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Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2019 is the biggest in 7 years! Money & Credit October 11, 2018
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced the biggest boost to benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients since…
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Clark Howard: Seasonal holiday jobs are everywhere, but don’t fall for gimmicks Jobs & Military October 11, 2018
In the history of the shopping recreation season — also known as Christmas shopping — I have never seen people…
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Should I roll over my 401(k) into an IRA when leaving my job? Money & Credit October 9, 2018
Paul Simon once famously sang about "50 ways to leave your lover," but there must be 101 reasons why people…
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone Scams & Rip-Offs October 5, 2018
In this plugged-in digital age, most of us carry mobile phones. But things happen. People leave their phones at home,…
UnitedHealthcare promises lower premiums, more freebies in 2019 Medicare plans
UnitedHealthcare promises lower premiums, more freebies in 2019 Medicare plans Insurance October 3, 2018
Tired of your Medicare costs constantly rising? One health insurer says they're doing something about it. RELATED: 8 things to know…
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Why you should beware of sharing a bank account with an elderly parent Money & Credit October 1, 2018
When you're caring for an aging parent, you might automatically think it makes sense to share a bank account with…
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Celebrity impostor scams: How to protect yourself on social media Scams & Rip-Offs September 27, 2018
The explosion of social media has resulted in unprecedented access between fans and celebrities. It has become increasingly common for big-time…
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6 common phone scams and how to recognize them Scams & Rip-Offs September 26, 2018
A recent report says that by 2019, nearly half of all cell phone calls will be scam calls. That shocking…
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Here’s how much of your monthly expenses Social Security will cover in all 50 states Investing & Retirement September 20, 2018
Will Social Security meet your monthly living costs in retirement? That depends on where you live... RELATED: AARP’s free Social…
Want to work from home? Here's how to spot a virtual assistant scam
Looking to work from home? Beware this virtual assistant job scam Scams & Rip-Offs September 20, 2018
With the economy thriving, many employers are making concerted efforts to hire more people. As fruitful as these times are…
Political scam alert: Do not answer phone calls from these 10 area codes!
Political scam alert: Do not answer phone calls from these 10 area codes! Scams & Rip-Offs September 19, 2018
With the midterm elections right around the corner on November 6, Americans are getting more and more political-related phone calls…
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Job alert: UPS hiring 100,000 seasonal workers, with possibility of long-term employment Jobs & Military September 18, 2018
With more and more people shopping online, UPS is looking to staff up in a big way ahead of the…
hurricane florence relief efforts: how you can help
How to help people affected by Florence Life September 18, 2018
Hurricane Florence has left a trail of death and destruction in her wake, particularly in the Carolinas. Recovery in the…
How a member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam
How one member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam Money & Credit September 17, 2018
Are you observant enough to catch a check scam when it's happening to you? Do you check your finances regularly…
How to stop those annoying 'Congratulations' gift card ads
How to stop those annoying ‘Congratulations’ pages on your phone’s browser Mobile & Electronics September 14, 2018
Perhaps you're familiar with this scenario: You visit a website on your mobile device, sometimes one you've never been to…
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Warning: Phone scammers promising Costco members travel vouchers, cash cards Scams & Rip-Offs September 12, 2018
Phone scammers are calling Costco members with the promise of free travel vouchers, cash cards or reduced-price vacations in exchange…
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Should you take your pension in a lump sum or monthly payments? Investing & Retirement September 10, 2018
Pensions are increasingly rare these days. The reason is simple: Offering pensions requires companies to make an expensive, long-term commitment…
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5 things to know before applying to the Disney Moms Panel Travel September 6, 2018
Do you love to go to Disney Parks and have a deep knowledge of the ins and outs of park-going…
Delta Air Lines web site - Phishing scam promises free airline tickets
Scam alert: New phishing scheme promises free airline tickets Scams & Rip-Offs September 4, 2018
If you receive an email saying that you've won free airline tickets, don't fall for it. It's likely an elaborate…
Consumer warning: This letter looks just like a bill — but it’s not
Consumer warning: This letter looks just like a bill — but it’s not Scams & Rip-Offs August 30, 2018
You know the routine: You trudge to the mailbox and retrieve the mail after a long day at work. As…
Clark’s take: New rules on student loan debt and 401(k) matches are a step in the wrong direction
Clark’s take: New rules on student loan debt and 401(k) matches are a step in the wrong direction Money & Credit August 30, 2018
There's new guidance from the Internal Revenue Service that would allow employees struggling with student loan debt who are unable…
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Reading your pay stub: 8 factors that could be affecting your take-home pay Money & Credit August 29, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 was probably the single biggest factor in recent memory to…
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Job alert: Aldi hiring in Georgia during 1-day September event Jobs & Military August 27, 2018
Aldi is going on a one-day hiring spree in the state of Georgia that could land you a job working…
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The #1 way to protect yourself from skimmers if you pay debit at the gas station Scams & Rip-Offs August 24, 2018
Paying with a debit card at the gas pump is an inherently dangerous act because of skimmers that can capture…
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It’s never too late to be a happy retiree Money & Credit August 20, 2018
Do the latest “You Should Have ___ Millions Saved For Retirement By Now” articles make you wince? You're not alone.…
Walmart, Anthem partner to make OTC drugs more affordable to seniors
Walmart, Anthem partner to make OTC drugs more affordable to seniors Health August 20, 2018
Beginning in January, Walmart and health insurer Anthem will give seniors citizens who live on a fixed income another way…
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How much you need to earn to buy a home in America’s cheapest & most expensive cities Homes & Real Estate August 17, 2018
Want to buy a new home? It may sound obvious, but where you live can have a big impact on…
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How ‘returnships’ are helping older people get back into the workforce Jobs & Military August 16, 2018
Are you a mid-to-late-career professional who has been out of the workforce for a while? There may be a new…
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Did you get $2 in the mail from Pew Research Center? Here’s the deal… Jobs & Military August 15, 2018
Here at Clark.com, we're really big into the idea of micro-gigs where you can pick up a few dollars here…
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