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More reward card offers coming for those with excellent credit
More reward card offers coming for those with excellent credit Money & Credit April 6, 2012
The major credit card issuers are in a real market-share war and they're each coming up a variety of reward…
Bank of America testing new plan to avoid foreclosure
Bank of America testing new plan to avoid foreclosure Homes & Real Estate April 3, 2012
Foreclosures are messy. As soon as a property goes vacant, the property becomes trashed. Appliances, systems and copper gets stolen,…
New credit card breach: Protect yourself.
New credit card breach: Protect yourself. Scams & Rip-Offs April 3, 2012
Criminals recently took advantage of a weak link at a particular merchant processor, which is an intermediary service between customers…
Average 20-something has nearly $50,000 in debt
Average 20-something has nearly $50,000 in debt Money & Credit April 2, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: The average person in their 20s has a backbreaking load of debt and it's not all about student loans.…
Foreign currency traders can lose money more than 70% of the time
Foreign currency traders can lose money more than 70% of the time Money & Credit April 2, 2012
When the stock market wobbles, you might want to look for a quick score by investing in foreign currency. But…
How to handle new 1099s for small business
How to handle new 1099s for small business Business & Entrepreneurs March 30, 2012
New IRS tax forms are being sent to businesses that take credit cards and third party payments like PayPal or…
Annuity salesperson sentenced to jail time
Annuity salesperson sentenced to jail time Scams & Rip-Offs March 26, 2012
For as many years as I can remember, I have had so much anger about insurance salespeople who sell annuities…
2012 is the year of the income tax scam
2012 is the year of the income tax scam Money & Credit March 23, 2012
This is the year of the income tax scam. Be scared. It's ugly out there this year. Email after email…
Uncover tax savings you may have missed
Uncover tax savings you may have missed Money & Credit March 23, 2012
One major tax prep chain has a free offer to find hidden deductions or credits on your tax return that…
Credit unions offer short-term loans
Credit unions offer short-term loans Money & Credit March 22, 2012
More credit unions are doing short-term loans that provide a great alternative for people who might otherwise go to payday…
Don’t invest in employer stock in your 401(k)
Don’t invest in employer stock in your 401(k) Money & Credit March 22, 2012
Forget about loyalty to your employer. Here's why you could be financially conspiring against yourself if you invest in the…
Investors do better with a hands off approach
Investors do better with a hands off approach Money & Credit March 21, 2012
Investors, do you think you can time the market, play the market and beat the market? There's an easier way…
Dealing with surprise 1099-C forms
Dealing with surprise 1099-C forms Money & Credit March 20, 2012
You get a surprise 1099-C tax form in the mail for an old debt of yours that was written off…
TIAA CREF launches online bank with high rate of interest
TIAA CREF launches online bank with high rate of interest Money & Credit March 19, 2012
You want a good way to save for your future? I have a new online bank to tell you about…
Scam targeting seniors by promising bogus tax credits
Scam targeting seniors by promising bogus tax credits Scams & Rip-Offs March 19, 2012
Senior citizens are being ripped off by crooks promising them bogus tax credits if they file a tax return this…
What to do when you can’t pay your federal taxes
What to do when you can’t pay your federal taxes Money & Credit March 16, 2012
With the deadline to file taxes coming up, I want to take a moment to advise those who can't afford…
Goldman Sachs Letter Controversy
Goldman Sachs Letter Controversy Money & Credit March 15, 2012
People are missing the bigger picture amid all the brouhaha about former Goldman Sachs employee Greg Smith's very public resignation…
Reward credit cards not all they’re cracked up to be
Reward credit cards not all they’re cracked up to be Money & Credit March 14, 2012
Don't throw out all those credit card solicitations that show up in your mailbox. There's a new angle on them…
What to do if you’re with an ailing bank
What to do if you’re with an ailing bank Money & Credit March 14, 2012
What happens if you're doing business with one of the banks that failed the recent round of stress tests? Part…
Don’t disregard that 1099 at tax time
Don’t disregard that 1099 at tax time Money & Credit March 14, 2012
Don't disregard any 1099s that show up in your mail at tax time, even if you believe you shouldn't owe…
Wells Fargo expands $7 monthly fee on checking accounts
Wells Fargo expands $7 monthly fee on checking accounts Money & Credit March 13, 2012
Is your bank inventing new fees for your wallet? It's up to you to take control. It's no secret that…
Is forgiven debt taxable income for you?
Is forgiven debt taxable income for you? Money & Credit March 13, 2012
If you've received a surprise 1099-C tax form in the mail, you may be wondering if it's taxable income for…
How to get started investing
How to get started investing Money & Credit March 9, 2012
If you're just starting to invest, who can you trust? And if you don't have a lot money, who wants…
Is that “overseas refund” a scam? Maybe not…
Is that “overseas refund” a scam? Maybe not… Protect Your Rights & Identity March 6, 2012
You get mail saying the big banks have a refund for you because you used a credit card overseas during…
Clark updates his 529 guide
Clark updates his 529 guide Education March 1, 2012
If you're saving for your child's college, I have updated my 529 plan guide for 2012. This invaluable resource can…
Clark updates his 529 guide
New tax form could cause filing mistakes for small business Business & Entrepreneurs March 1, 2012
Imagine you run a small business or you have a side business and some oddball tax form shows up in…
Age-based retirement requirements
Age-based retirement requirements Money & Credit February 29, 2012
Are you just starting to save for retirement later in life? Then saving a dime out of every dollar won't…
The true cost of getting coffee and lunch on the go
The true cost of getting coffee and lunch on the go Money & Credit February 24, 2012
I talk a lot on my show about big expenses like housing and cars. But how much do those little…
The true cost of getting coffee and lunch on the go
New website talks finance for 20-somethings Money & Credit February 23, 2012
If you're a 20-something, there's an entrepreneur out there who wants to talk to you about money in your own…
Avoid “Croak & Choke” banking practices
Avoid “Croak & Choke” banking practices Money & Credit February 23, 2012
Your bank is perfectly happy to take care of your credit card payments in the event you can't meet your…
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