Christopher Smith is a writer who covers investing, banking, insurance, and making extra money. He joined Clark.com in 2020. He has more than 14 years of writing experience. Christopher has always been interested in personal finance. When he was in elementary school, he would read the Sports and Money section of the newspaper at the breakfast table every morning, tracking the prices of his favorite stocks. He joined the investment club at school and even chose to make his fourth-grade presentation about the stock market. When he’s not working, he spends most of his time with his wife, a first-generation Colombian immigrant and a Physician Assistant. He also likes college football, NFTs, rock climbing and good restaurants. You can reach Christopher at [email protected]

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Clark.com presents the seven best high-yield online savings accounts in 2020.
8 of the Best High-Yield Online Savings Accounts in 2022 Banks & Banking November 29th, 2022
The best savings accounts help you grow your money safely. But there are major differences in the interest rates you…
Our Health IQ review will explain how the company offers lower life insurance rates to healthy individuals.
Health IQ Review: What Is It and How Does It Work? Life Insurance August 22nd, 2022
Health IQ is an insurance broker that markets to people who make healthy choices by offering them cheaper term life…
Webull is a free investment app for swing traders who understand technical analysis.
Webull Review: Free Stock, Charts Galore Investing & Retirement December 10th, 2020
Webull provides investors with a free, mobile-first trading app. In this article, I'll review Webull to help you understand what…
Acorns vs. Robinhood is a common debate among new investors looking for a mobile fintech company.
Acorns vs. Robinhood: Which Investing App Is the Best? Investing & Retirement December 9th, 2020
In this comparison of Acorns vs. Robinhood, I hope to show you why this is a wonderful era for investment…
Webull vs. Robinhood is a modern debate between free, self-directed investment apps.
Webull vs. Robinhood: Which Investing App Is the Best? Investing & Retirement January 29th, 2021
Webull vs. Robinhood: the subject of a great modern debate between people who love self-directed mobile investing platforms. When Robinhood…
Clark.com's Acorns review will explain how the micro-investment platform works and examine its fees.
Acorns Review: How It Works, Pros & Cons Investing & Retirement August 11th, 2021
If you're looking for companies to help you invest your money, one big player is the Acorns platform. In this…
Clark.com explains what supplemental life insurance is and how it works.
What Is Supplemental Insurance and Should You Buy It? Insurance July 19th, 2022
When you hear the Aflac duck quack, the term “supplemental insurance” may well come to mind. But what is it,…
Aflac focuses on supplemental life insurance.
Aflac Insurance Review: What It Is and How It Works Insurance June 2nd, 2022
Aflac's ubiquitous duck mascot is fun to imitate. But what insurance does Aflac sell, and do you really need it?…
Fabric Life Insurance is a great product for new parents who want convenience.
Fabric Life Insurance Review: Designed for New Parents Life Insurance August 19th, 2022
If you’re a new parent, you may feel a level of financial stress and responsibility that you haven’t experienced before.…
The Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020 is a bipartisan bill that would help the American public with its retirement needs.
Helpful Changes May Be Coming to Your Retirement Accounts Investing & Retirement November 2nd, 2020
A new bipartisan retirement bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week could provide help to seniors, lower-income…
We'll explain the differences between the four types of term life insurance companies.
4 Types of Term Life Insurance Companies Explained Life Insurance July 20th, 2022
Gaining access to more tools and options is great for you as a consumer. When it comes to shopping for…
Credit unions vs. banks: Clark.com weighs the pros and cons and explains the differences.
Credit Union vs. Bank: What’s the Difference? Banks & Banking June 14th, 2022
Pitting credit unions versus banks in a side-by-side comparison can be a little like spotting identical twins at the mall.…
Robinhood reviews are nuanced because of the many layers involved with judging the company that has further democratized investing.
Robinhood Review: Pros, Cons & Who Should Use It Investing & Retirement February 22nd, 2021
Robinhood has democratized investing, making it affordable for people of any age and income. It offers commission-free trading and has…
Clark.com will explain what a credit union is and how it works.
