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.

6 ways to maximize a staycation
6 ways to maximize a staycation Travel April 8, 2016
Don’t despair if going on a far-flung vacation to a beautiful locale isn’t in the books for you this summer.…
Your iPhone calendar is wrong: Tax Day is not April 15 this year!
Your iPhone calendar is wrong: Tax Day is not April 15 this year! Mobile & Electronics April 6, 2016
Good news if you thought Tax Day was this Friday. You've got a reprieve until Monday, April 18 to get…
New broadband service labels borrow from food industry
New broadband service labels borrow from food industry Mobile & Electronics April 5, 2016
Ever felt like you need a visual aid just to understand what's going on with the price and performance of…
2 unusual ways to steal a deal on a car right now
2 unusual ways to steal a deal on a car right now Cars April 4, 2016
Ever seen a 2016 model vehicle being offered as 'used' on a dealer lot? Leaked internal memos from three big…
6 painless ways to save money on groceries that don’t involve coupons!
6 painless ways to save money on groceries that don’t involve coupons! Shopping & Retail April 4, 2016
Coupons are great in theory. But if you're pressed for time or just generally stressed out, you'll probably never get…
Big 3 discount investment houses go all in on robo-advising
Big 3 discount investment houses go all in on robo-advising Money & Credit March 30, 2016
For many years, the Big Three discount investing houses -- Fidelity, Schwab and Vanguard -- operated on a simple full…
Megabus fights with passengers over compensation for burned bags
Megabus fights with passengers over compensation for burned bags Travel March 30, 2016
Megabus is something we talk about a lot in the world of Clark because it lets you do cheap interstate…
Best ways to get a small business loan
Best ways to get a small business loan Business & Entrepreneurs March 29, 2016
Getting a loan as a small business or an entrepreneur hasn't always been easy. Big banks generally don't care about…
6 ways to eliminate student loan debt from your life
6 ways to eliminate student loan debt from your life Education March 29, 2016
Student loans are a backbreaking burden on many people in this country both young and old. Collectively, our borrowing for…
Aldi now accepts credit cards
Aldi now accepts credit cards Shopping & Retail March 28, 2016
Aldi is stepping up its competition to other traditional grocery chains by accepting credit cards. Credit cards coming to Aldi…
3 reasons not to do business with a full-commission stock broker
3 reasons not to do business with a full-commission stock broker Money & Credit March 28, 2016
Do stockbrokers work for you or against you? The answer might surprise you. Stockbrokers are allowed to work against the…
Do clean bathrooms make for successful companies?
Do clean bathrooms make for successful companies? Shopping & Retail March 28, 2016
What are the bathrooms like where you work? And could they be an indicator of the future success of your…
Is pet insurance worth the price?
Is pet insurance worth the price? Life March 25, 2016
Thinking about getting a pet insurance policy? Read this before you do... The pet insurance market is a booming industry…
Entrepreneurs reinvent your light bulb
Entrepreneurs reinvent your light bulb Mobile & Electronics March 24, 2016
In a world driven by the Internet of Things, your light bulb is no longer just a light bulb! That's…
Man arrested over an old VHS rental late fee!
Man arrested over an old VHS rental late fee! Protect Your Rights & Identity March 24, 2016
If you have Netflix, late fees for movie rentals are an anachronism in your life. But that's not the case…
Target-date retirement funds perfect for ‘set it and forget it’ investing
Target-date retirement funds perfect for ‘set it and forget it’ investing Money & Credit March 17, 2016
When you started your 401(k) at work, you were probably handed a plan document that nobody but a Wall Streeter…
5 online mattress sellers that are reshaping the industry
5 online mattress sellers that are reshaping the industry Home March 16, 2016
Millennials are reshaping the marketplace for mattresses in a way that puts a premium on convenience and less emphasis on…
Auto loan delinquencies are on the rise
Auto loan delinquencies are on the rise Cars March 16, 2016
The auto industry had its hottest year in 2015 after moving 17.5 million vehicles for more than $500 billion in…
14 ways to save money at the grocery store
14 ways to save money at the grocery store Shopping & Retail March 16, 2016
Looking for more ways to save money the grocery store? Check out these suggestions: Buy three copies of the Sunday…
6 ways to tackle your credit card debt
6 ways to tackle your credit card debt Money & Credit March 15, 2016
Are you struggling with credit card debt? Follow this advice to start paying it off so you can reduce the…
4 ways to get medicine or medical care on a budget
4 ways to get medicine or medical care on a budget Health March 11, 2016
So you've got insurance, but you still can't afford your medical care. What's a person to do? Here are four…
Can’t find a college major that suits you? Here are 16 you’ve never heard of
Can’t find a college major that suits you? Here are 16 you’ve never heard of Education March 9, 2016
Are you in college and having trouble picking a major? If you'd like to do something a little (or a…
7 tips for older women who are working past retirement age
7 tips for older women who are working past retirement age Jobs & Military March 9, 2016
We hear a lot about the graying of America and the growth of our aging population. But many Baby Boomers…
4 tips for finding an encore career
4 tips for finding an encore career Employment Trends & Job Market March 8, 2016
What do you picture yourself doing after retirement? Sitting somewhere on a beach soaking your toes in the sand? Sitting…
5 hotel scams to avoid
5 hotel scams to avoid Scams & Rip-Offs March 7, 2016
Staying in a hotel soon? Be sure you don't fall victim to any of these scams! Americans make some 15…
Tips for finding summer jobs for teens
Tips for finding summer jobs for teens Jobs & Military March 4, 2016
For the last few years teen hiring for summer jobs hasn't been looking optimistic. But that doesn't mean you have…
Best used cars under $10,000 and $15,000
Best used cars under $10,000 and $15,000 Cars March 2, 2016
Can you really buy a reliable car for under $15,000? How about for under $10,000? Consumer Reports says you can.…
Peer-to-peer lenders raising interest rates
Peer-to-peer lenders raising interest rates Money & Credit February 24, 2016
It looks like the sluggish economic start to 2016 is finally taking its toll on the peer-to-peer lending marketplace. Read…
41 worst breakfast foods in the supermarket
41 worst breakfast foods in the supermarket Food & Restaurants February 9, 2016
Looking to save money and eat healthy? Then you definitely *don't* want to fill your shopping cart with anything on…
This alarm clock wakes you up with your favorite smell
This alarm clock wakes you up with your favorite smell Mobile & Electronics January 7, 2016
Do you have trouble waking up in the morning? Maybe you need this smell-based alarm clock that wakes you up…