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Budgeting & Saving

25 ways to pay for a $1,000 emergency expense
25 ways to pay for a $1,000 emergency expense Budgeting & Saving July 16, 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…
Clark’s Cash Challenge: 5 steps to save more money in 30 days
Clark’s Cash Challenge: 5 steps to save more money in 30 days Budgeting & Saving July 9, 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…
The simple way to budget without sharing your bank passwords
The simple way to budget without sharing your bank passwords Budgeting & Saving June 29, 2018
If you want to save more and spend less, money expert Clark Howard says that keeping a budget is essential!…
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Looking for a Coinstar alternative? Check your local credit union Budgeting & Saving June 1, 2018
Have you ever brought a jar of change to one of those coin-counting machines to cash it in? It's a…
How I saved an extra $1,000 with this simple receipt trick
How I saved an extra $1,000 with this simple receipt trick Budgeting & Saving June 1, 2018
How would you like an extra $1,000 in your bank account? Over the past seven months, I've saved more than…
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Clark Howard’s 6-step guide to lowering your monthly bills Money & Credit May 23, 2018
Do you live with the constant feeling that there's more month than money in your life? Here is money expert…
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Saving for retirement: Why you may not need as much as you think Money & Credit May 22, 2018
Which type of retiree would you rather be: striving to keep up with the Joneses or living contently as a…
Saving for retirement
The 4% Rule: Why it still makes sense for retirement Budgeting & Saving May 18, 2018
The best rules are tried and true rules – guidelines that have served us well over time and circumstance. But…
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New money-saving idea: Pre-paying a year on select low-dollar monthly bills Budgeting & Saving May 1, 2018
If you're following money expert Clark Howard's advice and looking for every opportunity available to save money, have you considered…
Why your money mindset might need an overhaul
Why your money mindset might need an overhaul Budgeting & Saving April 30, 2018
It probably isn’t surprising to you that only 1 in 3 states requires their students to take a personal finance…
Digit helps to automate saving money and pay off your credit card debt, too!
Digit helps to automate saving money and pay off your credit card debt, too! Budgeting & Saving April 25, 2018
If you can't seem to get any savings done, there's an app out there that could help you. Digit is…
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…
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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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…
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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…
Wedding vows
7 ways to plan an awesome wedding for under $10,000 Deals & Savings March 29, 2018
In the land of weddings, where a one-day event is turned into an affair that can cost more than an…
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Mega Millions, what? Credit union program enters you in jackpot drawing for each deposit you make Money & Credit March 28, 2018
The Mega Millions jackpot now sits at an estimated $502 million heading into Friday night's drawing. That's no doubt going…
Isn’t it great when something free just falls into your lap?
Isn’t it great when something free just falls into your lap? Shopping & Retail March 26, 2018
We're a good bit past the peak of the extreme couponing craze that emerged last decade during the recession. Who…
Fee frenzy: Cable providers push through up to 88% increase on broadcast TV, regional sports fees
Fee frenzy: Cable providers push through up to 88% increase on broadcast TV, regional sports fees Mobile & Electronics March 22, 2018
The average American household pays $103.10 per month for traditional pay TV subscription — either to the local cable monopoly…
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You won’t believe who the new savings champs are! Money & Credit February 27, 2018
Looks like the young whippersnappers can teach a few of us old folks about saving money! A recent poll of…
5 of Clark Howard’s most extreme frugal hacks
5 of Clark Howard’s most extreme frugal hacks Money & Credit February 26, 2018
Nobody pinches a penny quite like consumer champ Clark Howard. Below are some of his most famous — or should…
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card!
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card! Money & Credit February 22, 2018
When it comes to using credit cards, it's important to understand both the perks and the risks. Just like with…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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%…
13 tips on being frugal from famous billionaires
13 tips on being frugal from famous billionaires Money & Credit February 5, 2018
Think the super-rich spend their money freely on anything they want? Think again. RELATED: Shopping at Bargain Hunt — How…
No, you didn’t get a raise in February — but your take-home pay is about get bigger!
No, you didn’t get a raise in February — but your take-home pay is about get bigger! Budgeting & Saving February 2, 2018
A lot of workers are about to get a pleasant surprise in their February paychecks — more money! RELATED: Here’s…
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