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New era of credit scores trouble privacy advocates Protect Your Rights & Identity November 8, 2011
Some of the major credit bureaus are finding new ways to slice and dice your information that will be a…
Protect yourself against debt collectors in cases of mistaken ID Protect Your Rights & Identity October 21, 2011
If you ever get a call or letter from a debt collector that you know is a case of mistaken…
Websites sharing your info is more common than previously thought Mobile & Electronics October 17, 2011
Popular websites you might use everyday are collecting visitor info and sharing it with marketing partners more often than you…
Store brands that trump name brands
Store brands that trump name brands Protect Your Rights & Identity October 14, 2011
Do store brands deliver lower quality for a lower price? Not according to the November 2011 issue of Consumer Reports.…
Store brands that trump name brands
AT&T hitting business customers with rollover contracts Protect Your Rights & Identity October 13, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: AT&T is adopting a practice common among the sleaziest contract health clubs and burglar alarm monitoring companies --…
How To Handle Abusive Collection Agencies
How To Handle Abusive Collection Agencies Money & Credit October 4, 2011
It pays to know your rights if you're being harassed by a collection agency. Clark explains the statute of limitations…
Scam Alert: Bill Collector Calls
Scam Alert: Bill Collector Calls Scams & Rip-Offs October 4, 2011
The phone rings and it's a suspicious call about an outstanding debt from a supposed collector. Clark has a key…
Scam Alert: Bill Collector Calls
Review sites being overrun with paid posters? Protect Your Rights & Identity September 29, 2011
When you're reading reviews of a local service or a business online, how can you be sure those satisfied customers…
Scam Alert: Bill Collector Calls
Dealing with collectors calling about bills you don’t owe Protect Your Rights & Identity September 29, 2011
Are you receiving calls from collectors looking to collect on a debt that's not yours or isn't legitimate? Don't be…
Scam Alert: Bill Collector Calls
How to handle bill collectors bothering you about debts you don’t Protect Your Rights & Identity September 26, 2011
I read an item in The Chicago Tribune that is so typical of the carelessness among some credit reporting agencies.…
Harassed for the debt of a deceased family member
Harassed for the debt of a deceased family member Protect Your Rights & Identity September 13, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: The collection industry continues to amass black eyes thanks to the latest actions of some of the giant…
Fathead an example of good customer service
Fathead an example of good customer service Protect Your Rights & Identity September 12, 2011
You hear so often about "customer no service" on my show. But when a company delivers "customer yes service," I…
Fathead an example of good customer service
Child identity theft is a growing problem Protect Your Rights & Identity September 6, 2011
I'm getting more and more questions about identity theft as it pertains to children, so I want to make one…
How To Build Your Financial Future
How To Build Your Financial Future Money & Credit August 26, 2011
In this special web-only feature, Clark talks one-on-one with you, providing his best strategies for securing your financial future.
How To Build Your Financial Future
Clark Howard’s Featured Videos Clark on Demand August 26, 2011
The 19 Worst Companies in America
The 19 Worst Companies in America Protect Your Rights & Identity August 25, 2011
A new tally of the 19 most hated companies in America is rife with monopolies and airlines. Who made the…
The 19 Worst Companies in America
Beware of cold calls from fake computer security experts Scams & Rip-Offs August 17, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Microsoft has put out a special consumer alert to warn about bogus computer security engineers making cold calls…
The 19 Worst Companies in America
Monitor what’s being said about you on the web Mobile & Electronics August 8, 2011
The Internet world is one that has a lot of promise but also a lot of anarchy. I've found out…
The 19 Worst Companies in America
What should be done with the United States Postal Service? Clarkonomics August 2, 2011
The Postal Service may close 3,700 stores as it struggles with a huge deficit. But is that a big story…
A Free Credit-monitoring Service
A Free Credit-monitoring Service Protect Your Rights & Identity July 28, 2011
Are you thinking about paying for credit monitoring and/or identity protection? Don't do it! There's a company offering basic monitoring…
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection Protect Your Rights & Identity July 22, 2011
Identity theft protection The identity theft protection packages that are so popular among people have settled somewhere between $9 and…
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection
Russian ATM eliminates identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity July 22, 2011
A Russian bank is testing a new ATM that's designed to completely eliminate identity theft. The ATM has a built-in…
AllClearID.com offers free identity theft protection
U.K. cell hacking scandal has lessons for America Mobile & Electronics July 21, 2011
The ongoing tabloid scandal in Great Britain involving tapping into cell phone voicemails provides a warning for business people and…
Tax return check theft scam
Tax return check theft scam Scams & Rip-Offs July 19, 2011
I.D. thieves stole a record amount tax info from citizens last year, and along with it, their tax return money.…
Tax return check theft scam
New technology helps reduce identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity July 15, 2011
The makers of a plug-in device that allows merchants to accept credit cards on the go has come up with…
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back Money & Credit July 15, 2011
Pre-approved credit card offers are back for those with good credit, and many of these have been for reward cards.…
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back
Michaels, Aldi breaches put customers on alert Protect Your Rights & Identity July 13, 2011
Consumers across the country are on alert for potential account fraud after word of new security breaches at a couple…
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back
Impostor scams are one of the fastest-growing types of fraud Scams & Rip-Offs July 5, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Impostor scams -- where a criminal poses either online or on the phone as your close friend or…
Reward Card Offers Are Coming Back
Supreme Court rulings favor free speech over privacy Protect Your Rights & Identity June 30, 2011
Two recent Supreme Court rulings show that privacy is more rhetoric than reality in our nation. In the first decision,…
Full fare airlines fail in customer satisfaction index
Full fare airlines fail in customer satisfaction index Travel June 27, 2011
Full fare airlines were ranked poorly in customer service in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), with one particular…
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