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Money & Credit

Equifax data breach
Citing Equifax data breach, one state cracks down on credit-reporting agencies Money & Credit December 15, 2017
Three months after the Equifax data breach, in which as many as 145.5 million Americans had their personal information exposed,…
Here are the only two reasons you could go to jail over unpaid debt
Here are the only two reasons you could go to jail over unpaid debt Money & Credit December 15, 2017
As consumers spend away for the holidays, many people are using their credit cards to buy gifts. That means that…
Walmart now allows workers to collect pay in real time
Walmart now allows workers to collect pay in real time Jobs & Employment December 14, 2017
Ever heard the phrase "more month than money" to describe times when you run out of cash before the next…
Budgeting baby steps | Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries
Budgeting baby steps | Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries Commoncents December 13, 2017
If you have some lingering debts that need to be paid off — or just want to start the new year…
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card!
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card! Money & Credit December 12, 2017
When it comes to using credit cards, it's important to understand both the perks and the risks. Just like with…
This change will affect every American Express cardholder at checkout
This change will affect every American Express cardholder at checkout Credit & Debit Cards December 12, 2017
American Express is dropping the signature requirement for purchases beginning in April 2018. The credit card issuer said the move…
More than 60% of people say they already know where their tax refund money is going
More than 60% of people say they already know where their tax refund money is going Taxes December 11, 2017
With the year nearing its end, many Americans are already thinking about their tax returns — more specifically, how they will…
What is Green Monday???
What is Green Monday??? Shopping & Retail December 11, 2017
Just when you thought all of the bargains and discounts had tapered off for the Christmas season, another (sort of)…
The truth about how Facebook can affect your credit score
The truth about how Facebook can affect your credit score Money & Credit December 11, 2017
 We all know that companies use the personal data we share online in various ways, but what many of us…
5 ways to make extra money this holiday season
5 ways to make extra money this holiday season Money & Credit December 11, 2017
No matter how hard you try to avoid gift-giving altogether, one or two people on your list are probably a…
What is the statute of limitations in your state?
What is the statute of limitations in your state? Money & Credit December 11, 2017
Every state has a Statute of Limitations (SOL), the period of time in which someone can legally be sued for…
Need more cash? | 35 easy ways to make extra money each month
Need more cash? | 35 easy ways to make extra money each month Commoncents December 8, 2017
Whether you're trying to pay off debt, save more toward retirement or just boost your monthly income, there are a…
The #1 secret to money success | Follow this rule to always stay ahead of your finances!
The #1 secret to money success | Follow this rule to always stay ahead of your finances! Commoncents December 7, 2017
Americans have never been known to be great savers — and it's not that people don't understand the importance, it's just…
Don’t wait | 40 things you can do today to take control of your financial life
Don’t wait | 40 things you can do today to take control of your financial life Commoncents December 6, 2017
When you're struggling to get ahead, the idea of getting control of your money — and having confidence in your…
Preparing for the unexpected | How to protect your future financial security
Preparing for the unexpected | How to protect your future financial security Commoncents December 6, 2017
If an unexpected expense came up, how would you pay for it? If the answer is not "with cash," then…
40 things you can do today to take control of your financial life
40 things you can do today to take control of your financial life Money & Credit December 6, 2017
When you're struggling to get ahead, the idea of getting control of your money — and having confidence in your…
New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers
New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers Food & Restaurants December 5, 2017
New proposed regulation from the Department of Labor would mandate that tips earned by some food industry employees be allowed…
The one and only exception to Clark Howard’s ‘no gift card’ rule
The one and only exception to Clark Howard’s ‘no gift card’ rule Money & Credit December 4, 2017
A selfie of Clark Howard that was uploaded to our Facebook page has led to confusion among his loyal viewers,…
Equifax data breach
Credit Freeze Guide: The best way to protect yourself against identity theft Money & Credit December 4, 2017
With Equifax's announcement of its catastrophic security breach, now would be a really good time to consider freezing your credit,…
5 ways Wells Fargo ripped people off in 2017
5 ways Wells Fargo ripped people off in 2017 Banks & Banking December 1, 2017
Big banks. Two words that make consumer expert Clark Howard's skin crawl! And no "giant monster mega-bank" — as Clark…
This is how long $1 million in retirement savings will last in your state
This is how long $1 million in retirement savings will last in your state Money & Credit December 1, 2017
When you close your eyes and think about the day when you no longer will have to clock in at…
Stock Market
Is now a bad time to invest? Money & Credit November 30, 2017
The stock market is on a tear. As the Dow has soared through 20,000 and 22,000 and now past 24,000,…
Online shopping: New tools promise to protect your credit card info
Online shopping: New tools promise to protect your credit card info Credit & Debit Cards November 30, 2017
If you're doing any online shopping this holiday season, there's a new tool to keep hackers from stealing your personal…
Mortgage and retirement
Should you pay off your mortgage before you retire? Money & Credit November 29, 2017
Among the central issues of retirement planning is whether you should pay off your mortgage before you stop working. While…
5 key steps to retiring early
5 key steps to retiring early Money & Credit November 28, 2017
Have you ever wondered, “Would it really be possible for me to retire early?” The answer to that question in…
Vanguard: 70% chance of imminent stock market decline — here’s why you shouldn’t care
Vanguard: 70% chance of imminent stock market decline — here’s why you shouldn’t care Investing & Retirement November 28, 2017
If you're a fan of money expert Clark Howard's style of investing, you're probably familiar with Vanguard, the $5 trillion…
Salvation Army
Giving Tuesday: Make sure you know where your donation is going Money & Credit November 28, 2017
Since we've spend the last week so focused on buying, buying, buying it seems only appropriate that the day after…
This simple trick helped me save an extra $150 this month
This simple trick helped me save an extra $150 this month Budgeting & Saving November 27, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
Here’s a new way to fund your Acorns account
Here’s a new way to fund your Acorns account Money & Credit November 21, 2017
If you're familiar with Acorns, you probably know it's an app that lets you invest spare change and hopefully turn…
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