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Warning: At-home genetic testing could influence some insurance rates Insurance August 9, 2018
When you do an at-home genetic test like 23andMe, you may get more than you bargained for. Turns out when…
Kroger’s strategy reset: 6 big changes coming to the grocer
Kroger’s strategy reset: 6 big changes coming to the grocer Shopping & Retail August 9, 2018
Times haven't exactly been kind to Kroger. The pressure of fierce competition from Walmart, Aldi, Lidl and Amazon's Whole Foods…
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CVS MinuteClinic virtual visits: 5 things to know Health August 8, 2018
CVS Health will begin making virtual house calls across the country later this year through an expansion of its existing…
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How to get free dental care for your kids at school Health August 7, 2018
With back-to-school season here, now is the time when qualifying families in almost half of the United States can sign…
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Is your home underinsured if disaster strikes? Insurance August 6, 2018
If you've been in a house for five years or longer, chances are you may be grossly underinsured for homeowners…
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Simple browser add-on lets you know if your password is safe Protect Your Rights & Identity August 6, 2018
It's no secret that many of the companies we do business with every day aren't doing a great job protecting…
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New list: The biggest consumer complaints of 2017 Protect Your Rights & Identity August 6, 2018
Auto issues topped a new survey of top consumer complaints across the country in 2017, according to the Consumer Federation…
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22 retailers on bankruptcy watch for 2018 and 2019 Shopping & Retail August 3, 2018
Right now is a critical time in the retail calendar. The back-to-school shopping season is often a bellwether for holiday…
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Ask Clark: What should you do when your term life insurance rates skyrocket? Insurance August 2, 2018
When consumers have financial problems in their lives, they turn to a trusted source for information like Clark.com. Such was…
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Free or reduced school meals: Income eligibility guidelines for 2018-2019 Education August 2, 2018
It's back to school time and for cash-strapped families, the cost of breakfast and lunch for children can really put…
Back-to-school shopping at Amazon, Walmart, Target: Who is cheapest?
Back-to-school shopping at Amazon, Walmart, Target: Who is cheapest? Shopping & Retail August 1, 2018
With parents across the country busier than ever, shopping online for school supplies is a smart way to save time…
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan Money & Credit July 31, 2018
There's a rarely discussed danger that threatens to tarnish your golden years: Parents supporting financially unstable adult children! RELATED: Americans…
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These are the most and least expensive states for Medigap coverage Insurance July 31, 2018
They say location is everything when it comes to real estate. Well, the same could be said of what you…
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5 things to know about Matador — the free social investing app Money & Credit July 30, 2018
Have you ever felt like the stock market is an opaque beast that you're better off steering clear of? If…
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What is the HUD ‘Good Neighbor Next Door’ program? Homes & Real Estate July 27, 2018
Every day, first responders put their lives on the line on our streets while educators shape the future leaders of…
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VIN decoder: Where to find a good one online for free Cars July 27, 2018
A VIN decoder can help you make sense of the seemingly random string of numbers and letters that make up…
Remembering Leon Socol, friend and longtime Consumer Action Center volunteer
Remembering Leon Socol, friend and longtime Consumer Action Center volunteer Consumer Action Center July 27, 2018
Leon Socol, a friend and beloved Team Clark volunteer for 22 years passed away recently at the age of 92.…
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The U.S. Census: 6 Common Questions Answered Life July 26, 2018
“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to…
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Expectant parents: You can now add life insurance to your baby registry Insurance July 26, 2018
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story indicated that the life insurance being offered through Babylist was intended to…
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FHA 203(k): This fixer-upper rehab loan could put you in the home of your dreams! Homes & Real Estate July 23, 2018
Do you have your eye on an older home that needs a little TLC, but you think the cost of…
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How To Send a ‘Drop Dead’ Letter to a Collection Agency Protect Your Rights & Identity July 23, 2018
If you're in trouble with collection agencies, you have strong rights under federal law to prevent those agencies from harassing…
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How to find missing money from an old 401(k) you forgot about Money & Credit July 20, 2018
For years, money expert Clark Howard has talked about ways to find missing money from forgotten bank accounts, insurance policies,…
Social Security: 3 ways your check can get bigger in retirement
Social Security: 3 ways your check can get bigger in retirement Money & Credit July 20, 2018
So much of what we do here at Clark.com is geared toward people who are nearing retirement and giving them…
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How do I collect a small claims court judgment? Protect Your Rights & Identity July 19, 2018
Suing a business or a person in small claims court is often a last resort when you've been wronged as…
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How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking Scams & Rip-Offs July 18, 2018
Think two-factor authentication for your financial accounts and a passcode on your phone protects you from hackers? Think again... RELATED: 5…
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Simple Showing: Keep more money in your pocket when buying or selling a home Homes & Real Estate July 18, 2018
Ever have the feeling that you do more work than your real estate agent when you buy a home? After…
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How to prevent ‘forgotten baby syndrome’ and hot car deaths Life July 17, 2018
It's summer and the mercury is on the rise. That means the unfortunate trend of hot car deaths involving infants…
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Should you buy tuition refund insurance? Education July 17, 2018
Paying for higher education is one of the biggest investments — both financially and personally — you can possibly make…
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Why you should avoid third-party auto warranties and vehicle service contracts Cars July 16, 2018
Have you received an official looking letter in the mail saying your vehicle's warranty is about to expire — and…
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McDonald’s pulls salads from 3,000 stores after parasite scare Recalls July 16, 2018
McDonald's is halting the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after 100 cases of a parasitic outbreak were linked to…