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Money & Credit

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…
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…
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…
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection
Russian ATM eliminates identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity July 22, 2011
A Russian bank is testing a new ATM that's designed to completely eliminate identity theft. The ATM has a built-in…
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection
Credit score disclosure now required Money & Credit July 21, 2011
Starting today, lenders and insurers will be required to disclose your credit score whenever they make an adverse decision on…
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection
PayPal faces new challenge from the big banks Money & Credit July 19, 2011
PayPal's dominance of the electronic money transfer market is about to be challenged by the nation's largest banks. Now a…
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection
New proposal would limit 401(k) borrowing Radio & TV July 15, 2011
A bipartisan plan from two senators aims to limit people borrowing from 401(k) plans as a way to protect Americans'…
Target’s cash-back credit offer
Target’s cash-back credit offer Shopping & Retail July 15, 2011
MONEY SAVING MOMENT: In violation of a key rule on The Clark Howard Show, Target has an offer of credit…
Missing Money Could Be Waiting For You
Missing Money Could Be Waiting For You Money & Credit July 15, 2011
There could be missing money from bank accounts, insurance policies and safe deposit boxes hanging out unclaimed in your name.…
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back Money & Credit July 15, 2011
Pre-approved credit card offers are back for those with good credit, and many of these have been for reward cards.…
Maximize higher interest rates on long-term CDs
Maximize higher interest rates on long-term CDs Money & Credit July 7, 2011
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: I've talked in the past about the idea of laddering CDs as a way to maximize the return…
Maximize higher interest rates on long-term CDs
Credit card delinquency rates continue dropping Credit & Debit Cards July 5, 2011
Credit card delinquency rates continue dropping, and as a result the banks are back to making more credit available to…
Do a spring cleaning of your wallet and finances
Do a spring cleaning of your wallet and finances Money & Credit July 4, 2011
As we approach spring, a lot of us are tempted to get into spring cleaning around the house. But have…
Big banks experimenting with $5 ATM fees
Big banks experimenting with $5 ATM fees Money & Credit July 4, 2011
Bank robbery used to mean that a desperado would go into a bank, all guns blazing, and steal money. Today,…
Do travel reward cards make sense?
Do travel reward cards make sense? Travel June 29, 2011
Although I prefer cards that pay cold, hard cash, I want to take a moment to share highlights of a…
Your real credit score explained
Your real credit score explained Money & Credit June 23, 2011
So often, people will stop me on the street to say, "Oh, my credit score is 900" or "It's 882."…
American Express pre-paid card can be a deal
American Express pre-paid card can be a deal Money & Credit June 21, 2011
American Express has a new prepaid card that, if you jump through the right hoops, can be free of any…
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