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Team Clark’s favorite DIY auto hacks
Team Clark’s favorite DIY auto hacks Cars June 22, 2018
Ever wished you were more handy when it comes to minor fixes for your automobile? We've got some entry-level tutorials…
Paint stripping
Warning: Retailers are pulling this potentially deadly product — is it in your home? Health June 22, 2018
Home Depot, Lowe's and retail locations of Sherwin Williams all say they will stop selling paint strippers that contain a…
Big Wheels
Safety group reveals the 10 most dangerous toys of summer 2018 Life June 22, 2018
Parents, beware! As your kids enjoy summer fun in the sun, some of the toys they're playing with could pose…
real estate agent
Here are the insurance policies homeowners need and the ones to skip Insurance June 21, 2018
Congratulations! You're a homeowner. Now that you've made the step up from renting, you're no doubt bombarded with offers for…
401K
Why you shouldn’t cash out your 401(k) when change jobs Money & Credit June 21, 2018
The average worker no longer spends a lifetime with a single employer. That raises a dilemma when you do leave…
car satisfaction
Genesis, Kia and Hyundai top new vehicle dependability study Cars June 20, 2018
Looking for a reliable new vehicle to get around town in? The good news is that the overall dependability of…
car insurance magnifying glass
New rankings: The best auto insurance companies in your part of the country Insurance June 20, 2018
Ever heard the saying "All real estate is local?" It means that market conditions are specific to wherever you are.…
Clark Howard health
From A to Z: The Clark Howard alphabet! About Clark June 20, 2018
In honor of Clark Howard's 63rd birthday on June 20, 2018, the staff here at Clark.com has come up with…
Need a fiduciary to manage your money? Have them sign this document before you hire them
Need a fiduciary to manage your money? Have them sign this document before you hire them Investing & Retirement June 19, 2018
The fiduciary rule that would have required investment advisors to act in your best interest — not their own — when dealing…
pixar pier
Would you pay $299 for 6 hours at a new Disney attraction? Travel June 19, 2018
Disney seems to know no boundaries when it comes to jacking up prices at its theme parks. Well, now the…
Older couple buying life insurance
Your credit score could impact how much you pay for life insurance Insurance June 18, 2018
As if we needed any additional barriers to people getting the life insurance coverage they need, your credit history has…
AT&T’s new streaming service will be free to mobile customers, $15/month for everyone else
AT&T’s new streaming service will be free to mobile customers, $15/month for everyone else Mobile & Electronics June 18, 2018
Fresh off winning approval for an $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner, AT&T is readying the rollout of a…
cutting credit card
Credit card issuers trim benefits: See who’s cutting what Credit & Debit Cards June 18, 2018
There's an old Chinese saying, "One day, a thousand autumns" that indicates a pace of rapid change. That saying is…
QT PumpShield
This gas station chain can shut down card skimmers in just seconds Protect Your Rights & Identity June 15, 2018
QuikTrip has a new solution to stop card skimmers at their pumps in seconds and protect you when you fill…
Kellogg's Honey Smacks
RECALL ALERT: Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal poses salmonella risk in 30 states Recalls June 15, 2018
In what's become the latest in a string of salmonella outbreaks, Kellogg Company is recalling an estimated 1.3 million cases…
529 education savings plan
529 education savings plans: 7 frequently asked questions, answered Education June 15, 2018
Money expert Clark Howard and Team Clark have talked and written about 529 education savings plans quite a bit in…
Teen 3 jobs
How a summer job could turn you into a millionaire Money & Credit June 14, 2018
Teens looking for work this summer have been met by a bumper crop of opportunities. If you're a teen or…
Here are your home warranty horror stories
Here are your home warranty horror stories Homes & Real Estate June 14, 2018
“Home warranties aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.” That's a direct quote from money expert Clark Howard and it…
1040 tax form
8 big misconceptions about the new tax law Money & Credit June 13, 2018
You probably haven't heard much about the new tax law recently. After the rush of last-minute tax filing died down…
People using cell phones
Paying too much for mobile? Here are some more $15 cell phone plans! Mobile & Electronics June 12, 2018
Sprint's announcement of its new $15/month Unlimited Kickstart plan has made big waves in the wireless world. This is just…
Bank of America virtual assistnat Erica
4 things to know about Erica — the virtual financial assistant for Bank of America customers Money & Credit June 12, 2018
Have you met Erica yet? If you're a Bank of America customer, you may already know the new virtual financial…
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Chase is eliminating these big credit card benefits as of August 26 Credit & Debit Cards June 12, 2018
Credit card companies are taking a hatchet to their benefits for customers — and there's no end in sight, with…
16 things your home warranty probably doesn’t cover
16 things your home warranty probably doesn’t cover Homes & Real Estate June 8, 2018
When things go bump at your home, who ya gonna call? If your answer is, "My home warranty company," we've…
costco membership desk
New Costco membership deal: Get $145 in value for just $60! Shopping & Retail June 8, 2018
You probably already know about Costco's reputation for saving you money, but their street cred among penny-pinchers is about to…
Starbucks raises the price of a cup of coffee — again
Starbucks raises the price of a cup of coffee — again Food & Restaurants June 7, 2018
Your morning jolt of java will take more jingle out of your pocket thanks to the latest in a steady…
baggage carousel at airport
Airline baggage fees: What you’ll pay on United, Delta, American, Spirit & more… Travel June 7, 2018
As travel season ramps up, people are always looking to get the lowest fare on summer destinations. But when you…
Citi is making these 5 changes to your credit card benefits in 2018
Citi is making these 5 changes to your credit card benefits in 2018 Credit & Debit Cards June 6, 2018
We told you earlier this year how Discover trimmed back some of it credit card benefits in February. Now, Citi…
Diamonds
8 places to get the best deals on lab-created diamonds Shopping & Retail June 5, 2018
As the peak of wedding season gets underway, diamonds are on every bride-to-be's mind. But a diamond that's going to…
Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card worth it?
Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card worth it? Money & Credit June 4, 2018
In 2016, Chase introduced its Sapphire Reserve credit card, and the award travel world went crazy. Chase literally couldn’t produce…
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Pruvo tracks hotel price drops after you book — and you keep the savings! Travel June 4, 2018
Much like airline fares, hotel room rates are constantly changing — and they typically keep moving up and down long…