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Why CDs Might Be a Great Place for Your Money Right Now Banks & Banking June 11th, 2020
Collectively, Americans are saving more money than they have in many years. Unfortunately, at the same time, interest rates on…
New Report: The Best Banks for Customer Satisfaction
New Report: The Best Online Banks for Customer Satisfaction Banks & Banking April 22nd, 2020
If you're looking for a new bank, one really good indicator of whether you'll be happy or not is how…
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Checking vs. Savings Accounts: The Differences and Why You Need Both Banks & Banking April 9th, 2020
Whether you're looking to open a new bank account or taking time to restructure your finances, organizing your money into…
Are the Banks Safe Right Now?
Are Banks Safe Right Now? Banks & Banking March 19th, 2020
Understandably, the coronavirus pandemic has created quite a bit of anxiety among Americans concerned about their finances. One of the…
Where to (Temporarily) Put Your Savings Right Now
Where to (Temporarily) Put Your Savings Right Now Money & Credit February 27th, 2020
If you're following the news headlines lately, this may be one of those times when you're a bit antsy about…
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ACSI: Banks are now equal to credit unions in customer service Money & Credit February 6th, 2020
The unthinkable has happened: Banks are now offering the same level of customer service that was once the hallmark of…
5 Things to Know Before You Use Zelle
5 Things to Know Before You Use Zelle Banks & Banking December 11th, 2019
Payment apps that allow people to send and receive money with a few taps on their smartphones have exploded over…
Citibank
New Report: These Big Banks Have the Happiest Customers Banks & Banking November 19th, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard is not a big fan of what he calls the "giant monster mega-banks" but for many…
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5 Reasons Why Clark Howard Hates Big Banks Banks & Banking October 16th, 2019
If you've ever heard Clark Howard speak on his radio show or podcast, you probably know that he hates big…
Wealthfront
5 things to know about Wealthfront’s cash account Banks & Banking September 30th, 2019
If you're looking for a high-interest place to stash some short-term cash, the Wealthfront cash account might be the perfect…
Facebook Libra
What does Clark Howard think about Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency? Banks & Banking June 20th, 2019
If you go back just six months ago, we were having to ration calls to our show from people wanting…
Discover drops bank fees on deposits
Huge news: Discover ditches bank fees on deposits Banks & Banking June 17th, 2019
Discover Bank says it is ending fees on deposits, a move straight out of the playbook of online banks. The…
Saving money
Where to put your cash now Banks & Banking May 20th, 2019
If you've successfully managed to set up your household budget such that you have some extra money saved up for…
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier?
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier? Banks & Banking May 7th, 2019
You could argue that banking has changed more in the past few years than it has in the last quarter-century.…
Write a check to pay the credit card bill
These banks & credit unions offer free checking Banks & Banking February 5th, 2019
When is free checking not really free? These days, many banking institutions offer checking accounts that they claim are free,…
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look Money & Credit January 3rd, 2019
Thinking about switching your bank? You're probably familiar with credit unions as a superior alternative to traditional big banks, but…
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After Controversy, Robinhood Withdraws Plan for 3% Checking/Savings Account Money & Credit December 14th, 2018
Robinhood says it is putting the brakes on the rollout of a new free checking and savings account that promised…
The best reward credit cards
The best reward credit cards Money & Credit November 15th, 2018
It's not easy to find the best reward credit cards. There are hundreds of different reward cards offered by the…
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with Banks & Banking November 1st, 2018
When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on…
The best banks are not banks at all…
The best banks are not banks at all… Money & Credit October 29th, 2018
Looking for the best bank in America? Don't look at any of the bigs like Bank of America, Chase, Well…
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Here’s the #1 mistake we’re making with the money we’re saving Money & Credit October 24th, 2018
How much is the money in your bank or credit union account earning? New numbers show that on the whole,…
A new option for free credit monitoring
A new option for free credit monitoring Money & Credit October 11th, 2018
Whether it's by an internal employee or an outside hacker, it's usually just a matter of time before one of…
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Why You Should Never Go to Your Bank for Investment Advice Money & Credit October 3rd, 2018
When you think of investing, do you immediately think about getting investment advice and buying investments through your local branch…
4 digital piggy banks for kids & adults
4 digital piggy banks for kids & adults Money & Credit August 6th, 2018
Did you know that there is a theory that those plucky pink ceramic piggy banks that you threw quarters in…
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Should you get car insurance through your credit union? Insurance June 8th, 2018
If you're a credit union customer, you may get a solicitation in the mail saying that you're paying too much…
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas Travel May 15th, 2018
Planning to travel overseas soon? You've got some homework to do if you want to handle your money the Clark…
1 in 5 customers are carrying the wrong credit card: Here’s how to choose a better one
1 in 5 customers are carrying the wrong credit card: Here’s how to choose a better one Money & Credit May 3rd, 2018
Maybe you're paying for an airline miles card, but not flying, or your credit card interest rate is too high,…
How to Start Your Own Business From Scratch
How to Start Your Own Business From Scratch Business & Entrepreneurs April 26th, 2018
If you are looking to start a business, there are many factors to consider. While it is possible to skip…
Business and personal loans without the bank hassle
Business and personal loans without the bank hassle Money & Credit April 26th, 2018
If you have a business idea and you can't seem to get any funds from a bank, there are more…
How To Bypass the Banks for a Loan
How To Bypass the Banks for a Loan Money & Credit April 26th, 2018
Having trouble borrowing money for a personal loan at a bank? I want to talk to you about another opportunity…