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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…
TIAA Financial Center
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…
Warning: New email scam targets Netflix subscribers
Warning: New email scam targets Netflix subscribers Scams & Rip-Offs November 6, 2017
We're getting word of a convincing new phishing scam that's targeting Netflix subscribers via email. According to the cyber security…
How to spot financial abuse of the elderly
How to spot financial abuse of the elderly Seniors & Retirees November 6, 2017
Each year, many seniors fall victim to credit card schemes, forged checks and bad investment scams. Not only are many…
11 hourlong gigs to earn extra money with your extra hour this weekend
11 hourlong gigs to earn extra money with your extra hour this weekend Work at Home & Telecommuting November 3, 2017
If you believe that time is money, you're probably happy about gaining an hour this weekend, when Daylight Saving Time…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics October 31, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. And of course…
Holiday warning: Don’t pay to ship your pets through these bogus sites!
Holiday warning: Don’t pay to ship your pets through these bogus sites! Children & Pets October 30, 2017
If you're going to fly a furry friend with you during the holidays, be sure you're not falling to prey…
LuLaRoe accused of being pyramid scheme, faces $1 billion lawsuit
LuLaRoe accused of being pyramid scheme, faces $1 billion lawsuit Ponzi Schemes & Multi-Level Marketing October 30, 2017
A popular direct clothing sales company is the focus of not one, but two, class-action lawsuits accusing it of being…
Job alert: Whole Foods will hire 6,000 new employees on November 2
Job alert: Whole Foods will hire 6,000 new employees on November 2 Jobs & Employment October 30, 2017
Looking for a flexible job this holiday season that can last into the New Year and beyond? Whole Foods Market…
Warning: Have you received a call from this 877 number? It’s a scam!
Warning: Have you received a call from this 877 number? It’s a scam! Scams & Rip-Offs October 25, 2017
Scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick you into thinking they’re from the FTC — the government agency…
Criminal with stolen phone
Don’t fall victim to this fake ransom scam Scams & Rip-Offs October 24, 2017
Criminals are using technology to scam people out of their money via virtual kidnappings, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns.…
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind Mobile & Electronics October 22, 2017
A new email purporting to be from Bank of America claims that your online ID is about to be terminated…
How to secure and wipe your devices clean before you get rid of them
How to secure and wipe your devices clean before you get rid of them Mobile & Electronics October 20, 2017
For the majority of Americans, technology is now at the center of pretty much everything we do, so much so that…
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save Insurance October 19, 2017
If you're on Medicare, this is the time of year when you can change your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription…
Packages ready for delivery
6 ways to stop package thieves from striking your home Scams & Rip-Offs October 18, 2017
With an ever-growing number of people shopping online, there are a lot of packages being delivered to people's homes. That's…
Northern California wildfires: Here’s how you can help
Northern California wildfires: Here’s how you can help Charity October 12, 2017
The death toll continues to rise in Northern California as fast-moving wildfires have caused widespread evacuations and destroyed more than…
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