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.
America’s grocery stores ranked from best to worst
America’s grocery stores ranked from best to worst Food & Restaurants May 10, 2017
Publix and Wegmans tied for first place in a just-released consumer study of America’s favorite grocery stores, while Walmart was…
Meal kits are now available at some Publix locations
Meal kits are now available at some Publix locations Food & Restaurants May 10, 2017
Move over, Blue Apron! Publix is getting in on the growing meal kit trend at two of its Florida grocery…
New job alert: Hilton is hiring and you can work from home
New job alert: Hilton is hiring and you can work from home Work at Home & Telecommuting May 10, 2017
UPDATE: As of May 11, Hilton is no longer accepting applications for this position. Check jobs.hilton.com for new job postings. If…
Scam alert: Do not answer calls or texts from these area codes
Scam alert: Do not answer calls or texts from these area codes Scams & Rip-Offs May 10, 2017
If you receive a call or text message on your cell phone from an unfamiliar area code, proceed with caution!…
Drink pink: Top 3 rosé wines for under $15
Drink pink: Top 3 rosé wines for under $15 Life May 9, 2017
Clark Smart shoppers already know that you don’t have to spend a fortune for good wine! Good cheap wine is…
Amazon just made another change to its free shipping policy
Amazon just made another change to its free shipping policy Online Shopping May 9, 2017
Great news for online shoppers! Amazon has lowered the free shipping order minimum again. After dropping the minimum purchase amount…
5 big changes coming to Dunkin’ Donuts in 2017
5 big changes coming to Dunkin’ Donuts in 2017 Food & Restaurants May 9, 2017
With more than 12,000 locations around the world, Dunkin’ Donuts has become known as much for its coffee as its…
How to get 10 days off work by using only 4 vacation days
How to get 10 days off work by using only 4 vacation days Travel May 9, 2017
If you have big travel plans but only a small amount of paid time off every year, you really have…
Clark’s secret to finding the cheapest flights possible
Clark’s secret to finding the cheapest flights possible Travel May 8, 2017
If you need a summer vacation but don’t know where to go, this may be the year to test out…
The #1 way to protect yourself from ATM card skimmers
The #1 way to protect yourself from ATM card skimmers Scams & Rip-Offs May 8, 2017
For years, money expert Clark Howard has warned about thieves using skimmers at ATMs to steal your money. Now, an…
This simple list could save you if your credit cards are ever stolen
This simple list could save you if your credit cards are ever stolen Credit & Debit Cards May 8, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves…
4 places where nasty germs are thriving in your home
4 places where nasty germs are thriving in your home Health May 5, 2017
If you’re planning to get some spring cleaning done soon, there are four spots you don’t want to forget about.…
Warning: Job applicants are receiving scam emails with fake employment offers
Warning: Job applicants are receiving scam emails with fake employment offers Scams & Rip-Offs May 5, 2017
Scammers are preying on vulnerable job seekers, sending fake employment offers through email to obtain personal information. According to a news…
The 7 best late-model used cars to buy right now
The 7 best late-model used cars to buy right now Buying May 5, 2017
When shopping for a used car, you’re usually looking for a vehicle that’s safe, reliable and a great value. Money…
Why you should change your Mint.com and other budgeting account passwords
Why you should change your Mint.com and other budgeting account passwords Protect Your Rights & Identity May 4, 2017
If you use Mint.com or a similar type of software's personal budgeting tools, money expert Clark Howard says you may…
3 big changes coming to Outback Steakhouse in 2017
3 big changes coming to Outback Steakhouse in 2017 Food & Restaurants May 4, 2017
Outback Steakhouse is making a comeback! After a sales slump in 2016, customers are returning to the casual restaurant chain…
Just announced: This cash back shopping app is going away
Just announced: This cash back shopping app is going away Mobile & Electronics May 4, 2017
Shopmium, a cash back app that people use to save money on groceries, won’t be around for much longer. Cash…
American Express is hiring and you can work from home
American Express is hiring and you can work from home Work at Home & Telecommuting May 4, 2017
If you’re looking for a full-time job that you can do from home, American Express is hiring! According to a…
5 of America’s favorite restaurant chains are desperate for customers
5 of America’s favorite restaurant chains are desperate for customers Shopping & Retail May 4, 2017
Many of the casual chain restaurants that Americans know and love may be in serious trouble because of a so-called “restaurant…
This new cell phone plan can replace your home internet service
This new cell phone plan can replace your home internet service Phones & Mobile Devices May 4, 2017
Ever since Verizon introduced an unlimited data plan, the major cell phone companies have been trying to sweeten their deals…
Use this free tool to spot fake Amazon and Yelp reviews
Use this free tool to spot fake Amazon and Yelp reviews Mobile & Electronics May 3, 2017
When you’re looking for a good deal on a product or service, it’s important to check reviews on websites like…
You’re probably recycling wrong: What should and shouldn’t go into the bin
You’re probably recycling wrong: What should and shouldn’t go into the bin Life May 3, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency says the average American generates about four pounds of trash per day – and we recycle…
The best and worst hotel chains in America
The best and worst hotel chains in America Travel May 3, 2017
Hotels nationwide are doing a better job of keeping guests happy, according to new analysis from the American Customer Satisfaction…
Big changes coming to AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming service
Big changes coming to AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming service Mobile & Electronics May 2, 2017
If you’ve been waiting on the sidelines while AT&T’s DirecTV Now has been working out its kinks, your patience may finally…
Applebee’s says these 3 mistakes drove loyal customers away
Applebee’s says these 3 mistakes drove loyal customers away Food & Restaurants May 2, 2017
Some of the most popular casual restaurants in America are in crisis mode, struggling to fill seats amid increased competition…
7 uses for dryer sheets that you’ve probably never tried
7 uses for dryer sheets that you’ve probably never tried Life May 2, 2017
Throwing a dryer sheet in with your laundry will keep your clothes soft, static-free and smelling good -- but there are…
Recall alert: 130,000 pounds of frozen chicken sold at Costco
Recall alert: 130,000 pounds of frozen chicken sold at Costco Recalls May 1, 2017
If you buy frozen chicken at Costco Wholesale, check your freezer to see if it's part of a new recall.…
Applying for a job? Here’s why you shouldn’t put your home address on your resume
Applying for a job? Here’s why you shouldn’t put your home address on your resume Jobs & Military May 1, 2017
If you’re looking to make a career move soon, you’ve probably spent a good amount of time tailoring your resume…
7 Chick-fil-A sauces ranked from best to worst
7 Chick-fil-A sauces ranked from best to worst Food & Restaurants May 1, 2017
If there’s one thing that makes the chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-A taste even better, it’s pairing them with your favorite…
Beware of $75 Bed Bath & Beyond coupon scam on Facebook
Beware of $75 Bed Bath & Beyond coupon scam on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs May 1, 2017
After a Facebook scam involving Lowe’s Home Improvement made the rounds recently, we’re hearing about a similar scam targeting fans…