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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…
Is it the right time to get back in the stock market?
Is it the right time to get back in the stock market? Money & Credit January 29, 2013
The stock market has had a nice run-up of late. So could now be the time to get back in…
New contribution limits for retirement accounts
New contribution limits for retirement accounts Money & Credit January 18, 2013
There are new levels under the tax code that dictate what you can put into retirement accounts for 2013. The…
New contribution limits for retirement accounts
Clark Howard University About Clark January 15, 2013
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate Shopping & Retail December 23, 2012
Clark can't stand gift cards! He'd rather you give cash so your friends and family never have to hassle with…
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate
What are you doing to handle your own investments? Money & Credit November 20, 2012
So few of us have a pension these days. That means we're on our own when it comes to preparing…
New 401(k) fee disclosure rules
New 401(k) fee disclosure rules Money & Credit November 5, 2012
Hidden fees in your 401(k) plan can hurt you. But there's a new ruling plan administrators will have to follow…
New 401(k) fee disclosure rules
Should you try to time the stock market? Money & Credit October 24, 2012
Tuesday was another ugly day on Wall Street, with many indices at multi-month lows. That news prompted some jittery investors…
Looking at Annuities? Beware this sales scam
Looking at Annuities? Beware this sales scam Insurance October 4, 2012
Are you a senior thinking about buying an annuity? Before you buy, know the dangers of the sale pitch that…
Looking at Annuities? Beware this sales scam
Dangers of staying on the sidelines as an investor Money & Credit October 3, 2012
Americans are sitting on $7 trillion in savings accounts and CDs at a time when the average investor is too…
Investment advice on the radio may be suspect
Investment advice on the radio may be suspect Scams & Rip-Offs September 28, 2012
The Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that the financial advice a popular talk radio host gave out was misleading. Ray…