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Money & Credit

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…
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…
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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…
Report: Amazon removes sale of hair dryer shown on video shooting flames
Report: Amazon removes sale of hair dryer shown on video shooting flames Shopping & Retail February 9, 2018
A hair dryer manufactured in China has reportedly been pulled from Amazon after a viral video showed it shooting flames.…
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Overstock branches out into roboadvising Investing & Retirement February 8, 2018
You can already buy everything from home goods to shoes to handbags and even cars on Overstock. Now the e-commerce…
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Here is Clark Howard’s bottom line on Bitcoin Investing & Retirement February 7, 2018
It's no secret that Bitcoin has become one of finance's hottest topics, surging in popularity over the past year and…
Want to live comfortably? Here’s how much you need to make in every state
Want to live comfortably? Here’s how much you need to make in every state Money & Credit February 7, 2018
Like millions of other Americans, you may get your bi-weekly paycheck and immediately begin to divvy it out on your…
Budgeting with cash: How to make the envelope method work in 2018
Budgeting with cash: How to make the envelope method work in 2018 Budgeting & Saving February 7, 2018
If you're trying to get out of credit card debt, managing your money the old-fashioned way is what money expert…
Tax season 2018: What happens when you’re audited by the IRS
Tax season 2018: What happens when you’re audited by the IRS Taxes February 7, 2018
As tax season begins in earnest, millions of Americans are getting their financial houses in order, trying to make sure…
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo slapped with sanctions for ‘persistent misconduct’ toward consumers Money & Credit February 6, 2018
The Federal Reserve has cracked down on Wells Fargo after what it called “widespread consumer abuses” committed by the bank…
What to do when you’re notified of a ‘merchant breach’
What to do when you’re notified of a ‘merchant breach’ Protect Your Identity February 5, 2018
As technology becomes more enmeshed with personal finance, cybersecurity breaches are becoming more prevalent. While there’s usually significant media coverage…
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Study: Walmart 34% cheaper than Amazon, on average Budgeting & Saving February 5, 2018
We all know Walmart is cheap and Amazon is convenient, right? But is that convenience worth paying up to 100%…
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market?
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? Investing & Retirement February 5, 2018
After a roaring start to 2018, investors watched the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge 666 points in a single day…
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