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Why Did My Car Insurance Go Up? Car Insurance September 18, 2019
Have you gotten hit with a big premium hike on your auto insurance -- even though you haven't had any…
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…
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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,…
Series I savings bonds
5 Things To Know About Series I Savings Bonds Save Money September 5, 2019
Looking for a way to keep your money safe but want to be sure that it outpaces inflation? Series I…
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.…
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Follow Clark Howard’s #1 Rule to Travel Cheap Travel August 23, 2019
Wondering how to travel cheap? Money expert Clark Howard has a lot of experience and advice to share when it…
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…
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8 Ways To Make an Extra $500 Fast Make Money August 22, 2019
Are you in a financial bind and need to make $500 fast? All it takes is a few hours of…
Saving money to buy a house
How To Save for a House Homes & Real Estate August 20, 2019
Saving up enough money to buy a house is a noble goal, but it may require a lot more planning…
overdraft fee
Why You Should Never Sign Up for Overdraft Protection Banks & Banking August 15, 2019
Overdraft protection might seem like a great idea at first glance. After all, who'd turn down free protection on their…
extended car warranty
Should You Buy an Extended Warranty on Your Car? Cars August 14, 2019
When it comes to buying a car, you might feel good when you hear about a warranty that covers the…
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…
renters insurance written on umbrella in front of house
Best and Worst Renters Insurance Companies Insurance August 8, 2019
Looking for the best renters insurance companies? There's no shortage of insurers selling this inexpensive — yet very important —…
Global Entry
Traveling overseas soon? You should know about the Global Entry backlog Travel August 7, 2019
If you have international travel coming up and were planning to either apply for the Global Entry program or renew…
Top-rated workplaces in America
Looking for a job? Here are the top workplaces in America in 2019 Jobs August 7, 2019
For many of us, our place of employment is a home away from home for a number of reasons. The…
820 credit score
Why You Don’t Need an 800 Credit Score Credit August 6, 2019
Your credit score is an important part of your financial life, but is it worth obsessing over obtaining a perfect…
Safe deposit box
Is a Safe Deposit Box Really Safe? Banks & Banking August 5, 2019
If you have valuables or important documents stored in a safe deposit box at a bank or credit union, you…
How to save money
How to Start Saving Money in 5 Easy Steps Save Money August 2, 2019
You probably know that instead of spending everything you make, you should be saving money for the future. But you…
401(k) loan
Ask Clark: Should You Ever Take a Loan From Your 401(k)? Investing & Retirement August 1, 2019
If you are facing a large amount of debt or a big unexpected expense and have a sizeable amount of…
Capital One data breach
Capital One data breach affects more than 100 million customers Protect Your Identity July 30, 2019
A massive data breach at Capital One Financial Corporation is impacting more than 100 million people in the U.S. and Canada,…
Bag of money with 'credit' written on it next to a house
What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy a House? Mortgages July 26, 2019
If you've ever wondered what kind of credit score you need to buy a house, the answer is, "It depends."…
Money Under Mattress
How Much Cash Should You Keep at Home in Case of Emergency? Money & Credit July 26, 2019
You may have heard money expert Clark Howard recommend that everyone should keep some cash at home in case there's…
Retirement savings plan
How to Start Investing and Saving for Retirement Investing & Retirement July 24, 2019
We all know we should invest and save for our future, but many of us don't know how to start.…
Is a Home Warranty Worth the Money?
Is a Home Warranty Worth the Money? Homes & Real Estate July 23, 2019
Maybe you've seen or heard one of the many advertisements out there for home warranty companies; they're pretty hard to…