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How to put a credit freeze in place for your child
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child Money & Credit September 16, 2017
Are you worried that your child may be a victim of identity theft due to the Equifax data breach? Here's…
One simple step to avoid a drain on your bank account
One simple step to avoid a drain on your bank account Credit & Debit Cards August 22, 2017
We all lose and misplaces things things sometimes, but the cause for alarm is the worst when you can't find…
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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…
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…
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…
How to pick the right pre-paid card
How to pick the right pre-paid card Money & Credit May 22, 2017
You see them when you go into drug stores, gas stations, convenience stores, supermarkets, discount stores, you name it. They’re…
This simple list could save you if your credit cards are ever stolen
This simple list could save you if your credit cards are ever stolen Credit & Debit Cards May 8, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves…
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders Money & Credit April 30, 2017
American Express has a few carrots and one stick for its Platinum cardholders as part of an ongoing effort to…
Cut credit card debt
Your guide to paying off credit card debt Money & Credit April 13, 2017
There are several steps you should take to get out of credit card debt. Paying off credit card debt that's…
The #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck
The #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck Money & Credit April 12, 2017
Do you know where your money is actually going every month? If not, then that's a huge warning sign that it's…
6 credit cards with the best sign-up bonuses right now
6 credit cards with the best sign-up bonuses right now Credit & Debit Cards March 29, 2017
Recently on the Bill Handel show, Clark talked about a few credit cards that have some noteworthy sign-up bonuses. Read more: The best…
How to spring clean your credit
How to spring clean your credit Money & Credit March 24, 2017
I totally love spring. There’s just something in the air that makes you feel like it’s time to clean the…
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet Money & Credit March 18, 2017
The Federal Reserve’s move this week to raise a key interest rate signals one thing for consumers — brace yourself for…
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt Money & Credit February 17, 2017
Being in credit card debt is a terrible feeling. I know because I’ve been there. But know what will make…
Arby’s hit by payment systems breach, customer info at risk
Arby’s hit by payment systems breach, customer info at risk Money & Credit February 10, 2017
If you ate at an Arby's location from Halloween 2016 to Martin Luther King Jr. Day last month, a data…
Dealing with debt: How a woman paid off nearly $70,000 in 20 months
Dealing with debt: How a woman paid off nearly $70,000 in 20 months Money & Credit February 1, 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…
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you Credit & Debit Cards February 1, 2017
We have new security features on our credit cards, but are they actually working? And what can we do to…
Statute of limitations
Statute of limitations Money & Credit January 31, 2017
Every state has a Statute of Limitations (SOL), the period of time in which someone can legally be sued for…
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week Money & Credit January 28, 2017
If you want to get out of debt, and stay out of debt, you have to reevaluate your routine -- the…
How one man paid off $30K in credit cards while earning below $30K/year
How one man paid off $30K in credit cards while earning below $30K/year Money & Credit January 26, 2017
For years, we've said on Clark.com that once your consumer debt equals or exceeds your annual income, it's very difficult…
How one couple paid off $40K of debt in 24 months
How one couple paid off $40K of debt in 24 months Money & Credit January 26, 2017
Joyce Fondren first accepted that she was in serious financial trouble deep in the heart of the Great Recession. In…
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors Money & Credit January 23, 2017
As if being in debt isn't bad enough -- then add aggressive debt collectors to the equation, and that can…
How can you get an interest rate lowered or late fees waived? Just ask!
How can you get an interest rate lowered or late fees waived? Just ask! Money & Credit January 19, 2017
Ask and you shall receive! Well, it may not work every time, but it works a lot more than you…
Warning: This Netflix email requesting your info is a scam that will steal your money
Warning: This Netflix email requesting your info is a scam that will steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs January 16, 2017
While criminals are finding new ways to target consumers every day, there's one type of scam that continues to work over and…
The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year
The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year Money & Credit January 15, 2017
Credit card interest is one of the sneakiest expenses a consumer can face. It's lumped in with a standard bank…
Credit card offers 5% back on all Amazon Prime purchases
Credit card offers 5% back on all Amazon Prime purchases Money & Credit January 11, 2017
Amazon just rolled out another major perk for its Prime members: A new credit card that offers 5% cash-back on…
How to pay off your holiday debt in 30 days
How to pay off your holiday debt in 30 days Money & Credit January 4, 2017
Now that the holiday lights are fading and the joy of gift-giving has dimmed, there’s a good chance you’re facing…
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017 Money & Credit December 28, 2016
Interest rates are going up, and the time to prepare yourself and your money is now. Read more: How to save…
Warning: Thieves can steal your information while you’re waiting in line
Warning: Thieves can steal your information while you’re waiting in line Money & Credit December 22, 2016
While you're in line waiting to buy a gift, thieves could be waiting close by to steal your information. Read…
New report: Your Visa credit card can be hacked in just 6 seconds
New report: Your Visa credit card can be hacked in just 6 seconds Money & Credit December 12, 2016
Hackers may be able to figure out your entire credit or debit card number, expiration date and security code --…
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