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Clark.com's Acorns review will explain how the micro-investment platform works and examine its fees.
Acorns Review: How It Works, Pros & Cons Investing & Retirement December 9, 2020
If you're looking for companies to help you invest your money, one big player is the Acorns platform. In this…
Bank customer fills out application at window
Report: The #1 Bank for Customer Satisfaction Money & Credit December 7, 2020
If you're thinking about opening a new bank account, money expert Clark Howard wants you to find a financial institution…
Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: I Was Planning to Use a Realtor to Sell My House but a Friend Wants to Make a Cash Offer. What Should I Do? Money & Credit December 7, 2020
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. Do I Have…
Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: I Plan to Rent an Apartment When I Retire and My Sources of Income Will Be Social Security and Investments. Will Landlords Hassle Me? Money & Credit December 2, 2020
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. When I Retire,…
Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: We’ve Decided Not to Sail. Should We Wait for the Cruise Line to Cancel or Do it Ourselves Before the Final Payment? Money & Credit November 30, 2020
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. Should I Cancel…
Charles Schwab investment banking
Report: #1 Investment Company for Customer Satisfaction Investing & Retirement November 30, 2020
2020 has been a wild ride for most investors, and a new study indicates the relationship between investment companies and…
Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: How Can I Make Sure That My Charitable Donations Are Being Used for Their Intended Purposes? Money & Credit November 25, 2020
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. How Can I Make…
Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: What Should I Do if I Already Took My Required Minimum Distribution This Year? Money & Credit November 23, 2020
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. What to Do…
Don't make these money mistakes online
5 Money Security Mistakes Americans Are Making in 2020 Money & Credit November 23, 2020
If you’re inclined to take advantage of sales this year, with the holiday shopping season starting early, ‘tis the season…
Woman withdrawing money out of an ATM
This Mistake at the ATM Could Be Costing You $240 a Year Money & Credit November 18, 2020
If you’re concerned about the fees you’re being charged when you withdraw money from ATMs, a new report has some…
Past-due utility bill
What to Do if You Can’t Afford to Keep the Heat on This Winter Money & Credit November 12, 2020
Before last winter even ended, people were starting to face problems paying their heating bills: Millions of Americans had lost…
Retirement money
How Long Will $920,400 Last in Retirement? Investing & Retirement November 10, 2020
If you've got close to a million dollars socked away for retirement, you're in pretty good shape, right? Well, it…
Property taxes
Report: The 10 Highest Property Taxes by State Money & Credit November 5, 2020
If you’ve ever wondered how your property taxes stack up against neighboring states, it’s easier than ever to find out.…
Middle class home and income
Are You in the Middle Class? Here’s an Easy Way to Find Out Money & Credit November 3, 2020
When you hear the term “middle class,” what you envision likely depends on who you are. In the United States,…
The Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020 is a bipartisan bill that would help the American public with its retirement needs.
Helpful Changes May Be Coming to Your Retirement Accounts Investing & Retirement November 2, 2020
A new bipartisan retirement bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week could provide help to seniors, lower-income…
2021 Retirement Contribution Limits: 401(k), Roth IRA, Traditional IRA and More
2021 Retirement Contribution Limits: 401(k), Roth IRA, Traditional IRA and More Investing & Retirement October 30, 2020
Ready to save money for retirement? It’s helpful to be aware of current retirement contribution limits so you know how…
Here Are the New IRS Tax Brackets for 2021
Here Are the New IRS Tax Brackets for 2021 Taxes October 27, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just announced the new annual inflation adjustments for the next tax year. The IRS says…
How to Start Your Money Over as a Single Parent
How to Start Your Money Over as a Single Parent Money & Credit October 26, 2020
In January 2018, I unexpectedly found myself raising four kids by myself after more than 20 years of marriage. To…
What to do with your short-term savings
Where To Put Your Money for the Short Term Money & Credit October 22, 2020
We’re in the middle of an “ultra-low savings environment,” money expert Clark Howard says. That means that because of the…
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2021 Is 1.3%
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2021 Is 1.3% Investing & Retirement October 13, 2020
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced a slight year-over-year rise in monthly benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security…
Affordable home
Report: Top 10 Affordable U.S. Suburbs With a City Feel Money & Credit October 12, 2020
If you live in a major city and are looking to relocate somewhere that is perhaps cheaper than your current…
Credit unions vs. banks: Clark.com weighs the pros and cons and explains the differences.
Credit Union vs. Bank: What’s the Difference? Banks & Banking October 8, 2020
Pitting credit unions vs. banks in a side-by-side comparison can be a little like spotting identical twins at the mall.…
Robinhood reviews are nuanced because of the many layers involved with judging the company that has further democratized investing.
Robinhood Review: Pros, Cons & Who Should Use It Investing & Retirement October 7, 2020
Robinhood has democratized investing, making it affordable for people of any age and income. It offers free stock trading and…
Fort Lauderdale, Florida is one of the best places to retire
Report: 10 Best Retirement Cities in America Investing & Retirement October 5, 2020
If you’ve started researching when — and where — to retire, we don’t have to tell you that living in…
Clark.com will explain what a credit union is and how it works.
What Is a Credit Union? Banks & Banking September 28, 2020
Credit unions are member-owned organizations that offer traditional banking services. They're legally structured to put people before profits. As such,…
Cash App, Zelle and PayPal on a smartphone
How to Reach Customer Service at Cash App, Zelle and PayPal Money & Credit September 23, 2020
If you’ve ever tried to reach the customer service department at one of the popular money payment apps, you know how…
Clark.com will explain what a savings account is and how it works.
What Is a Savings Account? Banks & Banking September 23, 2020
A savings account gives you a safe, accessible place to put money that you don't need for daily expenses. It…
Uber Pass
Is Uber’s $25/Month Subscription Worth It? Money & Credit September 21, 2020
If you're a big fan of ridesharing services and food delivery, Uber Pass can be a great way to get…
Clark.com explains what a checking account is.
What Is a Checking Account? Banks & Banking September 18, 2020
A checking account is a bank account that gives you easy, daily access to your money through deposits, withdrawals and…
Social Security card and money
The Age Most Americans Are Claiming Social Security Benefits Investing & Retirement September 16, 2020
Do you know the best age to claim you federal retirement benefits? A recent report says most older Americans don’t…