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.
Gymboree is on the verge of bankruptcy, report warns
Gymboree is on the verge of bankruptcy, report warns Shopping & Retail April 12, 2017
Struggling children’s apparel retailer Gymboree is apparently preparing to file for bankruptcy. According to a report in Bloomberg, Gymboree has…
12 money-saving secrets to know about Ross Dress for Less
12 money-saving secrets to know about Ross Dress for Less Deals & Savings April 12, 2017
Sometimes bargain shopping can feel like going on a treasure hunt, and that’s certainly the case at Ross Dress for…
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Walmart offering big new discount that Amazon can’t match Deals & Savings April 12, 2017
Walmart is offering a new type of discount for online shoppers in an effort to close the gap with Amazon…
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19 top jobs in places where a $60,000 salary goes the furthest Employment Trends & Job Market April 11, 2017
Think you need a six-figure salary to live large in America? Not so fast… Although it’s getting harder to make it…
The 19 best used car models under $15,000
The 19 best used car models under $15,000 Cars April 11, 2017
If you’re shopping around for a used car, you want to make sure the vehicle you’re buying is going to…
7 surprising things you might not know about Panera Bread
7 surprising things you might not know about Panera Bread Food & Restaurants April 11, 2017
With more than 2,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada, Panera Bread is a shining star in the competitive fast-casual…
The #1 airline in America is…
The #1 airline in America is… Travel April 10, 2017
Alaska Airlines has unseated Virgin America, the airline it recently acquired, to take the top spot in the just-released 2017 Airline…
Recall alert: Dead bat found in salad mix sold at Walmart
Recall alert: Dead bat found in salad mix sold at Walmart Food & Restaurants April 10, 2017
A dead bat was found in a container of packaged salad that was sold at Walmart, prompting a recall. According…
7 foods you should never buy at the dollar store
7 foods you should never buy at the dollar store Deals & Savings April 10, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael…
Nearly half of sunscreens don’t meet the SPF claim on the label
Nearly half of sunscreens don’t meet the SPF claim on the label Health April 9, 2017
The sunscreen you buy might not be protecting your skin as well as you think. The Food and Drug Administration…
Warning: Dangerous new ATM skimmers could empty your bank account
Warning: Dangerous new ATM skimmers could empty your bank account Scams & Rip-Offs April 8, 2017
An alarming new report found there was a 70% increase in the number of debit cards compromised at ATMs and…
The best time to list your home for sale is…
The best time to list your home for sale is… Homes & Real Estate April 7, 2017
If you want to sell your home faster and for the most money, you have to know exactly when to…
3 boxed pasta brands that even the best chefs buy
3 boxed pasta brands that even the best chefs buy Food & Restaurants April 7, 2017
Spaghetti and other pasta varieties are staples of the American diet, and they’re typically one of the less-expensive items in…
5 secret menu hacks you probably haven’t tried
5 secret menu hacks you probably haven’t tried Food & Restaurants April 7, 2017
If you've been following Clark for a while, you know the man loves his fast food — it's cheap, quick and…
3 cheap unlimited data plans the Big 4 wireless providers don’t want you to know about
3 cheap unlimited data plans the Big 4 wireless providers don’t want you to know about Mobile & Electronics April 6, 2017
When it comes to unlimited cell phone data plans, the best deal may not be with one of the Big…
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Recall alert: Aldi pulls frozen vegetables due to possible Listeria contamination Food & Restaurants April 6, 2017
If you buy groceries from Aldi, you may want to check your freezer. According to an April 4 news release,…
7 big changes coming to Bed Bath & Beyond in 2017
7 big changes coming to Bed Bath & Beyond in 2017 Shopping & Retail April 6, 2017
With more than 1,500 stores in all 50 states and D.C., Bed Bath & Beyond is perhaps best known for…
Sprint announces new unlimited plan pricing: How it compares to Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile
Sprint announces new unlimited plan pricing: How it compares to Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Mobile & Electronics April 6, 2017
Sprint, the nation’s number four wireless carrier, is retiring its popular 50% off promotion and eliminating traditional data plans to…
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Taking a hot bath may burn as many calories as a 30-minute walk Health April 5, 2017
If you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, you’ve probably heard about the magic number: 10,000 steps a day --…
States where residents pay the most and least taxes
States where residents pay the most and least taxes Taxes April 5, 2017
With tax day right around the corner (reminder: it’s April 18 this year!), WalletHub has released a list of states…
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AT&T is now offering free HBO: Here’s how to get it Mobile & Electronics April 5, 2017
If you have AT&T’s most expensive unlimited data plan, the wireless provider is giving you free HBO! Starting April 6,…
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Is your local Payless ShoeSource closing? Check this list Shopping & Retail April 5, 2017
Payless ShoeSource is immediately closing nearly 400 underperforming locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico after filing for Chapter 11…
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Warning: New phone scam targets anyone with a Medicare card Scams & Rip-Offs April 4, 2017
There’s a sneaky new scam targeting Medicare card holders, according to a special alert from AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. The…
The harsh reality of what’s happening to America’s shopping malls
The harsh reality of what’s happening to America’s shopping malls Shopping & Retail April 4, 2017
With major retailers closing thousands of underperforming locations this year, there are serious doubts about whether entire malls – especially…
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Need a job? UPS hiring thousands for new Saturday service Employment Trends & Job Market April 4, 2017
There's great news for UPS customers (and job hunters who look good in brown). The company is adding Saturday ground…
Target shoppers: Here’s the truth about this viral pricing hoax
Target shoppers: Here’s the truth about this viral pricing hoax Shopping & Retail April 3, 2017
Some retailers have secret codes that savvy shoppers can use to determine when merchandise is marked down to the lowest price possible.…
One type of gym equipment is 362 times dirtier than a toilet seat
One type of gym equipment is 362 times dirtier than a toilet seat Diet,Fitness & Wellness April 3, 2017
Most people go to the gym to live a healthier lifestyle, but nasty germs on the equipment could make you…
EpiPen recall: Some devices may fail to activate in an emergency
EpiPen recall: Some devices may fail to activate in an emergency Health April 3, 2017
Some of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector products are being recalled due to a dangerous potential defect, the U.S.…
Ben and Jerry’s is giving away ice cream for Free Cone Day! Here’s where to get one
Ben and Jerry’s is giving away ice cream for Free Cone Day! Here’s where to get one Deals & Savings April 3, 2017
If you love ice cream as much as Clark does, you’ll want to head to your nearest Ben & Jerry’s…
$5 savings challenge: Follow this simple plan to save thousands of dollars
$5 savings challenge: Follow this simple plan to save thousands of dollars Budgeting & Saving April 3, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves…