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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.
13 smart moves to make in your 20s to get on the fast track financial success
13 smart moves to make in your 20s to get on the fast track financial success Money & Credit June 3, 2017
Finally having a steady income can be exciting — sometimes a little too exciting. It's easy to get into financial trouble in…
Inspire: An online community of support and resources for people dealing with illnesses
Inspire: An online community of support and resources for people dealing with illnesses Health June 2, 2017
Dealing with any type of illness is not only tough physically, but it can also have a very emotional and…
61 ways to take your frugalness to the next level
61 ways to take your frugalness to the next level Money & Credit June 1, 2017
I recently went through a magazine (that I get for free in the mail) and took out all the perfume…
What to delete when your phone runs out of storage space
What to delete when your phone runs out of storage space Mobile & Electronics June 1, 2017
If you're like most people and use your smartphone for pretty much everything in your life — from taking photos to…
These beliefs are what separate wealthy people from everyone else
These beliefs are what separate wealthy people from everyone else Money & Credit June 1, 2017
If you're looking for the secret to success, it may come down to your own personal set of beliefs. A…
Worst denim trend yet? This $445 dress is made from oversized upside-down jeans
Worst denim trend yet? This $445 dress is made from oversized upside-down jeans Shopping & Retail May 31, 2017
If you're a little confused — scratch that, extremely confused — by some of today's latest fashion trends, you're not alone. Just…
Warning: Gmail scam is tricking people into handing over their info to criminals
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If you have a Gmail account, you need to be aware of a scary scam that continues to trick people…
13 secret tricks to save even more on Amazon!
13 secret tricks to save even more on Amazon! Shopping & Retail May 26, 2017
Just last year, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the world's biggest retailer. With the rise of bargain-hunting consumers who are not only…
Beware of ‘free’ anti-wrinkle cream offers that can leave you with an empty bank account
Beware of ‘free’ anti-wrinkle cream offers that can leave you with an empty bank account Mobile & Electronics May 25, 2017
Free trial offers are everywhere these days — for streaming services, subscriptions, various types of products and more. Seems like a great deal — why…
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 May 23, 2017
Having a college degree is still the best way to get into high-paying career — or at least to set yourself…
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money Scams & Rip-Offs May 20, 2017
If someone claiming to be an FBI or other federal agent calls you on the phone or shows up at…
Nearly 25% of Americans are making this costly money mistake
Nearly 25% of Americans are making this costly money mistake Money & Credit May 10, 2017
While stashing money under your mattress in college probably worked fine, if you want to build long-term wealth, that's not…
Where to find the lowest grocery store prices in America
Where to find the lowest grocery store prices in America Deals & Savings May 9, 2017
The majority of the average American's paycheck goes toward just three things: housing, transportation and food. Food accounts for about…
Top 25 work-from-home companies for 2017
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Whether you're on the hunt for a full-time job or just looking for ways to pick up some extra cash, opportunities to work…
9 secret perks that make a Costco membership totally worth it
9 secret perks that make a Costco membership totally worth it Shopping & Retail May 7, 2017
If you don't already have a membership to Costco, you're missing out on some serious money-saving opportunities! And even if you…
Your calculator app has a secret feature that will change your life
Your calculator app has a secret feature that will change your life Mobile & Electronics May 7, 2017
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Johnson & Johnson to pay $110 million after baby powder allegedly caused woman’s ovarian cancer
Johnson & Johnson to pay $110 million after baby powder allegedly caused woman’s ovarian cancer Health May 6, 2017
Baby powder is a common household item, especially for parents. But consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson just lost another…
13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time
13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time Money & Credit May 4, 2017
We all mishandle our money from time to time -- whether it's an impulse buy, a forgotten bill or just poor planning.…
9 ways to pay for college without student loans
9 ways to pay for college without student loans Education May 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…
6 easy money tips for forgetful and unorganized people
6 easy money tips for forgetful and unorganized people Money & Credit May 4, 2017
I forget everything. I think it's a combination of my way-too-busy schedule and some gene I inherited from my dad, but…
Warning: Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device
Warning: Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device Mobile & Electronics May 3, 2017
For whatever reason, smartphones have caused people to let their guard down — and scammers are taking advantage of the fact…
How to refinance your student loans
How to refinance your student loans Money & Credit May 1, 2017
When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your student loans? If it's been a while,…
How the new Trump tax plan will impact you
How the new Trump tax plan will impact you Money & Credit May 1, 2017
After President Trump proposed some big changes to the U.S. tax system on the 2016 campaign trail, we're now getting…
Budgeting 101 | A step-by-step guide to take control of your money
Budgeting 101 | A step-by-step guide to take control of your money Commoncents May 1, 2017
How often do you reach the end of the month and realize you spent the money you had planned to…
The 3 rules of student loan borrowing
The 3 rules of student loan borrowing Education April 28, 2017
It’s no secret that student loan debt in the U.S. has become a big problem — with 43 million Americans…
50 companies offering great part-time, contract and remote job opportunities
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If you're in the process of looking for a full-time job or just looking for ways to boost your monthly income, picking…
4 food safety mistakes you’re probably making at home
4 food safety mistakes you’re probably making at home Health April 20, 2017
When it comes to clean and safe cooking, there are a few basics you probably know: keep the raw chicken…
Saving 101 | Why you should save, and how to get started
Saving 101 | Why you should save, and how to get started Commoncents April 20, 2017
When you start making money, the last thing you probably want to do is save it — despite having probably been…
Student loans 101 | Everything from how much to borrow to paying it off
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It’s no secret that student loan debt in the U.S. has become a big problem — with 43 million Americans now…
Credit score | How to improve your number
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You’ve set out your goals, made a plan, and you’re finally starting to feel pretty good about things. You start…