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.

There’s a new victim of identity theft every two seconds: Here’s the best way to protect yourself online
There’s a new victim of identity theft every two seconds: Here’s the best way to protect yourself online Mobile & Electronics April 3, 2017
"No locale, industry or organization is bulletproof when it comes to the compromise of data." That's a scary statement --…
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs April 1, 2017
Criminals are constantly finding new ways to con Americans out of money, and the latest attempt involves thieves claiming to be…
Online shopping: How to protect your money and identity from criminals
Online shopping: How to protect your money and identity from criminals Mobile & Electronics April 1, 2017
There is no doubt online shopping has become an increasingly popular — and very often the primary — option for people looking for…
These beliefs are what separate wealthy people from everyone else
These beliefs are what separate wealthy people from everyone else Money & Credit April 1, 2017
If you're looking for the secret to success, it may come down to your own personal set of beliefs. A…
Your Facebook feed will soon be flooded with people asking for money
Your Facebook feed will soon be flooded with people asking for money Mobile & Electronics March 30, 2017
If you're tired of reading about people's problems on Facebook, brace yourself... The social media giant just announced a new…
Warning: This fake tech support scam will give criminals access to your computer
Warning: This fake tech support scam will give criminals access to your computer Scams & Rip-Offs March 27, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the Florida attorney general, announced an operation a few months ago that successfully shut down a…
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card!
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card! Money & Credit March 26, 2017
A lot of people stick with a debit card as a way to control their spending and avoid racking up big…
17 jobs that don’t require a college degree and pay over $70,000 a year
17 jobs that don’t require a college degree and pay over $70,000 a year Jobs & Military March 23, 2017
Having a college degree is still the best way to get into high-paying career -- or at least to set…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics March 21, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. Almost everything you…
Dairy Queen is giving out free ice cream cones to celebrate the first day of spring!
Dairy Queen is giving out free ice cream cones to celebrate the first day of spring! Deals & Savings March 20, 2017
Hallelujah! Spring has arrived! And what better way to celebrate than with free ice cream?  Monday March 20 is the…
The 25 best jobs of 2017 all pay over $60,000 a year
The 25 best jobs of 2017 all pay over $60,000 a year Jobs & Military March 17, 2017
After all the New Year's hype has died down and winter is still dragging along, many people start to feel…
Top 25 highest-paying jobs in America
Top 25 highest-paying jobs in America Jobs & Military March 16, 2017
When you're looking for a new job, there are a variety of things to consider -- including flexibility, work environment, job satisfaction, growth…
What would you do if you found $20 on the ground?
What would you do if you found $20 on the ground? Home March 13, 2017
Clark recently found a $20 bill laying in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant (of course it was…
10 things you can do this week to drastically improve your finances
10 things you can do this week to drastically improve your finances Money & Credit March 13, 2017
The more money you save now, the richer you'll be later. So how do you actually make that happen? It can…
How to ripen an avocado in just a few minutes
How to ripen an avocado in just a few minutes Life March 10, 2017
If you're a fan of avocados, you probably already know a few tricks to speed up the ripening process --…
Popular soy nut butter brand expands recall to all of its products, including granola
Popular soy nut butter brand expands recall to all of its products, including granola Health March 8, 2017
Just days after a recall was issued for I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter -- that has been linked to E.…
9 ways to pay for college without student loans
9 ways to pay for college without student loans Education March 4, 2017
Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached more than $1.3 trillion — including both federal and private student loans. It's…
Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device
Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device Mobile & Electronics March 3, 2017
For whatever reason, smartphones have caused people to let their guard down -- and scammers are taking advantage of the…
12 ways to reduce food waste and save some money!
12 ways to reduce food waste and save some money! Clark's Bargains March 3, 2017
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports Americans throw away about 40% of their food each year, either at home or…
Two-thirds of Americans aren’t using the easiest way to save for retirement
Two-thirds of Americans aren’t using the easiest way to save for retirement Money & Credit February 28, 2017
Saving money is often considered 'not American' -- it's just not something that's ingrained in the minds and lifestyles of most…
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 February 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'…
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites Mobile & Electronics February 25, 2017
Another day, another data breach -- and this time it involves a security flaw found in a major web services…
21 ways to spend less money at the grocery store
21 ways to spend less money at the grocery store Deals & Savings February 24, 2017
The average American family spends somewhere between $300 and nearly $700 per month on groceries -- typically the fourth biggest budget…
New law would ban smoking in cars when children are present
New law would ban smoking in cars when children are present Health February 22, 2017
A bill that could stop Oklahomans from smoking with kids in the car has cleared a House committee. Read more: New study…
12 time-saving hacks to make your life easier
12 time-saving hacks to make your life easier Life February 20, 2017
You've probably heard the phrase​ time is money -- which essentially emphasizes the fact that time is finite, and therefore very…
How to remove Sharpie stains from pretty much anything
How to remove Sharpie stains from pretty much anything Life February 19, 2017
If you have kids, or you're just clumsy like me, then you probably spend a good bit of time cleaning…
Facebook just made it easier for you to find a new job
Facebook just made it easier for you to find a new job Mobile & Electronics February 18, 2017
With pretty much every human and every company now on Facebook, it makes sense that the social networking site would be…
9 computer hacks you wish you knew sooner
9 computer hacks you wish you knew sooner Mobile & Electronics February 17, 2017
Any time you learn a new hack, whether it's for cleaning, organizing or saving money, it's like you instantly can't…
11 things you should never buy at a warehouse club
11 things you should never buy at a warehouse club Deals & Savings February 17, 2017
It's no secret that we're fans of Costco -- and warehouse clubs in general. The savings can easily cover the cost…
10 microwave tips you’ve never tried
10 microwave tips you’ve never tried Life February 16, 2017
Your microwave is a magical machine -- as long as you know how to use it! When it comes to…