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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Study: How spending money can actually be good for you
Study: How spending money can actually be good for you Money & Credit August 7th, 2017
Can spending money actually be good for you? A recent study says it might just be good for your health. Read more: College student…
'retirement planning' written on a notebook with a calculator and coins
7 major expenses in retirement (and how to prepare!) Money & Credit August 4th, 2017
How much do you really need to save for retirement? That one question (and figuring out the answer) can be daunting, ambiguous and…
10 tips to become debt-free as quickly as possible
10 tips to become debt-free as quickly as possible Money & Credit September 24th, 2018
Do you have outstanding debt hanging over your head? Whether it's student loans, credit cards, car payments or any other type of debt, it's…
Here’s how to skip those horribly long airport security lines
Here’s how to skip those horribly long airport security lines Travel May 26th, 2017
Just in time for the unofficial Memorial Day weekend kickoff of the busy summer travel season, the TSA announced Wednesday…
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook April 24th, 2017
Watch out! Another Facebook scam is making the rounds. This time it has to do with Lowe's Home Improvement. Read…
86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare
86% of renters can’t afford to buy a home: Here’s how you can prepare Homes & Real Estate April 17th, 2017
Research by Zillow, an online real estate company, found that most Americans who are currently renting either do not have the financial…
Beware of Facebook friend request scam that will steal your info!
Beware of Facebook friend request scam that will steal your info! Scams & Rip-Offs April 23rd, 2017
If you receive a Facebook friend request from a friend or family member you're already friends with, don't click! Here's…
5 credit cards with the best sign-up bonuses right now
5 credit cards with the best sign-up bonuses right now November 26th, 2018
Recently on the Bill Handel show, Clark talked about a few credit cards that have some noteworthy sign-up bonuses. Read more: The best…
This one simple tip can help you earn more than 90% of investors
This one simple tip can help you earn more than 90% of investors Money & Credit October 9th, 2018
If you want to know how Clark has been successful at investing and how he's taught others to do the…
Verizon is finally offering a true unlimited plan
Verizon is finally offering a true unlimited plan Mobile & Electronics March 24th, 2017
Starting Monday, February 13, Verizon is offering unlimited talk, text anddata withits newVerizonUnlimitedplan. Read more:The #1 wireless network in America…
7 ways to save on Valentine’s Day flowers
7 ways to save on Valentine’s Day flowers Deals & Savings March 24th, 2017
Let's face it:Valentine's Day flowers are expensive. And if you want to get the really fancy-looking bouquets delivered on February…
Science says this daily habit can save you $2,500 per year
Science says this daily habit can save you $2,500 per year Health June 12th, 2017
Need a good reason to exercise? A new study found that exercising could save you a whole bunch of money! The…
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This drink is healthier than water
This drink is healthier than water Health March 22nd, 2017
Doctors and nutritionists have been touting a beverage that may not immediately come to mind as 'the healthiest drink around.'…
This tool rates your job satisfaction and whether you get paid enough at work
This tool rates your job satisfaction and whether you get paid enough at work Jobs March 22nd, 2017
A new start-up wants to give you more insightinto your career bytelling you if you could make more money orhow…
This free service cuts your monthly bills for you
This free service cuts your monthly bills for you Deals & Savings December 15th, 2017
When you reach the end of each month, do you feel like you're always thinking, where did all my money…
5 valuable money lessons we can all learn from our elders
5 valuable money lessons we can all learn from our elders Life March 22nd, 2017
Sometimes life is understood betterin hindsight. But don't you wish you knew what you know now 10,20 or even 30…
Easy way to cut the cost of your college degree in half
Easy way to cut the cost of your college degree in half Education March 22nd, 2017
It'sfinancially smart to get your core classes done at a community college, especially if you're not sure what you want…
7 dirty kitchen habits you probably don’t know you have
7 dirty kitchen habits you probably don’t know you have Health March 22nd, 2017
If you regularly avoid these dangerous kitchen safety habits-- you're a truekitchen genius. Butif you don't, you might be setting…
Little-known tip that can reduce your tax bill by over $1,000
Little-known tip that can reduce your tax bill by over $1,000 Money & Credit April 10th, 2017
It's tax season again -- and we know that that means: If you've reduced your withholding so the IRS doesn't get…
Check out these 12 tax breaks for middle class families
Check out these 12 tax breaks for middle class families Money & Credit April 10th, 2017
There are many tax breaks for middle class families, but often one or more of these tax breaks is commonly…
Top 10 scams coming after your money!
Top 10 scams coming after your money! Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Scammers are always out to steal your personal information and money -- and 2016 was no exception. Recently, the Better…
Top 10 scams coming after your money!
Top 7 Facebook scams of 2016 Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
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These are the best cell phone plans and deals out there
These are the best cell phone plans and deals out there Deals & Savings December 31st, 2016
Note: This is our 2016 guide. Check out our newly updated 2017 best cell phone plans and deals guide here.…
How to avoid an outrageous Uber charge on New Year’s Eve
How to avoid an outrageous Uber charge on New Year’s Eve Money & Credit April 10th, 2018
If you plan on going out for New Year's Eve, it's a good idea to plan your transportation and accommodations…
3 things you need to fix before applying for a mortgage
3 things you need to fix before applying for a mortgage Homes & Real Estate October 29th, 2018
Buying a home is a big decision that can have a considerable impact on your finances and your future. If you're thinking…
Where to find the best last-minute deals for holiday shopping
Where to find the best last-minute deals for holiday shopping Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
If you still need to buysome Christmas gifts, not to worry! Retailers are offering last-minute deals and salesto entice buyers…
11 apps that pay you to shop for groceries
11 apps that pay you to shop for groceries Deals & Savings June 28th, 2018
Food is a big expense for American families, eating up around 10% of the typical household budget, according to the USDA.…
This couple eats for less than $60 a month
This couple eats for less than $60 a month Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
If you're trying to get anywhere with money, whether it's paying off debt, being ready in case of an emergencyor…
20 gifts under $20 that are a great deal right now!
20 gifts under $20 that are a great deal right now! Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
It might be tempting to go all out this Christmas, but there's no need to spend a a lot of…