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Federal tax credit for some energy-efficient home improvements Homes & Real Estate August 29, 2011
Energy efficient home improvements made to your primary residence could reduce your tax liability thanks to an extension of a…
Most Americans want a cop on the big bank beat Money & Credit August 26, 2011
More than three-quarters of all Americans across the political spectrum are in favor of having a cop on the beat…
Video: How To Build Your Financial Future
Video: How To Build Your Financial Future Clark on Demand August 26, 2011
In this special web-only feature, Clark talks one-on-one with you, providing his best strategies for securing your financial future.
How To Build Your Financial Future
How To Build Your Financial Future Money & Credit August 26, 2011
In this special web-only feature, Clark talks one-on-one with you, providing his best strategies for securing your financial future.
How To Build Your Financial Future
Clark Howard’s Featured Videos Clark on Demand August 26, 2011
How To Build Your Financial Future
Federal Reserve’s shocking level of monetary support for big bank Banks & Banking August 24, 2011
So often you hear me complain about the giant monster mega-banks and why they're responsible for so much of the…
How To Build Your Financial Future
Pay by credit card for any future deliverables Money & Credit August 24, 2011
With all the credit card bashing, much of it very justified, there are several circumstances when plastic trumps cash, check,…
Social Security direct deposits safe again
Social Security direct deposits safe again Money & Credit August 24, 2011
Did you follow Clark's prior advice to stop the direct deposit of Social Security, to avoid the seizing or freezing…
Gold fever means you should tread carefully
Gold fever means you should tread carefully Featured Story August 23, 2011
As I travel around the country on book tour for Living Large in Lean Times, I've been asked questions about…
AT&T landline users facing new cram charge
AT&T landline users facing new cram charge Money & Credit August 22, 2011
AT&T is now imposing a base-rate long distance charge on customer's landline bill. Clark explains why this is unecessary, and…
AT&T landline users facing new cram charge
New shortcut tool helps you estimate retirement planning needs Money & Credit August 19, 2011
If you listen to me, you're probably already motivated to have a healthy wallet. You may be saving for retirement…
Banks and retailers are snooping on you
Banks and retailers are snooping on you Shopping & Retail August 18, 2011
Your bank might be snooping on your purchases and selling that info to retailers. Clark talks about both the downside…
Wells Fargo testing $3 monthly fee on debit cards
Wells Fargo testing $3 monthly fee on debit cards Money & Credit August 17, 2011
Wells Fargo is testing a new $3 monthly fee for debit card users in Georgia, New Mexico, Nevada and Oregon.…
Lenders now must disclose your score
Lenders now must disclose your score Money & Credit August 15, 2011
Full disclosure of your real credit score -- the one that lenders use to make a decision about your credit…
Lenders now must disclose your score
Android apps that Clark loves Mobile & Electronics August 12, 2011
I love the Android operating system and all the free apps that are available for my smart phone. Amazon has…
Lenders now must disclose your score
Clark staying the course at time of market uncertainty Money & Credit August 10, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: Here we are and it's another day, another lost dollar in the market for people who are investing for…
Lenders now must disclose your score
Time could be right for an IRA to Roth conversion Money & Credit August 10, 2011
There's always opportunity amidst hazard. With the stock market having taken a bath, this could be the right time to…
Calculate when to take your Social Security
Calculate when to take your Social Security Money & Credit August 10, 2011
Need to know the optimal time to start taking Social Security? There's a new online calculator that can help you…
Calculate when to take your Social Security
Net worth of Americans is up for those who invest Money & Credit August 8, 2011
New data from the Federal Reserve shows the average American household is actually wealthier than it was before. The Fed…
Keep spending in check with this pre-paid card
Keep spending in check with this pre-paid card Money & Credit August 5, 2011
Looking for a good way to send a teen off to college with a predetermined amount of spending money? Here's…
Real estate as a long term investment?
Real estate as a long term investment? Homes & Real Estate August 4, 2011
What's the key to long-term wealth? If you used to think it was your house, Clark charts a new path…
Real estate as a long term investment?
Build a safety net for financial emergencies Money & Credit August 1, 2011
If you faced a sudden unexpected expense of $2,000 in your life, could you handle it? A new study from…
Commission vs. flat-fee investment brokers
Commission vs. flat-fee investment brokers Money & Credit August 1, 2011
Who garners you better long-term investment returns, commissioned brokers, or flat-fee financial advisors? Clark discusses recent findings from Bloomberg.
Credit scores explained: How they work
Credit scores explained: How they work Money & Credit July 28, 2011
Now that credit scores are widely available, you would think consumers would be more enlightened about their finances. But the…
A Free Credit-monitoring Service
A Free Credit-monitoring Service Protect Your Rights & Identity July 28, 2011
Are you thinking about paying for credit monitoring and/or identity protection? Don't do it! There's a company offering basic monitoring…
A Free Credit-monitoring Service
Bank of America data breach was an inside job Scams & Rip-Offs July 27, 2011
Bank of America has been tightlipped about a data breach facilitated by an insider, according to The Los Angeles Times.…
A Free Credit-monitoring Service
Bank of America crams fake insurance charges on customers Scams & Rip-Offs July 26, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Bank of America has pushed through bogus charges for insurance products being "sold" to their customers by third-party…
Bonds offer better returns on your savings
Bonds offer better returns on your savings Money & Credit July 26, 2011
Savers are griping about the low interest rates on savings accounts and bank-issued CDs. Well, the federal government has a…
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection Protect Your Rights & Identity July 22, 2011
Identity theft protection The identity theft protection packages that are so popular among people have settled somewhere between $9 and…
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection
Looking to the Amish as frugal inspirations Money & Credit July 22, 2011
Suddenly, being Amish is in! You see the ads on TV about Amish products, or about hiring an Amish builder…
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