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Bought Aveeno Active Naturals? Act quickly to claim this settlement money! News January 18, 2018
If you've bought the Aveeno Active Naturals brand over the last 10 years, you may be entitled to some money.…
wage inequality
Citi takes steps to right the gender and race pay gap Jobs & Military January 16, 2018
Is one of your 2018 resolutions to get a better paying job? Then you might want to consider working for…
New IRS tax withholding tables mean your paycheck might be getting a little bigger soon
New IRS tax withholding tables mean your paycheck might be getting a little bigger soon Money & Credit January 12, 2018
So who's ready for a fatter paycheck starting next month? RELATED: This new Trump tax calculator shows how much you’ll…
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Beware of this Aldi coupon scam circulating on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs January 11, 2018
We're only about two weeks into 2018, but the new year is already off to a roaring start for the…
Warning: Costco members targeted in online scam
Warning: Costco members targeted in online scam Scams & Rip-Offs January 9, 2018
One Costco member learned the hard way that a typo in a web address can really cost you! Allen Stern…
Study: Gym equipment is more bacteria-ridden than toilet seats, water faucets
Study: Gym equipment is more bacteria-ridden than toilet seats, water faucets Health January 9, 2018
Need a good excuse to skip going to the gym? Look no further. A study by fitness equipment reviewer FitRated found…
Southwest pays $15M to settle price-collusion lawsuit
Southwest pays $15M to settle price-collusion lawsuit News January 8, 2018
If you've just found it too expensive to fly during the last eight years or so, there might be a…
Western Union
You could be owed money from Western Union’s $586 million settlement Scams & Rip-Offs January 4, 2018
We've written before about a huge settlement involving Western Union, one of the most popular money transfer companies in the…
Can you really get rich quick selling on Amazon?
Can you really get rich quick selling on Amazon? Scams & Rip-Offs December 19, 2017
Wouldn't you like to make as much as $10,000 in the next 30 days by becoming a power seller on…
How to avoid Fedex, UPS, & USPS email scams targeting some customers
How to avoid Fedex, UPS, & USPS email scams targeting some customers Scams & Rip-Offs December 19, 2017
An email scam affecting FedEx, UPS and U.S. Postal Service customers is taking advantage of an increase in package shipments…
Privacy over popularity + 7 other social media tips for seniors
Privacy over popularity + 7 other social media tips for seniors Seniors & Retirees December 19, 2017
It's the holiday season, which means that families will gather, big meals will be eaten and tales will be told…
Hallmark e-card for Christmas
Hallmark warning: Beware of fake seasonal e-cards Scams & Rip-Offs December 18, 2017
E-greeting cards should be a pleasant thing that family and friends send to each other to spread holiday cheer. Unfortunately,…
Western Union remission envelope
Get this letter in the mail? It means Western Union owes you some money! Scams & Rip-Offs December 18, 2017
It's a plea we hear often at Team Clark headquarters... "Please, can you help me? I wired hundreds of dollars…
If you bought this popular pillow, you may be owed some money
If you bought this popular pillow, you may be owed some money Scams & Rip-Offs December 14, 2017
People who bought MyPillow, a popular poly-foam variety, may be in line for some money as the result of a…
IRS says new phishing scam targets Hotmail users
IRS says new phishing scam targets Hotmail users Scams & Rip-Offs December 14, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service is warning email users of a new scam targeting taxpayers and tax professionals. The scheme uses…
Walmart now allows workers to collect pay in real time
Walmart now allows workers to collect pay in real time Jobs & Employment December 14, 2017
Ever heard the phrase "more month than money" to describe times when you run out of cash before the next…
The best and worst charities for your donations
The best and worst charities for your donations Charity December 12, 2017
The end of the year is quickly approaching, and charities are scrambling to ask for year-end donations. Nearly 30% of annual charitable contributions…
Warning: Clark Howard’s name used in new phone scam
Warning: Clark Howard’s name used in new phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs December 11, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard's goal is to serve you and help you save more, spend less and avoid ripoffs. But…
5 ways Wells Fargo ripped people off in 2017
5 ways Wells Fargo ripped people off in 2017 Banks & Banking December 1, 2017
Big banks. Two words that make consumer expert Clark Howard's skin crawl! And no "giant monster mega-bank" — as Clark…
Macy’s to hire 7,000 more holiday workers
Macy’s to hire 7,000 more holiday workers Employment Trends & Job Market December 1, 2017
Look like reports of the early demise of Macy's have been greatly exaggerated! Because of strong customer traffic, the iconic…
Mortgage and retirement
Should you pay off your mortgage before you retire? Money & Credit November 29, 2017
Among the central issues of retirement planning is whether you should pay off your mortgage before you stop working. While…
‘Tis the time of year for ticket scams: 5 ways to spot the fakes
‘Tis the time of year for ticket scams: 5 ways to spot the fakes Scams & Rip-Offs November 29, 2017
You drive or Uber to the ballgame and present your coveted ticket to the front gate attendant only to be…
Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep data breach affecting 57 million customers quiet
Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep data breach affecting 57 million customers quiet Computer Scams & ID Theft November 21, 2017
Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to remove the data of 57 million customers they stole in a massive 2016 data breach, according…
Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls
Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls Scams & Rip-Offs November 20, 2017
Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat…
Why you may not have that lifetime national parks pass you ordered yet
Why you may not have that lifetime national parks pass you ordered yet Seniors & Retirees November 15, 2017
Some senior citizens who applied for — but have yet to receive — their lifetime passes to the nation's parks may…
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Here’s why Clark is no longer recommending TIAA Investing & Retirement November 13, 2017
TIAA has long had a stellar reputation in the investment world as a careful steward of money belonging to clients…
TripAdvisor announces new badge for hotels where sex assaults were reported
TripAdvisor announces new badge for hotels where sex assaults were reported Scams & Rip-Offs November 9, 2017
Review website TripAdvisor has announced that it is adding a badge to hotels where sexual assaults have been alleged, according…
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming 401k Plans And Payouts November 7, 2017
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was unveiled by House Republicans last week, a lot of attention was dedicated…
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