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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…
Where To Get Free Credit Scores
5 Ways to Get Your Free Credit Score Credit February 5, 2020
Your credit score is important because it's one of the main things lenders use to determine your creditworthiness. There are…
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!…
Medical Debt
How to Deal With Medical Debt Debt November 7, 2019
If you’re having a hard time paying off medical debt, you’re not alone. It was a problem for millions of…
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…
Credit report application
How to Get a Free Credit Report Credit October 9, 2019
Staying on top of your credit report is key to making sure you stay in good financial shape. It's also…
Credit report application
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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…
Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular Review: 7 Things To Know Before You Sign Up Cell Phones September 13, 2019
If you've seen the ads for Consumer Cellular on TV, you may be wondering if the wireless provider lives up…
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,…
Get out of debt
Avalanche vs. Snowball: Which Debt Payoff Method Is Best? Debt September 12, 2019
If you're in debt, there's a good chance you're looking for the quickest way to get out of it. There's…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Your Equifax claim will be denied if you don’t take this additional step Protect Your Rights & Identity September 11, 2019
If you recently signed up to receive cash compensation from the credit bureau Equifax because you were caught up in…
Digitial antenna channel scan
Use a digital antenna? Here’s why you need to rescan your channels now TV, Satellite & Cable September 11, 2019
If you watch television using an over-the-air digital antenna, you should know that it's important to periodically rescan your channels…
Costco Wholesale storefront
5 Things to Know About the Costco Car Rental Program Warehouse Clubs September 6, 2019
The Costco car rental program is one of the little-known membership benefits at the warehouse club chain. In this article,…
Visible cell phone
6 Things To Know Before You Sign Up for Visible Cell Phones September 4, 2019
If you think you're paying too much for cell phone service on Verizon's network, you may want to consider Visible.…
Thermostat
You might not like the government’s new suggestions for your thermostat settings Homes & Real Estate August 22, 2019
The U.S. government-backed energy efficiency program Energy Star has some new recommendations out for where you should set your home…
Clark Howard credit card philosophy
Clark Howard: My 7 Rules for Using Credit Cards Credit Cards August 20, 2019
Credit cards can help you build credit, but there are a few rules you must follow to avoid going into…
Broken down car
Should You Buy an Extended Warranty on Your Car? Cars August 14, 2019
If you've ever owned a vehicle that was getting anywhere close to the end of the manufacturer's warranty, you were…
Credit monitoring
Should You Pay for Credit Monitoring? Credit August 9, 2019
Monitoring your credit is important to make sure that no one has stolen your identity or has opened an unauthorized…
Tello Mobile review
Tello Mobile: Is This $10/Month Cell Phone Plan Worth It? Cell Phones August 8, 2019
IMPORTANT NOTE: As of January 2021, Tello now runs on T-Mobile's network. This review was written when Tello used Sprint's…
Money in a jar saved for emergency home repair
Why You Need a Home Fix-It Fund Homes & Real Estate August 8, 2019
If you own your home or are thinking about buying one, are you prepared for the repair costs if something…