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.

Yahoo warns users that their email accounts may have been hacked, again
Yahoo warns users that their email accounts may have been hacked, again Mobile & Electronics February 16, 2017
For the third time in less than six months, Yahoo is warning users that their email accounts may have been…
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed Scams & Rip-Offs February 15, 2017
In today's digitally-connected world, online dating has become more popular than ever. In fact, more than 15% of American adults say…
6 lessons from a woman who went a year without spending money
6 lessons from a woman who went a year without spending money Money & Credit February 14, 2017
If you haven't tried a savings challenge, it can be a great way to jumpstart your savings and also help…
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love!
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love! Scams & Rip-Offs February 14, 2017
Valentine’s Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online. But while you might be looking…
This fast food ‘deal’ actually costs you more money
This fast food ‘deal’ actually costs you more money Deals & Savings February 13, 2017
If you're a fan of Clark Howard, you probably already know that the guy loves fast food. But there's something…
8 things you should probably clean more often
8 things you should probably clean more often Life February 12, 2017
We all have our typical cleaning routines -- but do you ever wonder how often you should really be cleaning certain things?…
Report: Payless looking to close 1,000 stores
Report: Payless looking to close 1,000 stores Shopping & Retail February 12, 2017
The retail industry has had a rough ride, with more and more companies announcing massive store closures over the past…
Top 25 work-from-home companies for 2017
Top 25 work-from-home companies for 2017 Jobs & Military February 8, 2017
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…
New Facebook feature allows users to ask for and provide help during a crisis
New Facebook feature allows users to ask for and provide help during a crisis Mobile & Electronics February 8, 2017
Facebook has found a new way to put its more than 1.86 billion active monthly users to good use. After launching its…
17 ways the dollar store can save you big bucks
17 ways the dollar store can save you big bucks Deals & Savings February 4, 2017
Whether you're planning a party, stocking up on cleaning supplies or just picking up some snacks or household goods -- shopping…
How to bring an old laptop back to life for free
How to bring an old laptop back to life for free Mobile & Electronics February 4, 2017
Every few years, or even more often than that, we replace our electronics with…
Taste test: Does expensive wine actually taste better than cheap wine?
Taste test: Does expensive wine actually taste better than cheap wine? Deals & Savings February 3, 2017
Does a $40 bottle of wine really taste that much better than one that costs only $10? Read more: How…
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private Mobile & Electronics February 3, 2017
Some old Facebook scams are making the rounds again! If you see a status update about Facebook coming for your photos…
Finding photos on Facebook just got so much easier
Finding photos on Facebook just got so much easier Home February 2, 2017
The general idea of Facebook photos can be a double-edged sword. It's a great way to keep up with friends and…
Dealing with debt: How a woman paid off nearly $70,000 in 20 months
Dealing with debt: How a woman paid off nearly $70,000 in 20 months Money & Credit February 1, 2017
Paying off debt can seem impossible, especially if you owe tens of thousands of dollars and feel like you're barely scraping by each…
Looking for Facebook customer service help? Don’t call this number!
Looking for Facebook customer service help? Don’t call this number! Mobile & Electronics February 1, 2017
Facebook now has nearly 1.8 billion active users, and counting -- so how could the social media giant possibly keep up…
Top 50 colleges with low student loan debt and high earning potential
Top 50 colleges with low student loan debt and high earning potential Money & Credit January 31, 2017
Despite all the horror stories you hear about student loan debt and the rising cost of tuition, getting a college…
61 ways to take your frugalness to the next level
61 ways to take your frugalness to the next level Money & Credit January 31, 2017
I recently went through a magazine (that I get for free in the mail) and took out all the perfume…
Warning: If you get this phone call, do not answer ‘yes’
Warning: If you get this phone call, do not answer ‘yes’ Scams & Rip-Offs January 30, 2017
You answer the phone and the person on the other end says, 'can you hear me?' Seems harmless -- in…
6 grocery items you should always buy online
6 grocery items you should always buy online Deals & Savings January 30, 2017
The average American family spends about $7,000 a year on food -- making up the third biggest annual expense behind…
The safest airlines to fly in 2017
The safest airlines to fly in 2017 Travel January 30, 2017
According to a new report, it has never been safer to fly than it is right now. In fact, despite…
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week Money & Credit January 28, 2017
If you want to get out of debt, and stay out of debt, you have to reevaluate your routine -- the…
Americans spend most of their money on these 3 things
Americans spend most of their money on these 3 things Money & Credit January 27, 2017
When you're trying to save more money -- for both now and down the road -- there are plenty of…
How to deep clean your Keurig (because it’s probably full of germs)
How to deep clean your Keurig (because it’s probably full of germs) Life January 27, 2017
If you haven't cleaned your coffee maker in a while, it's probably pretty dirty -- like, really dirty. Just like everything else…
There are a lot of disgusting things living on your dollar bills
There are a lot of disgusting things living on your dollar bills Health January 26, 2017
You may reach for the hand sanitizer every time you hear someone in office cough or sneeze -- but what…
Facebook’s new security feature will keep hackers out of your account
Facebook’s new security feature will keep hackers out of your account Mobile & Electronics January 26, 2017
If you're worried about hackers gaining access to your Facebook account, you should be. Any time you log in to…
How to qualify for student loan forgiveness
How to qualify for student loan forgiveness Education January 25, 2017
With 43 million Americans struggling to pay of their student loan debt, more and more people are looking for ways…
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever Scams & Rip-Offs January 25, 2017
I got a text from a friend of mine telling me about four phone calls he has received lately -- all claiming…
Top 10 best (and worst) states for retirees
Top 10 best (and worst) states for retirees Money & Credit January 24, 2017
When it comes time to retire, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of…
Best things to buy at Aldi
Best things to buy at Aldi Deals & Savings January 24, 2017
If you haven't shopped at Aldi, you're missing out on some serious money-saving opportunities! How to save even more at Aldi…