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.

Credit score | How to improve your number
Credit score | How to improve your number Commoncents April 19, 2017
You’ve set out your goals, made a plan, and you’re finally starting to feel pretty good about things. You start…
Delta will now offer you $10,000 to switch flights
Delta will now offer you $10,000 to switch flights Money & Credit April 16, 2017
In the midst of the United Airlines fiasco — which originated with a video that went viral of a passenger being…
Your approval letter for student loan forgiveness may actually be invalid
Your approval letter for student loan forgiveness may actually be invalid College & University April 14, 2017
The harsh reality of the student loan debt crisis in America seems to be getting worse by the day — with…
More users experiencing glitch that turns an iPhone into a worthless brick
More users experiencing glitch that turns an iPhone into a worthless brick Mobile & Electronics April 14, 2017
There isn't much you can do on an iPhone if the touchscreen stops working -- besides push the buttons, which…
The #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck
The #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck Money & Credit April 12, 2017
Do you know where your money is actually going every month? If not, then that's a huge warning sign that it's…
The IRS is now using private debt collectors: What you need to know to protect yourself
The IRS is now using private debt collectors: What you need to know to protect yourself Scams & Rip-Offs April 11, 2017
For years, the general rule of thumb for avoiding an IRS phone scam was reassurance from the Internal Revenue Service…
Money 101 | 5 basic money rules you can live by forever
Money 101 | 5 basic money rules you can live by forever Commoncents April 11, 2017
https://rumble.com/embed/u76hf.vdko7/ The concept of personal finance can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never learned much about it (which is the…
What is a 401(k)? | How to maximize your savings for the future
What is a 401(k)? | How to maximize your savings for the future Commoncents April 10, 2017
When you enter the real world, you start to hear about all sorts of things that immediately make you feel…
12 best ways to find a college scholarship
12 best ways to find a college scholarship Education April 10, 2017
The idea of student loan debt can be pretty terrifying — especially considering the average 2016 college graduate left school owing…
43 home cleaning hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner
43 home cleaning hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner Life April 5, 2017
I love to clean — I don't what it is, but I just love it — and anyone who knows my…
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…
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…
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 yourself…
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…
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…
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…
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites
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Another day, another data breach -- and this time it involves a security flaw found in a major web services…
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…
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…
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…