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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.
9 money-saving tips to help you avoid overspending
9 money-saving tips to help you avoid overspending Money & Credit May 19, 2016
Budgeting can seem a lot like dieting if you feel like you're being deprived of something you've always had.  That's…
These are the 10 fittest cities in America
These are the 10 fittest cities in America Health May 18, 2016
The District of Columbia has been named the fittest city in the country for the third year in a row,…
13 things I learned about money in my 20s
13 things I learned about money in my 20s Money & Credit May 18, 2016
Like many people nearing the big 3-0, I’ve spent some time thinking (obsessing) about where I am in my life…
Cheap eats: Is this the best fast food deal right now?
Cheap eats: Is this the best fast food deal right now? Deals & Savings May 18, 2016
Fast food restaurants are fighting for your dollar, and the competition is really heating up! Wendy's came out swinging with…
This couple got their engagement photos taken at Costco
This couple got their engagement photos taken at Costco Life May 18, 2016
We may have finally found a couple that loves shopping at Costco more than Clark!  Karinne Tarshish and Dan Klamet…
How to make a flawless bed like they do in hotels
How to make a flawless bed like they do in hotels Life May 17, 2016
If you’ve always wanted to make a bed the way they do in a luxury hotel, today is your day.…
8 things that cost more at the grocery store (and where to get them cheaper)
8 things that cost more at the grocery store (and where to get them cheaper) Shopping & Retail May 17, 2016
If you’ve ever thought “I can’t believe I spent that much” after a trip to a traditional supermarket (not Aldi), let’s…
New NFL stadium to offer $2 hot dogs, free soda refills
New NFL stadium to offer $2 hot dogs, free soda refills Life May 16, 2016
Taking your family to a professional sporting event these days is like going to Disney World. The price of everything – down…
How to nicely fold a t-shirt in less than 2 seconds
How to nicely fold a t-shirt in less than 2 seconds Life May 16, 2016
We’ve all had those days when the dryer machine stops, but there’s just no way the laundry is getting folded.…
Moving soon? Save hundreds with these 21 housewarming discounts
Moving soon? Save hundreds with these 21 housewarming discounts Shopping & Retail May 16, 2016
Moving can be pretty stressful, but with that stress comes the excitement of starting over in a brand new space.…
Reality check: 9 myths about your auto insurance policy
Reality check: 9 myths about your auto insurance policy Insurance May 13, 2016
When you’re shopping around for the best auto insurance rate – which everyone should do from time to time – you…
This amazing pasta dish has only 3 main ingredients
This amazing pasta dish has only 3 main ingredients Life May 11, 2016
Do you ever get to the end of the day and suddenly feel a rush of stress, realizing you have…
How ordering Domino’s every day actually saved a man’s life
How ordering Domino’s every day actually saved a man’s life Life May 11, 2016
A Domino’s driver in Salem, Oregon, helped save the life of a regular customer whose delivery orders mysteriously stopped one…
These 7 things could get you kicked off a flight
These 7 things could get you kicked off a flight Travel May 11, 2016
When you purchase an airline ticket, do you know the terms and conditions you are agreeing to? They are all…
How to remove a bumper sticker without damaging your car
How to remove a bumper sticker without damaging your car Cars May 10, 2016
As the field of 2016 presidential candidates whittles down, some people might be re-thinking the political bumper stickers on their…
Servers leave nasty messages about customers on check
Servers leave nasty messages about customers on check Food & Restaurants May 10, 2016
Diners at a Chinese restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, got quite an unpleasant surprise when it came time to pay the bill -- and…
9 things to ask before selling your home
9 things to ask before selling your home Homes & Real Estate February 16, 2016
Just the other day I got an ad in the mail from a real estate agent. The bold print screamed 'PRICES…
6 tips for lowering your bills yourself over the phone
6 tips for lowering your bills yourself over the phone Money & Credit February 11, 2016
Haggling is something most of us dread, but it can save you hundreds of dollars a year on monthly expenses…
Tipping for the holidays: Who and how much?
Tipping for the holidays: Who and how much? Shopping & Retail December 15, 2015
Do you consider yourself a good tipper? Most of us would like to think that we are, but it's easy…
5 Ways I Save Money That Most People Don’t Try
5 Ways I Save Money That Most People Don’t Try Money & Credit June 26, 2015
People I meet usually have a few questions once they find out that I write about personal finance. For starters,…
6 Steps To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
6 Steps To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early Homes & Real Estate June 1, 2015
Should you pay off your mortgage early? It's a question personal finance experts have been debating for years. Some say…
Would You Give Up 6 Figures To Make $10/Hour Scooping Ice Cream?!
Would You Give Up 6 Figures To Make $10/Hour Scooping Ice Cream?! Entertainment May 4, 2015
Could you give up a $95,000 a year job to make $10 an hour scooping ice cream?  It's a question…
10 things to know before buying a home
10 things to know before buying a home Homes & Real Estate April 16, 2015
If you've read my previous articles on clark.com, you know that I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years.…
How Often Do You Tip Your Starbucks Barista?
How Often Do You Tip Your Starbucks Barista? Shopping & Retail April 16, 2015
Starting March 19th, customers have been able to leave tips directly through the Starbucks app on their iPhone. Think of it…
Inside the Timeshare Sales Pitch
Inside the Timeshare Sales Pitch Travel April 16, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to use a family member’s timeshare package to take a vacation. Moments after arriving at…
How much is your coffee habit costing you?
How much is your coffee habit costing you? Shopping & Retail March 5, 2015
Americans love their coffee. According to the National Coffee Association, 83 percent of us are coffee drinkers. But how much…
Want to make extra money? Choose your side hustle carefully
Want to make extra money? Choose your side hustle carefully Jobs & Military August 28, 2014
As I worked to pay off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years, I tried just about everything I could think…
3 Apps To Earn Cash Back On Groceries
3 Apps To Earn Cash Back On Groceries Deals & Savings June 26, 2014
It seems like every week we hear about food prices going up again.  First, beef prices. Then, it was milk…
5 Must-Try Spring Wines Under $15
5 Must-Try Spring Wines Under $15 Shopping & Retail April 23, 2014
Step one foot into any wine shop and the selection can be overwhelming.Hundreds or maybe even thousands of bottles surround…
How to get the best pizza value
How to get the best pizza value Shopping & Retail March 28, 2014
Think a bigger pizza is always a better value? Before you place your next delivery order, we found a handy…