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11 of the biggest money mistakes to avoid in 2019 Money & Credit December 14, 2018
No matter your age or station in life, making good decisions with your money is a noble goal to have…
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Is 3% interest on checking and savings too good to be true? Money & Credit December 14, 2018
Robinhood says it is rolling out a new free checking and savings account that promises to pay just about the…
Save 2 full paychecks in 2019 with this simple budgeting trick
Save 2 full paychecks in 2019 with this simple budgeting trick Budgeting & Saving December 13, 2018
If you want to get out of debt, stash away more for retirement or control excessive spending, making a simple…
Budgeting with cash: How to make the envelope method work
Budgeting with cash: How to make the envelope method work Budgeting & Saving December 13, 2018
If you're trying to get out of credit card debt, managing your money the old-fashioned way is something money expert…
Why users are complaining about Zelle, the popular money app
Here’s why Clark says to stay away from the Zelle payment app Mobile & Electronics December 11, 2018
Mobile banking, which allows people to send and receive money with a few clicks of their smartphone, has exploded over…
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The inventor of index funds lives by these 3 simple money rules Money & Credit December 10, 2018
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, John Bogle, founder and former chairman of index-fund behemoth Vanguard Group,…
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Free budget worksheet: The CLARK Method to create a monthly budget Budgeting & Saving November 30, 2018
The secret to saving more and spending less every month isn't a secret at all — it's a budget. Just…
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6 things you need to know before donating your used vehicle Money & Credit November 30, 2018
Planning to donate an old car this year to get a tax deduction next year? What you need to know…
5 best travel rewards credit cards of 2018
5 best travel rewards credit cards of 2018 Credit Cards November 30, 2018
Money expert Clark Howard typically recommends cash back credit cards, but there are always those who prefer travel cards to…
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Ask Clark: Is StreetShares a legitimate investment opportunity? Money & Credit November 29, 2018
Want to earn 5% on your money? There's an opportunity out there, but it comes with some hazard. RELATED: Are…
Clark’s take: Why you should never buy an airline ticket with a debit card
Clark’s take: Why you should never buy an airline ticket with a debit card Travel November 29, 2018
Travel season presents itself with lots of opportunities to snatch deals on airfares, but oftentimes you have to act quickly.…
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Ask Clark: What is a life insurance retirement plan and are they recommended? Insurance November 28, 2018
What if there were a way for you to avoid paying taxes in retirement? That's the promise offered by a…
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Here’s your holiday tipping guide for 2018 Money & Credit November 28, 2018
It's that time of the year again when our thoughts turn to how grateful we our for family, friends and…
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4 things to know before claiming head of household status on your 2018 taxes Money & Credit November 27, 2018
If you're a single parent with kids, you may be able to claim a more than $18,000 standard deduction when…
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Why you shouldn’t do a cash-out refinance to pay off credit card debt Homes & Real Estate November 27, 2018
Stuck with high-interest credit card debt that you can't seem to pay off? Maybe you've thought about tapping the equity…
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Giving Tuesday: Make sure you know where your donation is going Money & Credit November 27, 2018
Since we've spend the last week so focused on buying, buying, buying it seems only appropriate that the day after…
Bitsy app review: A new simple way to buy and store Bitcoin
Bitsy app review: A new simple way to buy and store Bitcoin Money & Credit November 20, 2018
Tempted to buy Bitcoin on its recent 20% plunge because you believe in a robust future for cryptocurrencies? There's a…
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Vanguard’s new access to lower fees expected to save investors $80 million Money & Credit November 20, 2018
Vanguard is expanding access to lower investments fees from Wall Street to Main Street with its latest move. RELATED: These…
How to keep calm when the stock market gets chaotic
How to keep calm when the stock market gets chaotic Money & Credit November 19, 2018
Are you still reeling from the recent Wall Street rollercoaster ride? I get it. The Dow has been swinging wildly…
Having trouble with Experian & Equifax credit freezes? Here are some answers
Having trouble with Experian & Equifax credit freezes? Here’s some help Protect Your Rights & Identity November 19, 2018
It's only been a short while since credit freezes were made free by the three major credit-reporting bureaus. The government-mandated…
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Let’s talk turkey: The cost of Thanksgiving dinner hits 8-year low Life November 16, 2018
When you're taking stock of all you're thankful for this year, here's one more thing to include on your list:…
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This new 13-month CD pays a guaranteed 2.15% — with no fees for early withdrawal Money & Credit November 14, 2018
Marcus by Goldman Sachs is now offering a short-term certificate of deposit (CD) with no penalties if you suddenly need…
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Don’t make this big mistake when you’re shopping your prescriptions Health November 14, 2018
The power of the Internet makes shopping for the best prices on prescriptions so easy. But before you turn to…
Free ways to transfer money within the U.S. and overseas
Free & cheap ways to send money within the U.S. and overseas Money & Credit November 13, 2018
Looking to send money from person to person without spending a fortune? There are more options available for free or…
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Banks are now working with DMVs to get your personal data Protect Your Identity November 13, 2018
The nation's big banks want to be in cahoots with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. So are they looking…
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ACSI: Banks are now equal to credit unions in customer service Money & Credit November 13, 2018
The unthinkable has happened: Banks are now offering the same level of customer service that was once the hallmark of…
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Here’s a great way to give stock to kids as a gift Money & Credit November 9, 2018
With the holidays upon us, we're getting a lot of questions from folks who want to know how to give…
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Which documents should you keep and for how long? Money & Credit November 8, 2018
Nobody wants to be buried in a pile of paperwork. But sometimes, you think a document is important in your…
New Credit Karma program pre-approves borrowers without it affecting their credit
New Credit Karma program pre-approves borrowers without dinging their credit Money & Credit November 6, 2018
Applying for a new line of credit has always been a double-edged sword: On the one hand, consumers stand the…
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Saver’s Credit: How to get free money to save for retirement Taxes November 2, 2018
If you think you have to earn a lot of money to save for the future, you're in for a…
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