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Vanguard founder John C. Bogle dead at 89: Read his words of wisdom Money & Credit January 17, 2019
If you're an investor and you own an index fund, you probably have John Clifton Bogle to thank. The legendary…
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building
IRS announces tax break for everyone: An estimated tax withholding penalty waiver Money & Credit January 17, 2019
Nobody exactly likes paying the Internal Revenue Service, but there's something even worse than paying taxes. How about paying a…
Tax Refund check
Here’s your estimated 2019 tax refund schedule Money & Credit January 16, 2019
Concerned about not getting your federal tax refund because of the partial government shutdown? Worry no more! Here's when you can…
9 things to know about filing your taxes during a government shutdown
9 things to know about filing your taxes during a government shutdown Money & Credit January 16, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is out with new guidance for filing your taxes during a government shutdown as the historic…
What to do with gift cards with small balances
What to do with gift cards with small balances Shopping & Retail January 11, 2019
If you love to shop, there are few things as sweet as a valuable gift card with a large sum…
Clark’s Money Challenge: How to save $3,000 this year
Clark’s Money Challenge: How to save $3,000 this year Money & Credit January 9, 2019
Do you ever feel like you have more month than money? If so, you are not alone! Monthly bills can…
IRS tax form 1040 EZ
Tax return filing in 2019: January 28 is the first day to file! Money & Credit January 9, 2019
It's official: Tax season will begin Monday, January 28 this year. That's the first day the Internal Revenue Service will…
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Best online wills: Comparing 4 free or cheap options Money & Credit January 9, 2019
Looking for the best online will maker? Here are four free or cheap services that can help you create will…
Refund reversal: White House official says tax refunds will arrive as scheduled
Refund reversal: White House official says tax refunds will arrive as scheduled Money & Credit January 7, 2019
There's good news if you've been fretting over not getting your federal tax refund because of the partial government shutdown.…
Instead of a no-spend month, try these simple savings challenges
Instead of a ‘no-spend’ month, try these simple savings challenges Money & Credit January 7, 2019
Many Americans are trying to get themselves out of debt, and some drastic strategies are in play for 2019. Among…
How to protect yourself during a data breach
Were you caught up in any of 2018’s data breaches? Check your statements closely… Protect Your Identity January 4, 2019
If the previous 12 months have taught us anything, it's that data breaches will likely continue to be a huge…
How Alexa and other voice assistants can help you save money
Alexa, Siri & more: How voice assistants can help you save money Mobile & Electronics January 4, 2019
"Alexa, save me some money." Yes, we wish it was that easy. Voice assistants like the Alexa-enabled Echo, Google Home,…
As government shutdown goes on, don't expect tax refunds from IRS
Government shutdown: IRS says it will take your money but not issue refunds Money & Credit January 4, 2019
As the partial government shutdown continues, agencies are starting to chime in about how they will be able to function…
Think the new law means hospital 'gotcha' prices have gone away? Not so fast
New law requires hospitals to post their prices, but does it really change anything? Health January 3, 2019
For years, hospital pricing has been shrouded in mystery — until you get that ginormous bill that seems to have…
5 New Year's resolutions that will improve your finances
5 New Year’s resolutions that will improve your finances right now Money & Credit January 1, 2019
With the new year here, you may be ready for a fresh start when it comes to your finances. Why…
10 quotes on financial freedom from Clark Howard
Clark Howard’s Top 10 words of wisdom from 2018 Money & Credit December 28, 2018
Clark Howard's goal is for people to take control of their financial destiny. With signs of a volatile stock market…
Government shutdown assistance: These credit unions and banks are offering financial help
Affected financially by the government shutdown? Here’s help Money & Credit December 28, 2018
We are well into a partial government shutdown, and many people are starting to feel the crunch. If you're a…
New 1040
The new 1040 tax form: What you need to know Money & Credit December 28, 2018
With the simplification of the tax code brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS has revised…
Credit card interest rate
What the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate hike means for you Money & Credit December 20, 2018
For the fourth time this year, the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected interest rate hike on Thursday. But what…
Money Challenge
How to save $5,000 with the 52-week money challenge Money & Credit December 19, 2018
What would an extra $5,000 mean in your life in the coming year? Would you use it to pay bills,…
Experian lets consumers raise credit scores from utility bills
Could your cell phone bill be the key to a better credit score? Money & Credit December 18, 2018
Do you always pay your cell phone and utility bills on time? In the near future, you could get a…
IRS income tax brackets
Here are the new IRS tax rates and income brackets for 2019 Money & Credit December 18, 2018
Thanks to the return of modest inflation, the Internal Revenue Service has tweaked the tax rates and income brackets for…
money mistakes to avoid in 2019
The biggest money mistakes to avoid in 2019 Money & Credit December 14, 2018
No matter your age or station in life, making good decisions with your money is a noble goal to have…
robinhood checking and savings
After controversy, Robinhood withdraws plan for 3% checking/savings account Money & Credit December 14, 2018
Robinhood says it is putting the brakes on the rollout of a new free checking and savings account that promised…
Save 2 full paychecks in 2019 with this simple budgeting trick
Save 2 full paychecks in 2019 with this simple budgeting trick Budgeting & Saving December 13, 2018
If you want to get out of debt, stash away more for retirement or control excessive spending, making a simple…
Budgeting with cash: How to make the envelope method work
Budgeting with cash: How to make the envelope method work Budgeting & Saving December 13, 2018
If you're trying to get out of credit card debt, managing your money the old-fashioned way is something money expert…
Why users are complaining about Zelle, the popular money app
Here’s why Clark says to stay away from the Zelle payment app Mobile & Electronics December 11, 2018
Mobile banking, which allows people to send and receive money with a few clicks of their smartphone, has exploded over…
Stack of money ($100 bills)
The inventor of index funds lives by these 3 simple money rules Money & Credit December 10, 2018
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, John Bogle, founder and former chairman of index-fund behemoth Vanguard Group,…
Clark Howard budgeting guide
Free budget worksheet: The CLARK Method to create a monthly budget Budgeting & Saving November 30, 2018
The secret to saving more and spending less every month isn't a secret at all — it's a budget. Just…
used car donation via dreamstime
6 things you need to know before donating your used vehicle Money & Credit November 30, 2018
Planning to donate an old car this year to get a tax deduction next year? What you need to know…
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