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Life Insurance As College Fund?
Life Insurance As College Fund? Education November 14, 2011
Are you considering a life insurance policy to help pay for your child's college education down the road? Clark has…
Life Insurance As College Fund?
Americans turning over a new savings leaf Money & Credit November 11, 2011
We have turned over a new leaf as a country when it comes to saving. I believe the change is…
Credit card solicitations getting better and better
Credit card solicitations getting better and better Money & Credit November 9, 2011
If you have great credit, everybody wants you right now and they'll bribe you to be their customer. I talked…
Credit card solicitations getting better and better
Skip the plastic if you have trouble controlling your spending Money & Credit November 8, 2011
The rise of credit card debt overseas has important and familiar lessons for us here at home. For many years,…
Credit card solicitations getting better and better
New era of credit scores trouble privacy advocates Protect Your Rights & Identity November 8, 2011
Some of the major credit bureaus are finding new ways to slice and dice your information that will be a…
Avoid Debit Fees with These Alternatives
Avoid Debit Fees with These Alternatives Money & Credit November 3, 2011
Is your big bank charging you to use your debit card for purchases? Clark has 3 alternatives that will get…
Avoid Debit Fees with These Alternatives
Some banks rethink debit card fees Money & Credit October 31, 2011
Some giant monster mega-banks may be backing down from fees on debit cards, but that doesn't mean you should continue…
The Best Travel Rewards Cards
The Best Travel Rewards Cards Money & Credit October 21, 2011
Looking for the best travel reward card? Clark names the ones that studies show offer the best dollar value per…
The Best Travel Rewards Cards
Credit card late pays at unprecedented lows Money & Credit October 20, 2011
The number of people who are late paying their credit card bills is going down and down in spite of…
Fast Business Loans for Online Merchants
Fast Business Loans for Online Merchants Business & Entrepreneurs October 20, 2011
If you're an online merchant, there's a new startup that's in the business of making loans strictly to e-sellers like…
Fast Business Loans for Online Merchants
Discover reprimanded for charges on credit card statements Money & Credit October 18, 2011
Discover Financial Services is being taken to task for putting weirdo recurring charges on the billing statements of its customers.…
Credit Unions vs. Big Banks
Credit Unions vs. Big Banks Money & Credit October 18, 2011
Clark always talks about how credit unions offer a better deal than big banks on just about everything. But on…
Credit Unions vs. Big Banks
More zero percent interest credit cards offers available Money & Credit October 17, 2011
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: The nation's four biggest banks are throwing around some really cheap money for their most credit worthy customers.…
Credit Unions vs. Big Banks
Bank of America’s new $5 monthly fee on debit cards Money & Credit October 12, 2011
I hate to say I told you so about the latest debacle with Bank of America charging a $5 monthly…
Credit Unions vs. Big Banks
Credit checks before employment no longer required in California Jobs & Military October 11, 2011
California has a new law that will ban most credit checks for employment. I salute the nation's most populous state…
Should You Be Buying Stocks Now?
Should You Be Buying Stocks Now? Money & Credit October 5, 2011
You've heard Clark say he likes to zig when others zag. But does that advice hold true when it comes…
How To Handle Abusive Collection Agencies
How To Handle Abusive Collection Agencies Money & Credit October 4, 2011
It pays to know your rights if you're being harassed by a collection agency. Clark explains the statute of limitations…
Banks don’t want your deposit dollars
Banks don’t want your deposit dollars Money & Credit October 3, 2011
A new report shows that the amount of money on deposit in banks and credit unions is closing in on…
Banks don’t want your deposit dollars
Clark Smart investing removes the fear factor Money & Credit September 27, 2011
At a time when world stock markets are stinking it up, it's easy to feel like there's no safe port…
Banks don’t want your deposit dollars
Direct deposit of Social Security checks safe again Money & Credit September 26, 2011
Senior citizens who had their direct deposits of Social Security either seized or freezed by banks will now have additional…
Federal Tax Credits for Homeowners
Federal Tax Credits for Homeowners Homes & Real Estate September 26, 2011
Fretting about a big tax bill in 2012? Home improvements can reduce your tax liability with these federal tax credits.…
Federal Tax Credits for Homeowners
Dangers of trading stocks on your smart phone Money & Credit September 22, 2011
I love this headline I saw from MarketWatch: "Be a better investor, dump your iPhone." To me, this is really…
Federal Tax Credits for Homeowners
Don’t get sidelined by investment legalese Money & Credit September 22, 2011
Investing for your future is sometime made unnecessarily complicated, as I was recently reminded the other day. We have a…
Timely Tips for Your IRA and 401(k) Accounts
Timely Tips for Your IRA and 401(k) Accounts Money & Credit September 21, 2011
Do you have an IRA or old 401(k) that's dwindling away with the stock market? Clark's got a suggestion that…
Timely Tips for Your IRA and 401(k) Accounts
More seniors in debt at time of retirement Money & Credit September 19, 2011
New numbers show that people in their 60s are carrying very significant debt without much in savings. The Federal Reserve…
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish? Money & Credit September 19, 2011
Recently, Clark refused to pay $2 extra to upgrade a rental car that had hand-crank windows and no amenities. Clark…
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?
What Bank of America’s instability means to you Money & Credit September 15, 2011
As Bank of America teeters again on the brink of insolvency, what does it mean to you and how does…
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?
Clark Howard’s Primetime Student Loan Special Clark on Demand September 14, 2011
Clark Howard's Primetime Student Loan Special, broadcast live from Oglethorpe University's Weltner Library atrium, deals with college debt and the…
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?
Credit card solicitations coming fast and furious Money & Credit September 2, 2011
The nation's largest banks have green-lighted a flood of new credit card solicitations that are probably showing up in your…
The number one credit score killer
The number one credit score killer Money & Credit August 31, 2011
What's the No. 1 reason that tens of millions of people have damaged credit? Hint: It has nothing to do…
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