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.

14 things to know about Social Security in 2018
14 things to know about Social Security in 2018 Money & Credit November 2, 2017
Would you be able to survive on $1,369 a month? The most recent data from the Social Security Administration (SSA)…
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule?
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule? Cars November 2, 2017
Lengthy auto loans of 72 months or longer are on the rise, according to a new report from the Consumer…
Kidde fire extinguisher recall
Warning: 38 million fire extinguishers recalled after 500 complaints — and one death Recalls November 2, 2017
Kidde has announced a massive recall of 37.8 million fire extinguishers because they can catastrophically fail during use, something that…
Amazon fulfillment center
Free shipping for everyone on 100M+ items? Amazon’s doing it at $25 Online Shopping November 1, 2017
Amazon has announced it's now offering free shipping to all customers on more than 100 million items with a $25…
Dollar General Veterans Day 11% discount
Dollar General offering 11% discount to military on Veterans Day Deals & Savings November 1, 2017
If there's a veteran or active military member in your life, here's an opportunity to let them know how to…
Walmart gets the holiday party started with new in-store experiences
Walmart gets the holiday party started with new in-store experiences Holiday Shopping November 1, 2017
Between Amazon, Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and other retailers, there's a lot of intense competition for your holiday toy-shopping…
4 simple ways to start saving at a time when nobody else is
4 simple ways to start saving at a time when nobody else is Budgeting & Saving October 31, 2017
As memories of last decade's Great Recession fade away, Americans seem to have turned their backs on saving once again.…
apple washing experiment
How ya like them apples? Here’s the best way to wash the pesticides off produce Shopping & Retail October 31, 2017
Fall is in full swing and that means apple picking season! There are so many varieties of tasty treats to…
Holiday warning: Don’t pay to ship your pets through these bogus sites!
Holiday warning: Don’t pay to ship your pets through these bogus sites! Children & Pets October 30, 2017
If you're going to fly a furry friend with you during the holidays, be sure you're not falling to prey…
Does your Vanguard portfolio include a company that contributes to genocide?
Does your Vanguard portfolio include a company that contributes to genocide? Investing & Retirement October 30, 2017
For many years, money expert Clark Howard has recommended the Vanguard STAR Fund to parents and grandparents who wanted to…
Job alert: Whole Foods will hire 6,000 new employees on November 2
Job alert: Whole Foods will hire 6,000 new employees on November 2 Jobs & Employment October 30, 2017
Looking for a flexible job this holiday season that can last into the New Year and beyond? Whole Foods Market…
Lumber Liquidators to pay $36M to settle lawsuits over toxic flooring
Lumber Liquidators to pay $36M to settle lawsuits over toxic flooring Homes & Real Estate October 29, 2017
Lumber Liquidators has agreed to pay $36 million to settle two class-action lawsuits that accused the company of selling flooring…
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest Money & Credit October 28, 2017
It used to be that if finance befuddled you, you probably would have shied away from investing. But with the…
Ford steering wheel
Ford Fusions being investigated after reports of steering wheels becoming detached Cars October 27, 2017
In what could be the start of another auto recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into…
8 places you can learn to code for free!
8 places you can learn to code for free! Education October 27, 2017
The future of education is all about lifelong learning, but too many people don't further their education after they get…
Uber Visa Card
Uber’s new no-annual-fee credit card comes with some sweet perks October 27, 2017
Uber is ready to throw down with a sweet offer for anyone who wants its first-ever credit card! RELATED: Clark…
It’s back! McDonald’s revamps dollar menu with more cheap options
It’s back! McDonald’s revamps dollar menu with more cheap options Deals & Savings October 27, 2017
Get ready to be a dollar menunaire all over again! After a four-year absence, the dollar menu is coming back…
Walmart employees with shelf-scanning robot
Death of a stockboy? Walmart introduces shelf-scanning robots Shopping & Retail October 26, 2017
Don't you just hate walking down long grocery aisles to grab your favorite products only to find they're out of…
Some 600 Rite Aid stores will be closing soon as part of a new deal with Walgreens
Some 600 Rite Aid stores will be closing soon as part of a new deal with Walgreens Money & Credit October 26, 2017
Well, that didn't take very long! Just a month after Walgreens received regulatory approval to gobble up half of Rite…
Girl child with surgical masks on stuffed animals and bears
7 ways to prevent your child from getting the flu this season Children & Pets October 24, 2017
We're on the cusp of flu season again and if you've ever had a bout with influenza in your family,…
Couple getting financial advice from consultant at home
Know the right questions to ask of a fee-only financial advisor Investing & Retirement October 24, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard puts a lot of emphasis on you taking control of your financial future by investing. When…
Pediatrician examining child
This is the #1 thing your kids shouldn’t touch at the pediatrician’s office Health October 24, 2017
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is out with new recommendations for preventing the spread of illness when you bring…
A modern dishwasher detail, the rotating arm and filter caps.
600,000+ Bosch and Thermador dishwashers now under recall Recalls October 23, 2017
For the second year in a row, we're getting major recall news involving home appliances that could catch on fire…
Aldi pumpkins
Here’s where to find the cheapest Halloween pumpkins this year Shopping & Retail October 23, 2017
We're just days away from Halloween and if you haven't gotten your pumpkins yet...what are you waiting for?!? The price…
Broken LED bulb and super glue
Is the front of your LED bulb broken? Don’t throw it out — fix it! Homes & Real Estate October 23, 2017
For years, I'd heard about how LED bulbs have a microchip inside them, but I'd never actually seen one —…
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind Mobile & Electronics October 22, 2017
A new email purporting to be from Bank of America claims that your online ID is about to be terminated…
Woman paying with card at checkout
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…
Natural gas flame burning on stove top
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…