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Clark’s take on Death Futures contracts
Clark’s take on Death Futures contracts Scams & Rip-Offs September 10, 2013
Buying someone else's life insurance policy for the right to collect that money when they die?! Ethical objections aside, are…
Don’t overpay for 401(k) money management
Don’t overpay for 401(k) money management Money & Credit September 5, 2013
How much are you paying to have your 401(k) money managed? If it's more than this figure, Clark has homework…
The best places to get immediate payout annuities
The best places to get immediate payout annuities Investing & Retirement August 18, 2013
Longtime listeners know that annuities are a four-letter word in my mind. Most annuities have massive commissions and massive expenses.…
Savers still facing low interest rates
Savers still facing low interest rates Money & Credit August 9, 2013
Savers are getting the short end of the stick while it remains a borrower's paradise thanks to low inflation and…
Investing is getting cheaper
Investing is getting cheaper Money & Credit July 29, 2013
Fidelity Investments is upping the ante in the investment world by lowering the minimum deposits and fees on index funds.…
The best way to work the stock market
The best way to work the stock market Money & Credit July 24, 2013
With the latest turmoil in stocks and bonds, what should you be doing with your money now?
Why gold is losing its luster
Why gold is losing its luster Money & Credit July 14, 2013
Gold has lost 40% of its value lately. Clark explains why the precious metal is going unloved these days.
How are you doing saving money?
How are you doing saving money? Money & Credit July 3, 2013
In an era where more personal responsibility falls on your shoulders, how are you doing saving money? More and more…
Why Most Annuities Stink
Why Most Annuities Stink Money & Credit June 26, 2013
Annuities A new wrinkle in the world of annuities could have a direct impact on your level of comfort in…
Stock market jitters worry investors
Stock market jitters worry investors Money & Credit June 25, 2013
Are you among those investors who ran to bond funds for safe harbor when the stock market went topsy-turvy? Those…
New guidelines about how to prepare for retirement
New guidelines about how to prepare for retirement Money & Credit June 17, 2013
A new study from the Pew Charitable Trust warns that so-called late boomers and members of Generation X will face…
Should retirement accounts be mandatory?
Should retirement accounts be mandatory? Money & Credit June 13, 2013
Americans are now living longer than ever. If you make it to 65, you're likely to live on average to…
Working longer: Fallback or fallacy?
Working longer: Fallback or fallacy? Money & Credit May 25, 2013
The following has occurred to me countless times; maybe it has you as well. Perhaps you’ve even been the one…
Financial advice for my former self
Financial advice for my former self Money & Credit May 19, 2013
This year, our office welcomed a 24-year-old professional into our tight-knit group. Aside from making everyone else in the office…
Financial advice for my former self
Majority of people plan for retirement in the wrong way Investing & Retirement May 18, 2013
So often, Clark gives general "one size fits all" advice about your retirement savings. But FinancialEngines.com can be used to…
Digital “nag” app helps remind you to save
Digital “nag” app helps remind you to save Money & Credit May 13, 2013
Having trouble paying yourself first each time you get paid? There's a free digital nag out there that will help…
A wrap-up of the day’s economic news
A wrap-up of the day’s economic news Investing & Retirement May 6, 2013
There's a slew of economic news today that bodes well, though some question marks still remain on the horizon. Job…
Exchange traded funds offer lower management fees than mutual fun
Exchange traded funds offer lower management fees than mutual fun Money & Credit May 3, 2013
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are something I talk about from time to time on the show, but I often do…
Clark’s Golden Rules for Gold Investing
Clark’s Golden Rules for Gold Investing Money & Credit April 29, 2013
Is the gold bubble bursting? Follow Clark's guidance for investing in gold and you can lessen your worry about this…
Twitter hack impacts the stock market
Twitter hack impacts the stock market Mobile & Electronics April 25, 2013
Have you heard about the rumor of a White House bombing spread by a Tweet that momentarily shook the stock…
Apple struggling to find a second act
Apple struggling to find a second act Mobile & Electronics April 25, 2013
Apple's decline in stock value has resulted in a share buyback program. But does one bad year spoil the whole…
Apple struggling to find a second act
Len Penzo’s Consumer Blog on ClarkHoward.com Money & Credit April 18, 2013
Why Some Who Cut Expenses to the Bone Still Can't Make Ends Meet by Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot…
Full commission brokers not required to act in your interest
Full commission brokers not required to act in your interest Money & Credit March 26, 2013
There have been some ugly whistle-blower allegations, yet again, that one of our mega-banks, J.P Morgan/Chase -- that only survived…
Can you trust your investment broker’s advice?
Can you trust your investment broker’s advice? Money & Credit March 21, 2013
Do you have money to invest? Don't make the mistake too many beginning investors make that eats up their savings.
Currency trading: A safe way to make money?
Currency trading: A safe way to make money? Money & Credit March 7, 2013
Most get rich quick schemes are dangerous and volatile to begin with. But what about currency trading? Clark gives you…
Longer lifespans invite questions about paying for extra years
Longer lifespans invite questions about paying for extra years Life February 27, 2013
A new study I read about in The Financial Times of London finds that we have made more progress with…
Real estate investing in a post-bubble world
Real estate investing in a post-bubble world Homes & Real Estate February 12, 2013
When people are most afraid to move, economics shows that's when you should. Think about housing. If you go back…
Unclaimed money could be waiting for you
Unclaimed money could be waiting for you Money & Credit February 12, 2013
There could be unclaimed money from bank accounts and insurance policies hanging out unloved in your name. Here's how to…
Is it time to jump back into the stock market?
Is it time to jump back into the stock market? Money & Credit February 4, 2013
Stocks have had a nice run-up of late. So could now be the time to get back in the market?…
Roth conversion plan for younger workers
Roth conversion plan for younger workers Money & Credit January 31, 2013
If you're under age 45, there's a new law on the books that could make you richer in retirement. Clark…