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My Stock Market Investments Are Down 25%. Should I Take My Money Out? Investing & Retirement October 12th, 2022
The news on Wall Street isn't pretty these days: U.S. stock markets have been falling for months. The S&P 500…
How to Teach Young Kids About Money
How to Teach Young Kids About Money Money & Credit October 12th, 2022
Money expert Clark Howard feels so strongly about the importance of teaching kids the value of money that he wrote an…
Fidelity, Vanguard Working To Prevent 401(k) Leaks
Fidelity, Vanguard Working To Prevent 401(k) Leaks Investing & Retirement October 11th, 2022
The days of working for a single company for decades, getting a decadent retirement party and riding off into the…
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What Happens to Your Credit Card Debt When You Die? Money & Credit October 10th, 2022
When you die, does your credit card debt go with you? The answer may surprise you. Credit card debt does…
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Is Now a Good Time To Put Money in a CD? Investing & Retirement October 10th, 2022
If you’re thinking about a place to stash your cash, interest rates on certificates of deposit (CDs) may present an…
Clark.com ranks the best online banks, taking free checking and high-interest savings accounts into consideration.
Best Online Banks: Free Checking and High-Interest Savings Accounts Online Banking October 7th, 2022
The best online banks charge you fewer fees and pay you more interest. If you don’t mind doing your banking…
MySocialSecurity: The Free Account Everyone Needs To Set Up Before Retirement
MySocialSecurity: The Free Account Everyone Needs To Set Up Before Retirement Investing & Retirement October 7th, 2022
For many of us, Social Security will be a significant part of our income during retirement. In fact, the Social…
Here are the best free checking accounts in 2020 according to Clark.com.
9 Best Free Checking Accounts in 2022 Banks & Banking October 6th, 2022
The best checking accounts in 2022 are free, and most offer perks to their customers. If you're looking for a…
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Why You May Need More Than One Checking Account Money & Credit October 6th, 2022
Keeping track of your expenses can get complicated really quickly, what with all the different methods of payment we use…
Clark.com presents the seven best high-yield online savings accounts in 2020.
8 of the Best High-Yield Online Savings Accounts in 2022 Banks & Banking October 6th, 2022
The best savings accounts help you grow your money safely. But there are major differences in the interest rates you…
Don’t Make These 7 Common Retirement Mistakes
Don’t Make These 7 Common Retirement Mistakes Investing & Retirement October 4th, 2022
Financial planning and investing aren't rocket science. It's first and foremost about discipline. You set some goals, determine what needs…
Clark Howard’s 5-Step Guide To Lowering Your Monthly Bills
Clark Howard’s 5-Step Guide To Lowering Your Monthly Bills Money & Credit September 30th, 2022
Do you live with the constant feeling that there's more month than money in your life? Here is money expert…
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How To Switch Your Natural Gas Provider in 4 Easy Steps Money & Credit September 30th, 2022
If you live in a state where energy is deregulated, you have the opportunity to shop around and keep your…
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Capital One VentureOne Rewards Card Review Credit Cards September 29th, 2022
Many travel rewards credit cards carry an annual fee, but if you desire travel rewards with no annual fee, you…
What Is the Best Way To Withdraw Money in Retirement?
What Is the Best Way To Withdraw Money in Retirement? Investing & Retirement September 29th, 2022
LOTS OF RESEARCHhas been done on the best way to generate retirement income. It’s one of the most popular topics…
16 Things That Are a Total Waste of Money
16 Things That Are a Total Waste of Money Money & Credit September 23rd, 2022
FROM THE LOFTYperch of old age, and after a lifetime of thrift, I declare that I am qualified to comment…
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5 of Clark Howard’s Most Extreme Frugal Hacks Budgeting & Saving September 22nd, 2022
Nobody pinches a penny quite like money expert Clark Howard. Below are some of his most famous -- or should…
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Why Clark Howard Thinks Inflation Will Go Down Soon Money & Credit September 21st, 2022
Although inflation over the past several months has forced Americans to pay more for goods and services, money expert Clark…
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7 Ways To Live Within Your Means and Not Feel Limited Money & Credit September 16th, 2022
Have you ever been to a wedding (or conference or birthday party) when you're on a diet? Not as much…
There’s an Important IRS Deadline Coming This Month
There’s an Important IRS Deadline Coming This Month Taxes September 16th, 2022
Have you failed to file your taxes over the last few years? If so, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has…
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Are You in the Middle Class? Here’s an Easy Way To Find Out Money & Credit September 14th, 2022
Are you a member of the "middle class?" When you think of that term, who comes to mind is likely…
Money Under Mattress
How Much Cash Should You Keep at Home in Case of Emergency? Money & Credit September 12th, 2022
You may have heard money expert Clark Howard recommend that everyone should keep some cash at home in case there's…
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Looking for Coinstar Alternatives? Check Your Local Credit Union Money & Credit September 12th, 2022
Coinstar is one of the top names in coin-counting machines. But you typically have to pay a fee for the…
9 Things To Do Before You Quit Your Job and Retire
9 Things To Do Before You Quit Your Job and Retire Investing & Retirement September 10th, 2022
IMAGINE YOU PLANto retire next year. What can you do beforehand to gain the most later on? Here are some…
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Should I Close My Mortgage Escrow Account? Money & Credit September 9th, 2022
If you have an escrow account with your mortgage, there may come a time when you get the option to…
When Is the Best Time To Collect Social Security?
When Is the Best Time To Collect Social Security? Investing & Retirement September 5th, 2022
Have you heard of the Stanford marshmallow experiment? Researchers gave children one marshmallow. They promised a second marshmallow if the…
7 Most Common Financial Regrets
7 Most Common Financial Regrets Money & Credit September 3rd, 2022
Unless you're a fictional character, you're likely to have a few financial regrets in your life. Hopefully, they can be…
13 Fees That Are a Total Waste of Your Hard-Earned Money
13 Fees That Are a Total Waste of Your Hard-Earned Money Money & Credit September 2nd, 2022
It seems like pretty much everything comes with fees these days. Some of those fees we know about, and some…
How To Squeeze Every Single Last Drop From Household Products
How To Squeeze Every Single Last Drop From Household Products Life August 31st, 2022
Do you get frustrated by things you buy that don't last as long as they should? Well then, you're in…
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12 Ways You May Be Exposing Yourself to Fraud Money & Credit August 31st, 2022
The things you do every day — from swiping a debit card to simply using your smartphone — can increase…