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Money & 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
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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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…
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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: 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…
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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…
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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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Clark Howard: How to add gold to your portfolio Money & Credit October 15, 2010
help Gold guide: Buying gold the Clark Smart way With worries about the value of the dollar, people are continually…
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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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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…
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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 to…
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A guide to the best and worst military charities Budgeting & Saving October 15, 2010
Where is your charity money going? A guide to the best and worst military charities The American Institute of Philanthropy…
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How To Work 7 Summers And Have $1 Million By 65 Children & Pets October 12, 2010
More than a decade ago, Clark put up a chart on clark.com and in one of his books that showed…
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A bank that pays you to be their customer? Banks & Banking August 3, 2010
Many credit unions and smaller banks are doing checking accounts where they pay you significant money on your account balance…
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How to spot an ATM skimmer scam Banks & Banking July 27, 2010
The ATM skimmer scam is making a comeback with some new technology being employed by criminals. In years past, skimmer…
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Turmoil in stocks presents opportunity for younger investors Investing & Retirement June 30, 2010
There is new fear that we may be headed to a double-dip recession; that Europe may be headed back into…
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An analysis of Apple stock value vs. gizmo cost Investing & Retirement May 6, 2010
You've heard that "a penny saved is a penny earned," right? That old Ben Franklinism goes to the heart of…
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