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.

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…
The Volkswagen settlement: What you need to know
The Volkswagen settlement: What you need to know Cars June 28, 2016
In one of the largest consumer settlements ever, Volkswagen has agreed to pay $14.7 billion because of the systemic cheating…
The top life insurers of 2016
The top life insurers of 2016 Insurance June 28, 2016
When it comes to life insurance, you want to be with a provider who has the financial stability to be…
5 “healthy” beverages that aren’t as healthy as you thought
5 “healthy” beverages that aren’t as healthy as you thought Health June 27, 2016
Need to stay hydrated or want to lose some weight? Then you're apt to grab one of the drinks. But…
8 foods that ward off bug bites
8 foods that ward off bug bites Health June 27, 2016
As you go outside this summer, the mosquitos are sure to bite you. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to…
Common heartburn medications have more risks than previously thought
Common heartburn medications have more risks than previously thought Health June 27, 2016
A new study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has found an association in the use of…
How to fix your Mac or iPhone after being infected with fake tech support popups
How to fix your Mac or iPhone after being infected with fake tech support popups Mobile & Electronics June 24, 2016
A new round of ransomware is freezing up Mac computers and iPhones in a criminal attempt to get you to…
Costco’s first week with Visa isn’t going as seamlessly as planned
Costco’s first week with Visa isn’t going as seamlessly as planned Money & Credit June 23, 2016
Costco shoppers who were expecting a smooth transition when the warehouse club flipped the switch Monday (June 20) on its…
Kia is new king of J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study
Kia is new king of J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study Cars June 23, 2016
A new reliability study by J.D. Power and Associates finds cars are just about the most dependable they've ever been,…
Study: Playgrounds are dirtier than bathroom toilets
Study: Playgrounds are dirtier than bathroom toilets Health June 23, 2016
Ever feel like kids today grow up in a bubble? Well, when you read this, you might understand why! Read…
Circuit City ready for comeback as both a brick-and-mortar and e-tailer
Circuit City ready for comeback as both a brick-and-mortar and e-tailer Mobile & Electronics June 23, 2016
What's old is new again in the world of electronics retailing. After seven years of extinction, Circuit City is getting…
Amazon poised to overtake Best Buy as #1 seller of electronics
Amazon poised to overtake Best Buy as #1 seller of electronics Mobile & Electronics June 22, 2016
Move over, Best Buy! Amazon is angling to capture your crown as the top seller of consumer electronics. Read more:…
Top health insurers for 2016
Top health insurers for 2016 Insurance June 22, 2016
As a country, we spend more than twice what other developed nations do on health care. Our health care costs…
7 free or cheap cell phone plans for people who don’t need a lot of data
7 free or cheap cell phone plans for people who don’t need a lot of data Mobile & Electronics June 22, 2016
Free cell phone service has been a subject on the Clark Howard Show for years. But after some early stumbles,…
Top 6 auto insurers in 2016
Top 6 auto insurers in 2016 Insurance June 21, 2016
When you're getting ready to shop for auto insurance, what considerations come into mind? For most people, it's price first…
How to tell if your doctor is being paid to steer you to certain drugs
How to tell if your doctor is being paid to steer you to certain drugs Insurance June 21, 2016
When your doctor writes you a prescription for a particular drug, do you ever wonder if he or she is…
World’s first self-driving car insurance policy becomes a reality
World’s first self-driving car insurance policy becomes a reality Insurance June 21, 2016
Drivers everywhere were aghast last year when hackers managed to remotely take control of a Jeep on a highway and…
Warehouse club rewards credit cards: Who is king of the hill?
Warehouse club rewards credit cards: Who is king of the hill? Money & Credit June 20, 2016
If you're a warehouse club member, you're used to getting great value for every purchase you make in your favorite…
4 hidden factors that help determine your auto insurance premiums
4 hidden factors that help determine your auto insurance premiums Insurance June 19, 2016
In the continuation of a disturbing trend, your driving record is becoming less and less relevant to setting your auto…
How to make $10,000 more when you resell your home
How to make $10,000 more when you resell your home Homes & Real Estate June 17, 2016
Want to raise the value of your home? You might consider making any of several green improvements like putting in…
Study: 100% of sippy cups and bath toys have bacteria, mold and feces
Study: 100% of sippy cups and bath toys have bacteria, mold and feces Health June 16, 2016
Parents with young kids were up in arms this past February when disgusting photos of one Montreal dad's sippy cup…
Walmart wins prestigious wine award with $6 bottle of red
Walmart wins prestigious wine award with $6 bottle of red Deals & Savings June 16, 2016
When you think of fine wines, you probably don't think of Walmart. But maybe you should! Despite its down market…