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Report: Amazon removes sale of hair dryer shown on video shooting flames
Report: Amazon removes sale of hair dryer shown on video shooting flames Shopping & Retail February 9, 2018
A hair dryer manufactured in China has reportedly been pulled from Amazon after a viral video showed it shooting flames.…
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Overstock branches out into roboadvising Investing & Retirement February 8, 2018
You can already buy everything from home goods to shoes to handbags and even cars on Overstock. Now the e-commerce…
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Here is Clark Howard’s bottom line on Bitcoin Investing & Retirement February 7, 2018
It's no secret that Bitcoin has become one of finance's hottest topics, surging in popularity over the past year and…
Want to live comfortably? Here’s how much you need to make in every state
Want to live comfortably? Here’s how much you need to make in every state Money & Credit February 7, 2018
Like millions of other Americans, you may get your bi-weekly paycheck and immediately begin to divvy it out on your…
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…
Tax season 2018: What happens when you’re audited by the IRS
Tax season 2018: What happens when you’re audited by the IRS Taxes February 7, 2018
As tax season begins in earnest, millions of Americans are getting their financial houses in order, trying to make sure…
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Wells Fargo slapped with sanctions for ‘persistent misconduct’ toward consumers Money & Credit February 6, 2018
The Federal Reserve has cracked down on Wells Fargo after what it called “widespread consumer abuses” committed by the bank…
What to do when you’re notified of a ‘merchant breach’
What to do when you’re notified of a ‘merchant breach’ Protect Your Identity February 5, 2018
As technology becomes more enmeshed with personal finance, cybersecurity breaches are becoming more prevalent. While there’s usually significant media coverage…
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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%…
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market?
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? Investing & Retirement February 5, 2018
After a roaring start to 2018, investors watched the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge 666 points in a single day…
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Report: Feds curtailing Equifax investigation Protecting Your Privacy February 5, 2018
Five months after the disclosure of the massive Equifax data breach, federal scrutiny of how the credit-reporting bureau allowed the…
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…
12 fun Super Bowl terms that could apply to personal finance
12 fun Super Bowl terms that could apply to personal finance Money & Credit February 2, 2018
With Super Bowl LII just days away, many football fans are thinking about where they’re going to watch the big…
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5 tax credits that could mean big bucks for you Money & Credit February 1, 2018
When it's time to file your taxes, you want to reduce your tax liability and get the most money back,…
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Equifax extends deadline for free credit freezes Money & Credit February 1, 2018
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story was unclear about the offerings from Equifax post-January 31, 2018. The post…
7 tax scams you need to watch out for in 2018
7 tax scams you need to watch out for in 2018 Taxes January 31, 2018
IRS scammers are working overtime this season in an attempt to steal your identity and money. Here are a few…
5 reasons why this is the best week of the year to file your taxes
5 reasons why this is the best week of the year to file your taxes Money & Credit January 30, 2018
Congratulations, you've finally made it to the best week in the entire tax season to file your return! What makes…
The one thing you have to do if you’re serious about saving money
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…
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6 things to know about EITC — a tax credit that may give you a $6,318 refund! Money & Credit January 26, 2018
Tax credits are something that can befuddle people who aren't familiar with our nation's tax code. You know that tax…
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.…
Affordable food & drink a winning play at Atlanta’s new stadium
Affordable food & drink a winning play at Atlanta’s new stadium Food & Restaurants January 25, 2018
The cost of attending a professional sporting event these days can really add up. When you compute what it takes…
Saver’s Credit: How to get free money to save for retirement
Saver’s Credit: How to get free money to save for retirement Taxes January 25, 2018
If you think you have to earn a lot of money to save, you're in for a sweet surprise. There's…
Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim
Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim Income Taxes January 25, 2018
Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want…
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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…
17 red flags that will get you audited by the IRS
17 red flags that will get you audited by the IRS Money & Credit January 25, 2018
Had a great year last year and suddenly enjoyed a surge in income? You could have a target on your…
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Lived in a hurricane disaster zone in 2017? You could get a $6,000 tax refund Taxes January 24, 2018
When your home is destroyed by an act of God, you expect to be uprooted and face a long road…
14 things Americans are wasting a lot of money on
14 things Americans are wasting a lot of money on Money & Credit January 24, 2018
If you’ve been following Clark's advice for a while, you’ve probably developed some pretty impressive penny-pinching habits throughout the years. Over…
Poll: 31% of people would rather partners cheat than have secret bank accounts
Poll: 31% of people would rather partners cheat than have secret bank accounts Money & Credit January 23, 2018
They say all is fair in love and war, but when you add finances to the mix you might be…
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