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Money & Credit

Customers outraged after BB&T ‘malfunction’ locks them out of their accounts
Customers outraged after BB&T ‘malfunction’ locks them out of their accounts Banks & Banking February 23, 2018
BB&T Bank was the subject of customer anger for a second straight day Friday in the midst of an "equipment…
Why lenders could be using your friends to determine whether to approve your loan
Why lenders could be using your friends to determine whether to approve your loan Money & Credit February 23, 2018
For years now creditors, have told people looking for loans to come to the table with some collateral, a decent…
5 of Clark Howard’s most extreme frugal hacks
5 of Clark Howard’s most extreme frugal hacks Money & Credit February 23, 2018
Nobody pinches a penny quite like consumer champ Clark Howard. Below are some of his most famous — or should…
States where Americans pay the most (and least) in sales taxes
States where Americans pay the most (and least) in sales taxes Taxes February 22, 2018
With April 15 getting closer, many Americans have taxes on their minds. Of course, income tax is the prime focus…
Discover is eliminating these 5 credit card benefits in 2018
Discover is eliminating these 5 credit card benefits in 2018 Credit & Debit Cards February 22, 2018
When's the last time you looked at your credit card perks and benefits? If you have an account with Discover,…
How to keep calm when the stock market gets chaotic
How to keep calm when the stock market gets chaotic Money & Credit February 22, 2018
Are you still reeling from the recent Wall Street rollercoaster ride? I get it. The Dow fell more than 3200…
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card!
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card! Money & Credit February 22, 2018
When it comes to using credit cards, it's important to understand both the perks and the risks. Just like with…
1040 tax form
Bottom line: What the tax reform really means for you Taxes February 21, 2018
Despite the near non-stop media gabfest about President Trump’s recently enacted tax reforms, you may still be wondering exactly how…
The #1 tip to help maximize your 401(k) investing
The #1 tip to help maximize your 401(k) investing Money & Credit February 21, 2018
We as a country can't continue to pay for the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid obligations that we've promised our citizens.…
Why you need an automatic investment plan
Why you need an automatic investment plan Money & Credit February 21, 2018
Many people want to create wealth for themselves and their families but are avoiding the step of creating an investment…
Here are the only two reasons you could go to jail over unpaid debt
Here are the only two reasons you could go to jail over unpaid debt Money & Credit February 21, 2018
As consumers spend away for the holidays, many people are using their credit cards to buy gifts. That means that…
Want to monitor your credit? Here’s how to sign up for Credit Sesame
Want to monitor your credit? Here’s how to sign up for Credit Sesame Protect Your Computer & Data February 20, 2018
With what we know now about the Equifax data breach, the probability that our personal information is already or soon…
Thinking about being an Airbnb host? Check to see if your city is on this list
Thinking about being an Airbnb host? Check to see if your city is on this list Homes & Real Estate February 19, 2018
The rise in popularity of homesharing services like Airbnb is allowing people around the world to make some extra cash…
Need more cash? | 35 easy ways to make extra money each month
Need more cash? | 35 easy ways to make extra money each month Commoncents February 19, 2018
Whether you're trying to pay off debt, save more toward retirement or just boost your monthly income, there are a…
Is it smart to use retirement accounts to fund a new business?
Is it smart to use retirement accounts to fund a new business? Business & Entrepreneurs February 18, 2018
I love helping entrepreneurs set purposeful goals for their new companies. And because they are often doing things that are…
Dating in 2018: 5 huge financial red flags
Dating in 2018: 5 huge financial red flags Life February 16, 2018
Money can affects relationships in a big way and it can be a major source of tension when couples don’t…
16 not-so-obvious tips for saving money!
16 not-so-obvious tips for saving money! Money & Credit February 16, 2018
If you're a fan of money expert Clark Howard, you probably make a habit of scanning the internet for fresh…
Where’s my money? How to check the status of your federal and state tax refunds
Where’s my money? How to check the status of your federal and state tax refunds Taxes February 16, 2018
If you've filed your federal and state tax returns already, you may be checking your bank account frequently to see…
Report: President calls for 25-cent hike in federal gas tax
Report: President calls for 25-cent hike in federal gas tax Taxes February 15, 2018
Following the release of his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, President Trump has reportedly called for a 25-cent hike to the federal…
Tax season 2018: Which tax prep solution is right for you?
Tax season 2018: Which tax prep solution is right for you? Money & Credit February 15, 2018
It's that time of year again when Americans scramble to get their taxes done before the April deadline. We know…
Equifax data breach
Turns out, the Equifax data breach was even worse than we thought Identity Theft February 14, 2018
Last fall, the Equifax data breach sent a shock to the financial system when it was announced that criminals hacked…
10 dollar store ‘deals’ that are actually duds
10 dollar store ‘deals’ that are actually duds Shopping & Retail February 13, 2018
If you like to save money, you probably love the dollar store! But some things at the dollar store aren't…
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS Taxes February 13, 2018
The IRS has a new warning about fake tax refunds being deposited into the bank accounts of taxpayers. Most of…
tax refund check with money
Top 5 tax refund myths debunked Money & Credit February 13, 2018
Every tax season, there's a lot of anxiety surrounding tax refunds. Everyone wants to get their money as soon as…
Report: Here are the cities with the most credit card debt
Report: Here are the cities with the most credit card debt Money & Credit February 13, 2018
Most people do all they can to pay their bills on time and be good stewards of their financial lives,…
13 ways to save money at Publix
13 ways to save money at Publix Food & Restaurants February 12, 2018
With 1,169 stores across the Southeast, Publix is a beloved fixture to a lot of grocery shoppers — even if…
Valentine's Day Scams
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love! Scams & Rip-Offs February 12, 2018
Valentine’s Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online. But while you might be looking…
15 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone
15 credit cards that will pay to replace your stolen or damaged cell phone Credit & Debit Cards February 12, 2018
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check…
Baby graduate
How to roll over a 529 plan, and why it may be a good idea Budgeting & Saving February 9, 2018
When my 10-year-old son was born, his grandmother generously put $1,000 into a Franklin Temple 529 plan for him. A…
Identity Theft
10 things you must do if your identity is stolen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 9, 2018
As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always…
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