Rachel DePompa, KCRG

Rachel DePompa


Richmond, VA, United States

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Past articles by Rachel:

Tips to save on your trip or staycation this spring break

Planning to travel or go to some events for spring break? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa breaks down ways you can save while on a trip or staycation. → Read More

Tax tips as filing deadline approaches

The deadline to file your taxes is quickly approaching. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has expert advice for those of you who haven’t filed yet. → Read More

What you need to know to file your taxes for free

Millions of Americans are paying to file their taxes when they didn’t have to. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa tells you what you need to know to file your taxes for free. → Read More

Due diligence a must when considering purchasing a timeshare

Looking for a vacation home or another source of income? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa takes a look at the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing a timeshare. → Read More

Workplace trends survey highlights employee wishes for 2023

Better communication and a pay increase top the wish list in a new industry study focused on top workplace concerns for 2023. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa speaks with the company behind that new report. → Read More

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

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

Saying ‘I love you’ on Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to break the bank

It’s a special day when you’re supposed to lead with your heart, but sometimes the price tag can get in the way. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa has a few ways for you to save on Valentine’s Day. → 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

Expert predicts continued increase in cybercriminal data attacks

Nearly half a billion Americans had their data compromised last year. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa sits down with a security expert from ITRC to discuss cyber-attack trends. → 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

Zombie Debt: Settled and unearned debts haunt consumer credit reports for years

Imagine paying your debt and having it disappear from your credit report, only to see it resurrected years later haunting your credit score. It’s called “zombie debt”, and while it may sound like a term out of a horror film, Jesse James shares his personal story dealing with this issue that plagues consumers, even forcing some to take legal action against collection agencies for debts they’ve… → 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

Secondhand electronics marketplace makes it easy to sell unused items

Have an old smartphone just gathering dust? Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa explains ways you can make money off your old devices. → Read More

Have a plan for home improvement projects

From 2019 to 2021 US homeowners undertook around 134 billion home improvement projects, an increase of 20% according to NerdWallet. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares expert advice about expert about home improvement projects. → 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