Author placeholder image About the author:

More posts by Clark.com Staff

Target Date Funds vs Index Funds
Target Date Funds vs. Index Funds: Which Is Better for You? Investing & Retirement July 10, 2020
Target date funds and index funds are two of the options available when you're investing, but is one better than…
burial insurance written on a notepad
What Is Burial Insurance and Should I Buy It? Insurance July 8, 2020
Death and money are two things most people really don't want to talk about. But funerals cost money, and one…
Capital One Bank offers 360 Performance Savings, Checking and CD accounts with no fees and no minimums.
5 Things to Know About Capital One Bank Online Banking June 30, 2020
Capital One Bank offers a full suite of banking products. It's mostly an online bank, but in select states, it…
Certificates of Deposit
What Is a CD and Should You Open One? Banks & Banking June 24, 2020
If you're looking for a safe place to keep money that you don’t intend to spend soon, you may want…
Clark Howard is 65 years old on June 20
Clark Turns 65! Read His 6 Money Tips for Seniors Money & Credit June 20, 2020
Turning 65 years old is a blessing in many ways, especially if you've been good at minding your money through…
reverse mortgage documents on a desk surrounded by $100 bills and a calculator
What Is a Reverse Mortgage and Is It Right for Me? Homes & Real Estate June 19, 2020
Reverse mortgages have long been marketed to older people who are “house rich and cash poor.” This kind of loan…
Marcus by Goldman Sachs online bank with high-yield savings, CDs and more logo on laptop computer
5 Things to Know About Marcus by Goldman Sachs Online Banking June 16, 2020
If you're looking for an online bank that's simple to use, you may want to take a look at Marcus…
Some cash back credit cards place restrictions on grocery rewards.
Are You Actually Earning Cash Back on Groceries With Your Credit Card? Credit Cards June 5, 2020
Using a cash back credit card can be a great way to save money on groceries, as long as you…
used cars including sedans and SUVs on sale at dealership lot
New Report: The Best Used Cars to Buy in 2020 Cars June 3, 2020
CarGurus is out with its fourth annual Best Used Car Awards to help you pick a winner in a crowded…
Empty pockets lead to bankruptcy
Should You File for Bankruptcy? Debt June 2, 2020
If you’ve found yourself unable to pay your bills because of the coronavirus pandemic, you might be wondering whether the…
Unemployment Benefits
Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Unemployment Benefits? Taxes June 1, 2020
If you've lost your job because of the coronavirus pandemic, you might be new to collecting unemployment benefits.  Our Consumer…
Cars with American flags
New Report: The Best Memorial Day Car Deals Cars May 22, 2020
Memorial Day is looking a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it's always an important time…
Walmart store
5 Things to Know About Working for Walmart Jobs April 13, 2020
If you've been laid off due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, you might be looking for a new…
Amazon logistics center
5 Things to Know About Working for Amazon Jobs April 9, 2020
If you've been laid off in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, you might be wondering what you're going to…
Grocery Delivery Jobs
19 Companies Hiring During the Coronavirus Pandemic Jobs March 17, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to alter the very basics of daily life in the U.S., many people are learning…
Student Loans
How Do Student Loans Work? 7 Things to Know Loans March 11, 2020
If you’re considering going to college but aren’t sure how you’ll pay for it, you might be wondering if student…
Coronavirus & Your Finances: What to Know and Do
Coronavirus and Your Money: Answers and Resources Money & Credit March 10, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Whether you are worried about your job,…
Interest Rates Are at the Lowest Point in Nearly 4 Years – Should You Refinance?
Interest Rates Are at the Lowest Point in Nearly 4 Years – Should You Refinance? Homes & Real Estate February 6, 2020
A four-year low in mortgage rates has triggered a 15% surge in refinance applications, according to a new report. If…
How to save on travel
How to Plan a Trip: Clark’s Best Travel Tips to Save Money Travel December 17, 2019
Most of us have to book travel at some point or another, whether it’s for work, to visit family and…
Tipping
Here’s Your Holiday Tipping Guide for 2019 Money & Credit December 6, 2019
It's that time of the year again when our thoughts turn to how grateful we are for family, friends and…
Discover Card
Discover Just Announced Its 5% Cashback Bonus Categories Calendar for 2020 Credit Cards November 8, 2019
If you have a Discover card in your wallet, you'll want to know about the cashback bonus categories for 2020!…
Refinance Student Loans
How to Refinance Your Student Loans Loans November 5, 2019
If you have student loans, have you considered refinancing them? Student loan debt can be a crushing burden on many…
Free Trial
Warning: New Report Exposes the Downside of Free Trials Save Money October 31, 2019
Have you ever signed up for a "free trial" only to later be charged for some service or goods that…
Southwest Airlines plane in air
3 Big Changes Are Coming to Southwest Airlines Travel October 24, 2019
Southwest Airlines has announced some changes that affect their Rapid Rewards loyalty program, Companion Passes, plus A-List and A-List Preferred…
Adidas Store
America’s Favorite Brands: Shoes, Cleaning Products and More Shopping & Retail October 22, 2019
When you're making decisions about how to spend your hard-earned money, does brand loyalty come into play? Money expert Clark…
Adidas Store
Protected: mntest October 1, 2019
"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec dictum ligula justo, non dictum elit imperdiet vitae. Praesent pulvinar, turpis…
Computers on sale at a store
New Survey: This Is America’s Favorite Computer Brand Shopping & Retail October 1, 2019
When you need to buy a new computer, deciding what kind to get can be tough. Do you want a…
IRS form 1040-SR
1040-SR: What you need to know about the new tax form for seniors Taxes September 25, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is showing off how it hopes to simplify the federal income tax-filing process for around…
How to get out of debt
How to Get Out of Debt in 7 Steps Debt September 24, 2019
If you’ve gotten yourself into a financial hole for whatever reason and are looking to get out of debt, it’s…
Ford Explorer
People keep these 10 popular cars longer than any others Cars September 13, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard prefers for people to buy used cars but says that if you insist on buying new,…