What Is a Credit Union? Banks & Banking June 22nd, 2022
Credit unions are member-owned organizations that offer traditional banking services. They're legally structured to put people before profits. As such,…
Clark.com will explain what a savings account is and how it works.
What Is a Savings Account? Banks & Banking June 17th, 2022
A savings account gives you a safe, accessible place to put money that you don't need for daily expenses. It…
Clark.com explains what a checking account is.
What Is a Checking Account? Banks & Banking June 21st, 2022
A checking account is a bank account that gives you easy, daily access to your money through deposits, withdrawals and…
Our Stickr.co review looks at whether the company is a scam and how much money you can make.
Stickr.co Review: How It Works and How Much You Can Earn Make Money September 11th, 2020
Let's review Stickr.co, which promises that you can earn passive income every month by allowing companies to advertise on the…
Learn how to open a bank account with no deposit.
How To Open a Bank Account With No Deposit Banks & Banking June 22nd, 2022
Have you been looking to open a bank account but have no money to get started? There are some ways…
Icon of a figure excited after taking the steps to open a bank account with bad credit
How to Open a Bank Account With Bad Credit Banks & Banking August 25th, 2020
Unless you stuff all your cash under your mattress or convert it into precious metals, it's likely that you'll need…
Open a new bank account by following these 6 steps.
How To Open a Bank Account in 6 Easy Steps Banks & Banking June 9th, 2022
It's faster and easier than ever to open a bank account. You can choose from an abundance of options. And…
Target Date Funds vs Index Funds
Target Date Funds vs. Index Funds: Which Are Better for You? Investing & Retirement June 22nd, 2021
Money expert Clark Howard is a huge proponent of target date funds as a way to invest for retirement. He…
Fractional Shares
What Are Fractional Shares and Where Can I Buy Them? Investing & Retirement July 5th, 2022
Fractional shares allow investors to create a diversified portfolio of stocks and ETFs without needing much capital. In this article,…
index funds investing concept on $100 bills
What Are Index Funds? Investing & Retirement June 10th, 2021
Index funds are among the most popular retirement investments. But exactly what are they, and what are the best index…
Haven Life offers a variety of term life insurance products where you shop entirely only and typically don't need a medical exam to get a policy.
Haven Life Insurance Agency Review: How It Works Life Insurance March 7th, 2022
If you want the stability of a legacy insurance company and the user experience of a direct-to-consumer digital brand, Haven…
Roth vs. traditional IRA is a decision that you'll face if you want to fund a retirement account outside of work.
Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA: What’s the Difference? Investing & Retirement April 20th, 2021
If you're funding an Individual Retirement Account, your first decision will be a Roth vs. traditional IRA. But what's a…
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Should You Sell or Stay Put in the Stock Market? Investing & Retirement February 24th, 2022
The stock market is incredibly difficult to predict in the short term. The market will decline on plenty of days,…
Chime Bank on a smartphone and desktop computer
Chime Review: Pros & Cons of the Bank Challenger Online Banking October 15th, 2022
Chime provides fee-free online banking services through a well-received mobile app. Money expert Clark Howard likes online-only banks because they…
Policygenius is an independent insurance broker that can quote you for term life insurance and home/auto insurance bundles from a variety of leading companies.
Policygenius Review: What To Know Before Getting Quotes Insurance June 2nd, 2022
Shopping for term life insurance can seem intimidating. It's time-consuming and you're relying on your own judgment in an area…
Here are the best free checking accounts in 2020 according to Clark.com.
9 Best Free Checking Accounts in 2022 Banks & Banking November 29th, 2022
The best checking accounts in 2022 are free, and most offer perks to their customers. If you're looking for a…
Bestow Life Insurance Review
Bestow Life Insurance Review: Pros and Cons Life Insurance June 17th, 2022
Bestow's claim to fame is that it offers term life insurance with no medical exam — ever. It's among several…