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How to Start Your Money Over as a Single Parent
How to Start Your Money Over as a Single Parent Money & Credit October 26, 2020
In January 2018, I unexpectedly found myself raising four kids by myself after more than 20 years of marriage. To…
What to do with your short-term savings
Where To Put Your Money for the Short Term Money & Credit October 22, 2020
We’re in the middle of an “ultra-low savings environment,” money expert Clark Howard says. That means that because of the…
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2021 Is 1.3%
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2021 Is 1.3% Investing & Retirement October 13, 2020
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced a slight year-over-year rise in monthly benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security…
Affordable home
Report: Top 10 Affordable U.S. Suburbs With a City Feel Money & Credit October 12, 2020
If you live in a major city and are looking to relocate somewhere that is perhaps cheaper than your current…
Credit unions vs. banks: Clark.com weighs the pros and cons and explains the differences.
Credit Union vs. Bank: What’s the Difference? Banks & Banking October 8, 2020
Pitting credit unions vs. banks in a side-by-side comparison can be a little like spotting identical twins at the mall.…
Robinhood reviews are nuanced because of the many layers involved with judging the company that has further democratized investing.
Robinhood Review: Pros, Cons & Who Should Use It Investing & Retirement October 7, 2020
Reviewing Robinhood is a complex task. Robinhood has democratized investing, making it affordable for people of any age and income.…
Fort Lauderdale, Florida is one of the best places to retire
Report: 10 Best Retirement Cities in America Investing & Retirement October 5, 2020
If you’ve started researching when — and where — to retire, we don’t have to tell you that living in…
Clark.com will explain what a credit union is and how it works.
What Is a Credit Union? Banks & Banking September 28, 2020
Credit unions are member-owned organizations that offer traditional banking services. They're legally structured to put people before profits. As such,…
Cash App, Zelle and PayPal on a smartphone
How to Reach Customer Service at Cash App, Zelle and PayPal Money & Credit September 23, 2020
If you’ve ever tried to reach the customer service department at one of the popular money payment apps, you know how…
Clark.com will explain what a savings account is and how it works.
What Is a Savings Account? Banks & Banking September 23, 2020
A savings account gives you a safe, accessible place to put money that you don't need for daily expenses. It…
Uber Pass
Is Uber’s $25/Month Subscription Worth It? Money & Credit September 21, 2020
If you're a big fan of ridesharing services and food delivery, Uber Pass can be a great way to get…
Clark.com explains what a checking account is.
What Is a Checking Account? Banks & Banking September 18, 2020
A checking account is a bank account that gives you easy, daily access to your money through deposits, withdrawals and…
Social Security card and money
The Age Most Americans Are Claiming Social Security Benefits Investing & Retirement September 16, 2020
Do you know the best age to claim you federal retirement benefits? A recent report says most older Americans don’t…
Learn how to open a bank account with no deposit.
How to Open a Bank Account With No Deposit Banks & Banking September 8, 2020
Have you been looking to open a bank account but have no money to get started? There are some ways…
Icon of a figure excited after taking the steps to open a bank account with bad credit
How to Open a Bank Account With Bad Credit Banks & Banking August 25, 2020
Unless you stuff all your cash under your mattress or convert it into precious metals, it's likely that you'll need…
Financial advisor looking at stock market prices on his phone
Here’s What Retirees Are Asking Their Financial Advisors Investing & Retirement August 24, 2020
If you are retired or thinking about retiring soon, the recent economic volatility might have you concerned about your financial…
Woman counting loose change due to coin shortage
4 Things to Do With Your Loose Change in a Coin Shortage Money & Credit August 12, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has created, among other things, a coin shortage. As a result, more retailers are getting more particular…
Open a new bank account by following these 6 steps.
How to Open a Bank Account in 6 Easy Steps Banks & Banking August 11, 2020
It's faster and easier than ever to open a bank account. You can choose from an abundance of options. And…
Netflix money
How My Netflix Account Raised My Credit Score by 5 Points Money & Credit August 4, 2020
If you’re a faithful and reliable customer of Netflix, the popular video streaming service is rewarding you with a bonus…
Lottery ticket
These 5 States Spend the Most on Lottery Tickets Money & Credit July 28, 2020
Who wants to be a millionaire? Evidently a lot of us based on a new report that shows Americans are…
QuikTrip coins
You Can Now Turn Your Coins Into Cash at QuikTrip Money & Credit July 13, 2020
If you've ever used a coin exchange machine at the grocery store, you know that what you gain in convenience,…
Target Date Funds vs Index Funds
Target Date Funds vs. Index Funds: Which Is Better for You? Investing & Retirement July 10, 2020
Target date funds and index funds are two of the options available when you're investing, but is one better than…
FICO Resilience Index Score
What FICO’s New Resilience Index Could Mean for You Money & Credit July 8, 2020
If you’re looking for a loan or thinking about applying for a credit card, you may soon have to contend…
Fractional Shares
4 Things to Know Before You Buy Fractional Shares Investing & Retirement July 7, 2020
Buying fractional shares of stock is a way to invest in companies you want to own a part of without…
index funds investing concept on $100 bills
What Is an Index Fund and Why Should I Invest in One? Investing & Retirement July 1, 2020
If you're new to investing, you may have heard about index funds but maybe you're not exactly sure what they…
Social Security cards and $100 bills
26 States That Don’t Tax Social Security Benefits Taxes June 24, 2020
Many people can’t wait to collect their Social Security benefits. If you're about to become eligible for Social Security, you…
Certificates of Deposit
What Is a CD and Should You Open One? Banks & Banking June 24, 2020
If you're looking for a safe place to keep money that you don’t intend to spend soon, you may want…
Negative interest rates
What Are Negative Interest Rates and How Could They Affect You? Money & Credit June 23, 2020
You might have heard the phrase "negative interest rates" in the past several months. Some countries around the world are…
Clark Howard is 65 years old on June 20
Clark Turns 65! Read His 6 Money Tips for Seniors Money & Credit June 20, 2020
Turning 65 years old is a blessing in many ways, especially if you've been good at minding your money through…
Jar full of money that has been saved from coronavirus changes
8 Spending Habits People Are Changing After Coronavirus Money & Credit June 19, 2020
It's no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the spending habits of millions of Americans. Many people have…