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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…
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…
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3 Things To Consider Before You Get Solar Panels Homes & Real Estate February 11th, 2022
Solar panels have made it possible for many homeowners to save money on their energy bills, and that, of course,…
No closing cost mortgages can be a great way to lower your interest rate without paying fees.
When Should I Refinance With a No Closing Cost Mortgage? Mortgages February 3rd, 2022
The idea of getting a mortgage that has no closing costs may seem too good to be true, but they're…
There is a difference in the mortgage interest rate and the APR you will pay on the loan.
Rate vs. APR: What’s the Difference for Your Mortgage? Mortgages February 3rd, 2022
When you're shopping for a new mortgage or mortgage refinance, it's important that you make an apples-to-apples comparison of interest…
Mortgage points, which are sometimes called discount or origination points, can lower your mortgage interest rate.
Mortgage Points: What Are They and Should I Pay Them? Mortgages February 3rd, 2022
If you've been shopping for a new home or if you're looking to refinance the mortgage on your existing home,…
How to Hire the Right Contractor
6 Tips for Hiring a Contractor Homes & Real Estate January 20th, 2022
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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The #1 Thing Clark Howard Hates About Solar Panels Homes & Real Estate December 20th, 2021
Solar panels have been marketed as a great way for Americans to save on energy costs. But, as with any…
Ask Clark money column
How Old Is Too Old To Take Out a Mortgage? Mortgages November 1st, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. What Age Is Too…
Should You Use Budget Billing for Your Utilities?
Should You Use Budget Billing for Your Utilities? Money & Credit October 22nd, 2021
Many companies offer budget billing as an option for paying home utility bills, but is budget billing a wise choice…
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Why It Might Be More Expensive To Heat Your Home This Winter Homes & Real Estate October 21st, 2021
With winter just around the corner, it's likely only a matter of time before you turn on your furnace. Unfortunately…
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A Company Wants To Buy Our Solar Energy Certificate. Should We Sell? Homes & Real Estate October 11th, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, by money expert Clark Howard. We Just Bought Solar…
Home downsizing savings
Report: How Much Downsizing Can Save You in 20 Cities Homes & Real Estate October 1st, 2021
Downsizing has many advantages, and saving money is at the top of the list. You'll likely cut your expenses if…
Why Rent Prices Are Skyrocketing Right Now
Why Rent Prices Are Skyrocketing Right Now Homes & Real Estate September 14th, 2021
Are you seeing rent prices going up, up, up? No matter where you live in the United States, you're not…
The Key to Super-Easy Furniture Refinishing
The Key to Super-Easy Furniture Refinishing Homes & Real Estate August 26th, 2021
I grew up in a family that enjoyedrefurbishing antique furniture. It was hours of work for my parents and involved…
best DIY home security systems
Your Guide to DIY Home Security Systems Homes & Real Estate August 9th, 2021
When you consider the losses you can incur if someone breaks into your house, a home security system can be…
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Is It a Good Idea To Roll My Credit Card Debt Into My Mortgage? Mortgages August 4th, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. Should I Roll My…
Ask Clark money column
What Is the Best Way To Keep Track of My Mortgage Payments? Mortgages July 26th, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. How Can I Keep…
Ask Clark money column
Our Mortgage Has Been Held by 5 Banks. Can I Ask My Credit Union To Purchase My Mortgage? Mortgages July 19th, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. Can I Ask My…
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Is Now a Good Time To Build a House? Homes & Real Estate June 16th, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. We’ve Bought Some Land,…
9 Air Conditioning Alternatives
9 Air Conditioning Alternatives Homes & Real Estate June 16th, 2021
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, three-quarters of homes in our country have air conditioning units, and we spend…
Will the Housing Market Crash?
Will the Housing Market Crash? Homes & Real Estate June 8th, 2021
Rising home prices have led people to wonder whether the United States is in a housing bubble. More importantly, are…
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If You Buy a House With Cash, Does It Change Clark’s 10-Year Rule? Homes & Real Estate June 7th, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. If I Pay Cash…
Arctic Air Review: Can This ‘As Seen on TV’ Product Lower Your AC Bill?
Arctic Air Review: Can This ‘As Seen on TV’ Product Lower Your AC Bill? Homes & Real Estate June 2nd, 2021
If running the air conditioner all day is costing you a small fortune, you're not alone! Team Clark is always…
DIY home improvement tools
DIY Decor: Ways To Upgrade Your Home for Cheap Homes & Real Estate May 27th, 2021
Are you looking for ways to upgrade your home with some do-it-yourself projects? The COVID-19 pandemic has given many of…
Pay off mortgage early
Use These Tips To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early Homes & Real Estate May 24th, 2021
Paying your mortgage: something you do every month for decades of your life. It's great to be able to be…
New Report: Best Interior and Exterior House Paints
New Report: Best Interior and Exterior House Paints Homes & Real Estate May 13th, 2021
With home improvement season upon us, you might be interested in adding a fresh coat of paint to your home.…
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Follow These Steps When Making a Major Purchase for Your Home Homes & Real Estate May 3rd, 2021
If you’re thinking about making a big purchase, there are some ways to go about it that can save you…