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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 Budgeting & Saving February 26, 2018
Nobody pinches a penny quite like money expert 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…
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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…
This simple trick helped me save an extra $600 in 3 months
This simple trick helped me save an extra $600 in 3 months Budgeting & Saving February 2, 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…
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The one thing you have to do if you’re serious about saving money Money & Credit January 29, 2018
More Americans today realize the importance of saving money than ever before. But new numbers indicate that a lot of…
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018 Money & Credit January 26, 2018
Are you ready to take control of your financial life? We're here to help! Financial change is all about discipline.…
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You may qualify for $500 a month basic income if you live in this U.S. city Money & Credit January 25, 2018
The city of Stockton, California, has plans to give several dozen families a monthly stipend of $500 in an effort…
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you!
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you! Homes & Real Estate January 16, 2018
Think your heating bill is too expensive? Your state could be advocating for your right to pay less when you…
Save $700 using couch change with the Penny Challenge!
Save $700 using couch change with the Penny Challenge! Money & Credit January 8, 2018
The Penny Challenge will make you rethink the value of the spare change in your pocket or couch — and…
How to save $2,018 in 2018 with the New Year’s money challenge
How to save $2,018 in 2018 with the New Year’s money challenge Budgeting & Saving January 5, 2018
If your New Year's resolution is to save more and spend less, there's an easy way to build your savings…
Save $1,000 with this 12-week money challenge
Save $1,000 with this 12-week money challenge Budgeting & Saving January 4, 2018
How would you like an extra $1,000 or more in your savings account in just 12 weeks? It's possible with…
Tackle two New Year’s goals at once with this simple tip
Tackle two New Year’s goals at once with this simple tip Budgeting & Saving January 3, 2018
If you're the type of person who likes to make New Year's resolutions, you probably already have a list of…
5 New Year’s money challenges to save more in 2018
5 New Year’s money challenges to save more in 2018 Budgeting & Saving January 2, 2018
Are you hoping to save more money in 2018? If so, participating in a New Year's money challenge may provide…
How to save thousands of dollars starting with just one $5 bill
How to save thousands of dollars starting with just one $5 bill Budgeting & Saving December 26, 2017
When I was growing up, I remember saving spare change in a giant crayon bank, which was basically a piggy…
How I cut my food bill by nearly $1,200 in one year
How I cut my food bill by nearly $1,200 in one year Budgeting & Saving December 18, 2017
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…
Walmart now allows workers to collect pay in real time
Walmart now allows workers to collect pay in real time Banks & Banking December 14, 2017
Ever heard the phrase "more month than money" to describe times when you run out of cash before the next…
Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries
Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries Money & Credit December 13, 2017
Disclosure: Team Clark is adamant that we will never write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser. To…
5 key steps to retiring early
5 key steps to retiring early Money & Credit November 28, 2017
Have you ever wondered, “Would it really be possible for me to retire early?” The answer to that question in…
5 ways to not go broke this Christmas
5 ways to not go broke this Christmas Budgeting & Saving November 9, 2017
Christmas is just around the corner, making this the perfect time to figure out how to play Santa Claus on…
23 ways to cut costs and save more every month
23 ways to cut costs and save more every month Money & Credit November 1, 2017
Share YOUR saving tips with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube! Ready to take control of your money this…
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4 simple ways to start saving at a time when nobody else is Budgeting & Saving October 31, 2017
As memories of last decade's Great Recession fade away, Americans seem to have turned their backs on saving once again.…