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Money & Credit

A bank that pays you to be their customer? Banks & Banking August 3, 2010
Many credit unions and smaller banks are doing checking accounts where they pay you significant money on your account balance…
How to spot an ATM skimmer scam Banks & Banking July 27, 2010
The ATM skimmer scam is making a comeback with some new technology being employed by criminals. In years past, skimmer…
Turmoil in stocks presents opportunity for younger investors Investing & Retirement June 30, 2010
There is new fear that we may be headed to a double-dip recession; that Europe may be headed back into…
An analysis of Apple stock value vs. gizmo cost Investing & Retirement May 6, 2010
You've heard that "a penny saved is a penny earned," right? That old Ben Franklinism goes to the heart of…
High-cost mutual funds can eat up half your money in fees alone Index & Mutual Funds April 16, 2010
A new study profiled in The Los Angeles Times shows that investors can lose up to half of their contributions…
New website tracks household spending by metro area Budgeting & Saving April 16, 2010
Clark is always looking for new ways to help you get a handle on your monthly expenses. One new website…
Social Security now paying out more in benefits than it takes in Investing & Retirement March 30, 2010
Clark recently saw a political cartoon in The San Diego Union Tribune that really encapsulated the Social Security dilemma in…
How to spend (and save) money like a millionaire Budgeting & Saving February 25, 2010
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: What makes a millionaire? It's not winning the lottery or inheriting money, despite some common misconceptions. As Clark…
Beware of Store Credit Cards Money & Credit January 7, 2010
Has your credit card limit been cut or shut down altogether? You might be…
Index Funds: A Primer Money & Credit August 26, 2009
Clark explains Index Funds, and why they beat managed funds and individual stocks.
Dollar cost averaging through the Great Depression Investing & Retirement March 18, 2009
CLARKONOMICS: Dollar cost averaging is an idea that Clark has touted a lot recently. Yet many people are still skeptical…
Wal-Mart offers smart stored-value card Shopping & Retail March 3, 2009
There are tens of millions of Americans who are among the "great unbanked" in our country. These hard-working Americans can't…
More options for free online budgeting tools Budgeting & Saving January 6, 2009
Looking to get a handle on your finances? Clark advises people to try some of the free online budgeting tools…
Many options for your FREE credit score Credit Reports & Scores June 6, 2008
There was only a smattering of news recently about TransUnion losing a lawsuit over illegally selling personal info. As part…
75 million have no access to retirement-savings plans Money & Credit January 1, 2008
Did you know that half of all American families haven't saved for retirement? Of those who have, 25 percent have…
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