Rachel DePompa, KKTV 11 News

Rachel DePompa

KKTV 11 News

Richmond, VA, United States

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Holiday spending plan could keep your budget on track this season

Holiday shopping season is in full swing and experts say the best way to avoid spending stress is make a plan and stick to it. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has your shopping and spending strategies. → Read More

Buy Now, Pay Later: Experts say ease of payment is convenient, but could overwhelm shoppers during holiday season

According to the Consume Financial Protection Bureau Buy Now, Pay Later apps grew over 1,000% from 2019 to 2021. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa speaks to a financial expert about their pros and cons and best way to use this payment method. → Read More

Largest Social Security increase in 40 years starts in January

Social Security benefits will go up in January by 8.7%, the largest cost of living increase in 40 years. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares how much extra money you could see, plus expert advice on how you can best manage it. → Read More

Financial advisor savings strategies to first time investors

Investing is an important way to put your money to work for you and build wealth, but it can be intimidating to get started. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares expert advice on the five ways you can get started in building your financial future. → Read More

Combat holiday travel cost with expert savings tips

Holiday travelers are planning to spend on average more than $1,500 for flights and hotels, according to a new survey from NerdWallet. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to an expert to find out ways you can cut travel costs this season. → Read More

Inflation and high interest rates add pressure to prospective homeowner budgets

Looking to jump into the housing market next year? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares what you need to know about inflation’s impact on interest rates. → Read More

Security experts urge caution when downloading your next app

There’s always “an app for that”, but your new download could be a security nightmare. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa finds out the rules you should follow before you head to the app store → Read More

43 million Americans set to restart student loan payments in January

Federal student loan payments are set to resume in January and the Student Debt Crisis Center estimates almost 9 in 10 borrowers are not financially prepared for payments to return. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has expert advice on how to adjust your budget for the restart. → Read More

Expert suggests using credit report as tool to manage credit card debt

Credit card balances can be scary and overwhelming at times. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explains how pulling your credit report and closely examining your spending can help you plan your way out of debt. → Read More

For those battling credit card debt, a call to your credit company could help lower your bills

Managing your credit card debt can be a tough fight, especially with high interest rates adding to the bill… Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has expert advice on how to negotiate a lower rate with your credit company. → Read More

With current car insurance rate increases, it may be time to double-check your coverage

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported a 10.3% increase in motor vehicle insurance in the last year. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explains why and what you need to do now to make sure your policy has you covered. → Read More

As temperatures start to drop, experts say travel costs expected to rise

From flights to hotels and even trip insurance, industry experts say the cost of travel has seen a significant increase. Before you book your trip Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has a few ways for you to save. → Read More

NerdWallet study shows 60% of Americans less confident about finances

According to a new study American optimism about the economy is low, only 13%, but Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa finds out the steps you can take to strengthen your financial situation. → Read More

Ransomware attacks against schools on the rise

From California to Iowa and Texas, school districts across the US are facing an increase in ransomware attacks. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explains the high-tech attacks and what parents can do to help protect their child's personal information. → Read More

Fall is the season to update your yearly budget and plan for holiday expenses

Autumn isn't just about the changing leaves. Experts say it's also the perfect time to update your budget for holiday spending. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares best practices in this Watching Your Wallet. → Read More

Early shopping, excess inventory could lead to holiday savings

Are you already making your list and checking it twice? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa reports on why experts suggest you should start your holiday shopping now. → Read More

Experts say having a will critical to your family’s future

Only 33% of Americans have an estate plan according to a recent survey from caring.com. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks with experts about why creating a will should be a top priority. → Read More

Inflation, rising prices leave first-time homebuyers with affordability hurdles

Rising prices and inflation continue to make it difficult for first time home buyers to find affordable properties, according to a new report from NerdWallet. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa finds out why not all hope is lost for those trying to get into the housing market. → Read More

With rent up 25%, experts say staying put this year may be cheaper than moving

Rental housing prices are still seeing significant increases from last year. According to Rent.com the monthly cost of a one-bedroom apartment is up about 25% nationally. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explains why this might be the time to stay put. → Read More

Inflation could cost your family an extra $11,500 this year

The impact of inflation now has another number. According to a new study by Nerdwallet household spending could increase by more than $11,500 this year. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explains ways you can fight back against rising costs. → Read More