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9 totally legitimate tax deductions for small businesses
9 totally legitimate tax deductions for small businesses Business & Entrepreneurs March 24th, 2017
One of the perks of having your own small business is that you can deduct legitimate business expenses from your…
How to save $500 before Christmas with the $5 a week savings challenge
How to save $500 before Christmas with the $5 a week savings challenge Money & Credit March 24th, 2017
OK, so maybe you haven't done a great job saving money so far in 2017. It's never too late to…
Series I savings bonds and cash
Are bonds a good investment right now? Money & Credit March 24th, 2017
Bonds are under fire. This favored investment of old-money matrons and conservative investors is suddenly controversial with many investors reconsidering…
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt Money & Credit March 24th, 2017
Being in credit card debt is a terrible feeling. I know because I’ve been there. But know what will make…
Get a free iPhone 7 with Verizon’s new unlimited plan
Get a free iPhone 7 with Verizon’s new unlimited plan Mobile & Electronics March 24th, 2017
If you make the switch to Verizon’s new unlimited data plan, you may be able to score a free iPhone…
Costco vs. Aldi: Who’s cheaper?
Costco vs. Aldi: Who’s cheaper? Shopping & Retail March 24th, 2017
The shopping experience at Costco and Aldi couldn't be more different. The former is a cavernous space with merchandise stacked…
Investment Guide
Investment Guide Money & Credit March 23rd, 2017
Investing can seem so complicated that some just shut down and do nothing -- or hire a salesperson to guide…
Investment Guide
Clark Howard: How to add gold to your portfolio Money & Credit March 23rd, 2017
help Gold guide: Buying gold the Clark Smart way With worries about the value of the dollar, people are continually…
Investment Guide
Financial Resources Money & Credit March 23rd, 2017
Financial Resources Banking sites: Bankrate.com This Web site provides a great database of mortgages, loans and certificates of deposit. You…
Investment Guide
How to order your credit reports when your credit file is frozen Money & Credit March 23rd, 2017
Order your credit reports when your credit file is frozen You can still order your credit reports when your credit…
4 ways to claim free money owed to you
4 ways to claim free money owed to you Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
There is an estimated $60 billion out there in unclaimed money and some of it could be yours!  Unclaimed money…
Resist the urge to borrow against your 401(k)
Resist the urge to borrow against your 401(k) Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
Top 5 Reasons Not To Borrow From Your 401(k) Think Twice Before Taking Out a 401(k) Loan Clark's Investment Guide…
Cash your tax refund at Walmart for free
Cash your tax refund at Walmart for free Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
Walmart says save money, but do you really? This time you do. Because Walmart  has a special offer for your…
Should you borrow against your 401(k)?
Should you borrow against your 401(k)? Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
When you borrow against your 401(k), you're borrowing from yourself and paying yourself back, right? Not so fast. Clark has…
The #1 factor for when you’ll be able to retire
The #1 factor for when you’ll be able to retire Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
It's the #1 factor that will determine how early you can retire…or whether you'll be able to retire at all.…
Credit card offers 5% back on all Amazon Prime purchases
Credit card offers 5% back on all Amazon Prime purchases Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
Amazon just rolled out another major perk for its Prime members: A new credit card that offers 5% cash-back on…
Here’s how easy it was to find free money in my name
Here’s how easy it was to find free money in my name Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
A close relative of mine sent me a text message a few years ago to say that she discovered there…
6 ways to hack your holiday bills
6 ways to hack your holiday bills Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
The holidays represent a celebration of faith and a fun time with family, yet they’re far from cheap. After buying…
10 ways to lower your utility bill
10 ways to lower your utility bill Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
Last year, most of us in the colder states got lucky with one of the warmest winters on record. We…
Amazon is hiring 120,000 workers for the holidays
Amazon is hiring 120,000 workers for the holidays Jobs March 22nd, 2017
If you’re looking to make some extra cash, Amazon is hiring more than 120,000 workers for seasonal positions at its…
Best ways to improve your credit score
Best ways to improve your credit score Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
Let’s do a quick overview of credit scores, and then we’ll get into what you can do to improve it!…
Should you refinance your home to pay off your credit card debt?
Should you refinance your home to pay off your credit card debt? Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
When you’re struggling with debt, it’s easy to go for the solution that will bring you the quickest relief. Many…
The top 10 places to live in the USA
The top 10 places to live in the USA Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
A Maryland community that’s located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., has been named the best place to live in the…
Pet insurance: Is it worth it?
Pet insurance: Is it worth it? Insurance March 22nd, 2017
Buying pet insurance could end up costing you more in the long run. Read more: These 11 dog breeds are…
The #1 mistake you’re making on your credit card application
The #1 mistake you’re making on your credit card application Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
It can be painful to have your credit card application rejected. Besides losing out on any rewards and benefits that you…
How to save for healthcare and retirement at the same time
How to save for healthcare and retirement at the same time Health Insurance March 22nd, 2017
It's no secret that Clark is a fan of HSA's, or Health Savings Accounts. Although they're not for everybody, HSAs can…
How 6 small lifestyle changes saved a woman $1,200 a month
How 6 small lifestyle changes saved a woman $1,200 a month Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
We've said it plenty of times before and we'll say it again -- little expenses can cost you a lot more…
How 50-somethings should plan for retirement
How 50-somethings should plan for retirement Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
Odds are, if you are in your 50s, you have thought about retirement at one time or another. Regardless of whether this…
Why newer cars are breaking down at an alarming rate
Why newer cars are breaking down at an alarming rate Cars March 22nd, 2017
AAA says it had to rescue a record-breaking 32 million drivers in 2015, and it wasn’t just drivers of older…
Need a vacation? These are the 10 cheapest cities for summer travel
Need a vacation? These are the 10 cheapest cities for summer travel Travel March 22nd, 2017
If you’re looking to get some rest and relaxation before the summer is over, TripAdvisor has a new list that…