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When Are Taxes Due? Important Tax Dates in 2021
When Are Taxes Due? Important Tax Dates in 2021 Taxes January 15, 2021
Mark your calendars: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced it will begin accepting and processing tax returns on February…
Save $2,021 in 2021 money challenge
Money Challenge: How to Save $2,021 in 2021 Save Money December 16, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic significantly impacted the world in 2020. Millions of people experienced a job loss, paycheck cut or another…
How to Listen to Clark Howard’s Podcast
How to Listen to Clark Howard’s Podcast Save Money December 16, 2020
Money expert Clark Howard has been helping people save more and spend less for more than 30 years. From tackling…
15 Financial New Year’s Resolutions for 2021
15 Financial New Year’s Resolutions for 2021 Save Money December 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our daily lives. People all over the world have suffered financial…
13 Free or Cheap Gift Ideas
13 Free or Cheap Gift Ideas Save Money November 13, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and as the holidays get closer, you may…
2021 Retirement Contribution Limits: 401(k), Roth IRA, Traditional IRA and More
2021 Retirement Contribution Limits: 401(k), Roth IRA, Traditional IRA and More Investing & Retirement October 30, 2020
Ready to save money for retirement? It’s helpful to be aware of current retirement contribution limits so you know how…
Here Are the New IRS Tax Brackets for 2021
Here Are the New IRS Tax Brackets for 2021 Taxes October 27, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just announced the new annual inflation adjustments for the next tax year. The IRS says…
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2021 Is 1.3%
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2021 Is 1.3% Investing & Retirement October 13, 2020
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced a slight year-over-year rise in monthly benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security…
A silhouette of a man hurriedly pushing a shopping cart full of Christmas gifts with a calendar counting down the best days to shop for good deals on Christmas shopping.
The Best Dates to Find Deals in 2020 Shopping & Retail October 6, 2020
If you usually plan to start your holiday shopping on Black Friday, you might want to change your strategy this…
Car lease
How to Get Out of a Car Lease Cars August 3, 2020
If you’re leasing a car that you no longer want or no longer can afford, you might be wondering if…
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…
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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…
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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…
Credit Score Dropping
How to Keep Student Loan Forbearance From Hurting Your Credit Credit May 29, 2020
The federal CARES Act was passed in March 2020 and extended in January 2021 to help people who have suffered…
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…
Lowe's Home Improvement Store
5 Things to Know About Working for Lowe’s Jobs April 22, 2020
If you're looking for full- or part-time work during the holidays, one of America's largest home improvement chains may have…
Walmart store
5 Things to Know About Working for Walmart Jobs April 13, 2020
Millions of people have been laid off due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but there are…
Amazon logistics center
6 Things to Know About Working for Amazon Jobs April 9, 2020
Despite the massive surge in unemployment we've seen recently because of the coronavirus pandemic, several companies have announced that they're…
Student loans
Should I Stop Paying My Student Loans Right Now? Loans March 31, 2020
Team Clark has received a ton of questions through our Ask Clark service in recent days about how to handle…
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,…