 Deep-Frying Turkey Safety Tips.

Colonial Williamsburg offering holiday cyber deals starting Nov. 25

Colonial Williamsburg is offering several online deals to kick off the holiday season.

‘The holidays can be stressful’: Dominion says scammers target customers during holiday season

Dominion Energy is offering tips during Utility Scam Awareness Week to help customers recognize the signs of utility imposters for the holiday season.

  How to ‘hack’ that holiday trip and save money

Be flexible with your travel dates and times, particularly departure dates and times or even the airport you fly out of.

  ‘A warrior’: Cancer survivor hopes more women get genetic tests

A new recommendation could help women fighting breast cancer and help make sure their children know their risks.