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Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim
Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim Protect Your Identity June 18, 2018
It's safe to say that cell phones have become must-have gadgets for most of us these days. Because criminals know…
‘Mail fishing’ is getting more popular  —  here’s how to protect yourself
‘Mail fishing’ is getting more popular — here’s how to protect yourself Scams & Rip-Offs June 15, 2018
You can always trust the scammers to come up with new and creative ways to separate us from our money.…
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How a summer job could turn you into a millionaire Money & Credit June 14, 2018
Teens looking for work this summer have been met by a bumper crop of opportunities. If you're a teen or…
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Student loan scam warning: A cautionary tale Scams & Rip-Offs June 14, 2018
Around graduation time, young people headed to college are full of optimism and stoked about what the future may hold.…
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Bank at Wells Fargo? You may be entitled to some cash… Banks & Banking June 13, 2018
If you believe that Wells Fargo opened a fraudulent account in your name, you have until July 7, 2018, to…
Scam alert: Do not apply for this fake Amazon work-from-home job
Scam alert: Do not apply for this fake Amazon work-from-home job Scams & Rip-Offs June 7, 2018
Scammers are using Amazon's name to target people who may be interested in stay-at-home jobs. A woman dialed up Clark…
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Looking to lower your funeral or cremation costs? Join a non-profit memorial society Life June 7, 2018
Death isn't a topic people generally like to talk about. But the financial burden that is placed on the family…
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How to get rid of a timeshare Travel June 1, 2018
For years now, money expert Clark Howard’s advice on timeshares has been consistent and straight to the point: “Do NOT…
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Social Security quiz: Are you smarter than the average American? Money & Credit May 29, 2018
They say that knowledge is power. That's certainly true when it comes to your finances. According to the newly released…
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6 things to know before contacting the National Foundation for Credit Counseling Money & Credit May 25, 2018
Are you in debt up to your eyeballs? For years, money expert Clark Howard has advised callers to his show…
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The Jitterbug phone: 7 things to know before you buy Mobile & Electronics May 25, 2018
Staying connected is something that's important to people no matter what age — and the Jitterbug phone was built with…
A guide to the best and worst veterans charities
A guide to the best and worst veterans charities Charity May 24, 2018
Where is your veterans charity money going? CharityWatch.org keeps an eye on the best and worst veterans charities you can…
Neighbor Scam: 10 area codes most likely to be targeted
Neighbor Scam: 10 area codes most likely to be targeted Scams & Rip-Offs May 24, 2018
If your phone rings and it looks like a local call, is it safe to answer it? Not so fast!…
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5 things to know before setting up your free ‘my Social Security’ account Money & Credit May 23, 2018
Have you set up a 'my Social Security' account yet? If you're between the ages of 50 and 59, there's…
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever Scams & Rip-Offs May 22, 2018
A member of Team Clark got a text from a friend of hers recently telling her about four phone calls…
Here’s how much you can expect to make with your college major
Here’s how much you can expect to make with your college major Jobs & Military May 21, 2018
With college commencement season in full bloom, many graduates are looking forward to earning the big bucks in the real…
Saving for retirement
The 4% Rule: Why it still makes sense for retirement Budgeting & Saving May 18, 2018
The best rules are tried and true rules – guidelines that have served us well over time and circumstance. But…
Freedom Checks
Are ‘Freedom Checks’ a scam?: Clark Howard’s take Scams & Rip-Offs May 16, 2018
I get a steady barrage of questions about "Freedom Checks," where someone is promising you enormous amounts of money — potentially…
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you Homes & Real Estate May 16, 2018
If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're probably tempted to make that call and get…
Want free ATM withdrawals? Here are 5 ways to beat those pesky fees
Want free ATM withdrawals? Here are 5 ways to beat those pesky fees ATM May 11, 2018
Looking for free ATM withdrawals near you? We've got five suggestions for you! RELATED: New ATM warning — Watch out for…
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras Scams & Rip-Offs May 10, 2018
Thieves are getting more and more ingenious in their schemes to steal your money at automatic teller machines. If you…
How to stop robocalls for good
How to stop robocalls for good Phones & Mobile Devices May 8, 2018
Junk calls and robocalls are now completely out of control. If you're looking for ways to stop them, we've got…
Scam alert: The new way thieves are stealing credit card info
Scam alert: The new way thieves are stealing credit card info Scams & Rip-Offs May 8, 2018
Criminals have come up with a new way to steal your payment information when you use a chip credit card,…
Get a call from a Dish Network telemarketer? You could be owed up to $1,200!
Get a call from a Dish Network telemarketer? You could be owed up to $1,200! Protecting Your Privacy May 7, 2018
Telemarketers can be annoying, but a particular call you may have received years ago from staffers representing Dish Network may…
Bought Procter & Gamble’s Align probiotic? You could be owed some money
Bought Procter & Gamble’s Align probiotic? You could be owed some money Suits & Settlements May 4, 2018
Procter & Gamble recently reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit involving the marketing and advertising of its probiotic…
10 retailers offering the best deals on quality hearing aids
10 retailers offering the best deals on quality hearing aids Health May 4, 2018
According to recent research, hearing loss continues to be a significant problem for seniors — affecting 27% of people in a…
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Have solicitors asking about your electric bill? Here’s what you need to know Scams & Rip-Offs May 2, 2018
Some scams have a way of popping out of the woodwork from time to time and then going underground before…
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Why you should ignore that Facebook cell phone ‘Do Not Call’ list warning Scams & Rip-Offs May 1, 2018
If the Facebook data scandal has taught us anything, it's that we also need to be vigilant about how social…
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Please warn your friends and family not to fall for this Facebook lottery scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 27, 2018
Facebook has been raked over the coals lately – and rightly so – for allowing third-party apps to trick users…
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