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Who’s the best credit card issuer in America? Credit & Debit Cards August 18, 2017
Are you truly happy with your credit card company? If you're a customer of one issuer in particular, survey says…
How to dispute an error on your credit report and win
How to dispute an error on your credit report and win Money & Credit August 18, 2017
If your credit report contains errors, you owe it to yourself to clean it up. While it can be somewhat…
Why co-signing a loan can be bad on almost every financial level
Why co-signing a loan can be bad on almost every financial level Money & Credit August 18, 2017
It happens to many financially responsible people at some time or another: A friend or family member asks them to…
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank
29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing…
6 ways to stretch your retirement income
6 ways to stretch your retirement income Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Retirement can be a polarizing thought for millions of Americans. On one hand, it represents the freedom to sleep late, travel,…
Charity donation guide: Make sure you know where your money is going
Charity donation guide: Make sure you know where your money is going Money & Credit August 17, 2017
Americans are a charitable people by their very nature, but at no time of the year are they more charitable…
5 strategies to help you get the salary you want
5 strategies to help you get the salary you want Money & Credit August 17, 2017
Few moments in the career growth process are more satisfying than receiving a coveted job offer; though for many, the contentment is…
5 benefits of changing your bills’ due dates
5 benefits of changing your bills’ due dates Money & Credit August 17, 2017
Paying bills is a tedious necessity, and for many, it’s also an ongoing source of stress. According to the 8th annual Billing Household…
Why hitting the lottery could leave you broke
Why hitting the lottery could leave you broke Money & Credit August 16, 2017
How could you possibly go broke after winning $400 million? It's a lot easier than you may think... With Wednesday’s…
How to minimize the damage of unpaid bills
How to minimize the damage of unpaid bills Money & Credit August 16, 2017
It can be very upsetting to see a late payment on your credit report, especially if it’s gone to a…
This website will notify you if there’s unclaimed money in your name
This website will notify you if there’s unclaimed money in your name Money & Credit August 15, 2017
If you've been following money expert Clark Howard for a while, you've probably heard him talk about billions of dollars…
5 easy ways to avoid paying outrageous ATM fees
5 easy ways to avoid paying outrageous ATM fees Money & Credit August 15, 2017
Bank robbery used to mean that a desperado would go into a bank, all guns blazing, and steal money. Today,…
How to locate a lost life insurance policy
How to locate a lost life insurance policy Insurance August 15, 2017
Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), families who are left scrambling to find life…
Should both your names be on the mortgage?
Should both your names be on the mortgage? Money & Credit August 15, 2017
You’ve got a solid relationship and you’re ready to take it to the next step—applying for a joint mortgage. In…
How to invest using peer-to-peer lending
How to invest using peer-to-peer lending Money & Credit August 14, 2017
One of the more popular ways to invest these day is through peer-to-peer lending. Many borrowers are avoiding traditional bank…
Bad medical debt hurting your credit? Here are 3 ways to attack it
Bad medical debt hurting your credit? Here are 3 ways to attack it Money & Credit August 14, 2017
Medical debt is damaging the credit of around 43 million people, according to the latest figures available. You would expect…
How a couple with three kids paid off $55K of debt in 2 years
How a couple with three kids paid off $55K of debt in 2 years Money & Credit August 11, 2017
Becoming debt-free isn’t easy, especially when you’ve got a family to raise. The thing is, it’s super easy to accumulate…
New security warning about chip credit cards
New security warning about chip credit cards Credit & Debit Cards August 10, 2017
Chip credit cards, or EMV credit cards, are the new standard in credit card technology. Unlike magnetic stripe cards, the…
Small business owners
Small business owners: Leverage online banks for greater profits Online Banking August 10, 2017
If you’re a small business owner, I have some good news for you. You can easily reconstitute your banking relationships…
Why you need to print out your online billing statements
Why you need to print out your online billing statements Money & Credit August 10, 2017
Have you noticed that more and more of the companies you do business with are trying to get you to…
These 7 credit cards have the most potential fees
These 7 credit cards have the most potential fees Money & Credit August 10, 2017
If you have the wrong credit card in your wallet, avoiding pesky fees can be a lot harder than you…
The cost of raising a child from birth to 17? Don’t ask!
The cost of raising a child from birth to 17? Don’t ask! Money & Credit August 9, 2017
It's no secret that raising kids can get expensive. In fact, the total price tag to raise one child from…
33 easy ways to make extra money each month
33 easy ways to make extra money each month Money & Credit August 9, 2017
Whether you're trying to pay off debt, save more toward retirement or just boost your monthly income, there are a…
11 nuggets of wealth-building wisdom
11 nuggets of wealth-building wisdom Money & Credit August 7, 2017
Clark's message of 'save more, spend less and avoid ripoffs' is all about empowerment. He wants you to take charge…
Man pays down $32,000 in student loans in 2 years
Man pays down $32,000 in student loans in 2 years Education August 7, 2017
Some people go to great lengths to eliminate their student loan debt. Such is the case of Ken Ilgunas. Ken…
Study: How spending money can actually be good for you
Study: How spending money can actually be good for you Money & Credit August 7, 2017
Can spending money actually be good for you? A recent study says it might just be good for your health. Read more: College student…
Why you need to read the label on your bottled water
Why you need to read the label on your bottled water Health August 7, 2017
If you've made the decision to drink bottled water over tap water, you need to be sure you're getting what…
How Americans are wasting $1.7 trillion in retirement savings
How Americans are wasting $1.7 trillion in retirement savings Money & Credit August 7, 2017
It's no secret that many Americans have a bad habit of wasteful spending. While some people don't realize just how…
New tool offers credit card perks without debit card dangers
New tool offers credit card perks without debit card dangers Credit & Debit Cards August 7, 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…
7 major expenses in retirement (and how to prepare!)
7 major expenses in retirement (and how to prepare!) Money & Credit August 3, 2017
How much do you really need to save for retirement? That one question (and figuring out the answer) can be daunting, ambiguous and…
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