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How to Hire the Right Contractor
6 Tips for Hiring a Contractor Homes & Real Estate January 24th, 2023
When it comes to home improvement, some projects are simply too big to tackle on your own. If you’re thinking…
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What Should You Think About Home-Buying Companies Willing To Pay Cash for As-Is Properties? Homes & Real Estate January 6th, 2023
Mortgage rates are soaring at a time when inflation, a stock market decline and a slowing job market have pressured…
Home downsizing savings
Report: How Much Downsizing Can Save You in 20 Cities Homes & Real Estate January 3rd, 2023
If you already have a home, money expert Clark Howard says downsizing can be your ticket to saving money in…
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Are Swimming Pools Becoming Affordable Again? Homes & Real Estate January 3rd, 2023
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States in 2020 caused a massive shift in culture, business and…
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What Is Time-of-Use Metering and Should You Sign Up? Homes & Real Estate December 19th, 2022
Keeping tabs on how much electricity you use is a good way to save money on your utilities. But money…
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Report: The Median Home Size in Every U.S. State in 2022 Homes & Real Estate December 14th, 2022
Like people, homes in America come in all shapes and sizes. How big or small the home is has a…
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Air Duct Cleaning: What Should It Cost and Do You Need It? Homes & Real Estate November 29th, 2022
If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're probably tempted to do the job so you'll…
Here Are Your Home Warranty Horror Stories
Here Are Your Home Warranty Horror Stories Homes & Real Estate November 22nd, 2022
“Home warranties aren't worth the paper they're written on.” That's a direct quote from money expert Clark Howard, and it…
What Does a Home Warranty Cover, and Is It Worth The Money?
What Does a Home Warranty Cover, and Is It Worth The Money? Homes & Real Estate November 22nd, 2022
An estimated 95% of homeowners have homeowners insurance, so it’s safe to say that most homeowners want some level of…
Home security system
Which Home Security Systems Rank Better Than Ring? Homes & Real Estate November 18th, 2022
Have you ever thought about installing your own home security system? Taking the security of your residence into your own…
10 Things Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Always Cover
10 Things Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Always Cover Insurance November 8th, 2022
A homeowners insurance policy offers great protection for your home and belongings, but a standard policy won’t protect your property…
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Georgia Natural Gas Guide Homes & Real Estate October 27th, 2022
Which company has the best Georgia natural gas rates for you right now? Our quarterly update on natural gas prices…
Home electricity
What Are ‘Idle Loads,’ and How Are They Costing You Big Bucks? Homes & Real Estate October 25th, 2022
It’s never a bad idea to think about the amount of energy we expend in our homes. If we’re not…
How Much House Can I Afford?
How Much House Can I Afford? Debt October 24th, 2022
How much house can you afford to buy? Whether you're renting or planning to upgrade from a current home, it's…
Moving company
How To Find a Good Moving Company Homes & Real Estate October 21st, 2022
If you've ever done a big move, you know that it can be a stressful experience. And sometimes, a large…
The Only Reason You Should Make an Improvement to Your Home
The Only Reason You Should Make an Improvement to Your Home Homes & Real Estate October 17th, 2022
If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, money expert Clark Howard has one thing he wants you to…
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Is It Worth Buying High-End Appliances? Homes & Real Estate October 14th, 2022
If you need a new washer or dryer, you may be considering shelling out for the more expensive brands –…
affordable small towns
Report: 10 Small Towns Where You Can Retire on $2,300 a Month Homes & Real Estate October 4th, 2022
Have you ever thought about how much money it would take each month for you to live comfortably in retirement?…
Best time to buy a home
New Report: The Best Time of the Year To Buy a Home Homes & Real Estate September 16th, 2022
The housing market has been crazy, but things are starting to settle down. While money expert Clark Howard does not…
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Why You Need a Home Fix-It Fund Homes & Real Estate September 12th, 2022
If you own your home or are thinking about buying one, are you prepared for the repair costs if something…
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…
home selling tips
These 2 Things Can Maximize Your Chances of Selling Your House Homes & Real Estate August 26th, 2022
If you’re thinking about selling your home, it goes without saying that you need to put it in the best…
renting vs. selling a home
Should You Invest in a Rental Home? Here’s Clark’s 1% Rule Homes & Real Estate August 15th, 2022
Are you thinking about making some money moves with your home? The current housing market presents some opportunities you may…
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Will the Housing Market Crash? Homes & Real Estate August 9th, 2022
Home prices were creeping up for a while, but now there are strong indications that the housing market is cooling…
Save money at home
12 Ways Homeowners Waste Money — And How Not To Homes & Real Estate August 7th, 2022
What do you do when your monthly budget for home expenses doesn't leave much for your savings plan? How about…
The Clark-Approved Way To Invest in Real Estate
The Clark-Approved Way To Invest in Real Estate Homes & Real Estate July 7th, 2022
Investing in real estate is a hot topic in 2022 with a booming market for housing prices. However, deciding to…
Real Estate Investing: What To Know BEFORE You Start
Real Estate Investing: What To Know BEFORE You Start Homes & Real Estate July 1st, 2022
You've decided to invest in real estate. Now what? Real estate has been a hot commodity of late, generating some…
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What Is a Reverse Mortgage and How Does It Work? Homes & Real Estate June 27th, 2022
Reverse mortgages have long been marketed to older people who are “house rich and cash poor.” This kind of loan…
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Report: The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Each State Homes & Real Estate June 21st, 2022
While it's safe to say that the price of real estate has gotten, well, pricey in recent years, the cost…
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Why You May Want To Get a Home Generator Homes & Real Estate June 2nd, 2022
When you think of summertime, thoughts of beautiful weather, barbecuing with friends and family or traveling may come to mind.…