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It’s never too late to be a happy retiree Money & Credit August 20, 2018
Do the latest “You Should Have ___ Millions Saved For Retirement By Now” articles make you wince? You’re not alone.…
How to make extra money testing food
How to make extra money testing food Shopping & Retail August 20, 2018
When it comes to finding ways to make extra money, an ideal situation is to find something you enjoy doing…
Reverse mortgage
4 alternatives to a reverse mortgage Homes & Real Estate August 20, 2018
Long-time followers of money expert Clark Howard know that he is not a fan of reverse mortgages. What is a…
How to save an extra $1,000 with this credit card rewards trick
How to save an extra $1,000 with this credit card rewards trick Budgeting & Saving August 20, 2018
How would you like an extra $1,000 or more in your bank account? You can easily stash away that much…
Discover vs. American Express vs. Chase: Which credit card company is best?
Discover vs. American Express vs. Chase: Which credit card company is best? Credit & Debit Cards August 17, 2018
A new J.D. Power study says 47% of credit card customers who switched to a new card within the past…
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Surprise! I got outstanding customer service from one of the giant monster megabanks Money & Credit August 16, 2018
If you listen to The Clark Howard Show or follow money expert Clark Howard, you know that big banks are…
Google Sheets: The free budgeting tool you probably haven’t tried
Google Sheets: The free budgeting tool you probably haven’t tried Budgeting & Saving August 16, 2018
Sometimes the right tool is all it takes to get your spending under control. Budgeting apps like Mint, Personal Capital…
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Here’s why your credit score may suddenly be on the rise Money & Credit August 15, 2018
Americans have witnessed a wholesale rise in their credit scores since new rules went into effect last year forcing the…
Chase Freedom® vs Freedom Unlimited®: Which is the better credit card?
Chase Freedom® vs Freedom Unlimited®: Which is the better credit card? Credit Cards August 13, 2018
Chase offers two flagship cards in the Freedom family, the original Chase Freedom® credit card and the newer Freedom Unlimited®.…
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How refinancing student loans can save you big bucks Commoncents August 13, 2018
When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your student loans? If it's been a while,…
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 August 13, 2018
I was watching TV recently when I saw an ad for a credit card that offered "cell phone protection” as…
Every American Express cardholder needs to know about this new security feature
Every American Express cardholder needs to know about this new security feature Credit & Debit Cards August 10, 2018
American Express has rolled out a new feature to give customers peace of mind if they misplace their credit card.…
Map of $1 million retirement length by state
Here’s how long $1 million will last in retirement in all 50 states Money & Credit August 8, 2018
Will $1 million be enough for you to retire comfortably on in your golden years? It turns out that depends…
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How I lowered my cable bill by $50 a month TV, Satellite & Cable August 8, 2018
I've been on something of subscription cancellation spree lately when it comes to my monthly bills. Last week, I cancelled…
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How to find and choose a credit union Money & Credit August 7, 2018
If you're like many of us, you may have grown accustomed to the long lines, impersonal customer service and ubiquitous fees…
When is a deal not really a deal at all?
When is a deal not really a deal at all? Deals & Savings August 6, 2018
'Save 70%! Save 80%! Save 90% on retail!' Big percentage sales — though they sound great — often lose their luster after…
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo’s latest controversy: 600+ customers lost homes due to computer glitch Money & Credit August 6, 2018
Wells Fargo’s scandals continue to pile up. Most recently, the San Francisco-based institution says that a computer glitch led to…
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Credit card issuers trim benefits: See who’s cutting what Credit & Debit Cards August 6, 2018
There's an old Chinese saying, "One day, a thousand autumns" that indicates a pace of rapid change. That saying is…
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Why you may get a smaller tax refund next year — and what to do about it Money & Credit August 3, 2018
The new tax law has been talked up as a way to put more money into the pocket of average…
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Gym membership cancellation: Here’s how easy it can be to get out Health August 3, 2018
Conventional wisdom says that cancelling a gym membership is a huge headache. A number of years ago, I wanted to…
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The top 10 things Clark Howard does to save money Money & Credit August 2, 2018
His name is synonymous with being cheap. But do you really know all the ways Clark Howard stretches a buck…
Save 2 full paychecks in 2018 with this simple budgeting trick
Save 2 full paychecks in 2018 with this simple budgeting trick Budgeting & Saving August 2, 2018
If you want to get out of debt, stash away more for retirement or control excessive spending, making a simple…
Fidelity Investments
Investor Alert: Fidelity rolls out first ever no-fee index funds Money & Credit August 1, 2018
Beginning Friday, August 3, Fidelity Investments will offer no-fee index funds that allow every single penny you invest to go toward…
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Kroger-owned grocery chain bans Visa at some stores; will others follow? Shopping & Retail August 1, 2018
Foods Co. Supermarkets is turning its back on Visa because of an ongoing dispute about high fees that retailers face…
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan Money & Credit July 31, 2018
There's a rarely discussed danger that threatens to tarnish your golden years: Parents supporting financially unstable adult children! RELATED: Americans…
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A new IRS Form 1040 may be on the way: Here’s what you need to know Money & Credit July 31, 2018
With the simplification of the tax code brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS is taking…
42 companies hiring U.S. veterans right now
42 companies hiring U.S. veterans right now Jobs & Military July 31, 2018
Many U.S. companies have been putting more emphasis on hiring U.S. veterans lately — with some hosting big one-day events…
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9 simple things you can do every day to stretch a buck Money Saving Advice July 31, 2018
Looking for some quick and easy ways to stretch the money in your life? Check out these ideas... RELATED: Clark’s…
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5 things to know about Matador — the free social investing app Money & Credit July 30, 2018
Have you ever felt like the stock market is an opaque beast that you're better off steering clear of? If…
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How do credit cards work? Money & Credit July 30, 2018
Credit cards are an important personal finance tool for many households, but when used irresponsibly they can cause serious financial…
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