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.

Best window air conditioners for the summer
Best window air conditioners for the summer Homes & Real Estate May 30, 2017
You might not realize it if you live in a hot climate where central air is common, but room air…
Chipotle reveals details of its data breach
Chipotle reveals details of its data breach Identity Theft May 30, 2017
Another day, another data breach! Chipotle Mexican Grill has now revealed full details of a spring data breach following several…
34 retailers likely to close or go broke before the end of 2017
34 retailers likely to close or go broke before the end of 2017 Shopping & Retail May 27, 2017
The bloodbath at retail that's seen more than 3,600 stores closures announced since January isn't over yet. We could reach…
Sunscreen
The best sunscreens for your money Health May 27, 2017
Consumer Reports has ranked sunscreens and found that you don't have to pay big bucks to protect your skin from…
How often should you change the oil in your car?
How often should you change the oil in your car? Cars May 26, 2017
It's a message that has been steered at drivers for years: Change your engine oil every 3,000 miles. Mechanics say…
3 rules for buying gold
3 rules for buying gold Money & Credit May 26, 2017
Humans are pack animals. We tend to go with the herd more often than not — even if we think…
Volkswagen all over again? GM faces its own diesel emissions cheating claims
Volkswagen all over again? GM faces its own diesel emissions cheating claims Cars May 26, 2017
The death knell for so-called "clean diesel" auto technology in America may have just sounded. GM is now the latest…
Best gas grills starting at under $200
Best gas grills starting at under $200 Shopping & Retail May 26, 2017
Memorial Day weekend is here and if you're not ready to fire up the grill....well, what are you waiting for?…
Tires: Everything you need to know about price and keeping them properly inflated!
Tires: Everything you need to know about price and keeping them properly inflated! Cars May 26, 2017
Your tires are a big part of what keeps you and your family safe on the road. So you want…
The #1 secret you probably don’t know about outlet shopping
The #1 secret you probably don’t know about outlet shopping Shopping & Retail May 25, 2017
Do you like outlet shopping as much as we do? Unfortunately, what you think is a deal may be no…
12 of the best and worst outlet stores
12 of the best and worst outlet stores Shopping & Retail May 25, 2017
Shoppers who want real deals will often head to outlet stores and malls. But how can you tell a good…
12 ways to get a bigger Social Security check
12 ways to get a bigger Social Security check Money & Credit May 24, 2017
How confident are you that you'll have the money necessary to retire when the time comes? If you're depending solely…
Target announces $18.5 million data-breach settlement
Target announces $18.5 million data-breach settlement Protect Your Rights & Identity May 24, 2017
It's been four years since Target suffered through one of the biggest retail data breaches of customer info ever. On…
Gillette and Schick battle with dueling razor subscription plans
Gillette and Schick battle with dueling razor subscription plans Deals & Savings May 24, 2017
"Clark, do you really use a 10-cent razor and make it last 10 months? I find that impossible to believe."…
Chili's restaurant exterior
5 big changes coming to Chili’s Shopping & Retail May 24, 2017
Like a lot of struggling fast casual restaurants, Chili's experienced a same-store sales drop of 2.3% at company-owned stores during…
The best mattress for your money
The best mattress for your money Shopping & Retail May 23, 2017
Looking for the best mattress for your money? To cut through the clutter of advertising you'll see out there, Consumer…
Study: Daily glass of wine or beer can increase breast cancer risk by nearly 10%
Study: Daily glass of wine or beer can increase breast cancer risk by nearly 10% Health May 23, 2017
Ladies, do you routinely have a drink a day? A new study finds that doing so can give you a…
Clark Howard warns customers away from AT&T/DirecTV
Clark Howard warns customers away from AT&T/DirecTV Mobile & Electronics May 23, 2017
If there's one thing money expert Clark Howard hates, it's what he calls "customer no-service." You've heard of customer service,…
Redbox will have your favorite movies for rent 7 days after retail release
Redbox will have your favorite movies for rent 7 days after retail release Life May 23, 2017
Summer is almost here and we're coming up fast on blockbuster movie season. Redbox has a new solution if you've…
Walmart sweetens the deal for employees who want to serve in the military
Walmart sweetens the deal for employees who want to serve in the military Jobs & Military May 23, 2017
Most companies say they love veterans and value their service to our country. But Walmart really put its money where…
How to save money on Disney if you’re a military family
How to save money on Disney if you’re a military family Travel May 23, 2017
When it's time to don the Mouse ears, military members have special ways to save on Disney vacations! Read more:…
Dollar General aisle
Summer savings alert: Get $200 in coupons at Dollar General! Shopping & Retail May 22, 2017
Ready to save some money? Dollar General's got you covered all summer long! With more than 13,600 locations in 44…
VIDEO: How to get a ring that fell down the sink
VIDEO: How to get a ring that fell down the sink Homes & Real Estate May 22, 2017
Remember the story a few years back about the man who went dumpster diving for his wife's $10,000 ring when…
Nathan's hot dogs
RECALL: Nathan’s hot dogs may be contaminated with metal objects Health May 22, 2017
Head's up, Memorial Day grill masters! More than 210,000 pounds of the iconic Nathan's hot dogs are being recalled over…
10 free or cheap Social Security calculators to help you plan retirement
10 free or cheap Social Security calculators to help you plan retirement Money & Credit May 18, 2017
The question of when to take Social Security is a vexing one. If you claim your benefit too early, you…
11 retirement planning tips for people in their 60s
11 retirement planning tips for people in their 60s Money & Credit May 17, 2017
Congratulations! You've reached your 60s. Now you have a great retirement to look forward to — wait, you say you…
10 things you should never post on social media
10 things you should never post on social media Mobile & Electronics May 17, 2017
Are you putting yourself at risk for identity theft by sharing too much info on social media? Read more: Don’t…
Lidl US Store Exterior
Lidl — Aldi’s archrival — announces first store openings Shopping & Retail May 17, 2017
Look out, Aldi... You're about to get some competition from another German hard-discount grocery store! Read more: 10 surprises you…
10 ways you can be as frugal as famous billionaires
10 ways you can be as frugal as famous billionaires Money & Credit May 16, 2017
Think the super rich spend their money freely on anything they want? Think again. Read more: 5 frugal activities that…
Amazon Prime vs. Costco: Who’s cheaper?
Amazon Prime vs. Costco: Who’s cheaper? Shopping & Retail May 16, 2017
Mirror, mirror, on the wall… who's the cheapest of them all? A recent head-to-head price comparison of Costco Wholesale and…