College grads will soon have to begin repaying their student loans and there’s a few different ways to go about it. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks with an expert from Virginia Credit Union about available payment plans.
If you’ve struggled to tell the difference between a scam and a legitimate company, you’re not alone. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman shares key findings from a recent Identity Theft Resource Center report and what you should do to protect your information.
62 is the age at which you first become eligible for Social Security benefits but there is a big advantage to waiting a year or two to collect SSA. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explains the pros and cons of an early retirement.
Looking for ways to keep your child busy with school out for the summer? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to Eventbrite about ideas to keep the kids off the devices and busy for free, or at least without breaking the bank.
The BBB says people between the ages 18 and 24 are now reporting a higher median loss to scammers than any other age group. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman breaks down what types of scams are impacting young people and steps they can take to protect their money and identity.
Nearly 90% of Americans save money but less than half are saving enough to cover an emergency. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa spoke to an expert from NerdWallet about ways to boost your savings account.
Has your healthcare provider offered you a loan or even a credit card to help pay for treatment? Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman spoke with the CFPB about how medical credit cards and loans are impacting patients and possible alternatives.
Father’s Day is around the corner, and consumers plan to spend almost $23 billion on dad this year. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to an expert from Eventbrite for some "out of the box" ideas to make Father's Day fun and affordable.
Cyberattacks on popular gaming platforms your child may use increased nearly 60% in 2022. And with kids out of school for the summer, a security expert from Kaspersky tells Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa what parents need to keep a close watch.
Summertime can be expensive… especially if you have kids who are out of school. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to Virginia Credit Union to find out how to plan summer activities on a budget.
Nearly 9 in 10 Americans between the ages of 50 and 80 say they would like to age in the comfort of home. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to an expert from Spectrum Medical about how you can age in place.
It’s summertime, so that family vacation you’ve been waiting for is likely coming up soon. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa share expert tips from Virginia Credit Union to make sure your next trip is hassle and anxiety free.
Investing in your child’s future by helping them pay for college can be daunting. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to an expert from The College Investor who shares different ways you can help your child save up for an education.
The economy, inflation, and lingering effects of the pandemic has led many businesses to turn to layoffs as a survival method. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman shares expert advice from Alloy Wealth Management and the BBB on steps you can take if you find yourself out of a job.
42% of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer involving a flight or a hotel, according to a new NerdWallet study. With the burden of inflation looming, Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has ways to cut costs in this Watching Your Wallet.
Money is one of the most common topics of controversy between couples. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to a financial coach from Virginia Credit Union about ways couples can manage their money together.
Canceled flights, no refunds and lost luggage were just some of the more than 77,000 complaints against airlines in 2022. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman talks to U.S. PIRG to break down what you need to know before you book.
Applying for a job can be intimidating, especially if you’re fresh out of college with limited experience. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa sits down with a negotiating expert from the Shapiro Negotiations Institute to help navigate those intimidating job interviews.
The average wedding now costs around $30K according to TheKnot.com, tempting some couples to use buy now, pay later financing. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to NerdWallet about the pros and cons of the buy now, pay later plan for your big day.
Freezing your credit is the safest way to protect accounts from cyber criminals, but there is a little-known side effect that could cost you. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa speaks with an expert from Virginia Credit Union to explain.
You may have seen ads about the Camp Lejeune class action lawsuit for military veterans and their families exposed to tainted water at the base. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman reports on scammers are trying to take advantage of the exposure the case is getting.
More than 422 million people’s information was compromised in data breaches last year, per The Identity Theft Resource Center. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to an expert from Virginia Credit Union to teach you how to put a "fraud alert" on your credit report.
A new survey shows 1 in 4 Americans are saving less for retirement because of inflation. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to a NerdWallet expert on why still investing what you can will help in the long run.
Consumer watchdog group U.S. PIRG finds complaints against credit reporting agencies are on the rise. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman shares the major concerns people are reporting and how you can avoid running into the same problems.
Fidelity reports an average 65yo couple will need $315K in after-tax savings just to cover healthcare expenses, even with Medicare coverage. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares tips from NerdWallet to help you prepare for this cost.
A survey finds a third of Gen Z workers are not saving for retirement. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explains how much they could be missing out on and ways you can invest, even during tough financial times.
When your computer crashes or your phone breaks, the last thing you want to worry about is trouble getting repairs. Consumer Reporter Caresse Jackman shares a recent report from US PIRG that puts your electronics to the test and what you need to know before you buy.
Saving for your down payment is a critical step in getting into a new home. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to a financial coach from the Virginia Credit Union about ways to save for your future home.
You’re ready to make that big buy and now it’s time to negotiate the final price. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to a negotiation expert from Shapiro Negotiations Institute about what to watch for when haggling over a price or service.
Tax season is upon us and, per a new NerdWallet study, 55% of filers are expecting a refund. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to a personal finance expert from NerdWallet about best uses for that windfall.
With the average American $5,500+ in consumer debt, the debt avalanche method can you help save on fees while paying it off. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to an expert from NerdWallet for details.
Are you bouncing from one credit card to another juggling balances and chasing rewards? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa speaks with aBankrate.com analyst on the best way to combat credit card debt.
Online shopping can often lead to emailed receipts and invoices, but experts say scammers are now targeting consumers through those same messages. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackmanbreaks down how con artists are using fake invoices to steal your information.