Theo Thimou

Theo is director of content for clark.com. He has co-written 2 books with Clark Howard, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times.

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Gross: New study finds fecal contamination of iced drinks at 3 big chains Health July 20, 2017
Food safety has been in the news this week thanks to a suspected norovirus outbreak that sickened more than 100…
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UPDATE: Reported illnesses at Chipotle restaurant swell to 100+ Health July 20, 2017
The suspected norovirus outbreak at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Loudoun County, Virginia, appears to be worse than initially reported.…
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Teacher panhandles for money to stock her classroom! Education July 20, 2017
Teaching is known to be a low-paying profession, but are our nation's educators now reduced to panhandling in the streets…
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Cabin crew secret: This is the #1 way to avoid jet lag Travel July 20, 2017
Jet lag is the bane of international travelers and even some domestic ones with sensitive internal clocks, too. Fortunately, it…
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8 new developments at Netflix in 2017 Mobile & Electronics July 18, 2017
For the first time in its history, Netflix has crossed the 100 million member mark. "Our streaming membership grew more…
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9 companies that do the best job keeping your data safe from prying eyes Protect Your Rights & Identity July 18, 2017
When you do business with a company you expect them to keep your personal data private, right? Yet the sad…
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Hot Wheels: America’s 10 most stolen vehicles Cars July 18, 2017
When it comes to crunching the numbers on auto theft, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is the authority on…
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11 things you might not know about Kroger Shopping & Retail July 17, 2017
The grocery business is a rapidly changing industry. Between the arrival of new discounters like Lidl and the imminent threat…
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Warning: New phone scam involves the Blue Cross Blue Shield name Health Insurance July 17, 2017
If you're struggling with the cost of health care, wouldn't it be nice to finally get a break by finding…
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New rules will limit the hurt from medical debt starting Sept. 15 Money & Credit July 17, 2017
After more than two years of delays, new rules granting consumers some relief from the harm medical debt can do…
Is that really your bank calling? FCC targets spoofers
Is that really your bank calling? FCC targets spoofers Mobile & Electronics July 14, 2017
Americans are fed up with robocalls. An estimated 2.5 billion of these automated annoyances flood our phone lines each month…
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Honda recall: 1.2 million Accords face fire risk from faulty battery sensors Auto Recalls July 14, 2017
Another day, another automaker recall! After being front and center in the Takata airbag debacle, Honda now has another recall…
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Chrysler recall: 1.3 million vehicles pose fire and airbag deployment risks Auto Recalls July 14, 2017
Fiat Chrysler has issued a double recall of 1.33 million vehicles worldwide because of airbag defects and potential fire risks.…
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6 ways to start investing when you only have $100 or less Money & Credit July 14, 2017
When it comes to investing, keeping costs low is the name of the game. That's because management fees and annual…
Pretirement: Your free financial independence countdown clock
Pretirement: Your free financial independence countdown clock Money & Credit July 13, 2017
How many times have you gotten the itch to grab a coffee on the way to work and thought, "Come…
Hey, Verizon customers: 2 ways to cut your wireless bill by 60% to 75%!
Hey, Verizon customers: 2 ways to cut your wireless bill by 60% to 75%! Mobile & Electronics July 13, 2017
You can save up to 60% or 75% on your monthly cell phone bill while still enjoying the same service…
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Here are the top 10 pizza chains by sales Shopping & Retail July 13, 2017
Almost everyone likes to eat pizza, right? That makes the pizza wars among national chains like Domino's, Pizza Hut, Papa…
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20 retailers on bankruptcy watch for 2017 Shopping & Retail July 13, 2017
2017 has been a tough year for retail with stores of all kinds shuttering more than 4,000 locations. Within the last…
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8 big changes coming to J.C. Penney in 2017 Shopping & Retail July 13, 2017
J.C. Penney has been much in the news this year. You've probably heard about the 138 locations being shut down…
Report: These 20 malls are at risk of closing by October
Report: These 20 malls are at risk of closing by October Shopping & Retail July 11, 2017
The Great Retail Bloodbath of 2017 just doesn't seem to quit. Recently, we told you that retailers have closed some…
Could mandatory arbitration with banks be going away?
Could mandatory arbitration with banks be going away? Arbitration July 11, 2017
If the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has its way, consumers will soon have the right to sue banks and…
15 new commission-free ETFs from Charles Schwab
15 new commission-free ETFs from Charles Schwab Money & Credit July 11, 2017
The battle for your investment dollar is heating up now that Charles Schwab has introduced 15 new exchange-traded funds (ETFs)…
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VIDEO: How to replace your vehicle’s air filter Cars July 3, 2017
Some auto maintenance jobs are so easy to do that you've just got to give them a try yourself! Read…
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New warning: Beware of exploding fidget spinners Life July 3, 2017
You've probably seem them everywhere this summer — fidget spinners. But if a child in your life has a particularly…
5 ways to save money at home decor superstore At Home
5 ways to save money at home decor superstore At Home Shopping & Retail July 3, 2017
Boasting 50,000 products per store, At Home does home decor like nobody else! Walk into any one of their 133…
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Costco’s $1.50 hot dog gets a new friend — a mammoth cheeseburger! Shopping & Retail June 30, 2017
Love your $1.50 hot dog at Costco? A new contender could be coming to a food court menu near you…
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Coca Cola tanning: A dangerous trend for people in search of a bronze glow Health June 30, 2017
OK, beach bag check: Towel, sunglasses, phone, a book and a can of Coca-Cola. Not to drink — to slather…
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Need new tires? These are the 10 best places to buy them Cars June 30, 2017
With gas prices for this Independence Day projected to be the lowest since 2005, more than 37 million people are will…
Walgreens to buy more than 2,000 Rite Aid locations
Walgreens to buy more than 2,000 Rite Aid locations Health June 29, 2017
The drugstore sector is about to see a lot less competition now that Walgreens has announced a major acquisition of…
Here’s a fireworks recall you need to know about before July 4
Here’s a fireworks recall you need to know about before July 4 Shopping & Retail June 29, 2017
Ready to light the sky up this weekend in honor of Independence Day? Here's a recall you need to be…