Mike Timmermann

Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
New security warning about chip credit cards
New security warning about chip credit cards Credit & Debit Cards August 10, 2017
Chip credit cards, or EMV credit cards, are the new standard in credit card technology. Unlike magnetic stripe cards, the…
These 7 credit cards have the most potential fees
These 7 credit cards have the most potential fees Money & Credit August 10, 2017
If you have the wrong credit card in your wallet, avoiding pesky fees can be a lot harder than you…
Just announced: Applebee’s is closing up to 135 restaurants
Just announced: Applebee’s is closing up to 135 restaurants Food & Restaurants August 10, 2017
Your local Applebee's may be closing soon, as the struggling casual restaurant chain tries to turn its business around. In…
This Verizon rewards perk is going away
This Verizon rewards perk is going away Mobile & Electronics August 9, 2017
If you’re a Verizon customer, you may be familiar with the points-based Smart Rewards program that for years has offered…
Are you ‘overfat’? Take this measurement to see if you’re at risk
Are you ‘overfat’? Take this measurement to see if you’re at risk Health August 9, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard steps on a bathroom scale every day to monitor his weight, which is something he has…
10 cities where you’re most likely to overpay for gas
10 cities where you’re most likely to overpay for gas Cars August 8, 2017
Gas prices are well below record highs from a few years ago, but that doesn’t mean you’re not paying more…
Clark Howard hit by car
This is how Clark escaped injury after being brushed by a car Health August 8, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard says a simple tip from an article he read years ago helped him avoid serious injury…
Sprint Wireless $30 unlimited plan
Sprint’s $30 unlimited data plan comes with a big catch Mobile & Electronics August 8, 2017
Recently, I shared how existing Sprint customers may be able to take advantage of the wireless provider’s $50 a month…
8 surprising uses for old T-shirts
8 surprising uses for old T-shirts Life August 7, 2017
Do you have a few T-shirts in your closet that have seen better days? There are some pretty creative ways…
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Americans cross the border for cheap dental care in Mexico Dental Care August 7, 2017
Thousands of uninsured Americans are traveling to Mexico every day for dental care they otherwise couldn't afford. Located just a…
This website makes your personal info available to anyone: Here’s how to remove it!
This website makes your personal info available to anyone: Here’s how to remove it! Protect Your Identity August 7, 2017
A lot of people are alarmed by a free genealogy website that’s putting your personal information out there for anyone to…
New tool offers credit card perks without debit card dangers
New tool offers credit card perks without debit card dangers Credit & Debit Cards August 7, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
These 16 stores will reward you for recycling old phones, clothes and more
These 16 stores will reward you for recycling old phones, clothes and more Shopping & Retail August 4, 2017
The next time you go to your favorite mall or shopping center, be on the lookout for stores that will…
Tide just announced a major change to make laundry pods safer
Tide just announced a major change to make laundry pods safer Life August 4, 2017
Ever since those convenient laundry detergent pods hit the market a few years ago, safety experts have warned parents to…
Is someone stealing your mail? There’s a new way to find out
Is someone stealing your mail? There’s a new way to find out Home August 4, 2017
If you’ve ever had problems with your USPS mail delivery, there’s a new program that could make your life a…
Job alert: This work-at-home customer service gig pays up to $18/hour
Job alert: This work-at-home customer service gig pays up to $18/hour Jobs & Military August 3, 2017
Want a work-from-home job that pays pretty well? If customer service and sales are your specialties, you may be interested…
4 simple rules for healthy, budget-friendly lunches your kids will love
4 simple rules for healthy, budget-friendly lunches your kids will love Health August 3, 2017
Most parents want to provide their kids with the healthiest meals possible, but the challenge can be finding nutritious foods…
Most people fail this simple money test: Can you pass?
Most people fail this simple money test: Can you pass? Money & Credit August 3, 2017
If you're a fan of Clark.com, you might know more about money than the average person. But a study on…
11 uses for Dollar Tree’s cheaper alternative to Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
11 uses for Dollar Tree’s cheaper alternative to Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Life August 3, 2017
If you’ve ever used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser around the house, you’re definitely a believer in magic! Just add water…
Attention shoppers: UPS is adding a new delivery surcharge
Attention shoppers: UPS is adding a new delivery surcharge Shopping & Retail August 3, 2017
UPS is adding a new surcharge that will affect your holiday shipments this year. According to a news release, the…
Are you ready for clothing vending machines?
Are you ready for clothing vending machines? Shopping & Retail August 2, 2017
Vending machines aren’t just for snacks and sodas anymore! Japanese retailer Uniqlo is planning to sell its affordable clothing through…
Mall stores open Thanksgiving 2017
Just announced: This major retailer will be open on Thanksgiving this year Shopping & Retail August 2, 2017
The holiday shopping season is still a few months away, but video game retailer GameStop has already told employees that…
Why you may be receiving calls someone named ‘Scam Likely’
Why you may be receiving calls someone named ‘Scam Likely’ Mobile & Electronics August 2, 2017
Have you received a call on your smartphone from "Scam Likely" lately? Here's what's going on... Earlier this year, T-Mobile…
3 unlimited data plan ‘gotchas’ hidden in the fine print
3 unlimited data plan ‘gotchas’ hidden in the fine print Mobile & Electronics August 2, 2017
Advertisements for unlimited cell phone data plans are everywhere, but are any of these plans right for you? The answer…
iPhone cases recalled after dozens suffer chemical burns
iPhone cases recalled after dozens suffer chemical burns Mobile & Electronics August 1, 2017
More than 260,000 liquid glitter iPhone cases sold in the U.S. are being recalled due to the risk of skin…
New report: 8 of the least healthy restaurant menu items
New report: 8 of the least healthy restaurant menu items Food & Restaurants August 1, 2017
To avoid gaining weight, health experts have been telling us for years to simply eat in moderation. Now, an annual…
The best-performing wireless network in America is…
The best-performing wireless network in America is… Mobile & Electronics August 1, 2017
Verizon can once again claim that it has the best-performing wireless network, according to extensive nationwide testing by RootMetrics. Wireless…
This simple trick will clear your stuffy nose without medicine
This simple trick will clear your stuffy nose without medicine Health August 1, 2017
It seems like everyone is coming down with a summer cold lately, which inevitably means a stuffy nose. Even if…
National parks lifetime passes for seniors are about to get a lot more expensive
National parks lifetime passes for seniors are about to get a lot more expensive Deals & Savings July 31, 2017
Seniors can get a lifetime pass to America’s national parks and other federal lands for just $10, but they have…
Disney is hiring and you can work from home
Disney is hiring and you can work from home Jobs & Military July 31, 2017
UPDATE: As of August 2, the job postings referenced in this story are no longer active. If you’ve always thought…