Alex Thomas Sadler

Alex Thomas Sadler is the Managing Editor of Clark.com & Clark Howard Digital Products. Alex is the host of Common Cents, a Clark.com multi-platform series that takes the mystery out of your finances. By breaking down complicated concepts, Common Cents makes money simple — so you can better understand and take control of your own financial life and future. Alex graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelor's degrees in French and journalism and has a master's degree in business journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Alex is a self-proclaimed cat advocate, red wine enthusiast and loves finding new ways to stretch a buck. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two kittens, Ronald & Nancy. Follow her on Twitter @TheAlexSadler.
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My dad loves Costco — maybe not as much as Clark (since that is impossible) — but I spend a whole lot…
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