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Shopping & Retail

The #1 secret to finding the best deals at HomeGoods
The #1 secret to finding the best deals at HomeGoods Shopping & Retail August 23, 2017
With more than 600 stores in 45 states, HomeGoods has become the go-to décor destination for millions of people who…
Smart shopping tips for back-to-school savings
Smart shopping tips for back-to-school savings Shopping & Retail August 22, 2017
Finding the best back-to-school deals can be a lesson in and of itself. But don’t worry: We’ve done some research…
Walmart grocery deliver fleet
Here’s how to get groceries delivered right to your door from Walmart Shopping & Retail August 22, 2017
For at least 30 years, people have thought there is a business in delivering your groceries to you. But nobody's…
Macy's Backstage
The good, bad, and ugly of Macy’s Backstage discount stores Shopping & Retail August 21, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
Bon-Ton storefront
This regional department store may shutter 36 more locations Shopping & Retail August 18, 2017
After being named one of the most likely retailers to go bankrupt in 2017, Bon-Ton stores are getting another vote…
Restaurant with sign saying they are closed.
Restaurant apocalypse: Nearly 1,000 chain restaurant locations are now gone Food & Restaurants August 18, 2017
Chain restaurants have a front-row seat to a David vs. Goliath struggle — and they're on the wrong end of…
Joe’s Crab Shack abruptly closes dozens of restaurants
Joe’s Crab Shack abruptly closes dozens of restaurants Food & Restaurants August 17, 2017
Joe's Crab Shack has permanently closed several dozen restaurants without warning. Consumerist reports that more than 40 Joe’s Crab Shack…
Amazon’s new instant pickup service launches near college campuses
Amazon’s new instant pickup service launches near college campuses Online Shopping August 16, 2017
Amazon's new service could make quick pickups a lot easier on you. Amazon launches instant pickup locations Amazon lockers already…
Costco ordered to pay Tiffany nearly $20 million in trademark case
Costco ordered to pay Tiffany nearly $20 million in trademark case Shopping & Retail August 15, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard loves shopping at Costco, but the membership-only warehouse club will have to come out of pocket…
Chick-fil-A Hash Brown Scramble
Chick-fil-A has a new breakfast bowl and it looks delicious Food & Restaurants August 15, 2017
Chick-fil-A just added the Hash Brown Scramble — enjoyed as a breakfast bowl or burrito — to restaurants nationwide. Chick-fil-A…
Brandless.com wants you to stop paying the ‘name tax’
Brandless.com wants you to stop paying the ‘name tax’ Online Shopping August 15, 2017
Do you pay too much for everyday items because you insist on buying name brands? A new website wants to…
8 rules for big savings on kids’ shoes
8 rules for big savings on kids’ shoes Clothing & Fashion August 14, 2017
Millions of families across the country are getting ready to send their kids back to school. While this can be…
Amazon issues refunds for potentially fake solar eclipse glasses
Amazon issues refunds for potentially fake solar eclipse glasses Purchasing & Returning August 14, 2017
Having second thoughts about the safety of those cheap solar eclipse glasses you bought from Amazon? You're in luck: The…
12 secret saving hacks at Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale
12 secret saving hacks at Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale Deals & Savings August 14, 2017
Warehouse club shoppers of the world, unite! If you aren't one already, the tips below just might change your mind!…
Target shoppers: Here’s the truth about this viral pricing hoax
Target shoppers: Here’s the truth about this viral pricing hoax Shopping & Retail August 11, 2017
Some retailers have secret codes that savvy shoppers can use to determine when merchandise is marked down to the lowest price possible.…
Just announced: Applebee’s is closing up to 135 restaurants
Just announced: Applebee’s is closing up to 135 restaurants Food & Restaurants August 10, 2017
Your local Applebee's may be closing soon, as the struggling casual restaurant chain tries to turn its business around. In…
Rice cooker
7 kitchen appliances that can save you serious money Appliances August 8, 2017
Buying kitchen appliances can be expensive, and it can be hard to decide which ones are smart investments. A lot of…
Whole Foods
Why Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition won’t spell the end of the grocery industry Shopping & Retail August 8, 2017
As a financial planner people often approach me at parties and family gatherings to discuss the current hot business story.…
Why you need to read the label on your bottled water
Why you need to read the label on your bottled water Health August 7, 2017
If you've made the decision to drink bottled water over tap water, you need to be sure you're getting what…
How to get luxury shoe brands at up to 90% off
How to get luxury shoe brands at up to 90% off Deals & Savings August 7, 2017
Don't let your love of fashionable footwear break the bank! Here's how to get gently used Michael Kors, Casadei and…
These 16 stores will reward you for recycling old phones, clothes and more
These 16 stores will reward you for recycling old phones, clothes and more Shopping & Retail August 4, 2017
The next time you go to your favorite mall or shopping center, be on the lookout for stores that will…
Attention shoppers: UPS is adding a new delivery surcharge
Attention shoppers: UPS is adding a new delivery surcharge Shopping & Retail August 3, 2017
UPS is adding a new surcharge that will affect your holiday shipments this year. According to a news release, the…
Are you ready for clothing vending machines?
Are you ready for clothing vending machines? Shopping & Retail August 2, 2017
Vending machines aren’t just for snacks and sodas anymore! Japanese retailer Uniqlo is planning to sell its affordable clothing through…
Mall stores open Thanksgiving 2017
Just announced: This major retailer will be open on Thanksgiving this year Shopping & Retail August 2, 2017
The holiday shopping season is still a few months away, but video game retailer GameStop has already told employees that…
30 essential items for college students
30 essential items for college students Shopping & Retail August 1, 2017
Going to college usually means moving out of the house and into a dorm or apartment. Whether they're just starting…
New report: 8 of the least healthy restaurant menu items
New report: 8 of the least healthy restaurant menu items Food & Restaurants August 1, 2017
To avoid gaining weight, health experts have been telling us for years to simply eat in moderation. Now, an annual…
Target Cartwheel
Target is ending its cash rewards program next month Shopping & Retail July 29, 2017
Target will be ending its Cartwheel Perks program next month, with August 27 the final day to compile points and…
Chipotle to test drive-thru windows
Chipotle to test drive-thru windows Food & Restaurants July 28, 2017
Chipotle is making plans to test out what customers have long been asking for — the chain’s first ever drive-thru.…
These major retailers are closing more than 4,000 stores in 2017
These major retailers are closing more than 4,000 stores in 2017 Shopping & Retail July 28, 2017
If you’ve been following Clark.com lately, you may have noticed that 2017 hasn't been a good year for some retailers that many…
5 of America’s favorite restaurant chains are desperate for customers
5 of America’s favorite restaurant chains are desperate for customers Food & Restaurants July 27, 2017
Many of the casual chain restaurants that Americans know and love may be in serious trouble because of a so-called “restaurant…
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