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Big banks should be stripped of FDIC protections, busted up
Big banks should be stripped of FDIC protections, busted up Banks & Banking June 13, 2012
With JP Morgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon being lambasted before the U.S. Senate, you'll hear a lot of talk…
Where you shop for your loan matters
Where you shop for your loan matters Homes & Real Estate June 13, 2012
If you're shopping for loan to buy a home or for a mortgage refinance, here's some key advice that can…
Women more likely than men to commit financial infidelity
Women more likely than men to commit financial infidelity Life June 11, 2012
Women are more likely than men to lie to their spouse or significant other about secret credit cards and bank…
Beware Stored-Value credit card pitches from your bank
Beware Stored-Value credit card pitches from your bank Money & Credit June 11, 2012
Has your bank been pitching pre-paid (or stored-value) credit cards branded with a MasterCard or Visa logos to you recently?…
Savings accounts that earn you interest
Savings accounts that earn you interest Money & Credit June 8, 2012
If you still have your money with a big bank, you need a better place to stash your cash. Clark…
Americans cautioned to save more for retirement
Americans cautioned to save more for retirement Money & Credit June 7, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: All through the years, I've told you to save a dime of every dollar you make through your working…
How much do you need to save to retire?
How much do you need to save to retire? Money & Credit June 4, 2012
Clark has long said you've got to save a dime out of every dollar to have a comfortable retirement. But…
ING Direct now accepting deposits through smartphones
ING Direct now accepting deposits through smartphones Money & Credit June 1, 2012
One of the nation's largest online banks is now accepting check deposits through your smartphone, giving you on more reason…
E-banking safer than traditional banking?
E-banking safer than traditional banking? Money & Credit May 31, 2012
Is doing a mobile transaction on a smart phone safer than going to your local bank branch? The consumer champ…
E-banking safer than traditional banking?
TABOR puts the brakes on spending state tax revenue Clarkonomics May 29, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: State tax collections are now above their all-time record high five years ago, according to new numbers from the…
A dime of every dollar goes to the average American’s debt
A dime of every dollar goes to the average American’s debt Money & Credit May 29, 2012
The amount of money from the paycheck of the average American that goes to service debt is virtually at an…
Where should you stash your cash?
Where should you stash your cash? Money & Credit May 28, 2012
MONEY-MAKING MOMENT: Remember when people used to hide money under the mattress? That trend is back with a twist. According…
Busting up the big banks is the solution to ‘Too Big to Fail’
Busting up the big banks is the solution to ‘Too Big to Fail’ Banks & Banking May 18, 2012
The big banks that played such a key role in the Great Recession are a hazard to the health of…
Is the Facebook IPO more hazard or opportunity?
Is the Facebook IPO more hazard or opportunity? Money & Credit May 16, 2012
Facebook's initial public offering (IPO) is the hottest one of recent years. But is this an opportunity or is this…
Are bond funds a safe investment?
Are bond funds a safe investment? Money & Credit May 15, 2012
A lot of investors consider bond funds a safe harbor in their retirement portfolio, not subject to the volatility of…
Are bond funds a safe investment?
Credit scores both improving and worsening at the same time Money & Credit May 10, 2012
How are you doing with your credit score? If you're like the typical American, things are getting better, but there…
Landing an FHA loan might become easier
Landing an FHA loan might become easier Money & Credit May 8, 2012
Ever been denied an FHA loan due to a small-potatoes collection notice on your credit report? That's about to become…
Car, credit industries booming with offers to sub-prime customers
Car, credit industries booming with offers to sub-prime customers Money & Credit May 7, 2012
After months of yellow light lending, consumers are again getting the green light for a flood of car loans and…
Should you trade in foreign currency?
Should you trade in foreign currency? Money & Credit May 2, 2012
When the stock market wobbles, you might look for a quick score by investing in foreign currency. Is this a…
Many entrepreneurs not saving anything for retirement
Many entrepreneurs not saving anything for retirement Money & Credit May 1, 2012
How confident are you that you'll ultimately be able to retire in comfort? If your answer is "very confident," there…
A better deal on banking with Discover?
A better deal on banking with Discover? Money & Credit April 30, 2012
If you're looking for a better deal on banking, Discover is expanding its presence in the market - and they…
The better way to invest for the long term
The better way to invest for the long term Money & Credit April 24, 2012
Investment gurus promise great returns and the inside track on hot stocks. But new research definitively reveals the better way…
Is mobile banking safer than going to your local branch?
Is mobile banking safer than going to your local branch? Money & Credit April 23, 2012
A new Federal Reserve survey finds one in five Americans use mobile phone for banking. My phone runs four apps…
Credit companies resume offers to those with damaged credit
Credit companies resume offers to those with damaged credit Money & Credit April 20, 2012
The spigot has really opened back up on credit lending. Folks who have great credit have seen the credit card…
Self-directed IRA scams threaten seniors’ retirements
Self-directed IRA scams threaten seniors’ retirements Scams & Rip-Offs April 19, 2012
RIP-OFF ALERT: Alternative investment scams that involve self-directed IRAs are leaving senior citizens with no retirement money. I've gotten several…
Reduce your withholding to beat tax refund ID thieves
Reduce your withholding to beat tax refund ID thieves Money & Credit April 17, 2012
Well, Tax Day is finally here. Approximately 25% of people wait until the last minute or beyond to file their…
Massive credit card breach: What to do
Massive credit card breach: What to do Money & Credit April 16, 2012
Nearly 2 million credit card numbers were recently compromised in a major account breach. Clark walks you through what to…
Discover wants to be an online banking giant
Discover wants to be an online banking giant Money & Credit April 13, 2012
There's a new sheriff in town offering great deals on banking from a very unlikely source. If you're familiar with…
A new payday loan alternative
A new payday loan alternative Money & Credit April 12, 2012
Payday lenders are a common go-to for those lacking real bank accounts, but come with interest rates of 400-600%. Now…
Retirement advice for the self-employed
Retirement advice for the self-employed Business & Entrepreneurs April 11, 2012
Are you a self-employed entrepreneur? There are special tax advantages to help you save for retirement, but too few actually…
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