Charis Brown About the author:
Charis Brown is the Managing Editor for ClarkDeals.com and author of Alt Money Choices: Securing Financial Freedom One Step at a Time. Her favorite discount store is Nordstrom Rack, where she once bought something for $.01! She and her husband Justin paid off $27,000 of debt in 11 months and now live debt-free.
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How I Saved Over $1,100 Last Year by Deal Hunting Deals & Savings January 30, 2020
I love finding great deals. Deal hunting is kind of like a treasure hunt! It's so fun to find something…
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How to Use Google Shopping to Get a Great Deal Shopping & Retail July 31, 2019
Do you know whether the item you want to buy is a good deal? You can find out by comparison…
How to get out of debt as quickly as possible
8 steps for getting out of debt as quickly as possible Money & Credit April 12, 2019
There are few things quite as liberating as getting out of debt after having been in the negative for a…
How I Got 3 Months of ‘Free’ Groceries at Costco
How I Got 3 Months of ‘Free’ Groceries at Costco Shopping & Retail March 1, 2019
Editor's note: Charis is the Managing Editor at ClarkDeals.com. One of the hardest budget categories to manage is the one…
Are you eligible for this $6,431 tax credit?
Are you eligible for this $6,431 tax credit? Money & Credit January 28, 2019
When you file your taxes, the hope is often that you can get the most possible money back. And the…
Warning: Colored Halloween contacts can pose serious health risks
Warning: Colored Halloween contacts can pose serious health risks Health October 30, 2018
With Halloween here, costume contact lenses — everything from cat eyes, zombies, to bright yellow or red lenses — are all…
Skip the lottery: Why you should bet on yourself instead
Skip the lottery: Why you should bet on yourself instead Money & Credit October 17, 2018
The Mega Millions jackpot is huge this week — an estimated $900 million as of this writing, according to lottery…
Man and woman selling clothes online
Sell Stuff Online: The Best Sites and Apps Make Money October 12, 2018
Looking for the best ways to sell your stuff online? If you want to put extra money in your pocket,…
7 items on deep discount in October!
7 items on deep discount in October! Deals & Savings October 1, 2018
If you're a savvy shopper, you'll know that especially with seasonal items, there is a good time to buy something —…
Popular prescription drugs are getting more expensive: Here’s how to save
Popular prescription drugs are getting more expensive: Here’s how to save Health September 13, 2018
If you've noticed your prescription drug prices increasing dramatically over the past several years, you're not alone. According to a…
Get a Sam’s Club membership for $25 with $125 in savings!
Get a Sam’s Club membership for $25 with $125 in savings! Deals & Savings August 17, 2018
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Costco
Costco membership deal: 1-year Gold Star Costco membership for $60 ($120 in value) Deals & Savings August 14, 2018
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Have list prices lost their luster? Why the retail price isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
Have list prices lost their luster? Why the retail price isn’t all it’s cracked up to be Deals & Savings August 6, 2018
"Save 70%! Save 80%! Save 90% on retail!" Big percentage sales — though they sound great — often lose their luster after…
7 great smartphone deals under $200
7 great smartphone deals under $200 Mobile & Electronics August 1, 2018
There are some great smartphones on the market right now with powerful functionality, high capacity and eye-catching features. The iPhone 7…
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Black Friday in July: These 35+ sales will save you up to 70% right now! Deals & Savings July 26, 2018
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How to switch to a cheaper cell phone carrier
How to switch to a cheaper cell phone carrier Mobile & Electronics July 20, 2018
You never want to get stuck paying more than you need to and cell phone service is no exception. Luckily,…
Here Are 100+ Brands That Are Made in the USA
Here Are 100+ Brands That Are Made in the USA Shopping & Retail July 3, 2018
In a time when so many of our goods are made overseas, it's nice to be reminded of brands and…
40+ great deals for Mother’s Day
40+ great deals for Mother’s Day Deals & Savings May 11, 2018
Mother's Day is a time to celebrate Mom and all the things she's done to help you become the person…
Taxes
Tax Day 2018: 30+ deals & freebies to help ease the pain Deals & Savings April 17, 2018
Tax Day isn't necessarily something to celebrate (unless you're the government, we guess), but it has become a popular day…
Wedding vows
7 ways to plan an awesome wedding for under $10,000 Deals & Savings March 29, 2018
In the land of weddings, where a one-day event is turned into an affair that can cost more than an…
Save money on Valentine's Day
14 Ways to Save on Valentine’s Day Deals & Savings February 13, 2018
Valentine's Day can be expensive. From the flowers to the candy, to the dinner out and jewelry gifts, you might…
7 Items on Deep Discount in January
7 Items on Deep Discount in January Deals & Savings January 3, 2018
Since the holidays are over in January, you might be thinking more about saving money rather than spending it. January…
7 things debt-free people never do
7 things debt-free people never do Money & Credit December 29, 2017
Are you ready to become debt free? People who are debt-free often have a completely different mindset than those who carry debt.…
7 items to buy on deep discount after Christmas (and 3 things to skip)
7 items to buy on deep discount after Christmas (and 3 things to skip) Deals & Savings December 26, 2017
If you're a savvy shopper, you'll know that the short time after a holiday is the best time to stock up and…
Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries
Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries Money & Credit December 13, 2017
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How to make your Christmas tree last longer this year
How to make your Christmas tree last longer this year Shopping & Retail December 1, 2017
A dead Christmas tree can really put a damper on your holiday celebrations. But did you know that there are…
23 ways to cut costs and save more every month
23 ways to cut costs and save more every month Money & Credit November 1, 2017
Share YOUR saving tips with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube! Ready to take control of your money this…
Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries
Save $5,000 a year by cutting back on these 5 little luxuries Money & Credit November 1, 2017
If you have some lingering debts that need to be paid off — or just want to start the new year…
6 Ways to Spend Less on Halloween
6 Ways to Spend Less on Halloween Deals & Savings October 6, 2017
This year, Americans are projected to spend $8.8 billion on Halloween — a rather scary figure considering that adds up…
8 Cheap Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight
8 Cheap Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight Health August 16, 2017
You might know the basics of eating on a budget: Cook at home as much as possible, buy foods when…