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Money & Credit

Credit card startup Petal aims to help first-time borrowers build their credit
Credit card startup Petal aims to help first-time borrowers build credit — is it for you? Credit & Debit Cards October 4, 2018
Young adults and the credit industry aren't exactly peas in a pod, normally. Unestablished credit scan make it difficult for…
Are Social Security benefits going away?
Are Social Security benefits going away? Money & Credit October 3, 2018
Social Security has sustained generations of Americans and kept them out of poverty as they aged. But will Social Security…
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How to fill out a Chase credit card application Money & Credit October 2, 2018
Chase is one of the top credit card issuers in the United States. If you are interested in travel or…
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Why you should never go to your bank for investment advice Money & Credit October 2, 2018
When you think of investing, do you immediately think about getting investment advice and buying investments through your local branch…
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4 ways to protect yourself in case there’s a cyberattack on your bank Money & Credit October 1, 2018
If a cyberattack hit our nation's financial system, would you be ready to deal with the fallout — including not…
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Why you should beware of sharing a bank account with an elderly parent Money & Credit October 1, 2018
When you're caring for an aging parent, you might automatically think it makes sense to share a bank account with…
How to make sure your credit report is accurate
How to make sure the files that are kept on you are accurate Protect Your Rights & Identity September 28, 2018
Many of us are aware of the need to review our credit reports from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax every year.…
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6 things you should never do with your credit card Credit Cards September 28, 2018
Credit cards, used wisely, can be an important tool in your financial toolbox. But with Americans’ credit card debt at…
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Retirement needs may differ, but the math is the same for everyone Money & Credit September 27, 2018
Everyone’s financial retirement needs are specific to them. Some folks just need or want more money than others. Do you…
USAA Rate Advantage Platinum Visa Credit Card
Credit card review: The USAA Rate Advantage Visa Platinum card Money & Credit September 26, 2018
Credit cards can be tough to manage for some military families. Between deployments, moves to a new base, and other…
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Cheap flights: How to save money on your favorite airline Travel September 25, 2018
Flying the friendly skies has become such an integral part of travel that it's second nature for most of us…
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Credit card review: Capital One VentureOne Card Money & Credit September 25, 2018
Many travel rewards credit cards carry an annual fee, but if you desire travel rewards with no annual fee, you…
What to do if a debt collector is harassing you about an old debt
What to do if a debt collector is harassing you about an old debt Money & Credit September 25, 2018
Life gets busy, and sometimes you may forget to pay a bill. If this happens, you may even be contacted…
So, you've frozen your credit: What to do next?
So, you’ve frozen your credit: What to do next? Money & Credit September 24, 2018
If you've taken steps to protect yourself from identity fraud in the wake of the Equifax data breach, you may…
Credit freezes are (finally!) free for everyone: What you need to know
Credit freezes are (finally!) free for everyone: What you need to know Money & Credit September 21, 2018
It's official. All Americans can freeze their credit for free. The changes, which were slated earlier this year to go…
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What’s in my Wallet?: Personal finance writer Eric Rosenberg gives us a peek Money & Credit September 21, 2018
As a personal finance writer, I review a lot of credit cards. Friends and family constantly come to me wondering…
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10 things that scream ‘I make terrible financial decisions’ Money & Credit September 21, 2018
Financial mistakes: We all make them in life from time to time. But hopefully as we live and learn, we…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Credit Freeze Guide: The best way to protect yourself against identity theft Money & Credit September 20, 2018
If you haven't already frozen your credit, what are you waiting for? Credit freezes are one of the most effective…
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Here’s how much of your monthly expenses Social Security will cover in all 50 states Investing & Retirement September 20, 2018
Will Social Security meet your monthly living costs in retirement? That depends on where you live... RELATED: AARP’s free Social…
AARP’s free Social Security calculator helps you maximize your benefits
AARP’s free Social Security calculator helps you maximize your benefits Money & Credit September 20, 2018
Trying to understand how Social Security will meet your needs down the road is a lot like looking into a…
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Clark’s take on trade wars and tariffs Money & Credit September 19, 2018
President Trump just announced a new round of tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports — with the promise…
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FreeWill: A new way to prepare your will for free online Money & Credit September 18, 2018
For years, the topic of wills and estate planning was the province of lawyers almost exclusively. Then the Internet came…
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Robo-advisor fees: Who is the cheapest right now? Money & Credit September 17, 2018
Looking for an easy way to invest your money that leverages the latest in artificial intelligence and algorithm-driven portfolio management…
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Credit card review: Capital One Venture Rewards Card Money & Credit September 17, 2018
If you are looking to pick up a new travel rewards credit card, it doesn’t get much better than the…
How a member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam
How one member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam Money & Credit September 17, 2018
Are you observant enough to catch a check scam when it's happening to you? Do you check your finances regularly…
American Express Platinum card
Is the American Express Platinum Card worth the annual fee? Money & Credit September 14, 2018
The American Express Platinum card sets a high bar for elite credit cards. But while this card offers some of…
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Are you in the middle class? Here’s an easy way to find out Money & Credit September 14, 2018
The winds of economic changes in our country are constantly blowing and shifting. We're now 10 years out of the…
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Investor Alert: Fidelity introduces 2 new no-fee index funds Money & Credit September 13, 2018
When Fidelity Investments launched its groundbreaking no-fee index funds in early August 2018, the retirement giant couldn't have anticipated that more…
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Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Reserve: Which is the better credit card? Money & Credit September 11, 2018
Chase’s line of travel rewards credit cards has always very popular. The Sapphire Preferred card was successful because it offered…
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U.S. Bank offers a new alternative to payday loans Money & Credit September 11, 2018
Ever heard the expression "more month than money?" For a lot of Americans, it's more than a euphemism for running…
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