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5 Major Bills You Can Lower This Month
5 Major Bills You Can Lower This Month Money & Credit April 5th, 2024
Do you live with the constant feeling that there's more month than money in your life? Here is money expert…
5 Common Budget Leaks and How To Fix Them
5 Common Budget Leaks and How To Fix Them Money & Credit February 5th, 2024
Raise your hand if you've ever made it to the end of the month, confident in your ability to budget…
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I Have $78,000 in Debt and Make $59,000 a Year. Should I Move in With My Parents To Save? Budgeting & Saving January 30th, 2024
Making good decisions with money when you're young is much higher stakes than it may seem. Consider compound interest, how…
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How to Start Investing: 10 Steps for Beginners Investing & Retirement January 19th, 2024
Money expert Clark Howard is giving you his 10-step guide to saving and investing for free, all in one place:…
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PocketGuard Review: 5 Things To Know About the Budgeting Tool Budgeting & Saving January 1st, 2024
If you’re thinking about trying out a free budgeting app, PocketGuard is one option to consider. In this article, I’ll…
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Best Budgeting Apps in 2024: Our Top 5 Budgeting & Saving January 1st, 2024
A budgeting app can be very helpful whether you're new to budgeting altogether or your current method just isn't working…
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Honeydue Review: 5 Things To Know About the Budgeting Tool Budgeting & Saving January 1st, 2024
If you’re thinking about downloading a budgeting app to help you and your partner get ahead of your finances, Honeydue…
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Popular Budgeting App Mint Is Shutting Down Budgeting & Saving December 19th, 2023
Mint, the free budgeting tool that allows users to track their finances online, is shutting down soon. How soon seems…
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Can I Use a Target Date Retirement Fund for Intermediate Savings? Budgeting & Saving October 3rd, 2023
Money expert Clark Howard loves target date retirement funds. Inside of a retirement account, they offer portfolio diversity, risk management…
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How to Freeze Your Credit — Literally! Budgeting & Saving September 18th, 2023
You may have heard of freezing your credit, but have you ever heard of freezing your credit card? If you're…
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Free Budget Worksheet: The CLARK Method to Create a Monthly Budget Budgeting & Saving May 30th, 2023
The secret to saving more and spending less every month isn't a secret at all — it's a budget. We…
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Mvelopes Review: 5 Things To Know About the Budgeting Tool Budgeting & Saving January 31st, 2023
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Mvelopes was discontinued on December 29, 2022. The app is no longer available. If you're thinking about trying…
$5 challenge
How To Save Nearly $7,000 This Year With the $5 a Week Savings Challenge Budgeting & Saving December 7th, 2022
If your goal is to save more money, you can start out on the right foot today with our $5…
4 Ways To Budget With Inconsistent Income
4 Ways To Budget With Inconsistent Income Money & Credit October 21st, 2022
I'm in my 30s, and I've never had "salary certainty." That is, I've never had a definite (or even approximate)…
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5 of Clark Howard’s Most Extreme Frugal Hacks Budgeting & Saving September 22nd, 2022
Nobody pinches a penny quite like money expert Clark Howard. Below are some of his most famous -- or should…
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Is Mint a Safe Way To Track My Finances? Budgeting & Saving August 5th, 2022
If you’re trying to get out of debt, one necessary step is to create a budget. One of our favorite…
Clark.com will explain what a savings account is and how it works.
What Is a Savings Account? Banks & Banking June 17th, 2022
A savings account gives you a safe, accessible place to put money that you don't need for daily expenses. It…
Budgeting Basics: What You Need To Know To Get Started
Budgeting Basics: What You Need To Know To Get Started Money & Credit April 22nd, 2022
To most people, "budget" is a negative word: a barrier to the enjoyable things in life. Ask a person to…
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5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances Money & Credit March 18th, 2022
With spring in the air, you may be thinking of tidying up your home to get things in order for…
Should I Finance a Car at 1.5% or Pay Cash?
Should I Finance a Car at 1.5% or Pay Cash? Budgeting & Saving February 23rd, 2022
Should you pay for a vehicle in cash or take advantage of low-interest financing to invest your money and out-earn…
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There’s a New Way To Invest Money: With Your Cell Phone Bill Budgeting & Saving August 9th, 2021
There's a new corporate partnership that can help consumers get a boost in their efforts to save and invest. If…
The Simple Way to Budget Without Sharing Your Bank Passwords
The Simple Way to Budget Without Sharing Your Bank Passwords Budgeting & Saving June 1st, 2021
If you want to save more and spend less, money expert Clark Howard says that keeping a budget is essential!…
3 Reasons Why Getting Paid Once a Month Instead of Twice a Month Works for Me
3 Reasons Why Getting Paid Once a Month Instead of Twice a Month Works for Me Money & Credit May 10th, 2021
When I changed jobs a few years ago, I was faced, for the first time ever, with the prospect of…
Cash Envelope System: How It Works
Cash Envelope System: How It Works Budgeting & Saving March 16th, 2021
If you're trying to get out of credit card debt, managing your money using a cash envelope system is something…
Google Sheets: The Free Budgeting Tool You Probably Haven’t Tried
Google Sheets: The Free Budgeting Tool You Probably Haven’t Tried Budgeting & Saving February 18th, 2021
Sometimes the right tool is all it takes to get your spending under control. Budgeting apps like Mint, Personal Capital…
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The Top 10 Things Clark Howard Does To Save Money Money & Credit February 18th, 2021
His name is synonymous with being cheap. But do you really know all the things money expert Clark Howard does…
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Zero-Based Budgeting: A Key to Financial Empowerment Budgeting & Saving January 4th, 2021
Many people shy away from budgeting: They view it as a restriction on how they can spend their money. But…
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How to Save 2 Full Paychecks Every Year Budgeting & Saving December 28th, 2020
If you want to get out of debt, stash away more for retirement or control excessive spending, making a simple…
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25 Ways to Pay for a $1,000 Emergency Expense Budgeting & Saving December 14th, 2020
When was the last time you were hit with a $1,000 expense that wasn't in your budget? We've all been…
How We Paid Off $52,000 of Debt in 18 Months
How We Paid Off $52,000 of Debt in 18 Months Money & Credit October 21st, 2020
When my wife Kim and I got married, we combined our finances. For a few months, we lived the “normal”…