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.
Keeping track of your money is crucial | Here’s why and an easy way to do it
Keeping track of your money is crucial | Here’s why and an easy way to do it Commoncents October 8, 2017
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…
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I love to clean — I don't what it is, but I just love it — and anyone who knows my…
How to bring an old laptop back to life for free
How to bring an old laptop back to life for free Mobile & Electronics October 4, 2017
Every few years, or even more often than that, we replace our electronics with the latest and greatest versions. But for…
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…
40 things you can do today to take control of your financial life
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When you're struggling to get ahead, the idea of getting control of your money — and having confidence in your…
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
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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…
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…
Should I file a lawsuit against Equifax?
Should I file a lawsuit against Equifax? Money & Credit September 21, 2017
Equifax data breach: Should you file a lawsuit? More than 100, if not more by now, lawsuits have been filed…
Equifax breach: A recap of what to know and what to do
Equifax breach: A recap of what to know and what to do Money & Credit September 21, 2017
Equifax breach: An overview of what to know and what to do If you haven't paid much attention to the…
Debit card dangers! | 12 places you should never use a debit card
Debit card dangers! | 12 places you should never use a debit card Money & Credit September 20, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement to make…
Equifax data breach
Equifax data breach: What we know and how to protect yourself from what’s coming next Money & Credit September 20, 2017
The recent cybersecurity attack that hit the credit reporting agency Equifax is being called the "worst data breach in the…
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Equifax breach: Why every American, especially millennials, need to take steps to protect their identity Money & Credit September 20, 2017
Equifax breach: Why all Americans need to pay attention and take steps to protect themselves To help consumers get a…
Debit vs. credit | Pros, cons and protections for your money
Debit vs. credit | Pros, cons and protections for your money Commoncents September 20, 2017
Whether you have a debit card, a credit card or both, you can get yourself into some serious financial trouble…
Equifax data breach: Why millennials should be worried and how they can protect themselves
Equifax data breach: Why millennials should be worried and how they can protect themselves Money & Credit September 18, 2017
You've probably heard about the massive data breach that recently hit the credit bureau Equifax — but if the news…
Equifax warning: These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams
Equifax warning: These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams Scams & Rip-Offs September 17, 2017
After Equifax failed to secure financial and other sensitive information belonging to 143 million U.S. consumers, it's no surprise that…
Two-thirds of Americans aren’t using the easiest way to save for retirement
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Saving money is often considered 'not American'  it's just not something that's ingrained in the minds and lifestyles of most people…
Equifax data breach
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After Equifax announced it was the victim of a massive data breach that exposed personal information belonging to 143 million…
12 things your homeowners insurance probably doesn’t cover
12 things your homeowners insurance probably doesn’t cover Homes & Real Estate September 11, 2017
Do you know exactly what your homeowners insurance policy would cover in the event of an accident or catastrophe? Unexpected…
Follow this #1 rule to avoid big credit card debt
Follow this #1 rule to avoid big credit card debt Money & Credit September 10, 2017
The word “debt” typically carries a negative connotation — which makes sense when you consider all the debt Americans owe…
Equifax says data breach may have exposed personal info of 143 million consumers
Equifax says data breach may have exposed personal info of 143 million consumers Money & Credit September 9, 2017
Equifax, one of the nation's three main credit reporting agencies, has announced a "cybersecurity incident" that could potentially impact roughly…
The important documents to take with you during an evacuation
The important documents to take with you during an evacuation Money & Credit September 6, 2017
Millions of Americans are preparing to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Irma plows through the Caribbean on its way toward the…