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.

What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies
What your Facebook feed can tell landlords and insurance companies Insurance August 23, 2017
Imagine if a financial services company tracked your Facebook feed and made decisions about what kind of products it would…
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Warning: New scam gives criminals complete control of your online accounts Money & Banking Scams August 22, 2017
As phone scams keep evolving, criminals are beginning to realize they can exploit two-factor authentication to take control of accounts…
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Here’s how to get groceries delivered right to your door from Walmart Shopping & Retail August 22, 2017
For at least 30 years, people have thought there is a business in delivering your groceries to you. But nobody's…
#1 secret to get a satisfactory resolution to your auto insurance claim
#1 secret to get a satisfactory resolution to your auto insurance claim Insurance August 22, 2017
Nobody like to be involved in an accident. But when you are, there's something you can do to improve the…
Johnson's Baby Powder
Woman gets $417 million verdict in alleged carcinogenic baby powder case Health August 22, 2017
Johnson & Johnson took another black eye Monday in its ongoing effort to defend against claims that its flagship baby…
Used car sticker price
Why right now is the best time to buy a used car in the last 7 years Cars August 21, 2017
Used cars are depreciating at such a fast pace that there's almost never been a better time to buy a…
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No money, no honey? Credit score now the #1 factor in dating Money & Credit August 21, 2017
Love may be just a four-letter word, but the notion of romance for many millennials hinges on three little digits…
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Taking stock: How to think about the markets when they hit all-time highs Stocks August 21, 2017
When the stock market hit record highs earlier this month, you were probably thinking one of two things... You were…
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Who’s the best credit card issuer in America? Credit & Debit Cards August 18, 2017
Are you truly happy with your credit card company? If you're a customer of one issuer in particular, survey says…
15 top companies hiring for jobs with flexible schedules
15 top companies hiring for jobs with flexible schedules Work at Home & Telecommuting August 18, 2017
If you're like most busy parents, you know that family and work-life balance are important when it comes to selecting…
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This regional department store may shutter 36 more locations Shopping & Retail August 18, 2017
After being named one of the most likely retailers to go bankrupt in 2017, Bon-Ton stores are getting another vote…
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Restaurant apocalypse: Nearly 1,000 chain restaurant locations are now gone Food & Restaurants August 18, 2017
Chain restaurants have a front-row seat to a David vs. Goliath struggle — and they're on the wrong end of…
5 reasons why home insurers will fire you as a customer
5 reasons why home insurers will fire you as a customer Insurance August 17, 2017
Nobody wants to be fired by their home insurer. We all know the size of the claims you make and…
4 apps that could save your life in an emergency
4 apps that could save your life in an emergency Mobile & Electronics August 16, 2017
Have you ever been out walking late at night by yourself and felt unsafe? There's an app for that! Read…
5 easy ways to avoid paying outrageous ATM fees
5 easy ways to avoid paying outrageous ATM fees Money & Credit August 15, 2017
Bank robbery used to mean that a desperado would go into a bank, all guns blazing, and steal money. Today,…
How to locate a lost life insurance policy
How to locate a lost life insurance policy Insurance August 15, 2017
Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), families who are left scrambling to find life…
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it?
Downpayment insurance: What is it and do you need it? Insurance August 15, 2017
You can get insurance on almost anything — computers, phones, trips, your identity, your credit, your pets...and even the downpayment…
12 secret saving hacks at Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale
12 secret saving hacks at Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale Deals & Savings August 14, 2017
Warehouse club shoppers of the world, unite! If you aren't one already, the tips below just might change your mind!…
State-by-state map shows how much a ticket increases your car insurance
State-by-state map shows how much a ticket increases your car insurance Insurance August 10, 2017
Nearly 94 million people will hit the roads for the year-end travel season from Friday, December 23 to Monday, January…
11 nuggets of wealth-building wisdom
11 nuggets of wealth-building wisdom Money & Credit August 7, 2017
Clark's message of 'save more, spend less and avoid ripoffs' is all about empowerment. He wants you to take charge…
Why you need to read the label on your bottled water
Why you need to read the label on your bottled water Health August 7, 2017
If you've made the decision to drink bottled water over tap water, you need to be sure you're getting what…
8 things your plumber won’t tell you that could save you big bucks
8 things your plumber won’t tell you that could save you big bucks Homes & Real Estate August 4, 2017
Plumbing problems can be some of the most expensive and unpredictable situations that can occur in your home. But they…
8 of Clark’s favorite dollar store items
8 of Clark’s favorite dollar store items Clark's Bargains July 24, 2017
It's no secret Clark is a huge fan of Dollar Tree — and dollar stores in general. He's long said he's…
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How much to save each month to have $1 million in retirement Saving For Retirement July 24, 2017
A 20-year-old worker who saves just $10 a day for the rest of their working lifetime will have $1 million…
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6 electronics items you should never buy at Costco Deals & Savings July 24, 2017
When you're looking to save the most money on the latest gadgets, who offers you the better bang for your…
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Shacking up: Empty nesters can earn big bucks renting out a spare room Housing Market Trends July 21, 2017
If you're a cash-strapped homeowner, there could be an opportunity to pick up thousands of dollars annually from an asset…
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Squirrel away money for the future with Acorns — one purchase at a time Investing & Retirement July 21, 2017
It's a new day for investors thanks to a fresh crop of financial technology companies that let you start investing…
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“Prime” suspect? Amazon probed by FTC over pricing practices Shopping & Retail July 21, 2017
Are you really getting as good of a buy on Amazon as the website claims when it offers a "discounted"…
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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…