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Cut credit card debt
Your guide to paying off credit card debt Money & Credit April 13, 2017
There are several steps you should take to get out of credit card debt. Paying off credit card debt that's…
The #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck
The #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck Money & Credit April 12, 2017
Do you know where your money is actually going every month? If not, then that's a huge warning sign that it's…
6 credit cards with the best sign-up bonuses right now
6 credit cards with the best sign-up bonuses right now Credit & Debit Cards March 29, 2017
Recently on the Bill Handel show, Clark talked about a few credit cards that have some noteworthy sign-up bonuses. Read more: The best…
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card!
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card! Money & Credit March 26, 2017
A lot of people stick with a debit card as a way to control their spending and avoid racking up big…
How to spring clean your credit
How to spring clean your credit Money & Credit March 24, 2017
I totally love spring. There’s just something in the air that makes you feel like it’s time to clean the…
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet Money & Credit March 18, 2017
The Federal Reserve’s move this week to raise a key interest rate signals one thing for consumers — brace yourself for…
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders Money & Credit March 2, 2017
American Express has a few carrots and one stick for its Platinum cardholders as part of an ongoing effort to…
7 things debt-free people never do
7 things debt-free people never do Money & Credit February 23, 2017
Are you ready to become debt free? People who are debt-free often have a completely different mindset than those who carry debt. …
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt Money & Credit February 17, 2017
Being in credit card debt is a terrible feeling. I know because I’ve been there. But know what will make…
Before you respond to a medical debt lawsuit, take these 10 steps
Before you respond to a medical debt lawsuit, take these 10 steps Money & Credit February 16, 2017
If you’ve ever been sued by a debt collector or service provider over medical debt, you know how stressful it…
How to get out of debt in 5 simple steps
How to get out of debt in 5 simple steps Money & Credit February 14, 2017
Being in debt can be a stressful experience. No matter what your circumstance is, if you signed for a loan,…
Arby’s hit by payment systems breach, customer info at risk
Arby’s hit by payment systems breach, customer info at risk Money & Credit February 10, 2017
If you ate at an Arby's location from Halloween 2016 to Martin Luther King Jr. Day last month, a data…
10 tips to become debt-free as quickly as possible
10 tips to become debt-free as quickly as possible Money & Credit February 8, 2017
Do you have outstanding debt hanging over your head?  Whether it's student loans, credit cards debt, car payments or any other type of…
Dealing with debt: How a woman paid off nearly $70,000 in 20 months
Dealing with debt: How a woman paid off nearly $70,000 in 20 months Money & Credit February 1, 2017
Paying off debt can seem impossible, especially if you owe tens of thousands of dollars and feel like you're barely scraping by each…
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you Credit & Debit Cards February 1, 2017
We have new security features on our credit cards, but are they actually working? And what can we do to…
Statute of limitations
Statute of limitations Money & Credit January 31, 2017
Every state has a Statute of Limitations (SOL), the period of time in which someone can legally be sued for…
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week Money & Credit January 28, 2017
If you want to get out of debt, and stay out of debt, you have to reevaluate your routine -- the…
How one man paid off $30K in credit cards while earning below $30K/year
How one man paid off $30K in credit cards while earning below $30K/year Money & Credit January 26, 2017
For years, we've said on Clark.com that once your consumer debt equals or exceeds your annual income, it's very difficult…
How one couple paid off $40K of debt in 24 months
How one couple paid off $40K of debt in 24 months Money & Credit January 26, 2017
Joyce Fondren first accepted that she was in serious financial trouble deep in the heart of the Great Recession. In…
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors Money & Credit January 23, 2017
As if being in debt isn't bad enough -- then add aggressive debt collectors to the equation, and that can…
How can you get an interest rate lowered or late fees waived? Just ask!
How can you get an interest rate lowered or late fees waived? Just ask! Money & Credit January 19, 2017
Ask and you shall receive! Well, it may not work every time, but it works a lot more than you…
Warning: This Netflix email requesting your info is a scam that will steal your money
Warning: This Netflix email requesting your info is a scam that will steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs January 16, 2017
While criminals are finding new ways to target consumers every day, there's one type of scam that continues to work over and…
The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year
The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year Money & Credit January 15, 2017
Credit card interest is one of the sneakiest expenses a consumer can face. It's lumped in with a standard bank…
Credit card offers 5% back on all Amazon Prime purchases
Credit card offers 5% back on all Amazon Prime purchases Money & Credit January 11, 2017
Amazon just rolled out another major perk for its Prime members: A new credit card that offers 5% cash-back on…
How I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years
How I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years Money & Credit January 9, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves…
11 fees you should never pay
11 fees you should never pay Money & Credit January 5, 2017
It seems like pretty much everything comes with hidden fees these days -- which is why it's so important that you…
How to pay off your holiday debt in 30 days
How to pay off your holiday debt in 30 days Money & Credit January 4, 2017
Now that the holiday lights are fading and the joy of gift-giving has dimmed, there’s a good chance you’re facing…
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017 Money & Credit December 28, 2016
Interest rates are going up, and the time to prepare yourself and your money is now. Read more: How to save…
How to choose and switch to a better bank for you
How to choose and switch to a better bank for you Money & Credit December 26, 2016
Choosing the right bank can be tricky, especially if you aren't quite sure what to look for, or maybe if…
Warning: Thieves can steal your information while you’re waiting in line
Warning: Thieves can steal your information while you’re waiting in line Money & Credit December 22, 2016
While you're in line waiting to buy a gift, thieves could be waiting close by to steal your information. Read…
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