Budgeting & Saving

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PayPal offers $25 million in zero-interest cash advances to government workers Money & Credit January 23, 2019
As the longest shutdown in our nation's history drags on, nearly 1 million federal employees are either on furlough or…
Instead of a no-spend month, try these simple savings challenges
Instead of a ‘no-spend’ month, try these simple savings challenges Money & Credit January 7, 2019
Many Americans are trying to get themselves out of debt, and some drastic strategies are in play for 2019. Among…
Save 2 full paychecks in 2019 with this simple budgeting trick
Save 2 full paychecks in 2019 with this simple budgeting trick Budgeting & Saving December 13, 2018
If you want to get out of debt, stash away more for retirement or control excessive spending, making a simple…
Budgeting with cash: How to make the envelope method work
Budgeting with cash: How to make the envelope method work Budgeting & Saving December 13, 2018
If you're trying to get out of credit card debt, managing your money the old-fashioned way is something money expert…
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Free budget worksheet: The CLARK Method to create a monthly budget Budgeting & Saving November 30, 2018
The secret to saving more and spending less every month isn't a secret at all — it's a budget. Just…
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This new 13-month CD pays a guaranteed 2.15% — with no fees for early withdrawal Money & Credit November 14, 2018
Marcus by Goldman Sachs is now offering a short-term certificate of deposit (CD) with no penalties if you suddenly need…
Credit card startup Petal aims to help first-time borrowers build their credit
Credit card startup Petal aims to help first-time borrowers build credit — is it for you? Credit Cards October 4, 2018
Young adults and the credit industry aren't exactly peas in a pod, normally. Unestablished credit scans make it difficult for…
YNAB review: Is this budgeting app better than Mint?
YNAB review: Is this budgeting app better than Mint? Budgeting & Saving August 31, 2018
SUCCESS STORY: After six months of using YNAB, a Clark.com reader wrote in to tell us that she is "no…
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…
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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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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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…
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Americans are actually saving more than we thought — but it still may not be enough Money & Credit July 27, 2018
New revisions to economic data show that Americans did a better job of saving than previously though over the past…
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
When was the last time you were hit with a $1,000 expense that wasn't in your budget? We've all been…
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!…
How I saved an extra $2,000 with this simple receipt trick
How I saved an extra $2,000 with this simple receipt trick Budgeting & Saving June 1, 2018
How would you like an extra $2,000 in your bank account? Over a 12-month period, I managed to save more…
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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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The 4% Rule: Why it still makes sense for retirement Budgeting & Saving May 18, 2018
The best rules are tried and true guidelines that have served us well over time and circumstance. But even such…
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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! Budgeting & Saving 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…
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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 a record $1 billion 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…