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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…
Neighbor Scam: 10 area codes most likely to be targeted
Neighbor Scam: 10 area codes most likely to be targeted News 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…
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 News 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…
Portrait of Middle-Aged Meter Reader
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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Medicare alert: 4 proposed changes that could affect you Health April 25, 2018
It's that time of year when annual updates are made to Medicare payment rules and there's one that's garnering a…
How to stop junkmail
4 ways to opt out of junk mail Unwanted Mail Marketing April 24, 2018
In the aftermath of the Equifax breach, I've recommended people do a credit freeze. Yet there's a question that has…
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo slammed with $1 billion in fines for mortgage, auto loan abuses Scams & Rip-Offs April 20, 2018
Wells Fargo has been hit with $1 billion in fines due to a number of unsavory banking practices, like charging…
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Warning: Scam gives criminals complete control of your online accounts Money & Banking Scams April 18, 2018
As phone scams keep evolving, criminals are beginning to realize they can exploit two-factor authentication to take control of accounts…
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Pay raise: Natural Grocers sets minimum wage at $11 an hour Jobs & Employment April 18, 2018
With 146 stores in 19 states, Natural Grocers (NG) is one of our nation's original organic grocers. Founded in 1955,…
Kroger’s next turnaround strategy: Hire 11,000 workers and boost wages
Kroger’s next turnaround strategy: Hire 11,000 workers and boost wages Employment Trends & Job Market April 10, 2018
Still in the midst of a massive turnaround effort, Kroger plans to add 11,000 jobs to the payroll in 2018…
McDonald’s triples its tuition assistance to help pay for higher education
McDonald’s triples its tuition assistance to help pay for higher education Jobs & Employment March 30, 2018
Think working at a fast food restaurant is a dead-end job? Think again... The Golden Arches is tripling its tuition…
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These apps and sites let you make money from the pictures you take on your phone Phones & Mobile Devices March 30, 2018
There's great news if you're a shutterbug. There are simple websites and apps out there that will let you turn…
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UPS and FedEx warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs March 27, 2018
UPS and FedEx are contending with a new wrinkle in package scams that involves fraudulently ordered electronics being returned to…
Scam alert: Beware of phone calls from these 9 area codes
Scam alert: Beware of phone calls from these 9 area codes Scams & Rip-Offs March 22, 2018
IRS scammers are up to their old tricks again! One of the most common phone scams every year happens when…
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