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.

American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders Money & Credit April 30, 2017
American Express has a few carrots and one stick for its Platinum cardholders as part of an ongoing effort to…
How much of your gross annual salary should you save each year?
How much of your gross annual salary should you save each year? Money & Credit April 29, 2017
A lot of people get a later start in life when it comes to saving. It's human nature that most…
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How to get a $5 car rental Travel April 28, 2017
Clark recently rented a one-way rental car for dirt cheap. Here's how he scored the deal... Read more: 10 people…
3 ways Google will begin fighting fake news
3 ways Google will begin fighting fake news Mobile & Electronics April 28, 2017
Google took a lot of heat last year for the role that fake news stories which ranked high in its…
23andMe at-home genetic testing kit
Genetic testing at home: Is it worth the price? Health April 28, 2017
For years, the ability to identify genetic health risks for common diseases and to discover your ancestral roots was out…
5 things you didn’t know about Chick-fil-A’s mobile ordering app
5 things you didn’t know about Chick-fil-A’s mobile ordering app Mobile & Electronics April 28, 2017
"It's my pleasure." Three little words — so simple yet so meaningful. Those are the words that end every interaction…
Never put these 16 foods down your garbage disposal
Never put these 16 foods down your garbage disposal Life April 27, 2017
The garbage disposal is a hard-working yet often overlooked component of many kitchens. This device handles just about everything we…
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Ready for your closeup? It could help set your life insurance rate! Insurance April 26, 2017
Forget about the face that launched a thousand ships. Your face in the next selfie you snap could launch a…
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3 discount airlines ranked as top favorites for customer satisfaction Travel April 26, 2017
The summer travel season is almost here and you're probably scouring the web looking for the best airfares. But before…
7 big changes coming to McDonald’s in 2017
7 big changes coming to McDonald’s in 2017 Shopping & Retail April 26, 2017
According to 24/7 Wall Street, almost half of America eats McDonald's in a given month. But there are big changes…
How much to save each month to have $1 million in retirement
How much to save each month to have $1 million in retirement Money & Credit April 26, 2017
A 20-year-old worker who saves just $10 a day for the rest of their working lifetime will have $1 million…
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Kids to parents: Put down the phone and pay attention to me Life April 25, 2017
There's a lot of talk about limiting screen time for kids — particularly when it comes to mobile devices. But the…
UPS and FedEx trucks
UPS and FedEx warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs April 25, 2017
UPS and FedEx are contending with a new wrinkle in package scams that involves fraudulently ordered electronics being returned to…
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Uber using ‘fingerprinting’ to track iPhone users Mobile & Electronics April 25, 2017
It's no secret that Uber isn't exactly the greatest when it comes to protecting the privacy of customers. Back in…
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Report: This disappearing 401(k) benefit could rock your retirement Money & Credit April 25, 2017
We're sitting on the cusp of historic tax reform as a nation. An announcement from President Trump is expected to…
potato chips
RECALL: Salmonella fears spur recall of jalapeno-flavored potato chips Health April 24, 2017
Like to snack on jalapeno-flavored potato chips? There's been a major recall of the hot, salty and tangy snacks — so…
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Massive data breach hits more than 1,200 hotels, exposing customer payment info Protect Your Identity April 24, 2017
Malware planted at the front desk of more than 1,200 franchise hotel locations last year may have been capturing your…
Campbell's chicken soup
RECALL: Campbell’s recalls 4,000 pounds of chicken soup Health April 24, 2017
Florida residents with allergies need to check their pantry immediately: Campbell’s is recalling mislabeled cans of chicken soup that may…
Harris Teeter and Roundy's recalled frozen hash browns
WEIRD RECALL: Frozen hash browns have ‘extraneous golf ball materials’ Health April 24, 2017
This is one meal you'll be really teed off about! McCain Foods USA Inc. has recalled frozen hash brown products…
Sprint’s sweet deal: Two-for-one offer on the Samsung Galaxy S8
Sprint’s sweet deal: Two-for-one offer on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Mobile & Electronics April 21, 2017
Sprint has a great new two-for-one offer on the hot Samsung Galaxy S8, but you'll have to act fast to…
Walmart grocery store
Here’s how much cheaper Walmart is for groceries vs. the competition Shopping & Retail April 21, 2017
We told you in February how Walmart was testing new lower prices largely throughout the Midwest and Southeast to compete…
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Court rules excessive cell phone use caused brain tumor in 57-year-old man Mobile & Electronics April 21, 2017
For years, there has been a debate about whether overuse of cell phones is dangerous or not. Much of the…
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Cheapest and easiest ways to do a will Money & Credit April 21, 2017
April 21 marks the one-year anniversary of pop artist Prince's death. When the 57-year-old musical genius passed, he left no…
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ABLE accounts: A tax-free way for disabled students to save for college Education April 19, 2017
For parents of children with disabilities, there exists something called an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account that's a godsend.…
$1 razor blades from Dollar Tree
The $1 razor test: Pass or fail? Shopping & Retail April 19, 2017
When you think of razor blades, what name comes to mind? It's probably Gillette, Schick or Dollar Shave Club. But…
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You can still buy and sell stocks for free amid industry fee fest Money & Credit April 19, 2017
May is going to be a sad month for discount investors. That's because Loyal3 — a stock trading platform that…
10 vehicles you’ll most regret buying in 2017
10 vehicles you’ll most regret buying in 2017 Cars April 19, 2017
When you buy a car — whether new or used — you want to be sure you're going to love it,…
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Big changes coming to popular credit scoring model Money & Credit April 18, 2017
A popular credit scoring model that's commonly sold to consumers by the three main credit bureaus is about to get…
10 new Netflix developments you need to know about
10 new Netflix developments you need to know about Mobile & Electronics April 18, 2017
By the time you read this, Netflix may have crossed the 100 million member mark. "We remain incredibly excited about…
European teenage girl fixing lawn mower on green grass
Go old-school to save money on yard maintenance! Homes & Real Estate April 18, 2017
Spring is here and it's time to bust out the lawn mower and start tooling around the yard again. Kudos…