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How to run a free background check on yourself
How to run a free background check on yourself Jobs & Military February 20, 2018
Background checks can be one of the most nerve-racking activities related to getting a new job. In many cases, it’s…
How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking
How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking Scams & Rip-Offs February 14, 2018
Think two-factor authentication for your financial accounts and a passcode on your phone protects you from hackers? Think again... RELATED: 5…
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS Taxes February 13, 2018
The IRS has a new warning about fake tax refunds being deposited into the bank accounts of taxpayers. Most of…
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Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs February 13, 2018
Have you heard of a new Amazon package scam called "brushing?" This crime involves having packages you didn't order from…
Valentine's Day Scams
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love! Scams & Rip-Offs February 12, 2018
Valentine’s Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online. But while you might be looking…
Identity Theft
10 things you must do if your identity is stolen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 9, 2018
As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always…
Aldi skimmer
Warning: Criminal ring outfitting Aldi supermarkets with card skimmers Scams & Rip-Offs February 8, 2018
You're probably familiar with skimmers on ATMs and how they can be used to steal money out of your checking…
Walgreens to pay $2M fine for overcharging customers, selling expired baby formula
Walgreens to pay $2M fine for overcharging customers, selling expired baby formula Shopping & Retail February 7, 2018
How many times have you gotten up to the register at a store and had to fight for your right…
No, you didn’t get a raise in February — but your take-home pay is about get bigger!
No, you didn’t get a raise in February — but your take-home pay is about get bigger! Budgeting & Saving February 2, 2018
A lot of workers are about to get a pleasant surprise in their February paychecks — more money! RELATED: Here’s…
7 tax scams you need to watch out for in 2018
7 tax scams you need to watch out for in 2018 Taxes January 31, 2018
IRS scammers are working overtime this season in an attempt to steal your identity and money. Here are a few…
Warning: What you need to know about the so-called ‘license plate scam’
Warning: What you need to know about the so-called ‘license plate scam’ Scams & Rip-Offs January 31, 2018
Do you have your license plate number memorized? Here's a good reason why you should! The Fishers Police Department in…
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Hitting the ‘jackpot’: New crimes cause ATMs to gush cash Money & Banking Scams January 29, 2018
It's every crook's dream — an ATM that spits out cash like a geyser erupting and doesn't stop until the…
Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim
Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim Income Taxes January 25, 2018
Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want…
How to make some serious extra cash with focus groups
How to make some serious extra cash with focus groups Jobs & Military January 24, 2018
If you want to bring in extra money without a long-term commitment, then you might want to look into participating in a…
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Freelancers with benefits: Be your own boss and still have health coverage and retirement! Jobs & Employment January 23, 2018
Many people think of freelancing as the sexy new thing to do. You're not tied down to an office desk,…
IRS scam
Alert: W-2 scams are back for 2018 — here’s what you need to know Taxes January 22, 2018
If you work in payroll or human resources and you get an email from your boss with a friendly "Hi,…
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Bought Aveeno Active Naturals? Act quickly to claim this settlement money! News January 18, 2018
If you've bought the Aveeno Active Naturals brand over the last 10 years, you may be entitled to some money.…
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Citi takes steps to right the gender and race pay gap Jobs & Military January 16, 2018
Is one of your 2018 resolutions to get a better paying job? Then you might want to consider working for…
New IRS tax withholding tables mean your paycheck might be getting a little bigger soon
New IRS tax withholding tables mean your paycheck might be getting a little bigger soon Money & Credit January 12, 2018
So who's ready for a fatter paycheck starting next month? RELATED: This new Trump tax calculator shows how much you’ll…
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Beware of this Aldi coupon scam circulating on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs January 11, 2018
We're only about two weeks into 2018, but the new year is already off to a roaring start for the…
Warning: Costco members targeted in online scam
Warning: Costco members targeted in online scam Scams & Rip-Offs January 9, 2018
One Costco member learned the hard way that a typo in a web address can really cost you! Allen Stern…
Study: Gym equipment is more bacteria-ridden than toilet seats, water faucets
Study: Gym equipment is more bacteria-ridden than toilet seats, water faucets Health January 9, 2018
Need a good excuse to skip going to the gym? Look no further. A study by fitness equipment reviewer FitRated found…
Southwest pays $15M to settle price-collusion lawsuit
Southwest pays $15M to settle price-collusion lawsuit News January 8, 2018
If you've just found it too expensive to fly during the last eight years or so, there might be a…
Western Union
You could be owed money from Western Union’s $586 million settlement Scams & Rip-Offs January 4, 2018
We've written before about a huge settlement involving Western Union, one of the most popular money transfer companies in the…
Can you really get rich quick selling on Amazon?
Can you really get rich quick selling on Amazon? Scams & Rip-Offs December 19, 2017
Wouldn't you like to make as much as $10,000 in the next 30 days by becoming a power seller on…
How to avoid Fedex, UPS, & USPS email scams targeting some customers
How to avoid Fedex, UPS, & USPS email scams targeting some customers Scams & Rip-Offs December 19, 2017
An email scam affecting FedEx, UPS and U.S. Postal Service customers is taking advantage of an increase in package shipments…
Privacy over popularity + 7 other social media tips for seniors
Privacy over popularity + 7 other social media tips for seniors Seniors & Retirees December 19, 2017
It's the holiday season, which means that families will gather, big meals will be eaten and tales will be told…
Hallmark e-card for Christmas
Hallmark warning: Beware of fake seasonal e-cards Scams & Rip-Offs December 18, 2017
E-greeting cards should be a pleasant thing that family and friends send to each other to spread holiday cheer. Unfortunately,…
Western Union remission envelope
Get this letter in the mail? It means Western Union owes you some money! Scams & Rip-Offs December 18, 2017
It's a plea we hear often at Team Clark headquarters... "Please, can you help me? I wired hundreds of dollars…
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