Tanya Rivera, NBC Charlotte

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Past articles by Tanya:

Skimmers found at two NC Walmarts: Protecting your debit, credit cards and your financial identity

Skimmers can be anywhere you swipe your card. Protect your financial identity for free. → Read More

New tax laws mean your refund is probably going to be lower in 2023

A lot has changed since last year including child tax credits, charitable giving, and dependent care. → Read More

Veterans: NC gives tax credits on retirement income & property taxes

In 2021, NC stopped taxing retirees on their military retirement benefits. → Read More

Flip or rotate your mattress? If you do the wrong one, you could damage your bed

New mattresses with pillow tops or memory foam should only be rotated, not flipped. → Read More

How interest rate hikes add more to your credit card payment

While the hikes have been just a bit here and there, it all adds onto your credit card debt payment every month. → Read More

Is the debt really yours? How to handle medical debt collection calls

Consumer Reports goes step-by-step on how to deal with calls and notices. → Read More

Get your check from NC unclaimed cash. How to search and get your money for free

NC has $1.02 Billion in unclaimed cash and property. It's worth taking a few minutes to check your name. → Read More

Mega Millions: If you won, could you remain anonymous?

Not if you bought your ticket in North Carolina. Why lawmakers wrote the lottery law to reveal your identity. → Read More

Why your tax refund will be smaller in 2023

To avoid refund shock (or the lack of a refund), do a mid-year tax assessment. → Read More

Fake tax notices are being sent out

Don't be fooled: There are notices being mailed out that look like a letter saying you owe state taxes in North Carolina. They're fake. → Read More

NC tax refund: What stage of the process is your refund in?

The NC Department of Revenue estimates an average of 195,000 returns are processed daily. → Read More

The text that claims you're getting too many spam texts IS spam

No, this text isn't really from McAfee. Scammers will use whatever they can to hook you. → Read More

Can you skimp on paying for premium gas without hurting your engine?

The real question is, does your auto 'recommend' or 'require' premium fuel? → Read More

Bad restaurant experience? When you should get the health department involved

A bad experience can be a simple talk with the manager, but there are times you need to call the health department. → Read More

Beware: Fake at-home COVID test kits & price gouging

Is it price gouging? NC AG Josh Stein explains how to know. FTC warns of fake at-home test kits for sale. → Read More

Driving in winter weather: Remember the word CATS

Remember the CATS acronym, so you don't get stuck in the snow or ice! → Read More

I got my NC Cash check! How to get yours & cash in on the $919 million in NC coffers

There is $919 million in unclaimed cash and property in NC coffers. Checking your name and getting your cash is free! → Read More

'Something is messing with my discount!'

The speed limit changed on the road she drives every day, but the app didn't update the info so the app thinks she's speeding. → Read More

Pregnant? Here's how you need to wear your seat belt.

Extenders aren't part of government crash tests. Expert caution you to use the regular belt. → Read More

NC man charged $89 to change his address

He Googled 'change address' and clicked on a third-party site, not the USPS site. These sites "help" you and charge you a fee. Yes, it's legal. → Read More