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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Think you pay too much in taxes? Think again! Money & Credit April 11, 2017
Do you feel like you pay too much in taxes right now? Tell that to the Belgians and Germans and…
How to not drown in rising flood insurance premiums
How to not drown in rising flood insurance premiums Insurance April 11, 2017
Homeowners with flood insurance got an unwelcome surprise on April 1 in the form of a 6% premium hike on…
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Is going to graduate school overseas a big money saver? Education April 10, 2017
If you thought earning a bachelor’s degree was expensive, just wait until you start looking at graduate school! While tuition…
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Top 10 best dry dog foods Life April 10, 2017
What kind of food do you put in your dog's bowl? You don't have to pay big bucks for a…
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Wise gets sued for under filling its bags of potato chips Shopping & Retail April 10, 2017
Wise Brands has raised the hackles of consumers by routinely packing a tiny bit of potato chips into an oversized…
19 high-paying side jobs to boost monthly cash flow
19 high-paying side jobs to boost monthly cash flow Jobs & Military April 9, 2017
When you're fresh out of school and haven't quite landed your first big job yet, picking up some work on…
7 worst tax scams you need to watch out for
7 worst tax scams you need to watch out for Scams & Rip-Offs April 9, 2017
IRS scammers are working overtime this season in an attempt to steal your identity and money! Here are a few…
10 best places to get eyeglasses
10 best places to get eyeglasses Health April 7, 2017
Consumer Reports recently took a close look at eyeglasses retailers, and Costco Wholesale has once again been named the No.…
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This new Android malware self-destructs when detected Mobile & Electronics April 7, 2017
What will the criminals think of next? Pegasus for Android — a new version of an existing malware that was…
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10 things to know about Comcast’s new Xfinity Mobile cell phone service Mobile & Electronics April 7, 2017
After years of talking about it, it's finally come to pass: Comcast is stepping into the wireless world with a…
Dollar General grand opening
300+ new Dollar General locations coming near you! Shopping & Retail April 7, 2017
The dollar store industry is getting ready to consolidate again now that Dollar General has agreed to acquire more than…
Watch all the TV you want for $35 a month with YouTube TV
Watch all the TV you want for $35 a month with YouTube TV Mobile & Electronics April 6, 2017
The battle for your pay TV dollar is on now that YouTube TV is up and running with a package…
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Amazon announces new initiative to hire 30,000 part-timers Jobs & Military April 6, 2017
In an economy that's seeing more and more jobs being created, Amazon continues adding to its payroll by employing fellow…
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FTC: $70 million in refunds for in-app purchases coming from Amazon Mobile & Electronics April 6, 2017
If you're a parent, you know that kids can unknowingly blow up your wallet by making in-app purchases without your…
How to know if you’re eating ‘pink slime’
How to know if you’re eating ‘pink slime’ Health April 6, 2017
Remember the "pink slime" debacle of a few years ago? It's ready to come roaring back into the spotlight thanks…
IRS and FAFSA tax forms
FAFSA data breach: 100,000 people may have had their info compromised Education April 5, 2017
It's been just a month since the Department of Education turned off a data retrieval tool on its Free Application…
8 items you’ll want to buy in April
8 items you’ll want to buy in April Shopping & Retail April 3, 2017
Spring is finally here and it's time to score deep discounts on certain items in April! Read more: How to…
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6 big changes coming to Starbucks in 2017 Shopping & Retail April 3, 2017
Starbucks is the company that single-handedly introduced the world to premium coffee. And with more than 24,000 stores in 70…
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8 things you need to know about the Social Security spousal benefit Money & Credit April 3, 2017
Are you a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) or dad with a working spouse or partner? Then you need to know how…
Here’s how easy DIY pest control can be…
Here’s how easy DIY pest control can be… Homes & Real Estate April 3, 2017
Tired of spending $300 or more a year for pest control? You can take that price down to around $10…
McDonald's sauces in a bottle
McDonald’s Big Mac sauce may be showing up in supermarket aisles Shopping & Retail March 31, 2017
McDonald's may be coming up with a new saucy response to customers who ask for an extra side of Big…
FirstNet
First responders to get a dedicated broadband network from AT&T Mobile & Electronics March 31, 2017
In what's widely being seen as a win for all Americans, AT&T has won a contract to build the first-ever…
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Walmart’s new plan to have the lowest price 80% of the time Deals & Savings March 31, 2017
In February, we told you how Walmart was testing out new lower prices in some 1,200 U.S. stores across 11…
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17 common plants that are poisonous to dogs and cats Life March 31, 2017
Nothing says spring like blooming flowers and the great outdoors. But if you've got a dog or at home, there…
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Apple fixes 911 phone bug in iOS software Mobile & Electronics March 31, 2017
Apple's latest iOS software update remedies an iPhone code glitch that was clogging up 911 lines with bogus calls across…
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Warning: Newly discovered security holes in free online password manager Mobile & Electronics March 30, 2017
For years, Clark has talked about using password managers to store all your passwords in one place so you don't…
McDonald's fresh beef patties
McDonald’s historic change: Fresh — never frozen — items are coming! Shopping & Retail March 30, 2017
McDonald's is about to give a fresh answer to the old question, "Where's the beef?" Beginning in 2018, all Quarter…
Costco Kirkland Signature golf ball
Titleist flips Costco the birdie over golf ball patents Shopping & Retail March 30, 2017
Costco sells just about everything, but it's the warehouse club's Kirkland Signature golf balls that have one sporting goods manufacturer…
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6 big changes coming to Olive Garden in 2017 Shopping & Retail March 29, 2017
It's not an easy time to be a restaurant in 2017. Plenty of chains are struggling and dozens of underperforming…
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These are America’s most loved retailers… Shopping & Retail March 29, 2017
Three unlikely retailers are doing a great job of providing customers with a superior shopping experience, according to a new…