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New identity theft scam: Fake tax returns and stolen refunds Scams & Rip-Offs April 28, 2011
In the wake of tax season, The South Florida Sun Sentinel  reports that the number of people who have had…
Bank of America issuing state tax refunds as fee-heavy debit card Scams & Rip-Offs April 27, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Bank of America is in cahoots with the state of Georgia as part of a misguided effort to…
Credit card debt continues dropping Money & Credit April 21, 2011
The newest data is in and it shows the percent of charge-offs, delinquencies and defaults on credit cards is down.…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much? Money & Credit April 20, 2011
Clark loves people who save their money responsibly. But when is enough enough? A recent article in the Los Angeles…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
Credit union credit cards better and safer for overseas travel Money & Credit April 19, 2011
More and more people are experiencing troubles with having their credit cards rejected when traveling overseas. When Clark was in…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
Credit union credit cards better and safer for overseas travel Money & Credit April 19, 2011
More and more people are experiencing troubles with having their credit cards rejected when traveling overseas. When Clark was in…
Thoughts on the Washington budget battle
Thoughts on the Washington budget battle Clarkonomics April 13, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: We just went through this game of brinkmanship in Washington with the Republicans in the House and the Democrats…
Thoughts on the Washington budget battle
Put your savings on auto-pilot with the help of these free sites Education April 12, 2011
Saving money is great, but what if you could put saving on auto-pilot just from things you do every day?…
Thoughts on the Washington budget battle
Two related Ponzi scheme operations allegedly stole $30 million Scams & Rip-Offs April 11, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: When you hear words like "great opportunity," "no risk," "guaranteed return" and "secret strategy to make money," what…
Thoughts on the Washington budget battle
Vanguard experimenting with new voice-recognition system Protect Your Rights & Identity April 4, 2011
Vanguard is experimenting with a new voice recognition system to identify customers who want to do transactions with the discount…
Thoughts on the Washington budget battle
Cheapest exchange-traded funds available to date Money & Credit April 4, 2011
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: Scottrade has announced a new slate of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are the lowest-cost investments of any kind…
Thoughts on the Washington budget battle
Equifax warms up to credit freeze customers Money & Credit March 31, 2011
Equifax will join Experian and TransUnion in now allowing you to see your credit reports online even when your credit…
Thoughts on the Washington budget battle
Financial infidelity can harm a relationship Life March 30, 2011
Are you cheating on your spouse or significant other financially?There were 2 studies I saw recently, one reported by superb…
New rules will force more disclosure of your credit score
New rules will force more disclosure of your credit score Money & Credit March 30, 2011
Beginning this summer, financial institutions will be required to disclose your credit score whenever they make an adverse decision such…
Few Americans are confident they have the money to retire
Few Americans are confident they have the money to retire Money & Credit March 25, 2011
A new survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) shows that only 13% of Americans are highly confident they'll…
What separates millionaires from the rest of us?
What separates millionaires from the rest of us? Money & Credit March 23, 2011
A new study of millionaires sheds some light on what separates the ultra-wealthy from the rest of us. The study,…
What separates millionaires from the rest of us?
Turn your loose change into gift cards Deals & Savings March 21, 2011
Coinstar has announced a new way that you can turn your loose change in and avoid paying the 7% surcharge…
What separates millionaires from the rest of us?
Identity theft tops new tally of consumer complaints Money & Credit March 16, 2011
Identity theft tops the Federal Trade Commission's list of top consumer complaints in 2010. You often hear about economic identity…
What separates millionaires from the rest of us?
Americans continue reducing debt-to-income ratio Money & Credit March 16, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: Americans are continuing to heal their personal balance sheets by reducing the level of debt to income they carry.…
Banks push investment and insurance to the detriment of your wall
Banks push investment and insurance to the detriment of your wall Money & Credit March 16, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT:  There's a warning I want to put out about investments and insurance being sold at banks. People buy…
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip Money & Credit March 14, 2011
Read more: 5 ways to catch up on retirement savings In today's world, our financial future as employees falls to us…
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip
How to order your credit reports when your credit file is frozen Money & Credit March 10, 2011
Order your credit reports when your credit file is frozen You can still order your credit reports when your credit…
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip
Average household debt continues declining Clarkonomics March 9, 2011
Editor's note: This segment originally aired in Dec. 2010. CLARKONOMICS: A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New…
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip
TD Ameritrade offers more than 100 commission-free ETFs Investing & Retirement March 7, 2011
Editor's note: This segment originally aired in Nov. 2010 The cost of investing is getting cheaper and cheaper as another…
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip
Lower credit card debt a sign of economic recovery Clarkonomics March 4, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds a dramatic decrease in mortgage debt, auto…
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip
Using the state lottery as a way to save money?! Money & Credit March 1, 2011
You've probably heard me encouraging people to adopt saving money as a lifestyle choice. But not everyone can easily heed…
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip
Dangers of owning real estate inside your retirement account Homes & Real Estate March 1, 2011
With the real estate market being in the toilet, have you thought about using IRA money to get into real…
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip
New ways coming to shut down economic identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity February 28, 2011
What if you could shut down credit card fraud cold? Would you be willing to be a more active consumer…
Get 12 more years in retirement with one simple tip
British con artist sentenced in discount bonds scheme Scams & Rip-Offs February 18, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: A British man named Robert (Rodney) Tringham stole $7 million from unsuspecting investors by pretending to be a…
A new scheme to collect on old debt
A new scheme to collect on old debt Money & Credit February 16, 2011
There is a new tactic in bill collection that I need to make sure you know about. David Lazarus of…
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