Bill McGinty, NBC Charlotte

Bill McGinty

NBC Charlotte

Charlotte, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Bill:

Need a job? App helps connect workers with opportunities

As of Monday, 750 of these types of jobs are open in the Charlotte area. → Read More

Bridesmaid left without dress after shop shutters

When the Charlotte store Brideside closed, women who had pending orders there were left rushing around, trying to get their money back or the dresses themselves. → Read More

Millions of vehicles on the road could have open recalls that may lead to serious injuries or death

It's estimated that 16 million vehicles are currently on the roads with an unfixed and open recall. → Read More

Proper ways to clean your home before welcoming guests during pandemic

As people head indoors for colder weather, Covid-19 numbers could continue to rise. Cleaning and sanitizing will become even more of a priority. → Read More

How to manage holiday debt in 2020

Before you rack up a bunch of debt, consider it would take 5 years to pay off $1,000 by making minimum payments at 16% interest. → Read More

City of Charlotte asks for community's help to keep storm drains clear

Blocked storm drains can cause flooding and other problems. The city of Charlotte asks citizens to help clear them or report drains that are clogged using an app. → Read More

Two tips to save money heating your home this winter

Two small adjustments in your home will save a lot of money on energy bills this winter. It all has to do with your filters and your thermostat. → Read More

What to know if you've had to cancel a flight due to COVID-19

A Charlotte family was left without a refund or tickets for travel after their Frontier Airline vouchers expired during the pandemic. Here's what to know. → Read More

Cover your shopping cart to prevent COVID, inventor says

A mom-invented shopping cart cover may help ease the tension shoppers feel at groceries. → Read More

There are great deals on travel right now but should you fly? Doctors weigh in

Some airlines are offering up to 50% off tickets, but doctors aren't sure saving big money is worth the big risk of contracting COVID while traveling. → Read More

Scammers posing as Duke Energy demand payments or threaten disconnection

Scammers are posing as Duke Energy agents, threatening to disconnect electricity to people's homes if they don't make a payment immediately on the phone. → Read More

Know who you are hiring to work in your house!

Many people are remodeling their homes and hiring contractors to do the work. Here are tips to make sure the people you hire are honest and get the job done right. → Read More

How far along is 5G in Charlotte and surrounding areas?

5G Ultra is in Charlotte Metro and select parts of Mecklenburg County, but outside that, not yet. → Read More

Planning to order gifts online this holiday season? Here's what you should expect.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 has been a windfall for the e-commerce world. The big takeaway for consumers is to ship early this year. → Read More

Scooping up those Prime deals? Here's what you should know.

Amazon Prime Day debuted in 2015 for Prime members and on its first go-round eclipsed Black Friday sales from the year before in 2014. → Read More

Is your facemask protecting you?

The coronavirus pandemic sent individuals, companies and even whole countries scrambling to buy up scarce masks and other critical medical supplies. → Read More

What does the stock market's roller coaster ride mean to your 401k?

It has been a pretty wild ride over the last few weeks. Stimulus talks, President Trump having Covid-19, and an election has investors a little antsy. → Read More

Don't fall for these fake job scams

A new warning about stay-at-home job scams if you happen to be looking for a new job, and these scams are being populated through reputable career websites. → Read More

Things to consider before turning 'side hustle' into full-time work

If you are thinking about taking your side hustle full time, investigate what you need to do to make it successful. → Read More

TIPS: How to make sure you find the best deal online

Retail experts say online merchants have made an extra $107 billion during the 2020 pandemic. Here's how to make sure you don't pay more than you need to. → Read More