Author placeholder image About the author:

More posts by Clark.com Staff

Is my air conditioning system going to be obsolete soon?
Freon phase-out: Is your air conditioning system going to be obsolete soon? Homes & Real Estate June 14, 2019
Aside from knowing how much the energy bill is, relatively few people concern themselves with what flows through the coils…
Report: Gas prices to drop just in time for summertime
Report: Gas prices to drop just in time for summer Travel June 14, 2019
As the mercury continues to rise this year, expect prices at the pump to fall. That's according to a recent…
Chase logo
Big change coming to Chase credit cards: Should you opt out? Credit Cards June 11, 2019
Tens of millions of Americans who carry Chase credit cards in their wallets have been notified in recent weeks of…
Fundrise
What is Fundrise and should I invest in it? Investing & Retirement June 7, 2019
Fundrise is a startup financial company that advertises itself as "a real alternative to investing in the stock market." The…
Unison Home Co-Investing
Is Unison home co-investing legit? Homes & Real Estate June 6, 2019
You may have seen ads for or heard about fairly new company called Unison, which offers an alternative to home…
Credit freeze
Can freezing your credit hurt your credit score? Credit June 6, 2019
Anyone who follows money expert Clark Howard knows that his number one suggestion for keeping your finances safe from criminals…
Budgeting on fixed income
How to pay off debt and save money on a fixed income Money & Credit June 4, 2019
We all know we need to pay and down our debt and save money, but that can be extremely difficult…
Rental car counter
Should I buy insurance from the rental car company? Travel June 3, 2019
Most everyone needs to rent a car at some time or another. Renting the car is the easy part; deciding…
Budgeting
The #1 thing you can do to improve your financial situation right now Save Money May 30, 2019
Do you look at your social media feeds and marvel at how your friends can afford those fancy vacations to…
Southwest Airlines plane in air
You can book your holiday travel on Southwest Airlines now Travel May 30, 2019
If you're anxious to get an early start on making your holiday travel plans and live in or near a…
Online shopping
The best and worst online retailers, according to shoppers Shopping & Retail May 24, 2019
When it comes to shopping online, we all have our go-tos. Hopefully, you're using all of the available tools to…
Saving money
Where to put your cash now Banks & Banking May 20, 2019
If you've successfully managed to set up your household budget such that you have some extra money saved up for…
Quitting smoking
How much money you could save quitting smoking Save Money May 20, 2019
Cigarette smoking is responsible for nearly a half-million deaths each year in the United States and more than 16 million…
Airplane seats
How to choose the best seat on any airplane Travel May 16, 2019
Followers of money expert Clark Howard knows that he loves to travel, but he doesn't love having to spend a…
Woman in vegetable garden
How to save $500 or more a year growing your own fruits and vegetables Food & Restaurants May 14, 2019
With the "farm-to-table" movement sweeping the U.S. over the last decade or so, more and more Americans are rediscovering the…
Gold, marijuana, Bitcoin
Clark’s #1 rule on investing in things like gold, marijuana and Bitcoin Investing & Retirement May 13, 2019
We've recently been in the midst of the longest ever bull market in U.S. history with stocks hitting several all-time…
second mortgage graphic
Should I get a second mortgage? Homes & Real Estate May 10, 2019
If you've been in your home for a while, chances are the value has increased or at least held steady…
Credit score report
What is a good credit score? Credit May 9, 2019
Your credit score — that sometimes mysterious number that reflects how responsible you are with your credit — plays a…
Couple cooking food at home
Save $100 or more a month with this simple change Save Money April 5, 2019
Fans of money expert Clark Howard know that his mission is to help you "Save more, spend less and avoid…
Can you trust Zillow or Redfin to know your home's value?
Zillow vs Redfin: Can you trust either to know your home’s true value? Homes & Real Estate March 26, 2019
One of the first things you'll want to determine if you're buying or selling a home is its true value.…
organic produce
Don’t pay extra for organic versions of these fruits and vegetables Health March 25, 2019
Spring is in full swing and that means berry season! But if you're a big fan of strawberries, there's a…
Walmart’s Savings Catcher program is going away this month
Walmart’s Savings Catcher program is going away this month Shopping & Retail March 16, 2019
Walmart has announced that its Savings Catcher rebate feature will be discontinued soon. Walmart's popular program allowed customers to get…
Mazda6
New report: These are the most reliable vehicles you can buy right now Cars March 1, 2019
Buying a vehicle is a major investment — often the second biggest expense in most people's lives after you account…
Clark Howard and the Prostate Cancer Foundation working together to raise awareness
Clark Howard and the Prostate Cancer Foundation working together to raise awareness Health February 18, 2019
Followers of money expert Clark Howard may know that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 at the age…
The best wireless network in America is…
The best wireless network in America is… Mobile & Electronics February 13, 2019
If you're trying to lower your monthly bills, switching cell phone providers can save you money — but which wireless…
Automatic bill pay: How it works and how to do it safely
Automatic bill pay: How it works and how to do it safely Money & Credit February 13, 2019
No one really likes paying bills — which is one reason why automatic bill payments can be very appealing. Automatic…
Clark’s Money Challenge: How to save $3,000 this year
Clark’s Money Challenge: How to save $3,000 this year Money & Credit January 9, 2019
Do you ever feel like you have more month than money? If so, you are not alone! Monthly bills can…
Toyota SUVs
New report: The top 15 cars that people keep for 15 years or more Cars January 3, 2019
If you're looking for a reliable vehicle that will stand the test of time, there's good reason to consider a…
Francesca's closing at least 30 stores - retail closings in 2019
Retail alert: Francesca’s closing at least 30 stores Shopping & Retail January 2, 2019
This year is shaping up to be difficult for some traditional retailers. After shutting down nearly 5,000 stores in 2018,…
Happy New Year from Clark!
Happy New Year from Clark! Life December 31, 2018
Clark's 2019 mission and message If your resolution is to save more and spend less this year, we're right here…