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Money & Credit

Here's when you should and shouldn't pay in advance
Here’s when you should and shouldn’t pay in advance Money & Credit May 22, 2019
Millions of Americans pay their bills by writing checks or setting up automatic withdrawals from their bank accounts on a…
Saving money
Where to put your cash now Banks & Banking May 20, 2019
If you've successfully managed to set up your household budget such that you have some extra money saved up for…
#1 investment mistake to avoid
The biggest mistake people make when opening an investment account Investing & Retirement May 17, 2019
When you open an investment account like a traditional or Roth IRA, there's a common mistake a lot of people…
How many bank accounts should you have?
Ask Clark: How many bank accounts should I have? Banks & Banking May 16, 2019
If you've received a bank sign-up bonus offer in the mail, you may be thinking about opening a new bank…
Gold, marijuana, Bitcoin
Clark’s #1 rule on investing in things like gold, marijuana and Bitcoin Investing & Retirement May 13, 2019
We've recently been in the midst of the longest ever bull market in U.S. history with stocks hitting several all-time…
Fidelity Investments
7 things to know about investing with Fidelity Investments Investing & Retirement May 9, 2019
Do you invest with Fidelity Investments or are you thinking about investing with them? This popular online discount brokerage is…
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier?
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier? Banks & Banking May 8, 2019
You could argue that banking has changed more in the past few years than it has in the last quarter-century.…
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4 basic money questions most college grads can’t answer — can you? Money & Credit May 3, 2019
College graduates are supposed to emerge from school armed with the knowledge to take on the world, and with the…
SEP IRA written on a piggy bank
What is a SEP IRA? Money & Credit May 2, 2019
A SEP IRA is a great tool that self-employed individuals and small business owners can use to save for retirement.…
10 best investment companies for small investors in 2019
10 best investment companies for small investors in 2019 Money & Credit April 30, 2019
The financial service industry is not exactly geared to somebody who's not Daddy Warbucks. If you're a small investor, it…
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Warning: Don’t fall for this new Social Security phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 29, 2019
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a warning about a new scam that you're going to want to hear! This…
Retirement
The most retirement-friendly states in 2019 Investing & Retirement April 26, 2019
One of my favorite economic concepts is that people respond to incentives. If a product you want is on sale,…
T-Mobile launches checking account
T-Mobile launches free checking account paying 4.00% Money & Credit April 26, 2019
T-Mobile, one of the nation's largest mobile carriers, has announced its entry into the banking industry. The product is called…
annuity
Ask Clark: Is it still a bad idea to buy annuities? Investing & Retirement April 22, 2019
Insurance companies and other financial institutions love to sell annuities to deal with one of the biggest fears in many…
retirement fund
How to maximize your retirement savings in 2019 Investing & Retirement April 18, 2019
When you're looking to save money for retirement, it's helpful to know how much cash you're allowed to stash in…
How to get out of debt as quickly as possible
8 steps for getting out of debt as quickly as possible Money & Credit April 12, 2019
There are few things quite as liberating as getting out of debt after having been in the negative for a…
visa debit card
Why you should never use a debit card to pay for anything Money & Credit April 11, 2019
Banks love to pitch debit cards as a way to avoid spending money you don’t have. But there are many…
Retirement target date
Target date funds: The easiest way to start saving for retirement Investing & Retirement April 10, 2019
Do you feel like investing is too complicated to understand sometimes? Target date funds are one way take the confusion…
What is the best paint for your home?
The best interior and exterior paints for your home Homes & Real Estate April 4, 2019
One of the most important decisions you'll make as a homeowner is choosing exterior and interior paint schemes for your…
How to talk to your partner about money before marriage
How to talk to your partner about money before marriage Money & Credit March 25, 2019
Before you walk down the aisle, are you willing to have a frank discussion about money and marriage with your…
Bull stock market
As the bull market turns 10, what’s next for stocks? Money & Credit March 22, 2019
Happy Birthday, Bull! No doubt you’ve heard all the buzz about the current bull market’s 10th anniversary, which makes it…
how to open a Roth IRA
How to open a Roth IRA Money & Credit March 22, 2019
Do you want to open a Roth IRA, but you're not sure how or where to get started? In this…
How to manage your monthly subscriptions to save money
How to manage your monthly subscriptions to save money Money & Credit March 20, 2019
Many of the services we use on a daily basis are set up as monthly subscriptions. Whether it's Netflix, Spotify…
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Uber IPO: Is it a good idea to invest in IPOs? Money & Credit March 18, 2019
Uber is getting ready to make its initial public offering (IPO). That means shares of the ride-hailing company will be…
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Are you leaving unclaimed tax money on the table? Taxes March 15, 2019
Are you one of the 1.2 million taxpayers leaving an average refund almost $900 on the table from a prior…
salt financial etf investment
This fund wants to pay YOU to invest in it — but there’s a huge catch Money & Credit March 13, 2019
The race to lower costs in the investing world has officially hit a new low (or high, depending on how…
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How to file back taxes Money & Credit March 11, 2019
If you didn't file you taxes last year (or any year before that) and you're trying to figure out how…
Happy married couple
Marriage, money and happiness: A timeline Money & Credit March 8, 2019
Ah, love and marriage. When you say “I do” to your special someone, you’re embarking on a brand-new life together —…
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5 unlikely factors that can make or break your Discover personal loan application Money & Credit March 6, 2019
Looking to apply for a Discover personal loan? Don't be surprised when the financial services company uses a slightly unorthodox…
Where can you live for $50,000? Your paycheck goes a long way in these cities
Where can you live for $50,000? Your paycheck goes a long way in these cities Homes & Real Estate March 5, 2019
If you're struggling to make ends meet, you may be wondering if your address has anything to do with it.…
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