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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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…
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10 cheap places to retire that offer great quality of life Money & Credit June 28, 2017
When it comes to retirement, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of life…
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CEO: 5 reasons why Olive Garden is a ‘once in a lifetime restaurant brand’ Shopping & Retail June 27, 2017
Unlimited breadsticks and never-ending pasta bowls, anyone? More and more Americans — especially millennials — are saying "yes" to that…
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Amid new competition in groceries, who’s winning the battle on price? Shopping & Retail June 27, 2017
The grocery industry is in the midst of a big shakeup. New discounters like Lidl are entering the market to…
Emergency room
This major health insurer may stop paying your ER bill on July 1 Health Insurance June 27, 2017
A subsidiary of the nation's second-biggest health insurer wants to crack down on unnecessary emergency room visits, and they're hitting…
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Ransomware be gone: Free decryption tools available online Mobile & Electronics June 27, 2017
When it comes to fighting the scourge of ransomware, there's a new sheriff in town. Cyber heavyweights like Kaspersky Lab,…
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8 ways to safeguard your home during summer vacation Homes & Real Estate June 27, 2017
Summer vacation season is in full swing! Do you want to let criminals know you're not home? Of course not! But…
8 things to know about new discount grocer Lidl
8 things to know about new discount grocer Lidl Food & Restaurants June 26, 2017
The grocery market is getting another big shakeup now that German discount grocer Lidl opened its first U.S. locations in…
8 ways to score a cheap summer vacation deal
8 ways to score a cheap summer vacation deal Travel June 26, 2017
Good news for summer leisure travelers: You can score a deal on airfare if you know when you should and…
Office Depot
Job alert: Office Depot hosting major one-day hiring spree Jobs & Military June 26, 2017
Looking for a flexible job this summer that can last into the back-to-school season and beyond? Office Depot is about…
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Good news: These 2 pieces of negative info will no longer harm your credit score Credit Reports & Scores June 26, 2017
The way your credit score is calculated is about to undergo a change that is likely to help a lot…
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FutureFamily offers discount prices on egg freezing, IVF and more Alternative Treatment June 23, 2017
Women who are have trouble conceiving can spend a fortune on fertility treatments. But a new startup called FutureFamily.com has…
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7 rules for dealing with a boomerang kid Life June 23, 2017
Ready for the return of the boomerang? If you've got an adult children who off to college, graduated from school…
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These are the 10 most American-made vehicles Cars June 23, 2017
When you're buying a vehicle, do you think about the country of origin? If you do, you're likely to run…
Tools
10 American-made tools that make great Fourth of July gifts! Shopping & Retail June 23, 2017
Looking for the perfect summer gift for that DIY person in your life? Look no further than this list of…
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Clark shares his travel predictions for the rest of 2017 Travel June 21, 2017
If you've followed money expert Clark Howard for a long time, you'll know his #1 rule of cheap travel: Buy…
Beck Bamberger
5 tips from a woman on track to retire at 40 Money & Credit June 21, 2017
Beck Bamberger is a savings success story. The 32-year-old CEO of her own multi-million dollar public relations firm saves an…
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5 big changes Uber is undergoing right now Cars June 21, 2017
The news of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigning his position is grabbing a lot of headlines right now. So it's…
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Report: Largest ever U.S. voter data leak impacts nearly 200 million Americans Protecting Your Privacy June 21, 2017
Ready for the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of unsecured data related to our election process in the United…
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CHART: Save this percentage of your income based on your years until retirement Money & Credit June 20, 2017
"Begin with the end in mind." It's a classic piece of advice culled from the pages of Stephen Covey’s seminal…
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You won’t believe who the new savings champs are! Money & Credit June 20, 2017
Looks like the young whippersnappers can teach a few of us old folks about saving money! A new poll of…
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Amazon Wardrobe: Try before you buy and return what you don’t want for free Clothing & Fashion June 20, 2017
What a few days it's been for Amazon... First the e-commerce giant rocked the grocery world on June 16 with…
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Think that discount prescription card will save you money? Not always… Health Insurance June 20, 2017
You already know that the cost of your prescriptions can vary widely from retailer to retailer. But maybe you think…
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Report: Amazon to lower prices at Whole Foods Food & Restaurants June 19, 2017
Keep the premium fresh foods, lose the high prices. That's the vision Amazon has for Whole Foods now that the…
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How to find a geriatric care manager Life June 19, 2017
If you have an elderly loved one who needs to transition from living alone to being in an independent living…
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Survey: These are the 17 best health insurers in the country Health Insurance June 19, 2017
The future of health care in the United States is uncertain. The days of Obamacare seem numbered, yet a viable…
The #1 most important thing to do before buying a used car
The #1 most important thing to do before buying a used car Cars June 18, 2017
The next time you're buying a used car, there's a new service you can use for a free vehicle identification…
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Best and worst home insurance companies Insurance June 16, 2017
A 2017 ranking of home insurance companies shows that just focusing on what you pay in premiums isn't necessarily the…