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Rachel DePompa


Richmond, VA, United States

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Past articles by Rachel:

Daycare Dilemma: How parents navigate unlicensed and licensed child care systems across the country

According to a ChildCare Aware study, in 2021 the national average price of child care in the U.S. was more than $10,000 annually. Availability has also become an issue post-pandemic as childcare providers struggle to meet staffing needs. These factors both play a role when it comes to parents choosing the best option for their kids, with some turning to in-home daycares to fill in the gap.… → Read More

New NerdWallet survey sheds light on the upcoming tax season

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. → Read More

‘Debt avalanche’ method effective for those with multiple creditors

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. → Read More

As credit card debt increases, tips to tackle your expenses

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. → Read More

Four keys to starting a small business

Making a career move to be your own CEO? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares expert small business advice to get your company off the ground. → Read More

Expert advice for couples on how to talk about finances

YouGovAmerica reports that money is the second biggest topic for arguments between partners, so having a frank “money talk” with your significant other is key. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explains why it should happen sooner rather than later. → Read More

Expert advice for managing recurring subscriptions

Subscriptions for movies, music, even food. Do you know how much you’re spending every month? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has apps to help you track your spending and ways you can cut back and save some money. → Read More

Study: American personal debt tops $16 trillion, average debt load reaches $165K per household

Americans are going further into to debt according to a new study from NerdWallet. The average US household owes more than $165K in debt, an increase of 8% over last year. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares expert tips to help pay down your debt. → Read More

Healthcare among top expenses for retirees

Healthcare is the number one expense to plan for as you prepare for retirement, according to our partners at the financial website NerdWallet. → Read More

Expert advice on how to spot and protect yourself from ‘zombie debt’

If old debts are damaging your credit report there’s a chance you could be haunted by a financial phenomenon called Zombie Debt. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa finds out how you spot zombie debt and what you can do to protect your credit. → Read More

Avoid common misconceptions when trying to raise your credit score

According to a new report from NerdWallet, 61% of Americans plan to take measures to boost their credit score over the next 12 months. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares common credit myths to avoid while working to increase your score. → Read More

Experts urge parents to prioritize their financial security over children’s college costs

Balancing saving for your kids college fund with your own financial future can be a tough task. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa speaks with NerdWallet about different ways to pay for higher education. → Read More

Reboot your budget with these expert planning tips

Want to reboot your budget for the new year? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa speaks with a wealth management planner about how to map your money moves. → Read More

Experts say salary not the only item up for negotiation when it comes to your job

If you are on the hunt for a new job your paycheck might not be the only thing you should consider. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to an expert negotiator for tips on how to get a great overall package. → Read More

Experts: Securing personal information is essential to protect yourself from fraud

When it comes to keeping your credit safe two of the top choices are a credit monitoring service and freezing your credit. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explores both options and gets an expert’s take on the best ways to secure your credit. → Read More

The New Year is a prime time to prioritize your financial health

The New Year is almost here and experts say it’s the time to set your financial plan. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares three top financial tips for 2023. → Read More

‘Spear phishing’ scams specifically target your personal and business email accounts

It’s a hacker tactic designed to trick you into letting con artists access your personal info. Consumer investigator Rachel DePompa talks to the FBI about “spear phishing” and how you can protect yourself. → Read More

Three top financial strategies for building wealth

Building wealth can change your life but getting started can seem overwhelming. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares three tips from a financial expert to get you on the right financial path. → Read More

Experts suggest even with the drop in used car prices, now is a good time to sell

While the cost of a used car prices is finally starting to drop they are still well above where they were a year ago. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa finds out what you should know if you are looking to sell sometime soon. → Read More

As home heating costs rise this winter, experts offer advice to cut back on your bills

As the temperatures continue to drop it is never too early to prepare for winter heating bills. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares tips that could help you save some money this season. → Read More