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.

Clark’s rules for lending to family and friends
Clark’s rules for lending to family and friends Money & Credit September 16, 2016
After one college football fan's approach to getting beer money via Venmo was nationally televised on a game day, the…
Chipotle to add 5,000 workers in national hiring event
Chipotle to add 5,000 workers in national hiring event Jobs & Military September 16, 2016
Chipotle wants to beef up its employee headcount by hiring as many as 5,000 workers in a single day. Read…
Best Buy, Walmart giving Amazon a run for their money in online sales
Best Buy, Walmart giving Amazon a run for their money in online sales Shopping & Retail September 15, 2016
We all know Amazon is the undisputed champ of online retailing. But traditional brick-and-mortar retailers like Walmart and Best Buy…
These states penalize you on insurance for driving too much
These states penalize you on insurance for driving too much Insurance September 15, 2016
How many miles do you drive every day on your way to work, school or wherever it is you're going?…
Catalytic converters: The $2,300 theft waiting to happen to your vehicle
Catalytic converters: The $2,300 theft waiting to happen to your vehicle Cars September 15, 2016
The theft of catalytic converters is up 23% over the past seven years because of the value of one of…
Kroger expands cage-free egg line
Kroger expands cage-free egg line Shopping & Retail September 14, 2016
More and more companies are committing to serve or sell cage-free eggs over the next few years—including McDonalds and even…
6 factors that define a happy retirement
6 factors that define a happy retirement Money & Credit September 14, 2016
Happiness...it's an idea written right into our Declaration of Independence. You know, that part about 'life, liberty and the pursuit…
7 things you didn’t know about Seventh Generation
7 things you didn’t know about Seventh Generation Shopping & Retail September 14, 2016
If you're into 'green' cleaning products, you know they can be expensive. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can…
Aldi investigates contaminated food report
Aldi investigates contaminated food report Food & Restaurants September 14, 2016
You've heard of a fly in your soup, but how about having a bug baked into your cookie? The disturbing…
How to buy a bundle of stocks and pay no commission or fees at all
How to buy a bundle of stocks and pay no commission or fees at all Money & Credit September 13, 2016
If you follow the investing world, you know that companies are always in competition with one another to lower their…
“Gag clauses” in customer contracts may soon be a thing of the past
“Gag clauses” in customer contracts may soon be a thing of the past Protect Your Rights & Identity September 13, 2016
Here's a prime example of politicians doing something right for once! The House has approved a bill called the Consumer…
Study: Facebook will make you poor and insecure
Study: Facebook will make you poor and insecure Mobile & Electronics September 13, 2016
Like, love, haha, wow, sad and angry. They're the Facebook reactions we've all become familiar with. But how about we…
10 key words to look for on your wine label
10 key words to look for on your wine label Shopping & Retail September 12, 2016
In the market for a nice bottle of wine that won't bust your budget? Here are 10 key words to…
How to opt out of having your Sports Authority customer data shared
How to opt out of having your Sports Authority customer data shared Protect Your Rights & Identity September 12, 2016
Dick's Sporting Goods bought all assets of the ailing Sports Authority at auction in June..including the customer data that you…
5 best states to retire
5 best states to retire Money & Credit September 12, 2016
When you're ready to hang it up at work, where do you want to retire? Are you a typical 'snowbird'…
Tesla readies autopilot upgrade that relies heavily on radar
Tesla readies autopilot upgrade that relies heavily on radar Cars September 12, 2016
Tesla is ready to put radar...well, on the radar as it gives the nascent auto technology a starring role in…
TV stunt leads to big payoff for college football fan
TV stunt leads to big payoff for college football fan Money & Credit September 12, 2016
Talk about a unique way to get your beer money! One fan's approach during a nationally televised college football game…
Fire risk: Nissan recalls 134,000 cars in North America
Fire risk: Nissan recalls 134,000 cars in North America Cars September 9, 2016
Nissan is recalling 134,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because a fluid leak in the braking system could cause…
High-limit disability insurance for MLB athletes—and what it means to you
High-limit disability insurance for MLB athletes—and what it means to you Insurance September 9, 2016
When Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg injured himself Wednesday during a game against the Braves, his ball club may have…
5 financial lessons from the life of a university librarian worth $4 million
5 financial lessons from the life of a university librarian worth $4 million Money & Credit September 8, 2016
It's been a banner week for eccentric millionaires who bequeath large sums of money to beloved institutions! First we had…
8 ways to fight back against lower wages in your life
8 ways to fight back against lower wages in your life Jobs & Military September 7, 2016
On Wednesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that average weekly U.S. wages fell 0.5% year-over-year in the…
What you need to know about donating your used vehicle to charity
What you need to know about donating your used vehicle to charity Money & Credit September 7, 2016
Planning to donate an old car this year to get a tax deduction next year? Here's a cheat sheet to…
Insurers hike premiums on universal life insurance policyholders
Insurers hike premiums on universal life insurance policyholders Insurance September 7, 2016
The low interest rate environment we've been living in for the last eight years doesn't just hurt savers. It's been…
Gatorade plans to go organic…but will it really be any healthier?
Gatorade plans to go organic…but will it really be any healthier? Health September 6, 2016
Gatorade is ready to jump on the health bandwagon with a new line of organic drinks coming soon. Read more:…
8 nuggets of investing wisdom from Vanguard’s founder
8 nuggets of investing wisdom from Vanguard’s founder Money & Credit September 6, 2016
When he was 70, Jack Bogle was forced out of the company he'd founded. There was a pesky little issue…
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month: What you need to know!
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month: What you need to know! Insurance September 6, 2016
As we transition from summer to autumn, it's a great time to do a financial checkup on your life. To…
How to save even more money on gas this holiday weekend
How to save even more money on gas this holiday weekend Cars September 1, 2016
Ready to take a road trip for the last big hurrah of summer? AAA reports the price of gas is…
Top 10 best cities for freelancers and the self-employed
Top 10 best cities for freelancers and the self-employed Jobs & Military August 31, 2016
Do you like to pick up a little extra money on the side by freelancing? Then you might think about…
BBB releases controversial list of 10 charity ‘transparency dodgers’
BBB releases controversial list of 10 charity ‘transparency dodgers’ Scams & Rip-Offs August 31, 2016
In an effort to bring more transparency to the charity world, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) stands accused of tarnishing…
A tale of two prescriptions: Take a look at these wild price fluctuations
A tale of two prescriptions: Take a look at these wild price fluctuations Insurance August 31, 2016
In a post-Martin Skreli and post-EpiPen debacle world, you'd be forgiven for fatalistically thinking that price gouging is a way…