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.
Is your birthday on Facebook? Here’s why that’s a bad idea
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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)
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Want to save more? | Here’s an easy way to earn 100x more money on your savings
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Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
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
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
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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
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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…
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Switch.Ditch.Save. | Your Guide to Cheaper, Easier & Better Banking
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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!
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Another day, another data breach announcement. Yahoo revealed Tuesday that the massive security breach back in 2013 impacted every single…
9 items you should never buy at the dollar store
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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Equifax breach: A recap of what to know and what to do
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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
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Debit vs. credit | Pros, cons and protections for your money
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Whether you have a debit card, a credit card or both, you can get yourself into some serious financial trouble…