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What is long-term care insurance and how much does it cost? Money expert Clark Howard has answers about LTCI.
What Is Long-Term Care Insurance Cost & Coverage Insurance January 10th, 2023
The list of things I want to do when I retire includes traveling, logging some quality family time and eating…
Clark's Christmas Kids
Clark’s Christmas Kids 2022 Donating & Volunteering December 13th, 2022
Christmas Kids is virtual and in-person for our 32nd year. With over 10,000 children in foster care currently, we need…
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16 Items To Pack in Your Financial Emergency Kit Life October 26th, 2022
It’s no secret that people who live in disaster-prone areas (and many others) keep emergency kits and “bug-out” bags filled…
The Best Ways To Donate Old Eyeglasses
The Best Ways To Donate Old Eyeglasses Donating & Volunteering September 22nd, 2022
If your prescription has recently changed or you just got a new pair of eyeglasses, you may be wondering what…
How To Squeeze Every Single Last Drop From Household Products
How To Squeeze Every Single Last Drop From Household Products Life August 31st, 2022
Do you get frustrated by things you buy that don't last as long as they should? Well then, you're in…
12 Things You Never Knew You Could Get From Your Local Library
12 Things You Never Knew You Could Get From Your Local Library Life July 26th, 2022
If your notion of what a library has to offer is based on your childhood, you're woefully behind the times.…
How To Make Your Online Accounts Accessible When You Die
How To Make Your Online Accounts Accessible When You Die Wills & Funerals July 19th, 2022
Have you thought about what will happen to all of your online accounts when you die? So much of what…
Funeral planning
Clark Howard’s Important Advice on Funeral Planning Wills & Funerals July 13th, 2022
Having a conversation about death can be difficult, but because you may have to plan the funeral of a loved…
12 Ways To Practice Extreme Frugality
12 Ways To Practice Extreme Frugality Deals & Savings June 28th, 2022
If you're a fan of Clark Howard and Clark.com, you may already be using some of our favorite money-saving tips…
When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use a 529 Plan
When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use a 529 Plan Children & Pets February 25th, 2022
It's a natural inclination for parents to start thinking about a child's education as soon as their baby is born.…
Looking to Lower Your Funeral or Cremation Costs? Join a Non-Profit Memorial Society
Looking to Lower Your Funeral or Cremation Costs? Join a Non-Profit Memorial Society Life January 5th, 2022
Death isn't a topic people generally like to talk about. But the financial burden that is placed on the family…
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You Can Save Big Money on Caskets at Costco, Walmart and Amazon Life December 1st, 2021
Caskets are a big, expensive end-of-life purchase, but there are ways to cut the cost without sacrificing quality. In this…
Putting the Dollar Tree Cleaner ‘LA’s Totally Awesome’ to the Test!
Putting the Dollar Tree Cleaner ‘LA’s Totally Awesome’ to the Test! Life October 22nd, 2021
If you have a home to clean, you likely already have your favorite brands of products. Maybe it's Shout to…
Creative Ways To Give the Last-Minute Gift Everyone Wants
Creative Ways To Give the Last-Minute Gift Everyone Wants Life April 5th, 2021
You might have already heard that Clark is not a big fan of gift cards. Besides, unless it's a store or…
Pet Insurance: Should You Buy It?
Pet Insurance: Should You Buy It? Life March 17th, 2021
Are you thinking about getting a pet insurance policy? Read this before you do... Pet Insurance: Cost, Coverages and More…
36 Cleaning Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner
36 Cleaning Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner Life March 1st, 2021
Whether you're a constant cleaner or a last-minute tidy-upper, knowing a few quick and easy tricks can make the process…
17 Red Flags That Could Get You Audited by the IRS
17 Red Flags That Could Get You Audited by the IRS Money & Credit January 14th, 2021
Few things spark more fear in someone's financial life than the idea of a tax audit by the Internal Revenue…
How Couples Can Get on the Same Page About Money
How Couples Can Get on the Same Page About Money Money & Credit January 11th, 2021
Read just about any list or article about the reasons why couples divorce, and you'll see "money" mentioned near the…
Custom drawer organizer inspired by KonMari
How to KonMari Your Home on a Budget Life January 5th, 2021
You don't have to be a minimalist or a decluttering guru to have come across the tiny dynamo (and hugely…
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Best Online Will Maker: 5 Free or Cheap Options Wills & Funerals January 4th, 2021
Looking for the best online will maker? Here are five free or cheap services that can help you create a…
Here’s How Much Money LED Christmas Lights Can Save You
Here’s How Much Money LED Christmas Lights Can Save You Life December 3rd, 2020
When it's time to deck your home with Christmas lights, the kind of bulb you choose can make a big…
Clark Howard makes a razor last one year
How to Make a Disposable Razor Last 12 Months Life August 14th, 2020
If you ever heard I stretch a buck just a little past the point of ridiculous, well, it could be…
4 Home Cleaning Hacks That Actually Work
4 Home Cleaning Hacks That Actually Work Life July 21st, 2020
What is it about the word "hack" that elevates a mundane chore into something more fun? Is it because a…
Dirty clothes in a washing machine
Why You Might Be Washing Your Clothes All Wrong Life May 14th, 2020
When it comes to the best way to wash clothes, most of us probably think we know what we're doing.…
Can These Beauty ‘Hacks’ Really Save You Money?
Can These Beauty ‘Hacks’ Really Save You Money? Life April 3rd, 2020
It seems that the internet these days overcrowded with tips for just about anything you can imagine. You know the…
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This Homemade Laundry Detergent Only Costs Around 60 Cents per Gallon Deals & Savings April 2nd, 2020
It's been said that there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who make their own laundry detergent…
How to make soap for cheap at home
How to Make Liquid Soap From Leftover Bar Soap Life March 25th, 2020
I was flipping through the channels the other day when I stopped to watch a story about a single mother…
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The U.S. Census: 6 Common Questions Answered Life March 10th, 2020
“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to…
How to save money on Valentine's Day flowers
How To Do Valentine’s Day the Clark Smart Way Life February 4th, 2020
Valentine's Day is here. Are you ready, guys? Every year I see people who haven't planned ahead and have to…
Make Money Origami to Personalize Cash Gifts
Make Money Origami to Personalize Cash Gifts Life November 21st, 2019
When holidays and other celebrations like weddings and graduations roll around, there's always a question of what to get your…