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Avoid these romance and dating scams this Valentine’s Day Scams & Rip-Offs February 12, 2019
Valentine's Day may evoke thoughts of red roses, fine wine and perhaps a nice restaurant or surprise getaway, but there's…
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Here are the top 25 companies hiring for work-from-home jobs Jobs & Employment January 31, 2019
Do you want a job that offers true freedom and flexibility for your lifestyle? We've got a new list of…
Thinking of wrapping your car? Don't get scammed
Don’t fall for this car wrapping scam Scams & Rip-Offs January 24, 2019
One way to make extra money without a lot of effort is by wrapping you car with an advertisement. Companies…
The 25 best jobs in America for 2019
The 25 best jobs in America for 2019 Jobs & Military January 23, 2019
Now that we're through the holiday season, this is a great time of the year to look for a new…
Here's why you should never send cash in the mail
Reminder: Why sending cash through the mail is a bad idea Scams & Rip-Offs January 9, 2019
A government agency has a new warning about something we've probably all been told is a no-no at some point:…
Here are some of the best jobs for 2019
High pay, low turnover: See the best jobs for 2019 Jobs & Military January 8, 2019
Even in a stable economy, job seekers abound. Most of us are not content to settle, so we're always on…
Looking for work in 2019? Here are the fastest-growing job titles right now
Looking for work in 2019? Here are the fastest-growing job titles right now Jobs & Employment January 2, 2019
If you're looking for a new job right now, the employment outlook for the new year is looking pretty rosy…
Phone porting scam: How to protect yourself
Phone porting scam: How to protect yourself on different carriers Scams & Rip-Offs January 2, 2019
Thieves are increasingly stealing people's phone numbers in a new scheme known as "porting" or "port-out scamming." A phone porting…
Government shutdown assistance: These credit unions and banks are offering financial help
Affected financially by the government shutdown? Here’s help Money & Credit December 28, 2018
We are well into a partial government shutdown, and many people are starting to feel the crunch. If you're a…
Read this before you sign up for a 'risk-free' trial
Read this before you sign up for a ‘risk-free’ trial Scams & Rip-Offs December 26, 2018
Perhaps you've been there: You run across a new service and want to give it a try, but it costs…
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Microsoft issues emergency security patch for Internet Explorer Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21, 2018
Microsoft has issued a series of emergency security patches for certain versions of Internet Explorer that criminals are actively exploiting…
Phone scam
Here’s Clark’s #1 rule for avoiding phone scams Scams & Rip-Offs December 21, 2018
Phone scams, which used to be limited solely to landlines or our "house phones," are now increasingly coming to our…
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How inventors can get patent help without getting scammed Scams & Rip-Offs December 18, 2018
If you're a would-be inventor, you've probably seen ads on TV promising patent help and offering to take your invention…
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2019 jobs update: These 10 careers are having hiring sprees Jobs & Military December 17, 2018
Want to start the new year with a new career? We've got a fresh list of jobs that have experienced…
FedEx scam
Warning: Fake package-tracking email may have a nasty malware surprise Scams & Rip-Offs December 12, 2018
'Tis the season for online shopping, which means more people than usual are expecting packages in the mail leading up…
The best and worst charities for your donations
The best and worst charities for your donations Charity December 11, 2018
The end of the year is quickly approaching, and charities are scrambling to ask for year-end donations. More than 1/3 of annual charitable…
Sad grandparents
New warning: The ‘grandparents scam’ can drain seniors of thousands in cash Scams & Rip-Offs December 7, 2018
The so-called "grandparents scam" is an ugly crime that can bilk senior citizens out of thousands of their hard-earned dollars…
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Job alert: These 10 companies are hiring like crazy in December Jobs & Military December 7, 2018
December is a great month to look for a job. While everyone else is taking time off for the holidays,…
puppy for sale
Online puppy scams have cost people thousands — here’s how to spot them Scams & Rip-Offs December 6, 2018
Everyone loves a puppy! But if you're in the market for a new family member for the holidays, here's what…
Netflix spam
Free Netflix for a year? Don’t fall for this phishing scam using the movie service as bait Scams & Rip-Offs December 5, 2018
Netflix has become an everyday part of life for many of us, with its huge library of movies on demand…
How to tell if that Amazon.com email is legit
How to tell if that email you get from Amazon is legit or a phishing scam Protect Your Identity November 30, 2018
As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com sends untold numbers of emails to consumers on a daily basis. Many of…
‘Tis the time of year for ticket scams: 5 ways to spot the fakes
‘Tis the time of year for ticket scams: 5 ways to spot the fakes Scams & Rip-Offs November 29, 2018
You drive, Uber or take public transportation to the ballgame and present your coveted ticket to the front gate attendant…
life insurance retirement planning
Ask Clark: What is a life insurance retirement plan and are they recommended? Insurance November 28, 2018
What if there were a way for you to avoid paying taxes in retirement? That's the promise offered by a…
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Ask Clark: Can you buy term life insurance for seniors? Insurance November 13, 2018
Life insurance is particularly helpful as a safety net when you're raising a family. But what can you do if…
Scam alert: The ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange has popped up on Facebook again
Scam alert: The ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange has popped up on Facebook again Scams & Rip-Offs November 13, 2018
When the end of the year rolls around, you can always count on three things: holiday music in the stores,…
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New breed of card skimmers at gas stations pose high-tech threat Scams & Rip-Offs November 13, 2018
A virulent new breed of skimmers at gas station pumps are using cutting-edge technology to steal your money. That's prompted…
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Job alert: These 10 companies are hiring like crazy in November Employment Trends & Job Market November 12, 2018
The holidays are upon us, but that doesn't mean the job opportunities grind to a halt! In fact, looking for…
veterans day
A guide to the best and worst veterans charities Jobs & Military November 12, 2018
Where is your veterans charity money going? CharityWatch.org keeps an eye on the best and worst veterans charities you can…
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Scam alert: Make sure you don’t fall for a fake insurance plan Scams & Rip-Offs November 7, 2018
A shady health insurance operation that allegedly raked in more than $100 million by selling bogus insurance plans has now…
Thieves are stealing frequent flyer miles — but here's how to protect yourself
How to keep your frequent flyer miles safe from thieves Protect Your Rights & Identity November 6, 2018
Criminals seem to know no bounds in trying to swindle unsuspecting victims. One scheme that seems to be increasing in…
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