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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Say goodbye to this common checkout routine in 2018 Credit & Debit Cards October 20, 2017
MasterCard is planning to drop the requirement on merchants to have you provide your signature when you make a credit…
Waggy plush wind-up musical toys
Recall Alert: Nearly 600K plush musical wind-up toys sold at Target, Walmart, Carter’s Recalls October 20, 2017
Did you buy any plush wind-up musical toys for toddlers earlier this year or in 2016? If so, we've got…
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How to switch your natural gas provider in 4 easy steps Money & Credit October 19, 2017
Fall is a great time to lock in your natural gas rate if you live in a state where the…
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save Insurance October 19, 2017
If you're on Medicare, this is the time of year when you can change your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription…
Ford F-150
Recall alert: 1.3 million Ford trucks recalled due to safety hazard Cars October 19, 2017
Ford Motor Company is recalling more than a million vehicles from its popular F-150 and Super Duty lines because of…
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Is your iPhone 6 slow? This may be the reason why Mobile & Electronics October 19, 2017
We're now a month out from the release of the iPhone 8 and sales aren't exactly booming. In fact, it's…
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Just say no to KRACK — the most dangerous Wi-Fi hack ever discovered Mobile & Electronics October 18, 2017
It's one of the most dangerous tech exploits ever discovered and it can impact any wireless device that accesses a…
Amazon Locker
Amazon moving into nearly 1M apartments to make the package delivery process safe and easy Online Shopping October 18, 2017
With the holidays just around the corner, package theft is foremost on everybody's mind (or at least it should be).…
Packages ready for delivery
6 ways to stop package thieves from striking your home Scams & Rip-Offs October 18, 2017
With an ever-growing number of people shopping online, there are a lot of packages being delivered to people's homes. That's…
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Hey, Verizon customers: 3 ways to cut your wireless bill by 60% to 75%! Mobile & Electronics October 18, 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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Invest better: 15 new ETFs with expenses so tiny you need a microscope to see them! Investing & Retirement October 17, 2017
Another financial services firm is ready to give the likes of BlackRock and Vanguard a run for their money in…
Gmail rolls out their strongest security yet for email users
Gmail rolls out their strongest security yet for email users Mobile & Electronics October 17, 2017
Ever feel like you have a bullseye on your back because your email account has been hacked so frequently? Google…
Joe Nelson birthday trek
Trip of a lifetime: Get FREE food, gas and lodging the Joe Nelson way Budgeting & Saving October 17, 2017
In the world according to Joe Nelson, a birthday should be about a gift you give to the world —…
Cold reality: Get ready for an 18% spike in winter energy costs
Cold reality: Get ready for an 18% spike in winter energy costs Home Ownership October 16, 2017
Do you love winter? The extended forecast calls for Jack Frost to nip at your nose and leave you with…
Kid dressed as businessman on Wall Street
Hey, parents! Here’s how to get $20 of free stock for your kids Stocks October 16, 2017
If you're like an estimated 41% of parents, you've never talked with your kids about investing. That statistic is courtesy…
Recalled outlet converter
Recall Alert: $5 outlet converters sold at Home Depot may catch fire Recalls October 13, 2017
Here we are on the cusp of the holiday season, which means a lot Americans will start stringing Christmas lights…
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How kids can get free eyeglasses Discount Eyewear October 13, 2017
For years, money expert Clark Howard has talked about buying cheap prescription lenses and frames online at prices starting as low…
Stockpile Halloween $1 stock gift card
Trick or treat: Would you hand out $1 gift cards for company stock instead of candy? Holiday Shopping October 13, 2017
Want to see some Halloween magic? Just one dollar could turn the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood into investors right before…
Toys R Us store in Toronto, Canada.
Report: These 12 Toys R Us stores with expiring leases may close soon Shopping & Retail October 13, 2017
By now you've no doubt heard the news that Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy a month ago. But much…
Amazon for teens
Papa don’t freak: Amazon offers new way to control teen spending Online Shopping October 12, 2017
After hearing the outcry from distressed parents, Amazon has come up with a new way to let teens shop on…
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Financial advisor designations: This free tool sorts through the alphabet soup Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
Getting investing advice sometimes involves a lot of wading through alphabet soup — IRAs, 401(k)s, CFPs, CFAs... All the acronyms can…
bitcoin
Time to invest? Bitcoin tops the $5,000 mark Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
It's been called a "fraud" and a "folly" by the financial establishment and prestigious economists alike. Those who trade in…
10 things you should never share on social media
10 things you should never share on social media Mobile & Electronics October 1, 2017
Are you putting yourself at risk for identity theft by sharing too much info on social media? RELATED: Don’t ‘like’…
10 things you probably didn’t know about Publix
10 things you probably didn’t know about Publix Shopping & Retail September 27, 2017
Publix bills itself as the place "where shopping is a pleasure." The Southeastern grocery chain certainly lives up to that…
5 professions that practically guarantee you’ll pay less for car insurance
5 professions that practically guarantee you’ll pay less for car insurance Insurance September 26, 2017
For years, we've told you that many insurers use your level of education and job title to help set your…
The $15 insurance policy all renters need
The $15 insurance policy all renters need Insurance September 20, 2017
More than one in three of us now rent a home instead of owning, according to the National Multifamily Housing…
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time!
2 hidden dangers of your dishwasher—and 1 way to save water, money and time! Homes & Real Estate September 20, 2017
Your dishwasher is going to be working overtime this coming holiday season. No doubt it will be a godsend to…
This one factor can cost you $80,000 in retirement savings
This one factor can cost you $80,000 in retirement savings Money & Credit September 20, 2017
Want to make more money over time in your investments? Then you've got to pay attention to this one key…
7 rules for buying a cheap used car with cash
7 rules for buying a cheap used car with cash Cars September 18, 2017
Can you really buy a reliable used car for just $2,000 or $3,000 in cash? If you ask Joel of…
Beware of ‘storm chasers’ after Irma
Beware of ‘storm chasers’ after Irma Insurance September 12, 2017
Whenever Mother Nature strikes, that's when unethical contractors like to canvass neighborhoods asking to repair storm damage on your roof.…