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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.
10% of American workers aren’t saving for retirement… Here’s how to start
10% of American workers aren’t saving for retirement… Here’s how to start Money & Credit August 19, 2015
A new survey found that 10% of Americans have saved no money for their retirement over the past two years. That's the…
‘Good jobs are back’: Study finds high-paying jobs are growing the fastest
‘Good jobs are back’: Study finds high-paying jobs are growing the fastest Jobs & Military August 18, 2015
A new study found that high-paying jobs have grown the fastest during the economic recovery -- and most of the new…
Did your bank send you a new debit or credit card? Here’s why
Did your bank send you a new debit or credit card? Here’s why Money & Credit August 18, 2015
More and more debit and credit cards issued in the U.S. will be embedded with a chip that's meant to fight…
Want to reduce your energy bills? Replace your light bulbs!
Want to reduce your energy bills? Replace your light bulbs! Home August 17, 2015
Want to reduce your energy bills? Change your light bulbs. According to a Bloomberg report, citing new information from the Energy…
7 safety travel tips to protect you & your wallet
7 safety travel tips to protect you & your wallet Travel August 17, 2015
If you're planning a trip, either alone or with a group, here are some safety tips to make sure you…
This airline will soon weigh passengers for ‘safety’ reasons
This airline will soon weigh passengers for ‘safety’ reasons Travel August 14, 2015
Weighing your luggage is already a standard procedure at the airport -- but weighing yourself? Stepping on a scale before boarding…
Gas prices expected to drop below $2 soon
Gas prices expected to drop below $2 soon Money & Credit August 10, 2015
Gas prices have been dropping -- about 6% in the last month -- and could get below $2 per gallon…
August is the best time to buy these 7 things
August is the best time to buy these 7 things Shopping & Retail August 10, 2015
While you may associate savings around this time of year with Labor Day bargains or back-to-school items, August is actually a great…
Most Android phones can be hacked with one simple text
Most Android phones can be hacked with one simple text Mobile & Electronics August 10, 2015
A flaw found in Android's software puts 95% of users at risk of being hacked, according to a security research company.…
More millennials have jobs, but they still live with mom and dad
More millennials have jobs, but they still live with mom and dad Life August 5, 2015
More millennials have jobs now than they did five years ago, but more of them are also now living at home,…
Netflix now offers unlimited maternity & paternity leave
Netflix now offers unlimited maternity & paternity leave Life August 5, 2015
Netflix announced a new policy for its employees on Tuesday: unlimited leave for new moms and dads during the first year…
Can chewing gum be as effective as flossing?
Can chewing gum be as effective as flossing? Health July 28, 2015
Would you rather chew gum or floss your teeth? And no, it's not a trick question. Gum-chewers, keep on chewin'…
Don’t carry these items around with you in your purse or wallet
Don’t carry these items around with you in your purse or wallet Money & Credit July 28, 2015
Don't make stealing your personal information easier for thieves  Here's a look at some important items you should never carry…
McDonald’s to roll out all-day breakfast menu nationwide
McDonald’s to roll out all-day breakfast menu nationwide Shopping & Retail July 23, 2015
We've all heard those dreaded words: 'Sorry, breakfast is over.' But you may soon be able to get your favorite McMuffin ALL DAY…
Ikea offers free repair kit for drawers after two children were killed
Ikea offers free repair kit for drawers after two children were killed Shopping & Retail July 22, 2015
Ikea is giving away free repair kits for certain types of dressers and drawers -- after two children were killed…
Watch a teen become the Rubik’s Cube World Champ in 6 seconds
Watch a teen become the Rubik’s Cube World Champ in 6 seconds Education July 22, 2015
An Australian teenager just took home his second world title after winning this year's Rubik's Cube World Championship. What it takes…
New shopping site Jet.com takes on Amazon & Costco
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Jet.com, which officially launched Tuesday, is a new membership shopping site that's being described as Amazon meets Costco. Read more:…
Hackers stole data from a website that helps married people cheat
Hackers stole data from a website that helps married people cheat Protect Your Rights & Identity July 20, 2015
Apparently you shouldn't trust the website that targets people you shouldn't trust. 'Life is short. Have an affair.' That's the…
Facebook will soon let you shop on your favorite retailers’ Pages
Facebook will soon let you shop on your favorite retailers’ Pages Shopping & Retail July 17, 2015
Facebook is one step closer to getting you to live your entire life within the walls of the social networking…
Credit cards with the most & fewest fees
Credit cards with the most & fewest fees Money & Credit July 16, 2015
Credit card issuers are piling on more and more outrageous fees -- with the average card now carrying six different types…
Yum or yuck? Frito-Lay announces chip flavor contest finalists
Yum or yuck? Frito-Lay announces chip flavor contest finalists Life July 16, 2015
Frito-Lay is at it again with its overwhelmingly popular 'Do Us A Flavor' competition. After millions of submissions, the company has announced…
Honda to pay $24 million for discriminating against minorities
Honda to pay $24 million for discriminating against minorities Cars July 15, 2015
Honda is in big trouble with the U.S. government for allegedly discriminating against minorities by marking up interest rates on auto…
Iran nuclear deal could push gas prices below $2 this year
Iran nuclear deal could push gas prices below $2 this year Money & Credit July 14, 2015
A landmark nuclear agreement with Iran was announced Tuesday and it could mean lower gases prices for Americans in the…
How to get FREE Chick-fil-A today!
How to get FREE Chick-fil-A today! Deals & Savings July 14, 2015
Chick-fil-A is celebrating its 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day today by giving away FREE food! But you have to work for…
Starbucks and other big U.S. companies to hire 100K young people
Starbucks and other big U.S. companies to hire 100K young people Jobs & Military July 13, 2015
Great news for young people looking to enter the American workforce! A group of U.S.-based companies announced a joint program called…
Gov’t: Hackers stole Social Security numbers from 21.5 million Americans
Gov’t: Hackers stole Social Security numbers from 21.5 million Americans Protect Your Identity July 10, 2015
Massive data breaches at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) earlier this year were apparently a lot worse than officials…
Finally! Facebook now lets you choose what you want to see
Finally! Facebook now lets you choose what you want to see Home July 9, 2015
Facebook just made it a whole lot easier to keep up with your friends -- and to avoid the people whose…
Robocall reward: Time Warner Cable owes woman $229,500 for nonstop calls
Robocall reward: Time Warner Cable owes woman $229,500 for nonstop calls Bankruptcy July 8, 2015
Nobody likes robocalls -- those automated phone calls to your cellphone that deliver recorded messages, often from debt collectors. And one…
How to get a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for 78 cents
How to get a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for 78 cents Deals & Savings July 8, 2015
Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 78th birthday by offering a dozen donuts for only $0.78! But, yes, there's a catch. You…
U.S. Navy triples paid maternity leave
U.S. Navy triples paid maternity leave Jobs & Military July 7, 2015
Women serving in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps just got some great news! They now have 18 weeks of paid…