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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…
Happy retirement
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…
Map of $1 million retirement length by state
Here’s how long $1 million will last in retirement in all 50 states Money & Credit August 8, 2018
Will $1 million be enough for you to retire comfortably on in your golden years? It turns out that depends…
Scam alert: Don’t fall for this ad masquerading as a bill!
Scam alert: Don’t fall for this ad masquerading as a bill! Scams & Rip-Offs August 3, 2018
Here's a warning for all of us who sometimes, in the chaos of the day-to-day, don't read our mail as…
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Gym membership cancellation: Here’s how easy it can be to get out Health August 3, 2018
Conventional wisdom says that cancelling a gym membership is a huge headache. A number of years ago, I wanted to…
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan Money & Credit July 31, 2018
There's a rarely discussed danger that threatens to tarnish your golden years: Parents supporting financially unstable adult children! RELATED: Americans…
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These are the most and least expensive states for Medigap coverage Insurance July 31, 2018
They say location is everything when it comes to real estate. Well, the same could be said of what you…
3 telltale signs of a tech support scam & how to protect yourself
3 telltale signs of a tech support scam & how to protect yourself Protect Your Identity July 25, 2018
There's been an increase in people reporting tech support scams for an assortment of electronic devices. Federal authorities say scammers…
A guide to the best and worst veterans charities
A guide to the best and worst veterans charities Charity July 23, 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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How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking Scams & Rip-Offs July 18, 2018
Think two-factor authentication for your financial accounts and a passcode on your phone protects you from hackers? Think again... RELATED: 5…
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Scam alert: Phony letter threatens to reveal extramarital affair Scams & Rip-Offs July 18, 2018
Criminals are trying to wreck your home life as well as your bank account with a new wrinkle on a…
Scam alert: Password hacking victims are getting sextortion emails
Scam alert: Password hacking victims are getting sextortion emails Scams & Rip-Offs July 17, 2018
A new twist on an old email scam is ensnaring people anew. The latest variation was reported by cybersecurity blogger Brian…
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Why you should avoid third-party auto warranties and vehicle service contracts Cars July 16, 2018
Have you received an official looking letter in the mail saying your vehicle's warranty is about to expire — and…
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FDA: Fake warning letters plaguing illegal online pharmacy customers Scams & Rip-Offs July 13, 2018
Tempted to buy medications online or over the phone from unknown pharmacies advertising ridiculously low prices? Here's a good reason…
Scam alert: Kroger is warning customers about fake coupons
Scam alert: Kroger is warning customers about fake coupons News July 10, 2018
If you shop at Kroger, the supermarket chain has a warning about coupons you may have seen on social media…
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Job scams: How to recognize and avoid them Jobs & Employment July 10, 2018
Right now is a pretty good time to get a job in America. Our nation's 4% unemployment rate in June…
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 July 6, 2018
Looking for free ATM withdrawals near you? We've got five suggestions for you! RELATED: New ATM warning — Watch out for…
Warning: These 20 area codes are the most likely to receive robocalls
Warning: These 20 area codes are the most likely to receive robocalls News July 5, 2018
Are you getting bombarded with robocalls? YouMail, a free service to stop robocalls, scammers and telemarketers, reports that 4.1 billion…
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Kohl’s starts holiday hiring early at 300+ store locations Employment Trends & Job Market June 27, 2018
You've heard of Christmas in July, but how about Christmas hiring in July?! Wanting to get a jump on other…
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How a $200/month side hustle can turn into $56,000 at retirement Employment Trends & Job Market June 25, 2018
More and more Americans are doing the side hustle — and we ain't talking about a disco song from the '70s!…
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.…
Teen 3 jobs
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…
Student loans
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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