Rachel DePompa, KWQC-TV6 News

Rachel DePompa

KWQC-TV6 News

Richmond, VA, United States

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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

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

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

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

Communication is key to staying on budget for a wedding

The average cost of a wedding in the U.S, is $22,500 according to WeddingWire. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to a financial expert on saving money as you plan the perfect wedding. → Read More

Common credit questions people search on Google

Understanding your credit score can be a challenge, and when people have questions, they often turn to Google. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa looks at some of the top questions and gets some answers in this Watching Your Wallet. → Read More

New survey shows most Americans not saving enough for retirement

A new survey shows the average American isn’t saving enough for retirement and 37% aren’t saving at all. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to an expert who weighs in with tips and why it’s never too late to start saving. → Read More

Large majority of travelers experienced problems during trips this year

79% of travelers have experienced problems during a trip this year, according to a new survey from Bankrate. → Read More

Parents borrowing more money to help students with college costs

Parents are personally borrowing an average of $11,000 for their student’s college education. Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa talks to experts about why parents may want to think twice before shouldering this burden. → Read More

Expert financial advice for college graduates hitting the job market

If you’re just starting your new career, experts say it’s important to plan for your financial future. Rachel DePompa talks to an expert from Merrill Lynch about the four building blocks for financial success. → Read More

Watching Your Wallet: Pre-approval could save you money at the dealership

In this Watching Your Wallet, Consumer Investigator Rachel DePompa shares why experts say loan pre-approval is an important first step before you buy. → Read More

Faked Out: Con artists copycatting social media profiles lure family and friends into scams

Experts say hackers aren’t just taking over your social media accounts, but many are stealing pictures and videos to create a completely new you, and in some cases, it’s a profile that’s up to no good. → Read More

Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

Attorneys general at the state and federal level begin cracking down and investigating reports of price gouging and hoarding of critical supplies. → Read More

Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

Carfax experts say there are potentially more than 1 million cars on the roads with false odometer readings; meaning their mileage was rolled back to look like they have less wear and tear. → Read More

Financial scams targeting older Americans quadrupled in 4 years

A new report finds financial scams targeting older Americans quadrupled in just a four-year period. → Read More