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.

How to find out the true investment returns on any life insurance policy
How to find out the true investment returns on any life insurance policy Insurance July 22, 2016
If you have an old life insurance policy that you've been paying the premiums on for years, it can be…
11 of the weirdest returns Costco employees have ever seen!
11 of the weirdest returns Costco employees have ever seen! Shopping & Retail July 22, 2016
Costco has one of the most generous return policies in the retail world. You can basically return anything you've purchased…
How to avoid buying a vehicle that seems legit but is actually stolen!
How to avoid buying a vehicle that seems legit but is actually stolen! Cars July 21, 2016
Joe Torres was shocked by the DMV when he was told to hand over the keys to a vehicle he…
Why the “official bank” of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with
Why the “official bank” of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with Money & Credit July 21, 2016
When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on…
Bandit towing scams: The danger waiting on the side of the road!
Bandit towing scams: The danger waiting on the side of the road! Cars July 20, 2016
If you're having car trouble, or you've been in a fender bender, here's a special warning you'll want to pay…
Top 10 cities for vehicle theft
Top 10 cities for vehicle theft Cars July 20, 2016
Vehicle theft rose by about 1% for the first half of 2015 across the nation, according to the Federal Bureau…
This $3,000 theft can happen to your truck in just seconds
This $3,000 theft can happen to your truck in just seconds Insurance July 19, 2016
It takes a thief just seconds to remove the tailgate from your truck and then sell it on the black…
The unlikely reason your credit could take a hit if you have the new Costco card
The unlikely reason your credit could take a hit if you have the new Costco card Money & Credit July 18, 2016
Back in June, reports of a bumpy transition emerged as Costco switched away from American Express and to Citi for…
15 apps that can make you extra money
15 apps that can make you extra money Business & Entrepreneurs July 18, 2016
Looking for some quick ways to make a little extra cash? Check out these options. Read more: 11 ways to…
When can you leave kids home alone? Pinterest age guidelines stir controversy
When can you leave kids home alone? Pinterest age guidelines stir controversy Life July 15, 2016
A mom blogger tried to be helpful by posting a chart outlining recommended ages when it's okay to leave kids…
Survey: Who tops the 2016 Bank Reputation tally?
Survey: Who tops the 2016 Bank Reputation tally? Money & Credit July 14, 2016
Looking for the best bank in America? Don't look at any of the bigs like Bank of America, Well Fargo…
America’s most popular clothing store is…
America’s most popular clothing store is… Shopping & Retail July 14, 2016
Clark has often said that he only buys clothing at single-digit prices — that is, less than $10! — and…
How to track down lost savings bonds
How to track down lost savings bonds Money & Credit July 14, 2016
Do you know what bonds are? Bonds are where you're kind of like the bank lending somebody money. When you…
Borrowing for the coming school year? Here’s good news about interest rates!
Borrowing for the coming school year? Here’s good news about interest rates! Education July 13, 2016
Thanks to continued economic sluggishness, the interest rates on federal student loans are going even lower for the coming school…
7 simple investing strategies that will help you in the long run
7 simple investing strategies that will help you in the long run Money & Credit July 13, 2016
We as a country can't continue to pay for the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid obligations that we've promised our…
This rich, creamy and fatty beverage can actually help you lose weight!
This rich, creamy and fatty beverage can actually help you lose weight! Health July 13, 2016
If you're looking to lose a few inches around the waist, you might consider adding something new to your daily…
The true meaning behind 9 weird symbols on the $1 bill
The true meaning behind 9 weird symbols on the $1 bill Money & Credit July 12, 2016
Have you ever really studied a dollar bill and wondered about some of the strange iconography on the money? Our…
These are the most expensive states for auto insurance
These are the most expensive states for auto insurance Cars July 12, 2016
Feel like your car insurance rates are sky high? You could be living in one of the most expensive states…
Dollar store deals: 25 tech gadgets you’ve got to have!
Dollar store deals: 25 tech gadgets you’ve got to have! Mobile & Electronics July 11, 2016
You can still sport some hot gadgets even if you're short on funds. Dollar stores are a mecca of tech…
702(j) plans: The “retirement plan” that needs to retire!
702(j) plans: The “retirement plan” that needs to retire! Insurance July 5, 2016
Have you heard about the secret retirement plan called a 702(j) that the government supposedly doesn't want you to know…
10 best foodie buys at Aldi
10 best foodie buys at Aldi Shopping & Retail July 5, 2016
You already know that Aldi delivers low prices that trounce the supermarket competition by being up to 50% lower. But…
The best way to file a complaint against your bank
The best way to file a complaint against your bank Money & Credit July 5, 2016
If your credit card issuer is mistreating you, or if you're having trouble with your mortgage lender, you've got a…
How to develop an independent value for your vehicle after an accident
How to develop an independent value for your vehicle after an accident Insurance July 5, 2016
When you're in an accident or your car is stolen, the insurance company will have one of its adjusters develop…
Auto insurance ads are not all they seem to be
Auto insurance ads are not all they seem to be Cars July 5, 2016
Geico, Progressive and Allstate are just a few of the auto insurers with ads on TV promising they can save…
How to always see Clark’s content first on Facebook!
How to always see Clark’s content first on Facebook! Mobile & Electronics July 4, 2016
Facebook is updating the algorithms that power your News Feed again. But don't worry, if you're concerned about not getting…
Fake laundry detergent: How to avoid buying it
Fake laundry detergent: How to avoid buying it Scams & Rip-Offs July 2, 2016
We're all familiar with counterfeit handbags, counterfeit perfume and counterfeit just about everything else. But have you heard of counterfeit…
4 tips for better car maintenance on the cheap
4 tips for better car maintenance on the cheap Cars July 1, 2016
AAA’s Your Driving Costs study estimates the typical driver spends $766.50 a year on car maintenance. That includes parts and…
Get free Chick-fil-A on July 12!
Get free Chick-fil-A on July 12! Deals & Savings June 30, 2016
July 12 is shaping up to be a real doozy for deal lovers. Not only will Amazon Prime Day be…
6 foods you’ve been eating wrong your entire life
6 foods you’ve been eating wrong your entire life Life June 29, 2016
Believe it or not, there are some foods in your life that you're just eating the wrong way! Follow these…
The top home insurers of 2016
The top home insurers of 2016 Insurance June 29, 2016
When you're getting ready to shop for home insurance, what considerations come into mind? For most people, it's price first…