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.
Holiday shopping 2017: 5 retail traps to avoid
Holiday shopping 2017: 5 retail traps to avoid Holiday Shopping November 21, 2017
You've set a holiday budget, reviewed the Black Friday ad scans and mapped out your shopping strategy to save more…
15 things to know before your first trip to Lidl
15 things to know before your first trip to Lidl Shopping & Retail November 20, 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…
Make stale bread soft again using this simple trick
Make stale bread soft again using this simple trick Life November 20, 2017
Food waste is likely costing your family hundreds of dollars a year. Somewhere between 30-40% of the food supply in…
Early Black Friday 2017: Stores open on Thanksgiving
Early Black Friday 2017: Stores open on Thanksgiving Holiday Shopping November 20, 2017
Toys R Us is once again planning to open on Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m. for 30 continuous hours of…
Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year
Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year Holiday Shopping November 20, 2017
Many retailers will once again start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, but dozens of stores are choosing to…
8 ways to get the most out of your Costco membership
8 ways to get the most out of your Costco membership Shopping & Retail November 15, 2017
What’s your strategy for saving money at Costco Wholesale? That's the question I asked Clark.com readers at the end of…
9 things to know before your first trip to Costco
9 things to know before your first trip to Costco Shopping & Retail November 14, 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 Americans are not likely to get a pay raise this year
These Americans are not likely to get a pay raise this year Jobs & Military November 14, 2017
When you sit down with your boss for your annual performance review at the end of the year, you may…
The Black Friday purchases you’ll most likely regret
The Black Friday purchases you’ll most likely regret Holiday Shopping November 14, 2017
Have you ever stood in line for a Black Friday doorbuster deal and later realized it wasn't worth the time…
Use this comparison tool to shop for a new cell phone
Use this comparison tool to shop for a new cell phone Mobile & Electronics November 13, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard says that people are coming up to him more often to ask about the best cell…
Smart shoppers know this Black Friday sale is a best-kept secret
Smart shoppers know this Black Friday sale is a best-kept secret Holiday Shopping November 13, 2017
Black Friday isn't just a great day to find deals on electronics! Many pet owners use the day after Thanksgiving…
Amazon price warning: What shoppers need to know this holiday season
Amazon price warning: What shoppers need to know this holiday season Online Shopping November 10, 2017
When you're shopping on Amazon this holiday season, you can easily be fooled into thinking that everything you buy on the…
Apple says it fixed the glitch that’s been driving iPhone users crazy
Apple says it fixed the glitch that’s been driving iPhone users crazy Mobile & Electronics November 10, 2017
Apple says it has solved a glitch that gave iPhone users a lot of trouble this past week. People who…
Warning: 8 ways to avoid car rental ripoffs this holiday season
Warning: 8 ways to avoid car rental ripoffs this holiday season Car Rentals November 10, 2017
If you're planning to rent a car for the holidays — or even if you've already made your reservation —…
Retail alert: Target is closing these underperforming stores
Retail alert: Target is closing these underperforming stores Shopping & Retail November 9, 2017
Target is closing a dozen underperforming locations early next year, according to the Star Tribune. Earlier this week, the discount…
This affordable housing strategy is a win-win for baby boomers and millennials
This affordable housing strategy is a win-win for baby boomers and millennials Homes & Real Estate November 8, 2017
In cities across America, there are millennials struggling to find affordable housing and baby boomers who want to stay in…
Don’t make this big mistake when using autopay for your bills
Don’t make this big mistake when using autopay for your bills Credit & Debit Cards November 7, 2017
It seems like hardly a week goes by that we don't hear about another credit card security breach. Although consumers…
Warning: New email scam targets Netflix subscribers
Warning: New email scam targets Netflix subscribers Scams & Rip-Offs November 6, 2017
We're getting word of a convincing new phishing scam that's targeting Netflix subscribers via email. According to the cyber security…
How to make professional-looking wood prints for less than $5 each
How to make professional-looking wood prints for less than $5 each Life November 6, 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…
Half of Americans think this credit card practice should be illegal
Half of Americans think this credit card practice should be illegal Credit & Debit Cards November 3, 2017
When you’re out shopping through the holiday season and get to the register, keep in mind that sales associates are…
The best day of the week to buy avocados, coffee, hot sauce and more
The best day of the week to buy avocados, coffee, hot sauce and more Shopping & Retail November 2, 2017
We've all heard the stereotypes about millennials who can't get enough of avocados, coffee and hot sauce! Now, the shopping…
3 things to know about J.C. Penney’s Black Friday 2017 deals
3 things to know about J.C. Penney’s Black Friday 2017 deals Shopping & Retail November 2, 2017
J.C. Penney has released a 72-page Black Friday ad for 2017 that's filled with deals on appliances, clothing, housewares and…
Expert reveals 3 proven strategies to negotiate a better job offer
Expert reveals 3 proven strategies to negotiate a better job offer Jobs & Military November 1, 2017
After you've aced the interview, you get a call from the hiring manager who wants to offer you a job!…
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards Credit & Debit Cards October 31, 2017
When you head to the checkout counter this holiday season, don't be surprised if a retail sales associate asks if…
FDA moves to revoke soy health benefit claim
FDA moves to revoke soy health benefit claim Health October 31, 2017
The FDA is proposing a rule to revoke a health claim that soy protein reduces the risk of heart disease.…
Waiter reveals how restaurant menus trick you into spending more money
Waiter reveals how restaurant menus trick you into spending more money Food & Restaurants October 30, 2017
If you eat out often, you probably already know that alcohol, appetizers and desserts are three of the ways that…
FDA warning: Black licorice could land you in the hospital
FDA warning: Black licorice could land you in the hospital Food & Restaurants October 30, 2017
If you end up with a stash of black licorice after Halloween, the Food and Drug Administration is warning you…
Clark’s #1 secret to avoid overspending this holiday season
Clark’s #1 secret to avoid overspending this holiday season Money & Credit October 30, 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…
The best time of the year to buy a starter home
The best time of the year to buy a starter home Homes & Real Estate October 27, 2017
If you're in the market for a starter home, you may want to begin your search ASAP! Although many people…
How I lowered my cable and internet bill 3 times this year
How I lowered my cable and internet bill 3 times this year Mobile & Electronics October 27, 2017
If you think you're paying too much for cable and internet service, there's a new tool that may be able…