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Say goodbye to this common checkout routine in 2018 Credit & Debit Cards October 20, 2017
MasterCard is planning to drop the requirement on merchants to have you provide your signature when you make a credit…
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How to switch your natural gas provider in 4 easy steps Money & Credit October 19, 2017
Fall is a great time to lock in your natural gas rate if you live in a state where the…
Study: Compared to baby boomers, millennials are pretty careless about cybersecurity
Study: Compared to baby boomers, millennials are pretty careless about cybersecurity Mobile & Electronics October 19, 2017
A recent study on young adults and technology reveals that millennials, generally thought to be more tech-saavy, are lax about…
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud Money & Credit October 19, 2017
If the Equifax data breach has taught Americans anything, it's that even the institutions trusted with protecting consumers' most personal…
$55 for a cup of Joe? The story behind the most expensive cup of coffee in the world
$55 for a cup of Joe? The story behind the most expensive cup of coffee in the world Money & Credit October 18, 2017
If you think that $5 cup of Joe you normally get at Starbucks is costly, an ultra-rare strand of coffee…
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 October 18, 2017
Americans have never been known to be great savers — and it's not that people don't understand the importance, it's just…
Amazon Locker
Amazon moving into nearly 1M apartments to make the package delivery process safe and easy Online Shopping October 18, 2017
With the holidays just around the corner, package theft is foremost on everybody's mind (or at least it should be).…
How a side job paid off $48,000 of debt in just six months
How a side job paid off $48,000 of debt in just six months Money & Credit October 17, 2017
How can you get out of debt when you're barely able to cover the minimum monthly payments on your current…
Equifax data breach
Credit Freeze Guide: The best way to protect yourself against identity theft Money & Credit October 17, 2017
With Equifax's announcement of its catastrophic security breach, now would be a really good time to consider freezing your credit,…
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Invest better: 15 new ETFs with expenses so tiny you need a microscope to see them! Investing & Retirement October 17, 2017
Another financial services firm is ready to give the likes of BlackRock and Vanguard a run for their money in…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Credit agency loses $7.2 million contract with IRS Money & Credit October 17, 2017
Problems continue to mount for credit-reporting agency Equifax, who this week lost its bid to keep a major contract with…
Study: Two-thirds of Americans don’t know bank overdraft protection is optional
Study: Two-thirds of Americans don’t know bank overdraft protection is optional Banks & Banking October 17, 2017
Banks have a certain air of authority in their correspondence with customers — and why wouldn't they? The banking industry…
Joe Nelson birthday trek
Trip of a lifetime: Get FREE food, gas and lodging the Joe Nelson way Budgeting & Saving October 17, 2017
In the world according to Joe Nelson, a birthday should be about a gift you give to the world —…
Why paying with cash may not save you from credit card fees
Why paying with cash may not save you from credit card fees Money & Credit October 16, 2017
You've been through the drill a million times: The cashier rings up your item and asks you the question: "Are…
Kid dressed as businessman on Wall Street
Hey, parents! Here’s how to get $20 of free stock for your kids Stocks October 16, 2017
If you're like an estimated 41% of parents, you've never talked with your kids about investing. That statistic is courtesy…
38-year-old millionaire shares 5 secrets to retiring early
38-year-old millionaire shares 5 secrets to retiring early Money & Credit October 16, 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…
How to rethink your budget | It’s not just about spending less, but spending smarter
How to rethink your budget | It’s not just about spending less, but spending smarter Commoncents October 15, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, budgeting isn’t actually about restricting yourself and never having fun — it’s just about understanding your…
MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances
MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances Commoncents October 14, 2017
Unless you live, well, under a tree, you've probably heard the phrase, "money doesn't grow on trees." What you probably…
Equifax data breach
Report: 21% of consumers have never checked their credit Money & Credit October 13, 2017
In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, American consumers were faced with a stark reality: They could either use…
Setting goals | How to create a plan that will motivate you to save
Setting goals | How to create a plan that will motivate you to save Commoncents October 13, 2017
The only way to reach your goals is to identify what they are, when you want to reach them and…
Stockpile Halloween $1 stock gift card
Trick or treat: Would you hand out $1 gift cards for company stock instead of candy? Holiday Shopping October 13, 2017
Want to see some Halloween magic? Just one dollar could turn the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood into investors right before…
10 amazingly cheap Halloween costume ideas
10 amazingly cheap Halloween costume ideas Life October 13, 2017
Halloween can be expensive. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend a record $9.1 billion on…
The 5 best credit cards for travel
The 5 best credit cards for travel Credit & Debit Cards October 12, 2017
With the leaves beginning to fall in earnest, you may be wondering if you can squeeze in one last trip…
Equifax data breach
Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again Money & Credit October 12, 2017
Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the…
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Financial advisor designations: This free tool sorts through the alphabet soup Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
Getting investing advice sometimes involves a lot of wading through alphabet soup — IRAs, 401(k)s, CFPs, CFAs... All the acronyms can…
bitcoin
Time to invest? Bitcoin tops the $5,000 mark Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
It's been called a "fraud" and a "folly" by the financial establishment and prestigious economists alike. Those who trade in…
13 smart money moves to make in your 20s | Getting on the fast track toward financial success
13 smart money moves to make in your 20s | Getting on the fast track toward financial success Commoncents October 11, 2017
Finally having a steady income can be exciting — sometimes a little too exciting. It's easy to get into financial trouble in…
Digital payments forecast: 726 billion transactions a year by 2020, study says
Digital payments forecast: 726 billion transactions a year by 2020, study says Money & Credit October 11, 2017
As technology continues to seep into almost every aspect of our lives, the use of digital payments is set to…
Helping natural disaster victims: Make sure you know where your donation is going
Helping natural disaster victims: Make sure you know where your donation is going Money & Credit October 11, 2017
With so many people affected by natural disasters lately, you may be like millions of other Americans who want to…
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