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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.

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…
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UPDATE: Reported illnesses at Chipotle restaurant swell to 100+ Health July 20, 2017
The suspected norovirus outbreak at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Loudoun County, Virginia, appears to be worse than initially reported.…
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Teacher panhandles for money to stock her classroom! Education July 20, 2017
Teaching is known to be a low-paying profession, but are our nation's educators now reduced to panhandling in the streets…
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Cabin crew secret: This is the #1 way to avoid jet lag Travel July 20, 2017
Jet lag is the bane of international travelers and even some domestic ones with sensitive internal clocks, too. Fortunately, it…
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8 new developments at Netflix in 2017 Mobile & Electronics July 18, 2017
For the first time in its history, Netflix has crossed the 100 million member mark. "Our streaming membership grew more…
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9 companies that do the best job keeping your data safe from prying eyes Protect Your Rights & Identity July 18, 2017
When you do business with a company you expect them to keep your personal data private, right? Yet the sad…
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Hot Wheels: America’s 10 most stolen vehicles Cars July 18, 2017
When it comes to crunching the numbers on auto theft, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is the authority on…
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11 things you might not know about Kroger Shopping & Retail July 17, 2017
The grocery business is a rapidly changing industry. Between the arrival of new discounters like Lidl and the imminent threat…
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Warning: New phone scam involves the Blue Cross Blue Shield name Health Insurance July 17, 2017
If you're struggling with the cost of health care, wouldn't it be nice to finally get a break by finding…
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New rules will limit the hurt from medical debt starting Sept. 15 Money & Credit July 17, 2017
After more than two years of delays, new rules granting consumers some relief from the harm medical debt can do…
Is that really your bank calling? FCC targets spoofers
Is that really your bank calling? FCC targets spoofers Mobile & Electronics July 14, 2017
Americans are fed up with robocalls. An estimated 2.5 billion of these automated annoyances flood our phone lines each month…
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Honda recall: 1.2 million Accords face fire risk from faulty battery sensors Auto Recalls July 14, 2017
Another day, another automaker recall! After being front and center in the Takata airbag debacle, Honda now has another recall…
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Chrysler recall: 1.3 million vehicles pose fire and airbag deployment risks Auto Recalls July 14, 2017
Fiat Chrysler has issued a double recall of 1.33 million vehicles worldwide because of airbag defects and potential fire risks.…
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6 ways to start investing when you only have $100 or less Money & Credit July 14, 2017
When it comes to investing, keeping costs low is the name of the game. That's because management fees and annual…
Pretirement: Your free financial independence countdown clock
Pretirement: Your free financial independence countdown clock Money & Credit July 13, 2017
How many times have you gotten the itch to grab a coffee on the way to work and thought, "Come…
Hey, Verizon customers: 2 ways to cut your wireless bill by 60% to 75%!
Hey, Verizon customers: 2 ways to cut your wireless bill by 60% to 75%! Mobile & Electronics July 13, 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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Here are the top 10 pizza chains by sales Shopping & Retail July 13, 2017
Almost everyone likes to eat pizza, right? That makes the pizza wars among national chains like Domino's, Pizza Hut, Papa…
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20 retailers on bankruptcy watch for 2017 Shopping & Retail July 13, 2017
2017 has been a tough year for retail with stores of all kinds shuttering more than 4,000 locations. Within the last…
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8 big changes coming to J.C. Penney in 2017 Shopping & Retail July 13, 2017
J.C. Penney has been much in the news this year. You've probably heard about the 138 locations being shut down…
Report: These 20 malls are at risk of closing by October
Report: These 20 malls are at risk of closing by October Shopping & Retail July 11, 2017
The Great Retail Bloodbath of 2017 just doesn't seem to quit. Recently, we told you that retailers have closed some…