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Bill McGinty

NBC Charlotte

Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Here's how you can save money on car repairs

If you own a 2011 model year vehicle or newer, you can track your future needs and the costs associated with those repairs. → Read More

Special Olympics - Mecklenburg County back in full swing with events

Runners braved the chilly weather to support the agency. → Read More

Here's why you should set up a 'stock alert' for items you want to buy this holiday season

For more than a month we have been talking about supply chain issues. If you are dead set on getting something for someone, how can you know if the store has it? → Read More

Christmas shipping deadlines: FedEx, UPS, USPS say these are the last days to send packages

The U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx are letting people know well ahead of time which days they recommend packages being sent so they arrive in time. → Read More

'We heeded the warnings' | How some local businesses avoided the supply chain issues

If you can't find what you want, or the orders are backlogged, shop local instead. Smaller businesses often use local artists which can avoid supply chain issues. → Read More

Here's why you should check your credit score

There have been thousands of scams populated on the world during the pandemic. Millions of dollars have been lost by consumers. So, have you checked your credit? → Read More

Is your phone spying on you? How to spot 'Stalkerware'

Do you know what apps are on your phone? Could someone be tracking you? It's good to be familiar with how your phone can track you and in some cases, help you. → Read More

Don't click that! Scammers are preying on holiday shoppers buying gifts early

North Carolina lost $70 million to scams last year. But the number was actually likely higher, as only about 20% of people report the crime due to embarrassment. → Read More

How soon to you need to buy to avoid shortages?

If there's ever been a time to avoid last-minute shopping, it's this year. Shipping delays continue to impact retailers with ships unable to dock and deliver goods. → Read More

How to help fight food insecurity in Charlotte

We are taking a close look at the great work being done at Camino Community Center, which is located near the University of North Carolina Charlotte in northeast Cha → Read More

Can airlines cancel your flight suddenly without notice?

Nearly 10% of Southwest Airlines flights were canceled Monday after hundreds more were canceled over the weekend. The Passenger Bill of Rights can help you out. → Read More

Where's the money? | Woman fights state to keep unemployment money she was paid

The state emailed her, saying she had to pay them back because they had overpaid her. → Read More

NC attorney general gives update on the fight against robocalls

Attorney General Josh Stein said 33 billion robocalls have been blocked but there's still "a long way to go." Here's how Verizon and other carriers are helping. → Read More

North Carolina distilleries now allowed to sell bottled spirits on Sundays

A special event was held to celebrate the first sales on Oct. 3. → Read More

Here's why some homeowners will see flood insurance rates increase

Bill McGinty breaks down why they're going up for most people, but decreasing for some. → Read More

A family needed more than $2,300 in unemployment benefits. They decided to 'Get McGinty'

After digging into a nest egg and credit, one family called up WCNC Charlotte for help getting their unemployment benefits. → Read More

October means a new iPhone. Is it worth the upgrade?

Get ready, Apple is ready to unveil its newest iPhone. It'll be the 13th in the series. So what's in it? → Read More

What it was like in the room when President George W. Bush found out about 9/11

Terry Abbott spoke to WCNC Charlotte's Bill McGinty about what the mood was like when President Bush received the news of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. → Read More

Not many taking advantage of federal help for COVID-19 funeral expenses

If you had a loved one die from coronavirus or from complications caused by the virus, you can apply for financial help within the American Rescue Plan. → Read More

A cell phone plan for under $10? Really?

If you are on a budget, you can get a plan for $10. You have to be flexible, but it is possible. → Read More