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10 Ways To Save on Prescription Drugs Health Insurance June 15, 2020
In an era of rising health care costs, almost everyone is looking to save money on prescription drugs. In this…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Is a Costco Executive Membership Worth It? Shopping & Retail May 28, 2020
If you love shopping at Costco warehouse clubs as much as money expert Clark Howard does, you may have considered…
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Ethos Life: What to Know Before Getting a Quote Life Insurance May 6, 2020
Looking for a simple way to purchase term life insurance? Ethos offers life insurance with an easy online quote process.…
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5 Ways to Save Money With Uber Eats Save Money April 23, 2020
Uber Eats is a popular app and website that partners with restaurants to deliver food right to your doorstep. Before…
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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…
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7 Major Expenses in Retirement (and How To Reduce Them!) Investing & Retirement April 16, 2020
Many people spend their working years trying to save enough money for retirement. But how can you predict what your…
Stimulus Coronavirus Checks
How To Track Your Stimulus Payment Before It Arrives Money & Credit April 13, 2020
Since the federal government announced in March 2021 that millions of Americans would be receiving additional stimulus checks to combat…
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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…
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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…
Falling Behind on Bills? 8 Steps to Get Help From Creditors Fast
Falling Behind on Bills? 8 Steps to Get Help From Creditors Fast Money & Credit April 8, 2020
Losing a job is incredibly stressful and it can be hard to figure out what to do next. Without work,…
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…
Experian Credit Freeze
How to Freeze Your Credit With Experian Protect Your Identity March 30, 2020
Freezing your credit with all three major credit bureaus is the single most important thing you can do to protect…
Equifax Credit Freeze
How to Freeze Your Credit With Equifax Protect Your Identity March 30, 2020
Freezing your credit with all three major credit bureaus is the single most important thing you can do to protect…
TransUnion Credit Freeze
How to Freeze Your Credit With TransUnion Protect Your Identity March 30, 2020
Freezing your credit with all three major credit bureaus is the single most important thing you can do to protect…
Best way to spend or save your coronavirus stimulus check money
4 Things To Do With Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check Money & Credit March 30, 2020
The U.S. government has approved the third round of Economic Impact Payments in an attempt to stimulate the U.S. economy…
Paying Bills
How to Decide Which Bills to Pay First When You Have Limited Money Money & Credit March 20, 2020
If you've found yourself unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic — or you suspect that you might be soon —…
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…
Hotel Deals
5 Steps To Getting a Good Deal on a Hotel Room Travel March 12, 2020
It’s never been easier to find and book a hotel room. But with so many options out there, finding the…
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,…
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How To Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report and Win Credit March 10, 2020
Your credit report and credit score are vital parts of your financial health. Using credit responsibly means you can get…
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What Is a 403(b) and How Does It Work? Investing & Retirement March 5, 2020
A 403(b) plan is the public school employee's equivalent of the private sector 401(k). It's a retirement account designed to…
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What Is the Rule of 72 and Why Should You Care About It? Investing & Retirement February 14, 2020
Everybody loves the idea of doubling their money. But did you know there's a simple formula that can help you…
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: It's one of the main factors lenders consider to determine your creditworthiness. There are multiple…