Money & Credit

Discover drops bank fees on deposits
Huge news: Discover ditches bank fees on deposits Banks & Banking June 17, 2019
Discover Bank says it is ending fees on deposits, a move straight out of the playbook of online banks. The…
Retirement income
Do you know what your income streams will be in retirement? Investing & Retirement June 13, 2019
Entering retirement can spawn feelings you may not have felt since the last day of fifth grade. No more classes!…
Family picnic in park
Savings challenge: 15 ways to spend $0 this weekend Money & Credit June 13, 2019
You may be someone who loves to be on the move — recreation, activities, shopping — but  if you're like…
Fundrise
What is Fundrise and should I invest in it? Investing & Retirement June 7, 2019
Fundrise is a startup financial company that advertises itself as "a real alternative to investing in the stock market." The…
date for retirement circled on a calendar
Should you have multiple target date funds? Investing & Retirement June 5, 2019
If you're confused by which target date fund to choose, you might be tempted to have multiple target date funds…
Budgeting on fixed income
How to pay off debt and save money on a fixed income Money & Credit June 4, 2019
We all know we need to pay and down our debt and save money, but that can be extremely difficult…
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How does PayPal work? Money & Credit June 4, 2019
More and more American consumers are becoming comfortable with person-to-person (P2P) payment apps and the process of sending and receiving…
chromebook - Clark's take: Why now is the time to buy a Chromebook
Clark’s take: Why now is the time to buy a Chromebook Money & Credit June 3, 2019
If you're in the market for a new laptop, few devices come with all the amenities for their price as…
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5 things to know about investing with Vanguard Investing & Retirement May 30, 2019
When it comes to investing, money expert Clark Howard favors investment companies that hold costs down for their customers and…
How to find out about class action lawsuits - Stack of money ($100 bills)
How to find out about class action lawsuits that could get you paid Money & Credit May 24, 2019
There are few things in life better than getting free money. That's why it pays to stay in the know.…
Here's when you should and shouldn't pay in advance
Here’s when you should and shouldn’t pay in advance Money & Credit May 22, 2019
Millions of Americans pay their bills by writing checks or setting up automatic withdrawals from their bank accounts on a…
Saving money
Where to put your cash now Banks & Banking May 20, 2019
If you've successfully managed to set up your household budget such that you have some extra money saved up for…
#1 investment mistake to avoid
The biggest mistake people make when opening an investment account Investing & Retirement May 17, 2019
When you open an investment account like a traditional or Roth IRA, there's a common mistake a lot of people…
How many bank accounts should you have?
Ask Clark: How many bank accounts should I have? Banks & Banking May 16, 2019
If you've received a bank sign-up bonus offer in the mail, you may be thinking about opening a new bank…
Gold, marijuana, Bitcoin
Clark’s #1 rule on investing in things like gold, marijuana and Bitcoin Investing & Retirement May 13, 2019
We've recently been in the midst of the longest ever bull market in U.S. history with stocks hitting several all-time…
Fidelity Investments
7 things to know about investing with Fidelity Investments Investing & Retirement May 9, 2019
Do you invest with Fidelity Investments or are you thinking about investing with them? This popular online discount brokerage is…
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier?
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier? Banks & Banking May 8, 2019
You could argue that banking has changed more in the past few years than it has in the last quarter-century.…
college graduate graduation commencement
4 basic money questions most college grads can’t answer — can you? Money & Credit May 3, 2019
College graduates are supposed to emerge from school armed with the knowledge to take on the world, and with the…
SEP IRA written on a piggy bank
What is a SEP IRA? Money & Credit May 2, 2019
A SEP IRA is a great tool that self-employed individuals and small business owners can use to save for retirement.…
10 best investment companies for small investors in 2019
10 best investment companies for small investors in 2019 Money & Credit April 30, 2019
The financial service industry is not exactly geared to somebody who's not Daddy Warbucks. If you're a small investor, it…
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Warning: Don’t fall for this new Social Security phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 29, 2019
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a warning about a new scam that you're going to want to hear! This…
Retirement
The most retirement-friendly states in 2019 Investing & Retirement April 26, 2019
One of my favorite economic concepts is that people respond to incentives. If a product you want is on sale,…
T-Mobile launches checking account
T-Mobile launches free checking account paying 4.00% Money & Credit April 26, 2019
T-Mobile, one of the nation's largest mobile carriers, has announced its entry into the banking industry. The product is called…
annuity
Ask Clark: Is it still a bad idea to buy annuities? Investing & Retirement April 22, 2019
Insurance companies and other financial institutions love to sell annuities to deal with one of the biggest fears in many…
retirement fund
How to maximize your retirement savings in 2019 Investing & Retirement April 18, 2019
When you're looking to save money for retirement, it's helpful to know how much cash you're allowed to stash in…
How to get out of debt as quickly as possible
8 steps for getting out of debt as quickly as possible Money & Credit April 12, 2019
There are few things quite as liberating as getting out of debt after having been in the negative for a…
visa debit card
Why you should never use a debit card to pay for anything Money & Credit April 11, 2019
Banks love to pitch debit cards as a way to avoid spending money you don’t have. But there are many…
Retirement target date
Target date funds: The easiest way to start saving for retirement Investing & Retirement April 10, 2019
Do you feel like investing is too complicated to understand sometimes? Target date funds are one way take the confusion…
What is the best paint for your home?
The best interior and exterior paints for your home Homes & Real Estate April 4, 2019
One of the most important decisions you'll make as a homeowner is choosing exterior and interior paint schemes for your…
How to talk to your partner about money before marriage
How to talk to your partner about money before marriage Money & Credit March 25, 2019
Before you walk down the aisle, are you willing to have a frank discussion about money and marriage with your…