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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…
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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.…
Wells Fargo
Bank at Wells Fargo? You may be entitled to some cash… Banks & Banking June 13, 2018
If you believe that Wells Fargo opened a fraudulent account in your name, you have until July 7, 2018, to…
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Looking to lower your funeral or cremation costs? Join a non-profit memorial society Life June 7, 2018
Death isn't a topic people generally like to talk about. But the financial burden that is placed on the family…
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How to get rid of a timeshare Travel June 1, 2018
For years now, money expert Clark Howard's advice on timeshares has been consistent and straight to the point: “Do NOT…
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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…
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