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Saver’s Credit: How to get free money to save for retirement Taxes November 2, 2018
If you think you have to earn a lot of money to save for the future, you're in for a…
Why users are complaining about Zelle, the popular money app
Why some users are complaining about Zelle, the popular money app Money & Credit November 1, 2018
One of the most popular money apps today is Zelle, which allows people to send and receive cash. Zelle's no-fee…
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Reminder: The contribution limits for your 401(k) and IRA have gone up for 2019! Money & Credit November 1, 2018
Now that the calendar has turned you can contribute more money than ever to your retirement accounts! If you are…
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What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat in the Winter? Money & Credit October 31, 2018
There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who set the thermostat to one temperature and leave it…
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Discover and Capital One slashing credit limits, closing inactive cards Money & Credit October 29, 2018
Capital One and Discover say they're ramping up efforts to tighten credit limits and shutting down cards in order to…
What your server won't tell you about your receipt
What your restaurant server won’t tell you about your receipt Shopping & Retail October 26, 2018
We've all been there: You're in that renowned restaurant at the tail end of a delicious meal and the server…
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Ask Clark: What should I do if I come into a lump sum of money? Money & Credit October 26, 2018
It's the kind of problem everybody wants to have: You inherit a lump sum of money, hit the lottery, or…
Shoppers increasingly say this is their #1 regret
Shoppers increasingly say this is their #1 regret Shopping & Retail October 25, 2018
Shopping holidays are as American as apple pie and with so many delicious deals these days, it's no wonder. But…
Leaving a lease apartment? Here's how to avoid those move-out charges
Leaving an apartment? Here’s how to avoid those move-out charges Homes & Real Estate October 24, 2018
If you're an apartment dweller, you know that in most cases there will eventually come a time when you move…
Why hitting the lottery could leave you broke
Why hitting the lottery could leave you broke Money & Credit October 23, 2018
How could you possibly go broke after winning hundreds of million of dollars? It's a lot easier than you may…
Report: Many people aren't saving any money — but here's how to start
Report: 1 in 3 Americans have ZERO savings — but here’s how to change that Money & Credit October 23, 2018
The economy has been humming along and jobs seem to be plentiful, but the practice of putting some money away…
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Here’s the #1 mistake we’re making with the money we’re saving Money & Credit October 23, 2018
How much is the money in your bank or credit union account earning? New numbers show that on the whole,…
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market?
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? Investing & Retirement October 23, 2018
Are you worried by the current economics news? The latest headlines of looming recession are troubling. But money expert Clark…
How to Make Extra Money: 23 Easy Ways
How to Make Extra Money: 23 Easy Ways Money & Credit October 23, 2018
Whether you're trying to get out of debt, save more for retirement or just boost your monthly income, there has…
How I saved money on my AT&T U-Verse late fee
How I got AT&T to drop my U-Verse late fee Money & Credit October 22, 2018
If you're an AT&T customer, you know that the company can be merciless when you get behind on a payment.…
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Big credit scoring change could give millions of people a 20-point boost Money & Credit October 22, 2018
Your credit score could be going way up soon thanks to a new scoring model that's being introduced early next…
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Why your Mastercard could look different in 2019 Money & Credit October 22, 2018
The back of your Mastercard is going to look very different beginning in the new year. In April 2019, Mastercard…
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Do you need emergency savings if you’re already doing a good job investing? Money & Credit October 19, 2018
When people finally start deciding to save money, one of the more common questions is: "Do I need to build…
401(k) error - Beware of making this $300,000 mistake with your 401(k)
Beware of making this $300,000 mistake with your 401(k) Money & Credit October 18, 2018
There's a hidden time bomb ticking in your 401(k) that could leave you with $300,000 less to spend in retirement…
Skip the lottery: Why you should bet on yourself instead
Skip the lottery: Why you should bet on yourself instead Money & Credit October 17, 2018
The Mega Millions jackpot is huge this week — an estimated $900 million as of this writing, according to lottery…
These states will help you out with your student loan debt
These states will help you out with your student loan debt Education October 17, 2018
Is student loan debt a terrible financial burden in your life? Good news: Certain states in search of bright, young…
What’s going to happen to your Sears credit card?
What’s going to happen to your Sears credit card? Credit October 17, 2018
Despite a generally healthy economy, many retailers are struggling to get people into their stores. Just recently, department store chain Sears filed…
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look Money & Credit October 17, 2018
Thinking about switching your bank? You're probably familiar with credit unions as a superior alternative to traditional big banks, but…
American Express Business Blue Plus Review
American Express Business Blue Plus Review Money & Credit October 16, 2018
Credit cards can be an important tool for small business owners. They offer you the security and convenience that other…
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Lots of banks are offering free cash: Should you bite? Banks & Banking October 15, 2018
Many banks these days are offering to throw free money at you if you'll open an account with them. But…
Free electricity: Yes, it’s for real and here’s how you could get it!
Free electricity: Yes, it’s for real and here’s how you could get it! Homes & Real Estate October 15, 2018
Do you know what you pay your local power company for a kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy to heat and…
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New cashless ways to give your kids allowance — but beware of the fees! Money & Credit October 12, 2018
Ever had your kids ask for allowance money for completing chores — only to find yourself without cash on hand?…
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The cost of a first-class stamp just went up — unless you do this Money & Credit October 11, 2018
Sending snail mail just got more expensive, thanks to an increase in the cost of a first-class stamp. Forever Stamp…
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Need medical debt relief? New rules may help out Money & Credit October 11, 2018
Is medical debt from surprise medical bills hurting your credit? You've got more options and more time than ever to…
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Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2019 is the biggest in 7 years! Money & Credit October 11, 2018
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced the biggest boost to benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients since…