Alex Thomas Sadler

Alex Thomas Sadler is the Managing Editor of Clark.com & Clark Howard Digital Products. Alex is the host of Common Cents, a Clark.com multi-platform series that takes the mystery out of your finances. By breaking down complicated concepts, Common Cents makes money simple — so you can better understand and take control of your own financial life and future. Alex graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelor's degrees in French and journalism and 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 with her husband and two kittens, Ronald & Nancy. Follow her on Twitter @TheAlexSadler.
Ready to ditch your debt? Meet a woman who paid off nearly $70,000 in less than 2 years
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Paying off debt can seem impossible, especially if you owe tens of thousands of dollars and feel like you're barely scraping by each…
The #1 secret to money success | Follow this rule to always stay ahead of your finances!
The #1 secret to money success | Follow this rule to always stay ahead of your finances! Commoncents October 18, 2017
Americans have never been known to be great savers — and it's not that people don't understand the importance, it's just…
How a side job paid off $48,000 of debt in just six months
How a side job paid off $48,000 of debt in just six months Money & Credit October 17, 2017
How can you get out of debt when you're barely able to cover the minimum monthly payments on your current…
Is your birthday on Facebook? Here’s why that’s a bad idea
Is your birthday on Facebook? Here’s why that’s a bad idea Mobile & Electronics October 15, 2017
You've probably heard that what you share on Facebook can come back to haunt you, but there are more dangers…
How to rethink your budget | It’s not just about spending less, but spending smarter
How to rethink your budget | It’s not just about spending less, but spending smarter Commoncents October 15, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, budgeting isn’t actually about restricting yourself and never having fun — it’s just about understanding your…
MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances
MONEY MYTHS | The truth behind 13 money myths that could derail your finances Commoncents October 14, 2017
Unless you live, well, under a tree, you've probably heard the phrase, "money doesn't grow on trees." What you probably…
Setting goals | How to create a plan that will motivate you to save
Setting goals | How to create a plan that will motivate you to save Commoncents October 13, 2017
The only way to reach your goals is to identify what they are, when you want to reach them and…
11 secret perks that make a Costco membership totally worth it
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If you don't already have a membership to Costco, you're missing out on some serious money-saving opportunities! And even if you…
13 smart money moves to make in your 20s | Getting on the fast track toward financial success
13 smart money moves to make in your 20s | Getting on the fast track toward financial success Commoncents October 11, 2017
Finally having a steady income can be exciting — sometimes a little too exciting. It's easy to get into financial trouble in…
15 secret tips and tricks to save even more on Amazon.com!
15 secret tips and tricks to save even more on Amazon.com! Shopping & Retail October 10, 2017
Just last year, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the world's biggest retailer. With the rise of bargain-hunting consumers who are not only…
Social media warning | Never share this information on Facebook (or anywhere else)
Social media warning | Never share this information on Facebook (or anywhere else) Commoncents October 10, 2017
You've probably heard that what you share on Facebook can come back to haunt you — hint: at your job — but there are…
Want to save more? | Here’s an easy way to earn 100x more money on your savings
Want to save more? | Here’s an easy way to earn 100x more money on your savings Money & Credit October 10, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
Money 101 | 5 basic money rules you can live by forever
Money 101 | 5 basic money rules you can live by forever Commoncents October 9, 2017
The concept of personal finance can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never learned much about it (which is the case…
Personal banking cheat sheet | 11 key terms & phrases you need to know
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Personal banking isn't one of the more intuitive parts of life. In fact, it can be really confusing — especially considering…
Keeping track of your money is crucial | Here’s why and an easy way to do it
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Keeping tabs on, and protecting, your money Regardless of how much you have or how much you make, keeping tabs…
From intimidating to empowering | How to change the way you think about budgeting
From intimidating to empowering | How to change the way you think about budgeting Money & Credit October 6, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
Clark.com job opening: Contract Social Media Editor
Clark.com job opening: Contract Social Media Editor Jobs & Military October 6, 2017
If you are interested, we are looking to fill this position ASAP! See details about the role and how to…
44 home cleaning hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner
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I love to clean — I don't what it is, but I just love it — and anyone who knows my…
Switch.Ditch.Save. | Your Guide to Cheaper, Easier & Better Banking
Switch.Ditch.Save. | Your Guide to Cheaper, Easier & Better Banking Money & Credit October 4, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
Yahoo says all 3 billion user accounts were exposed in hack: Here’s how to protect yourself!
Yahoo says all 3 billion user accounts were exposed in hack: Here’s how to protect yourself! Mobile & Electronics October 3, 2017
Another day, another data breach announcement. Yahoo revealed Tuesday that the massive security breach back in 2013 impacted every single…
How to improve your credit score fast | Follow these 3 easy steps!
How to improve your credit score fast | Follow these 3 easy steps! Money & Credit October 3, 2017
There's one thing at the center of your entire financial life: your credit score. Everything from your ability to borrow…
9 items you should never buy at the dollar store
9 items you should never buy at the dollar store Shopping & Retail October 3, 2017
If you're always looking for the best deals, dollar stores are a great place to save big on a variety…
Choose and switch to a better bank for you | A step-by-step guide to cheaper & easier banking
Choose and switch to a better bank for you | A step-by-step guide to cheaper & easier banking Money & Credit October 3, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
9 travel safety tips to protect you & your wallet
9 travel safety tips to protect you & your wallet Travel October 2, 2017
If you're planning a trip, either alone or with a group, here are some safety tips to make sure you…
Paying back student loans | How refinancing can save you big bucks
Paying back student loans | How refinancing can save you big bucks Commoncents October 1, 2017
When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your student loans? If it's been a while,…
Beware of common bank scam! | That text message ‘from your bank’ could leave you with an empty account
Beware of common bank scam! | That text message ‘from your bank’ could leave you with an empty account Money & Credit September 24, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
Need more cash? | 35 easy ways to make extra money each month
Need more cash? | 35 easy ways to make extra money each month Commoncents September 23, 2017
Whether you're trying to pay off debt, save more toward retirement or just boost your monthly income, there are a…
Fees you can avoid! | 13 fees that are a total waste of your hard-earned money
Fees you can avoid! | 13 fees that are a total waste of your hard-earned money Money & Credit September 22, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
Protecting your money | 7 ways to keep your money safe, even from your own bank
Protecting your money | 7 ways to keep your money safe, even from your own bank Money & Credit September 22, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
A strong password isn’t enough | Here’s the best way to protect your online accounts
A strong password isn’t enough | Here’s the best way to protect your online accounts Money & Credit September 22, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…