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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?…
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Georgia Natural Gas Guide Homes & Real Estate September 30th, 2022
Which company has the best Georgia natural gas rates for you right now? Our quarterly update on natural gas prices…
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…
Home security system
Which Home Security Systems Rank Better Than Ring? Homes & Real Estate August 18th, 2022
With crime continuing to make headlines today, security is top of mind for many homeowners. But money expert Clark Howard…
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…
Is There a Safe Way To Invest in Real Estate?
Is There a Safe Way To Invest in Real Estate? 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…
expensive mansion
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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Air Duct Cleaning: What Should It Cost and Do You Need It? Homes & Real Estate June 3rd, 2022
If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're probably tempted to do the job so you'll…
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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.…
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What’s the Best Setting for Your Thermostat During the Summer? Homes & Real Estate May 20th, 2022
With the temperature heating up around the United States, many homeowners are lowering the dials on their thermostats at home.…
How To Cancel & Get Rid of PMI Earlier
How To Cancel & Get Rid of PMI Earlier Mortgages May 18th, 2022
What is PMI and why should you get rid of it? Private mortgage insurance is a kind of insurance you…
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7 Things to Know About Costco’s Mortgage Program Mortgages May 1st, 2022
Editor's Note: Costco is no longer offering the mortgage program as of May 2022. If you're reading this article, there's…
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10 Cities Where You Can Still Buy a Home for Under $150,000 Homes & Real Estate April 27th, 2022
With the average home price in the United States around $337,000, you may think that buying a place of your…
How to buy a house
How To Buy a House in 9 Steps Homes & Real Estate April 18th, 2022
Owning your own home is fantastic. It’s your castle, your place. And one of the greatest benefits of owning a…
How Much House Can I Afford?
How Much House Can I Afford? Debt April 18th, 2022
How much house can you afford to buy? Whether you're renting or planning to upgrade from a current home, it's…
Home electricity
What Are ‘Idle Loads,’ and How Are They Costing You Big Bucks? Homes & Real Estate April 15th, 2022
As the temperatures rise across the nation, it’s good to be mindful of the amount of energy we expend in…
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 April 11th, 2022
If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, money expert Clark Howard has one thing he wants you to…
best time to sell a home
Report: When Is the Best Time To Sell Your House? Homes & Real Estate April 1st, 2022
If you’re planning on selling your home, choosing the right time to do so could mean the difference between a…
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New Report: Cheapest Cities for Renters Homes & Real Estate March 24th, 2022
Apartment rents are on the rise, according to a new report from Rent.com, which shows that the average rental rates…
When Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Instead of Investing?
When Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Instead of Investing? Investing & Retirement February 28th, 2022
Should you pay down your mortgage beyond the minimum or invest instead? If you're among the 85 million American individuals…
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Should I Buy a House in This Crazy Real Estate Market? Homes & Real Estate February 21st, 2022
If you want to buy a home right now, be forewarned that the real estate market is a tough one…
Is a Home Warranty Worth the Money?
Is a Home Warranty Worth the Money? Homes & Real Estate February 18th, 2022
Maybe you've seen or heard one of the many advertisements out there for home warranty companies; they're pretty hard to…
Refinancing a mortgage could save on monthly payments and interest owed.
How and Why To Refinance Your Mortgage: A Step-By-Step Guide Mortgages February 16th, 2022
Have you decided that the market conditions may be right to refinance your mortgage in 2022? If this is your…