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Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018 Money & Credit January 18, 2018
Are you ready to take control of your financial life? We're here to help! Financial change is all about discipline.…
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Say goodbye to this common checkout routine in 2018 Credit & Debit Cards January 16, 2018
Your checkout routine is going to get a lot more streamlined in the new year! Beginning April 2018, the major…
Have you joined Clark’s new ‘Ditch Your Debt?’ Facebook group yet?
Have you joined Clark’s new ‘Ditch Your Debt?’ Facebook group yet? Credit & Debit Cards January 16, 2018
With each new year comes new opportunities, a fresh outlook, and, yes, new challenges. But for many of us, some…
Petal Visa credit card
New card offering promises a no-fee way to build your credit Credit January 12, 2018
For people with no credit history, getting access to credit can be a difficult thing. In the past, money expert…
CES 2018: This high-tech credit card can store multiple accounts
CES 2018: This high-tech credit card can store multiple accounts Credit & Debit Cards January 10, 2018
One of the constant fears of travelers is that they’ll lose their credit card — either  misplace it while they're…
Why you might be paying your credit card bills all wrong
Why you might be paying your credit card bills all wrong Credit & Debit Cards January 8, 2018
As those holiday bills come due, you may be using the early days of the new year to take a…
Cut credit card debt
Your guide to paying off credit card debt Money & Credit December 29, 2017
There are several steps you should take to get out of credit card debt. Paying off credit card debt that's…
4 credit card traps to avoid in 2018
4 credit card traps to avoid in 2018 Credit Card Debt December 20, 2017
With the new year just around the corner, it's a good time to reflect on your life and accomplishments over…
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…
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…
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…
What happens to your store credit card when the store goes out of business?
What happens to your store credit card when the store goes out of business? Credit & Debit Cards November 13, 2017
With the holiday season in full bloom, the large crowds at the malls and shopping centers might belie a fact…
young woman talking on a mobile phone and holding a credit card
Here’s why consumer credit card debt is at a record high Credit & Debit Cards November 9, 2017
You might be able to look at your bank statements for confirmation, but if you didn't already now, credit cards…
Don’t make this big mistake when using autopay for your bills
Don’t make this big mistake when using autopay for your bills Credit & Debit Cards November 7, 2017
It seems like hardly a week goes by that we don't hear about another credit card security breach. Although consumers…
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday Credit & Debit Cards November 7, 2017
A lot of Americans are going to resist the urge to splurge on expensive gifts this holiday season. Those are…
Half of Americans think this credit card practice should be illegal
Half of Americans think this credit card practice should be illegal Credit & Debit Cards November 3, 2017
When you’re out shopping through the holiday season and get to the register, keep in mind that sales associates are…
How I learned to quit worrying and embrace Apple Pay
How I learned to quit worrying and embrace Apple Pay Credit & Debit Cards November 2, 2017
The “contactless payments” market, which allows shoppers to pay for items by simply waving their credit or debit cards above…
Report: 44% of millennials don’t know their credit card interest rate
Report: 44% of millennials don’t know their credit card interest rate Credit & Debit Cards November 2, 2017
As lenders continue to approve more people for credit card use, a growing number of Americans find themselves paying with…
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards Credit & Debit Cards October 31, 2017
When you head to the checkout counter this holiday season, don't be surprised if a retail sales associate asks if…
Ready to ditch your debt? Meet a woman who paid off nearly $70,000 in less than 2 years
Ready to ditch your debt? Meet a woman who paid off nearly $70,000 in less than 2 years Money & Credit October 23, 2017
Paying off debt can seem impossible, especially if you owe tens of thousands of dollars and feel like you're barely scraping by each…
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…
PlayStation debuts credit cards
Game on? Sony debuts PlayStation rewards credit card Credit & Debit Cards October 4, 2017
Gamers are well accustomed to scoring points and winning a prize or a reward each time they grab the controller.…
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child Money & Credit October 4, 2017
Are you worried that your child may be a victim of identity theft due to the Equifax data breach? Here's…
Secured credit cards: How they work, dangers to avoid & a better alternative
Secured credit cards: How they work, dangers to avoid & a better alternative Money & Credit October 1, 2017
I have received several questions about secured credit cards, which can be a great way to build up credit if…
6 mistakes to avoid with a rewards credit card
6 mistakes to avoid with a rewards credit card Money & Credit September 29, 2017
Rewards credit cards can be amazing financial tools, as few products exist that actually pay you to use them. It’s easy…
7 things credit card issuers don’t want you to know
7 things credit card issuers don’t want you to know Money & Credit September 28, 2017
I’m not one of those people who thinks that credit card companies are inherently evil. Credit card companies are businesses…
11 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone
11 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone Credit & Debit Cards September 25, 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…
Prepaid cards | How to pick the right card & avoid outrageous fees
Prepaid cards | How to pick the right card & avoid outrageous fees Money & Credit September 22, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
Credit card comparison shopping sites | Not all are created equal
Credit card comparison shopping sites | Not all are created equal Money & Credit September 3, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
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