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The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year
The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year Money & Credit January 15, 2017
Credit card interest is one of the sneakiest expenses a consumer can face. It's lumped in with a standard bank…
How to spot fake coupons online
How to spot fake coupons online Scams & Rip-Offs January 8, 2017
Fake coupons have become more prevalent as more and more companies offer discounts and deals online -- but how do…
Warning: This text message scam will steal your bank info
Warning: This text message scam will steal your bank info Scams & Rip-Offs December 28, 2016
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers about a new text message scam that's fooling people into sharing their…
Preparing is saving: 11 ways to winterize your car
Preparing is saving: 11 ways to winterize your car Cars December 24, 2016
Is your car ready for winter? According to car experts, there are a few things you shoulddo to prepare your…
Store hours for last-minute holiday shopping!
Store hours for last-minute holiday shopping! Shopping & Retail December 24, 2016
Are you a shopping procrastinator?You're not alone. The busiest shopping days of the year are upon us! As it turns…
Vanguard introducing loads on 2 funds in 2017?
Vanguard introducing loads on 2 funds in 2017? Money & Credit November 30, 2016
Vanguard is getting ready to ring in 2017 with stealth fees on two newer funds. Read more: Nearly 25% of…
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher
8 totally random things people put in the dishwasher Homes & Real Estate November 30, 2016
Now that we're right smack in the middle of the holidays, we're all using our dishwashers a whole lot. (It's…
The best things in life are free
The best things in life are free Donating & Volunteering November 23, 2016
Here at Team Clark headquarters, we have so much to be thankful for. We want to pause for a moment…
Buying a home through the VA loan program: What you need to know
Buying a home through the VA loan program: What you need to know Buying a Home November 11, 2016
When it comes to home buying, there are special considerations that go along with wearing the uniform of our nation.…
John Hancock pulls out of the long-term care insurance market
John Hancock pulls out of the long-term care insurance market Insurance November 11, 2016
John Hancock has announced it's getting out of the business of selling individual long-term care (LTC) insurance policies effective December…
How to send coupons to the troops overseas
How to send coupons to the troops overseas Food & Restaurants November 9, 2016
If you're a coupon clipper, chances are sometimes you clip too much and are left with excess coupons that you…
Pollo Tropical to shutter 10 locations in Georgia, Tennessee, Texas
Pollo Tropical to shutter 10 locations in Georgia, Tennessee, Texas Shopping & Retail November 8, 2016
Pollo Tropical, the restaurant chain best known for its chicken dishes with a Caribbean twist, has announced the closure of…
The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act: A financial safety net for the troops
The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act: A financial safety net for the troops Home November 7, 2016
The brave men and women who wear our nation's uniform answer the call of duty on a moment's notice. It's…
Buying a car: A lesson in auto finance for the troops
Buying a car: A lesson in auto finance for the troops Buying November 7, 2016
It's not unusual for service members to build up a lot of savings thanks to tax-free combat pay. Couple that…
How military spouses can get free financial education and credentials
How military spouses can get free financial education and credentials Education November 7, 2016
Being in the military, you know firsthand that there are some particular tests you and your family face on a…
Generic drug makers facing probe over price collusion
Generic drug makers facing probe over price collusion Health November 4, 2016
Remember the outrage over the price fixing of Daraprim and the more recent scandal over the skyrocketing prices associated with…
The difference between HSAs and FSAs (plus 9 ways to use them)
The difference between HSAs and FSAs (plus 9 ways to use them) Insurance October 29, 2016
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are increasingly popular due to the changes in healthcare over the last…
9 things most people forget about when buying disability insurance
9 things most people forget about when buying disability insurance Insurance October 28, 2016
Throughout your working lifetime, you are three times more likely to become disabled than you are to die before age…
This app helps you pay off student loan debt!
This app helps you pay off student loan debt! Money & Credit October 24, 2016
Figuring out how to pay of debt can be a little overwhelming. The Qoins app aims to make it a…
Index annuities are poison for your pocketbook
Index annuities are poison for your pocketbook Insurance October 14, 2016
For years, Clark has warned people about something known as index annuities. They're one of the hottest products in the…
Recall alert: New listeria scare hits beloved store brand of ice cream
Recall alert: New listeria scare hits beloved store brand of ice cream Health October 11, 2016
In a year that's seen its fair share of ice cream recalls because of fears about listeria, we're now getting…
2+ million people not getting the health care subsidies they’re eligible for
2+ million people not getting the health care subsidies they’re eligible for Insurance October 11, 2016
Think health insurance is too expensive on the health care exchanges? Think again. Even if you earn in the high…
This is why you probably shouldn’t wear shoes in your house
This is why you probably shouldn’t wear shoes in your house Health October 7, 2016
Unless you have a special circumstance, you probably wear shoes inside your house. But several scientific studiessuggestwhy that'sa bad idea--…
Feds shore up flood insurance program by working with private reinsurers
Feds shore up flood insurance program by working with private reinsurers Insurance October 4, 2016
As parts of Florida and South Carolina brace for possible impact from Hurricane Matthew, there's no doubt flood insurance will…
Wells Fargo fined for illegally repossessing cars of the actively deployed
Wells Fargo fined for illegally repossessing cars of the actively deployed Cars October 3, 2016
OK, talk about piling on! You already know that Wells Fargo has taken a beating over the company's practice of…
AT&T stops spying on broadband customers
AT&T stops spying on broadband customers Mobile & Electronics October 3, 2016
Tired of your ISP spying on you? Now one of AT&T's major spying initiatives is going away...and you might just…
Fire risk: Subaru recalls 593K vehicles with faulty wiper motors
Fire risk: Subaru recalls 593K vehicles with faulty wiper motors Cars September 30, 2016
Subaru is recalling up to 593,000 vehicles because the windshield wiper motor may overheat and cause a fire. Read more:These…
Faith-based health care: A viable alternative to traditional health insurance?
Faith-based health care: A viable alternative to traditional health insurance? Insurance September 30, 2016
The cost of health insurance for you or your family is going higher and higher and often the plans come…
Beware of official-looking emails about canceled insurance!
Beware of official-looking emails about canceled insurance! Insurance September 26, 2016
Head's up about a localized insurance scam that Clark worries could get legs and spread around the country... Read more:…
Top 10 senior saving strategies from The Senior List
Top 10 senior saving strategies from The Senior List Deals & Savings September 26, 2016
Some things only improve with age -- and one of those things is discounts! If you're a seniorand you want…