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Money & Credit

AARP’s free Social Security calculator helps you maximize your benefits
AARP’s free Social Security calculator helps you maximize your benefits Money & Credit September 20, 2018
Trying to understand how Social Security will meet your needs down the road is a lot like looking into a…
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Clark’s take on trade wars and tariffs Money & Credit September 19, 2018
President Trump just announced a new round of tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports — with the promise…
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FreeWill: A new way to prepare your will for free online Money & Credit September 18, 2018
For years, the topic of wills and estate planning was the province of lawyers almost exclusively. Then the Internet came…
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Robo-advisor fees: Who is the cheapest right now? Money & Credit September 17, 2018
Looking for an easy way to invest your money that leverages the latest in artificial intelligence and algorithm-driven portfolio management…
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Credit card review: Capital One Venture Rewards Card Money & Credit September 17, 2018
If you are looking to pick up a new travel rewards credit card, it doesn’t get much better than the…
How a member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam
How one member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam Money & Credit September 17, 2018
Are you observant enough to catch a check scam when it's happening to you? Do you check your finances regularly…
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Is the American Express Platinum Card worth the annual fee? Money & Credit September 14, 2018
The American Express Platinum card sets a high bar for elite credit cards. But while this card offers some of…
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Are you in the middle class? Here’s an easy way to find out Money & Credit September 14, 2018
The winds of economic changes in our country are constantly blowing and shifting. We're now 10 years out of the…
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Investor Alert: Fidelity introduces 2 new no-fee index funds Money & Credit September 13, 2018
When Fidelity Investments launched its groundbreaking no-fee index funds in early August 2018, the retirement giant couldn't have anticipated that more…
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Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Reserve: Which is the better credit card? Money & Credit September 11, 2018
Chase’s line of travel rewards credit cards has always very popular. The Sapphire Preferred card was successful because it offered…
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U.S. Bank offers a new alternative to payday loans Money & Credit September 11, 2018
Ever heard the expression "more month than money?" For a lot of Americans, it's more than a euphemism for running…
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Bumped app review: Get free stock from the brands you already shop Money & Credit September 10, 2018
Bumped is an unusual app that gives a new twist to the old idea of retail loyalty programs. Instead of…
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5 high limit credit cards you should consider Money & Credit September 10, 2018
High limit credit cards offer the ability to make big purchases with added purchase protections and credit card rewards. Choosing…
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Should you take your pension in a lump sum or monthly payments? Investing & Retirement September 10, 2018
Pensions are increasingly rare these days. The reason is simple: Offering pensions requires companies to make an expensive, long-term commitment…
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Why you shouldn’t have a debit card for your primary checking account Money & Credit September 7, 2018
Debit cards are pitched as a way to not spend money you don't have. But that doesn't stop consumer expert…
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Financial Independence, Retire Early: What you need to know about the ‘FIRE’ movement Money & Credit September 6, 2018
What would you say if we told you some people willingly deprive themselves of luxuries and save up to 70%…
How to locate a lost life insurance policy
How to locate a lost life insurance policy Insurance September 5, 2018
Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), families who are left scrambling to find life…
YNAB review: Is this budgeting app better than Mint?
YNAB review: Is this budgeting app better than Mint? Budgeting & Saving August 31, 2018
You Need a Budget, also known as YNAB, is a popular budgeting program that brings the envelope method into the…
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Lots of banks are offering free cash: Should you bite? Banks & Banking August 30, 2018
Many banks these days are offering to throw free money at you if you'll open an account with them. But…
Clark’s take: New rules on student loan debt and 401(k) matches are a step in the wrong direction
Clark’s take: New rules on student loan debt and 401(k) matches are a step in the wrong direction Money & Credit August 30, 2018
There's new guidance from the Internal Revenue Service that would allow employees struggling with student loan debt who are unable…
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Reading your pay stub: 8 factors that could be affecting your take-home pay Money & Credit August 29, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 was probably the single biggest factor in recent memory to…
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Ask Clark: Should I get a personal loan? Money & Credit August 29, 2018
Have you seen an influx of offers for personal loans showing up in your mailbox? These unsecured loans promise access…
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Clark’s 5 numbers you need to know about your investment portfolio Money & Credit August 29, 2018
Are there any "magic numbers" when it comes to investing? Not really. You certainly can't time the market by knowing…
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Clark’s 5 numbers you need to know about your investment portfolio Money & Credit August 28, 2018
Are there any "magic numbers" when it comes to investing? Not really. You certainly can't time the market by knowing…
What’s in my Wallet?: Credit card guru Jason Steele shares what he carries
What’s in my Wallet?: Credit card guru Jason Steele shares what he carries Money & Credit August 27, 2018
We're starting an new feature here at Clark.com where we ask our team of experts to tell you what credit…
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Chase just eliminated these big credit card benefits Credit & Debit Cards August 27, 2018
Credit card companies are taking a hatchet to their benefits for customers — and there's no end in sight. RELATED:…
T-Mobile data breach: What to do if you’re affected
T-Mobile data breach: What to do if you’re affected Mobile & Electronics August 24, 2018
If you're a T-Mobile customer, you may have been affected by a data breach that the wireless carrier announced this…
T-Mobile data breach: What to do if you’re affected
T-Mobile data breach: What to do if you’re affected Mobile & Electronics August 24, 2018
If you’re a T-Mobile customer, you may have been affected by a data breach that the wireless carrier announced this…
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The #1 way to protect yourself from skimmers if you pay debit at the gas station Scams & Rip-Offs August 24, 2018
Paying with a debit card at the gas pump is an inherently dangerous act because of skimmers that can capture…
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