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Money & Credit

Try this 52-week challenge to save $1378 in 1 year!
Try this 52-week challenge to save $1378 in 1 year! Budgeting & Saving April 24, 2018
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." So goes the ancient Chinese saying that you've probably…
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards Credit & Debit Cards April 23, 2018
When you head to the checkout counter, don't be surprised if a retail sales associate asks if you'd like to…
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What we know about the alleged SunTrust data breach Protect Your Identity April 23, 2018
Another day, another data breach... And another instance of a bank taking the weak posture of offering free identity protection…
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo slammed with $1 billion in fines for mortgage, auto loan abuses Scams & Rip-Offs April 20, 2018
Wells Fargo has been hit with $1 billion in fines due to a number of unsavory banking practices, like charging…
Clark’s Investment Guide
Clark’s Investment Guide Money & Credit April 20, 2018
Investing can seem so complicated that some people just shut down and do nothing — or hire an advisor to guide…
Credit card bill
How to lower your credit card interest rate Money & Credit April 20, 2018
Credit cards can be great tools to have in your wallet. They allow you to make a purchase now and…
What should I do after I pay off my credit card?
What should I do after I pay off my credit card? Money & Credit April 20, 2018
Congratulations! You've struggled for months or maybe years, but you finally did it. You paid your credit card balance down…
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now Money & Credit April 19, 2018
Unless you want to keep working forever, you've got to learn how to save more today for your retirement tomorrow.…
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Should I always use my Costco credit card at Costco? Money & Credit April 19, 2018
If you follow money expert Clark Howard, you know that he and everyone at Team Clark are huge fans of…
Survey: Nearly half of Americans have less than $10K saved for retirement
Survey: Nearly half of Americans have less than $10K saved for retirement Deals & Savings April 18, 2018
When we envision our golden years, many of us would like to think that we're going to be financially sound.…
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Didn’t get your taxes filed by yesterday’s deadline? You’re in luck! Taxes April 18, 2018
If you failed to get your taxes filed by yesterday's midnight deadline, a technology failure on the IRS's part could…
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The big chill: How to freeze your credit — literally! Credit & Debit Cards April 18, 2018
You've heard of freezing your credit, but have you ever heard of freezing your credit card? If you're having trouble…
Mortgage
Can I pay my mortgage or rent with a credit card? Money & Credit April 18, 2018
Credit cards are a great way to earn miles and points for free and discounted travel or cash back, but…
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Here’s your 2018 estimated tax refund schedule Money & Credit April 18, 2018
Looking forward to a big fat refund check this year? Maybe you'll use it to pay down debt or treat…
Taxes
Tax Day 2018: 30+ deals & freebies to help ease the pain Deals & Savings April 17, 2018
Tax Day isn't necessarily something to celebrate (unless you're the government, we guess), but it has become a popular day…
Credit score
How to improve your credit score by 100 points in 30 days Money & Credit April 17, 2018
As a Credit Karma member, I frequently check in to see how my credit is doing and make sure there’s…
Tax Day 2018: Here are some last-minute tips
Tax Day 2018: Here are some last-minute tips Taxes April 17, 2018
With just days left to go, the 2018 tax season is officially nearing its end. Whether you've hired a tax…
10 Kirkland Signature products you should always buy at Costco
10 Kirkland Signature products you should always buy at Costco Shopping & Retail April 16, 2018
If don't already have a membership to Costco, you are missing out on some serious money-saving opportunities! And actually, many people who are members don't…
Paying back student loans | How refinancing can save you big bucks
Paying back student loans | How refinancing can save you big bucks Commoncents April 16, 2018
When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your student loans? If it's been a while,…
Credit Cards
What is a ‘good’ credit card? Credit April 13, 2018
Asking the question, “What is a good credit card?” is kind of like asking “What is a good car?” as…
Tax season 2018: Which tax prep solution is right for you?
Tax season 2018: Which tax prep solution is right for you? Money & Credit April 13, 2018
It's that time of year again when Americans scramble to get their taxes done before the April deadline. We know…
last will and testament
Here are the cheapest and easiest ways to do a will in 2018 Wills & Funerals April 13, 2018
There are several key elements to consider when you're planning for retirement and your future in general — living costs, where you may want…
10 ways homeowners waste money — and how not to
10 ways homeowners waste money — and how not to Homes & Real Estate April 13, 2018
What do you do when your monthly budget for home expenses doesn't leave much for your savings plan? How about…
last will and testament
How to create a will online for FREE in just 5 minutes Money & Credit April 13, 2018
For years, money expert Clark Howard has tried to drive home to his listeners and readers the importance of having…
Credit score
Why your credit score could see a 30-point boost on April 16 Credit April 13, 2018
We have some good news if you've had tax troubles in the past. The three main credit bureaus will remove…
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Bumped: The new loyalty program that gives you free company stock Stocks April 12, 2018
Looking for a new way to invest that blends seamlessly with your lifestyle as a shopper when you're out and…
Do you still have to pay your debts if they’re sold to a collections agency?
Do you still have to pay your debts if they’re sold to a collections agency? Collection Agencies April 12, 2018
The number of Americans in debt, especially due to credit card use, continues to be dangerously high. A confluence of…
Calling in sick? Here’s the #1 excuse your boss will actually believe
Calling in sick? Here’s the #1 excuse your boss will actually believe Jobs & Military April 11, 2018
Paid sick time policies are an effective way to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses at work, according to the…
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Charitable giving and community service: How to teach your kids well Clark Smart Kids April 10, 2018
We as Americans are the most generous people on Earth. That's not just an opinion — it's a fact! Recent research…
17 red flags that will still get you audited by the IRS
17 red flags that will still get you audited by the IRS Money & Credit April 9, 2018
OK, let's just be straight-up: Your chances of being audited are at an all-time low. Severe staff cutbacks coupled with…
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