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Zelle
New warning: How scammers are robbing people through the Zelle app Money & Credit July 12, 2019
Zelle, the popular payment app backed by the big banks, has become such a security risk that only people with…
Here are the best and worst states to retire in 2019
The best and worst states to retire to in 2019 Investing & Retirement July 10, 2019
When it comes to retirement destinations, many people look to settle down in sunny Florida or Arizona, but an increasing…
When Is the Best Time to Take Social Security?
When Is the Best Time to Take Social Security? Investing & Retirement July 8, 2019
The old saying that timing is everything couldn't be more true than when you're talking about the best time to…
The top auto insurance companies with affinity discounts
7 auto insurance affinity discounts that let you save big Deals & Savings June 27, 2019
Auto insurance companies often have somewhat hidden ways for customers to save on their premiums. One those ways is through…
Where to order checks cheap besides your bank
Best Place to Order Checks Online – Cheap Checks Banks & Banking June 21, 2019
When you run out of checks, the first thing you may think of is to order new ones from your…
Roth 401k written on stick it note with money in background
Is a Roth 401(k) Better Than a Traditional 401(k)? Investing & Retirement June 21, 2019
Many people have the option of doing a Roth 401(k) at work. But what exactly is a Roth 401(k), how…
These hidden fees could be costing you
10 hidden fees that could be costing you thousands Money & Credit June 20, 2019
Many products and services we regularly pay for are laden with hidden fees that we don't often find out about…
Facebook Libra
What does Clark Howard think about Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency? Banks & Banking June 20, 2019
If you go back just six months ago, we were having to ration calls to our show from people wanting…
Discover drops bank fees on deposits
Huge news: Discover ditches bank fees on deposits Banks & Banking June 17, 2019
Discover Bank says it is ending fees on deposits, a move straight out of the playbook of online banks. The…
Retirement income
Do you know what your income streams will be in retirement? Investing & Retirement June 13, 2019
Entering retirement can spawn feelings you may not have felt since the last day of fifth grade. No more classes!…
Family picnic in park
Savings challenge: 15 ways to spend $0 this weekend Money & Credit June 13, 2019
You may be someone who loves to be on the move — recreation, activities, shopping — but  if you're like…
Fundrise
What is Fundrise and should I invest in it? Investing & Retirement June 7, 2019
Fundrise is a startup financial company that advertises itself as "a real alternative to investing in the stock market." The…
date for retirement circled on a calendar
Should you have multiple target date funds? Investing & Retirement June 5, 2019
If you're confused by which target date fund to choose, you might be tempted to have multiple target date funds…
Budgeting on fixed income
How to pay off debt and save money on a fixed income Money & Credit June 4, 2019
We all know we need to pay and down our debt and save money, but that can be extremely difficult…
paypal sign - How does PayPal work?
How does PayPal work? Money & Credit June 4, 2019
More and more American consumers are becoming comfortable with person-to-person (P2P) payment apps and the process of sending and receiving…
chromebook - Clark's take: Why now is the time to buy a Chromebook
Clark’s take: Why now is the time to buy a Chromebook Money & Credit June 3, 2019
If you're in the market for a new laptop, few devices come with all the amenities for their price as…
Vanguard screenshot
5 Things to Know About Investing With Vanguard Investing & Retirement May 30, 2019
When it comes to investing, money expert Clark Howard favors investment companies that hold costs down for their customers and…
How to find out about class action lawsuits - Stack of money ($100 bills)
How to find out about class action lawsuits that could get you paid Money & Credit May 24, 2019
There are few things in life better than getting free money. That's why it pays to stay in the know.…
Here's when you should and shouldn't pay in advance
Here’s when you should and shouldn’t pay in advance Money & Credit May 22, 2019
Millions of Americans pay their bills by writing checks or setting up automatic withdrawals from their bank accounts on a…
Saving money
Where to put your cash now Banks & Banking May 20, 2019
If you've successfully managed to set up your household budget such that you have some extra money saved up for…
#1 investment mistake to avoid
The Biggest Mistake People Make When Opening an Investment Account Investing & Retirement May 17, 2019
When you open an investment account like a traditional or Roth IRA, there's a common mistake a lot of people…
How many bank accounts should you have?
How Many Bank Accounts Should You Have? Banks & Banking May 16, 2019
If you've received a bank sign-up bonus offer in the mail, you might be thinking about opening a new bank…
Gold, marijuana, Bitcoin
Clark’s #1 rule on investing in things like gold, marijuana and Bitcoin Investing & Retirement May 13, 2019
We've recently been in the midst of the longest ever bull market in U.S. history with stocks hitting several all-time…
Fidelity Investments
7 Things to Know About Investing With Fidelity Investments Investing & Retirement May 9, 2019
Do you invest with Fidelity Investments or are you thinking about investing with them? This popular online discount brokerage is…
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier?
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier? Banks & Banking May 8, 2019
You could argue that banking has changed more in the past few years than it has in the last quarter-century.…
college graduate graduation commencement
4 basic money questions most college grads can’t answer — can you? Money & Credit May 3, 2019
College graduates are supposed to emerge from school armed with the knowledge to take on the world, and with the…
SEP IRA written on a piggy bank
What is a SEP IRA? Money & Credit May 2, 2019
A SEP IRA is a great tool that self-employed individuals and small business owners can use to save for retirement.…
10 best investment companies for small investors in 2019
10 best investment companies for small investors in 2019 Money & Credit April 30, 2019
The financial service industry is not exactly geared to somebody who's not Daddy Warbucks. If you're a small investor, it…
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Warning: Don’t fall for this new Social Security phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 29, 2019
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a warning about a new scam that you're going to want to hear! This…
Retirement
The most retirement-friendly states in 2019 Investing & Retirement April 26, 2019
One of my favorite economic concepts is that people respond to incentives. If a product you want is on sale,…