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Merrill Lynch fined $10 million for trading against customers’ or Money & Credit January 31, 2011
For years, I've warned about the danger of doing business with full commission stockbrokers. What used to be called the…
Make 2010 contributions for SEPs, Roths in 2011 Money & Credit January 28, 2011
I am obsessed with you saving money. I want you to be in charge of your own wallet and your…
Online banks continue to offer free checking options
Online banks continue to offer free checking options Money & Credit January 27, 2011
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: The nation's giant monster mega-banks have signaled their intent to raise prices on checking accounts with a variety…
Credit being extended to people with less than perfect credit
Credit being extended to people with less than perfect credit Money & Credit January 25, 2011
Major credit card issuers are flush with cash and now targeting people who may have been on the lower end…
Credit being extended to people with less than perfect credit
Lenders to disclose credit score when making adverse loan choice Money & Credit January 25, 2011
If you ever thought Washington moves at a snail's pace, listen to this.There was a law passed 8 years ago…
Credit being extended to people with less than perfect credit
New rules will allow retailers to pass 1% savings on to customers Money & Credit January 19, 2011
The Federal Reserve has issued proposed rules that could change what retailers pay for taking your debit card. If enacted,…
Credit being extended to people with less than perfect credit
Are bond funds the safe choice? Money & Credit January 18, 2011
A lot of people in the last couple years have rushed to bonds as the safe place to be. But…
Credit being extended to people with less than perfect credit
Bank of America experimenting with new fees Money & Credit January 17, 2011
Editor's note: This segment originally aired October 15, 2010. Bank of America is experimenting with new fees to recoup billions…
Clark Smart advice for getting back in the stock market
Clark Smart advice for getting back in the stock market Money & Credit January 10, 2011
It's been just under 2 years since stocks hit their abysmal recession lows. Since then, the market is up almost…
Britain to outlaw paper checks by 2018
Britain to outlaw paper checks by 2018 Money & Credit January 7, 2011
Recently one of my kids asked me to explain what a cassette tape was. As much of a shock that…
Crash taxes being embraced by California, considered by New York
Crash taxes being embraced by California, considered by New York Money & Credit January 6, 2011
Three years ago, I talked about something that had popped up in a couple of jurisdictions around the country called…
Ways to fight back against scavenger debt collectors
Ways to fight back against scavenger debt collectors Protect Your Rights & Identity January 4, 2011
The number of calls I've been getting from people who are receiving weirdo contacts from scavenger debt collectors has skyrocketed.…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors Money & Credit December 7, 2010
Scavenger debt collectors are engaging in out-and-out fraud by signing affidavits that allege unsuspecting consumers owe the debts of people…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Kardashian Kard shows how bad pre-paid credit cards can be Money & Credit December 1, 2010
I don't know much about the Kardashians, but I like them right this second. If you're a fan of celebrity…
Banks want you to wait in line
Banks want you to wait in line Banks & Banking November 26, 2010
It's hard to find someone who likes standing in a line. But would you believe the giant banks actually want…
Banks want you to wait in line
Mint rolls out new tool to help you realize your financial goals Money & Credit November 22, 2010
Clark has been talking about Mint.com for quite some time now. The free online budgeting tool has always done a…
Banks want you to wait in line
Financial Resources Money & Credit November 9, 2010
Financial Resources Banking sites: Bankrate.com This Web site provides a great database of mortgages, loans and certificates of deposit. You…
Banks want you to wait in line
The spending habits of millionaires revealed Budgeting & Saving October 28, 2010
What makes a millionaire? It's not winning the lottery or inheriting money, despite some common misconceptions. As Clark has said,…
Stop unauthorized automatic drafts
Stop unauthorized automatic drafts Money & Credit October 27, 2010
Over the years, Clark has received dozens upon dozens of complaint calls from people who have problematic auto drafts of…
Know Your Real Credit Score
Know Your Real Credit Score Money & Credit October 26, 2010
What is a credit score? Your true credit score is a number between 300 and 850 that evaluates your risk…
Know Your Real Credit Score
Stop unauthorized automatic drafts from your bank account Banks & Banking October 26, 2010
Over the years, Clark has received dozens upon dozens of complaint calls from people who have problematic auto drafts of…
Know Your Real Credit Score
I-bonds Guide Investing & Retirement October 15, 2010
Clark's tips on Series I-bonds I have had so many questions from listeners who are confused about Series I savings…
Know Your Real Credit Score
Clark Howard: Sample Low Cost Investment Funds Investing & Retirement October 15, 2010
Sample Low Cost Investment Funds TIAA Equity Index tiaacref.org Invests in approximately 3,000 companies Expense: 0.26% Mininum investment:   $2,000…
Know Your Real Credit Score
Clark Howard: Requesting a credit report for a minor child Money & Credit October 15, 2010
Requesting a credit report for a minor child How do I request a credit report for a child under 13…
Know Your Real Credit Score
Clark Howard: Married Without Qualifying Children Taxes October 15, 2010
Married Without Qualifying Children Family Size Wages Rebate Total Expected Rebate Married couple with no children AGI up to $4,000*…
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Clark Howard: Convert your old 401(k) to a Roth IRA in 2010 Money & Credit October 15, 2010
Roth IRA conversion loophole for 2010 Clark talks about the Roth IRA so much that our executive producer, Christa, often…
Know Your Real Credit Score
TransUnion Credit Freeze Request Letter Credit Reports & Scores October 15, 2010
TransUnion form letter to request a credit freeze TransUnion Fraud Victim Assistance Department P.O. Box 6790 Fullerton, CA 92834 Date:…
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Gold guide — How to sell your unwanted jewelry Money & Credit October 15, 2010
Gold Guide: How to sell your unwanted jewelry We've all seen the ads running constantly on late-night TV that promise…
Know Your Real Credit Score
Experian Form Letter To Request a Credit Freeze Credit Reports & Scores October 15, 2010
Experian form letter to request a credit freeze Experian Security Freeze P.O. Box 9554 Allen, TX 75013 Date: __________________________ Dear…
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Clark Howard: HSA Investment Picks and Other Info Money & Credit October 15, 2010
The money in your account that you don't use  grows over time with interest and can be tapped for future…
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