Alex Thomas Sadler

Alex Thomas Sadler is the Managing Editor of Clark.com and Clark Howard Digital Products. Alex is also the host of Common Cents, a new Clark.com series that makes money simple, so you can better understand and take control of your own financial life.

Alex graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelor's degrees in French and journalism, and she has a master's degree in business journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Alex is a self-proclaimed cat advocate, red wine enthusiast and loves finding new ways to stretch a buck. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband. Follow her on Twitter @TheAlexSadler.

40 things you can do today to take control of your money
40 things you can do today to take control of your money Money & Credit June 21, 2017
With a timeline and a list of goals to achieve, you may find that you're capable of being much more…
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Free Credit Score Guide: Understanding your score and what you can do to improve it Money & Credit June 20, 2017
Your credit score is a number that represents how well you’ve managed all of your financial obligations (your bills, accounts…
How to make your car last 200,000 miles
How to make your car last 200,000 miles Cars June 16, 2017
Americans are keeping their cars longer than ever before — in fact, a big percentage of vehicles on the road…
9 ways to find free money
9 ways to find free money Money & Credit June 13, 2017
If you're finally ready to get your finances back on track, why not kickstart the process with free money? Many people…
28 ways to bring in extra cash each month
28 ways to bring in extra cash each month Money & Credit June 10, 2017
Whether you're trying to pay off debt, save more toward retirement or just boost your monthly income, there are a…
How to deep clean your Keurig (because it’s probably full of germs)
How to deep clean your Keurig (because it’s probably full of germs) Life June 10, 2017
If you haven't cleaned your coffee maker in a while, it's probably pretty dirty -- like, really dirty. Just like everything else…
How to find and claim missing money in your name
How to find and claim missing money in your name Money & Credit June 10, 2017
Unclaimed money from bank accounts, insurance policies and safe deposit boxes could be hanging out there in your name without…
Want to be rich? Follow these 11 habits of super successful people
Want to be rich? Follow these 11 habits of super successful people Money & Credit June 4, 2017
Everyone is looking for the ultimate secret to success — that one plan, idea, tip or piece of advice that will…
14 brilliant uses for vinegar around the house
14 brilliant uses for vinegar around the house Life June 3, 2017
People who know me know that I love to clean — not only is it quite therapeutic, but it also keeps…
13 smart moves to set yourself up for financial success
13 smart moves to set yourself up for financial success Money & Credit June 3, 2017
Finally having a steady income can be exciting — sometimes a little too exciting. It's easy to get into financial trouble in…
Inspire: An online community of support and resources for people dealing with illnesses
Inspire: An online community of support and resources for people dealing with illnesses Health June 2, 2017
Dealing with any type of illness is not only tough physically, but it can also have a very emotional and…
61 ways to take your frugalness to the next level
61 ways to take your frugalness to the next level Money & Credit June 1, 2017
I recently went through a magazine (that I get for free in the mail) and took out all the perfume…
What to delete when your phone runs out of storage space
What to delete when your phone runs out of storage space Mobile & Electronics June 1, 2017
If you're like most people and use your smartphone for pretty much everything in your life — from taking photos to…
Worst denim trend yet? This $445 dress is made from oversized upside-down jeans
Worst denim trend yet? This $445 dress is made from oversized upside-down jeans Shopping & Retail May 31, 2017
If you're a little confused — scratch that, extremely confused — by some of today's latest fashion trends, you're not alone. Just…
Don’t ‘like’ a post or page on Facebook without reading this first
Don’t ‘like’ a post or page on Facebook without reading this first Mobile & Electronics May 27, 2017
We've all seen a lot of emotional posts and images on Facebook — and it's almost second nature for many people to "like"…
12 things your homeowners insurance probably doesn’t cover
12 things your homeowners insurance probably doesn’t cover Homes & Real Estate May 27, 2017
Do you know exactly what your homeowners insurance policy would cover in the event of an accident or catastrophe? Unexpected…
13 secret tricks to save even more on Amazon!
13 secret tricks to save even more on Amazon! Shopping & Retail May 26, 2017
Just last year, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the world's biggest retailer. With the rise of bargain-hunting consumers who are not only…
Beware of ‘free’ anti-wrinkle cream offers that can leave you with an empty bank account
Beware of ‘free’ anti-wrinkle cream offers that can leave you with an empty bank account Mobile & Electronics May 25, 2017
Free trial offers are everywhere these days — for streaming services, subscriptions, various types of products and more. Seems like a great deal — why…
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money Scams & Rip-Offs May 20, 2017
If someone claiming to be an FBI or other federal agent calls you on the phone or shows up at…
Nearly 25% of Americans are making this costly money mistake
Nearly 25% of Americans are making this costly money mistake Money & Credit May 10, 2017
While stashing money under your mattress in college probably worked fine, if you want to build long-term wealth, that's not…
Where to find the lowest grocery store prices in America
Where to find the lowest grocery store prices in America Deals & Savings May 9, 2017
The majority of the average American's paycheck goes toward just three things: housing, transportation and food. Food accounts for about…
Top 25 work-from-home companies for 2017
Top 25 work-from-home companies for 2017 Jobs & Military May 8, 2017
Whether you're on the hunt for a full-time job or just looking for ways to pick up some extra cash, opportunities to work…
9 secret perks that make a Costco membership totally worth it
9 secret perks that make a Costco membership totally worth it Shopping & Retail May 7, 2017
If you don't already have a membership to Costco, you're missing out on some serious money-saving opportunities! And even if you…
Your calculator app has a secret feature that will change your life
Your calculator app has a secret feature that will change your life Mobile & Electronics May 7, 2017
Part of the reason you have a smartphone is to make life easier, right? From keeping up with your daily schedule to…
Johnson & Johnson to pay $110 million after baby powder allegedly caused woman’s ovarian cancer
Johnson & Johnson to pay $110 million after baby powder allegedly caused woman’s ovarian cancer Health May 6, 2017
Baby powder is a common household item, especially for parents. But consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson just lost another…
13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time
13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time Money & Credit May 4, 2017
We all mishandle our money from time to time -- whether it's an impulse buy, a forgotten bill or just poor planning.…
Automatic billing glitch overcharges woman by $142,000: How to prevent it from happening to you
Automatic billing glitch overcharges woman by $142,000: How to prevent it from happening to you Money & Credit May 4, 2017
Customers of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, known as Florida Blue, are facing some serious financial damage after…
6 easy money tips for forgetful and unorganized people
6 easy money tips for forgetful and unorganized people Money & Credit May 4, 2017
I forget everything. I think it's a combination of my way-too-busy schedule and some gene I inherited from my dad, but…
How to refinance your student loans
How to refinance your student loans Money & Credit May 1, 2017
When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your student loans? If it's been a while,…
How the new Trump tax plan will impact you
How the new Trump tax plan will impact you Money & Credit May 1, 2017
After President Trump proposed some big changes to the U.S. tax system on the 2016 campaign trail, we're now getting…