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.

5 rules for selecting a teen driver’s first car
5 rules for selecting a teen driver’s first car Cars July 28, 2016
Teens are three times more likely to crash a vehicle than a 20+ adult, according to the Insurance Institute of…
What happens to your policy if a life insurance company goes out of business?
What happens to your policy if a life insurance company goes out of business? Insurance July 28, 2016
What happens when a life insurer fails? As scary as that thought is, it does happen from time to time.…
Want ad: “Old truck. Runs! $60” … Find out what happened when one family responded!
Want ad: “Old truck. Runs! $60” … Find out what happened when one family responded! Cars July 27, 2016
Last month, we told you about a 2000 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with more than 700,000 miles on the odometer.…
Man accidentally leaves $1 million tip at restaurant!
Man accidentally leaves $1 million tip at restaurant! Shopping & Retail July 27, 2016
What do you think is an appropriate tip when you're out for a meal at a restaurant? There's been a…
Father spends $1.67 at Goodwill on suit for daughter’s wedding
Father spends $1.67 at Goodwill on suit for daughter’s wedding Life July 27, 2016
You've got to hand it to him — Dick Schuller is one man who knows how to reduce the cost…
Where to take free online courses
Where to take free online courses Education July 26, 2016
As we ramp up for back to school time, it's important to remember that there are a wealth of free…
These are the 10 most shoplifted items
These are the 10 most shoplifted items Shopping & Retail July 26, 2016
Loss of items to shoplifters— commonly called 'shrinkage' in the retail industry— cost the overall U.S. retail economy $45.2 billion…
Pokemon Go insurance? Yes, it’s a real thing and some players can get it free!
Pokemon Go insurance? Yes, it’s a real thing and some players can get it free! Mobile & Electronics July 26, 2016
If you're sitting there shaking your head at the whole Pokémon Go fad, get ready to do another major eye…
Why you should never buy third-party extended auto warranties
Why you should never buy third-party extended auto warranties Cars July 25, 2016
Cars are the second largest expense in most people's lives following housing. So it's only naturally that many of us…
Tesla’s new master plan: Reshape the car industry one disruption at a time
Tesla’s new master plan: Reshape the car industry one disruption at a time Cars July 25, 2016
Tesla founder Elon Musk is known for dreaming big. This is the guy who launched the first-ever private spacecraft to…
The real reason why your insurer may not renew your policy
The real reason why your insurer may not renew your policy Insurance July 25, 2016
Worried your insurance company might not renew your policy because you made a claim? Well, you can calm your fears…
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…