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Money & Credit

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…
14 things to know about Social Security in 2018
14 things to know about Social Security in 2018 Money & Credit November 2, 2017
Would you be able to survive on $1,369 a month? The most recent data from the Social Security Administration (SSA)…
Americans spend most of their money on these 3 things
Americans spend most of their money on these 3 things Money & Credit November 1, 2017
When you're trying to save more money — for both now and down the road — there are plenty of successful strategies…
23 ways to cut costs and save more every month
23 ways to cut costs and save more every month Money & Credit November 1, 2017
Share YOUR saving tips with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube! Ready to take control of your money in…
Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries
Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries Money & Credit November 1, 2017
If you have some lingering debts that need to be paid off — or just want to start the new year…
Why banks are getting nervous about Apple Pay and other mobile payment systems
Why banks are getting nervous about Apple Pay and other mobile payment systems Money & Credit November 1, 2017
When Apple Pay launched three years ago, institutions that handle monetary transactions scoffed at the notion that the Cupertino, California-based…
4 simple ways to start saving at a time when nobody else is
4 simple ways to start saving at a time when nobody else is Budgeting & Saving October 31, 2017
As memories of last decade's Great Recession fade away, Americans seem to have turned their backs on saving once again.…
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…
20 cheap and easy last-minute DIY Halloween costumes!
20 cheap and easy last-minute DIY Halloween costumes! Money & Credit October 31, 2017
Halloween is just a few days away, and if you don't have a costume yet, we've got you covered! Instead…
Love a good deal? Here are 4 ways to save even more money at Walmart
Love a good deal? Here are 4 ways to save even more money at Walmart Deals & Savings October 30, 2017
If you love a good deal, Walmart is a no-brainer. America’s largest retailer offers huge savings — and if you’re a…
Equifax data breach
Woman says she has been a victim of ID theft around 15 times since September Money & Credit October 30, 2017
A woman in Washington state is speaking out after falling victim to identity theft around 15 times since early September, according…
Equifax data breach
Credit Freeze Guide: The best way to protect yourself against identity theft Money & Credit October 30, 2017
With Equifax's announcement of its catastrophic security breach, now would be a really good time to consider freezing your credit,…
Does your Vanguard portfolio include a company that contributes to genocide?
Does your Vanguard portfolio include a company that contributes to genocide? Investing & Retirement October 30, 2017
For many years, money expert Clark Howard has recommended the Vanguard STAR Fund to parents and grandparents who wanted to…
Overdraft protection | How the bogus bank ‘protection’ works and why you should opt out immediately
Overdraft protection | How the bogus bank ‘protection’ works and why you should opt out immediately Commoncents October 30, 2017
If you want to keep more of your hard-earned money, avoiding unnecessary fees should simply be part of your everyday…
Clark’s #1 secret to avoid overspending this holiday season
Clark’s #1 secret to avoid overspending this holiday season Money & Credit October 30, 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…
You may soon be able to watch a lot more TV shows & movies on your phone
You may soon be able to watch a lot more TV shows & movies on your phone Mobile & Electronics October 29, 2017
Viacom is negotiating with several phone carriers in the United States to put more of its content on mobile devices…
Lumber Liquidators to pay $36M to settle lawsuits over toxic flooring
Lumber Liquidators to pay $36M to settle lawsuits over toxic flooring Homes & Real Estate October 29, 2017
Lumber Liquidators has agreed to pay $36 million to settle two class-action lawsuits that accused the company of selling flooring…
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest Money & Credit October 28, 2017
It used to be that if finance befuddled you, you probably would have shied away from investing. But with the…
Equifax data breach
Security expert: It would have taken Equifax ‘5 minutes’ to prevent the worst data breach in U.S. history Money & Credit October 27, 2017
A security researcher who previously exposed Equifax’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities is speaking out in the wake of the massive data breach,…
Relying on the government to fund your retirement is a very bad idea
Relying on the government to fund your retirement is a very bad idea Money & Credit October 27, 2017
Americans' most enduring retirement savings program has been at the center of a tax cut tussle between the White House…
It’s back! McDonald’s revamps dollar menu with more cheap options
It’s back! McDonald’s revamps dollar menu with more cheap options Deals & Savings October 27, 2017
Get ready to be a dollar menunaire all over again! After a four-year absence, the dollar menu is coming back…
How I lowered my cable and internet bill 3 times this year
How I lowered my cable and internet bill 3 times this year Mobile & Electronics October 27, 2017
If you think you're paying too much for cable and internet service, there's a new tool that may be able…
You may soon have to pay $70 to visit these 17 national parks
You may soon have to pay $70 to visit these 17 national parks Money & Credit October 26, 2017
The National Park Service is considering fee increases at some of the most popular national parks to generate revenue for…
DIY home improvement tips
10 cheap DIY home renovations for the thrifty homeowner Homes & Real Estate October 26, 2017
Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or staying put and craving a refresh, you may be concerned about how…
Some 600 Rite Aid stores will be closing soon as part of a new deal with Walgreens
Some 600 Rite Aid stores will be closing soon as part of a new deal with Walgreens Money & Credit October 26, 2017
Well, that didn't take very long! Just a month after Walgreens received regulatory approval to gobble up half of Rite…
Pro tips: How to find the best real estate agent for you
Pro tips: How to find the best real estate agent for you Homes & Real Estate October 25, 2017
Finding the right real estate agent is like finding someone to spend your life with: it may take longer than…
I just found out I was hacked twice! Thanks to this free identity monitoring service
I just found out I was hacked twice! Thanks to this free identity monitoring service Money & Credit October 25, 2017
In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, consumers are understandably skittish about cybersecurity and the safety of their personal…
Credit Karma is now offering an ID monitoring service — and it’s free
Credit Karma is now offering an ID monitoring service — and it’s free Money & Credit October 24, 2017
It's no secret that the cybersecurity landscape has drastically changed for consumers since the Equifax data breach, which put 145.5 million people…
Couple getting financial advice from consultant at home
Know the right questions to ask of a fee-only financial advisor Investing & Retirement October 24, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard puts a lot of emphasis on you taking control of your financial future by investing. When…
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