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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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9 simple things you can do every day to stretch a buck Money & Credit July 31, 2018
Looking for some quick and easy ways to stretch the money in your life? Check out these ideas... RELATED: Clark's…
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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 upcoming 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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Student loans: When should you refinance? Education July 26, 2018
Student loans can be a terrible burden when you're just starting out in life. The average 2016 graduate is now wrestling…
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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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Here’s 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…
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FDA: Fake warning letters plaguing illegal online pharmacy customers Scams & Rip-Offs July 13, 2018
Tempted to buy medications online or over the phone from unknown pharmacies advertising ridiculously low prices? Here's a good reason…
Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center offers free off-air advice
Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center offers free off-air advice Consumer Action Center July 12, 2018
Have you ever had a consumer question and wanted to get in touch with Clark Howard — but you were…
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When is the tax-free weekend in your state this year? Education July 11, 2018
If you've got school-age children, you know it's no small expense to get them ready for class with supplies, clothing,…
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Is now a good time to buy a CD? Money & Credit July 11, 2018
Remember the days in the aftermath of last decade's Great Recession when rates on certificates of deposit (CDs) were anemic —…
7-Eleven: Get a FREE small Slurpee today!
7-Eleven: Get a FREE small Slurpee today! Deals & Savings July 11, 2018
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How much should you tip when you’re in other countries? Travel July 10, 2018
Got questions about how much to tip when you're traveling overseas? There's a new interactive world map with tipping info…
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Remove the Twinkies from your carry-on: TSA’s new stance on screening snack foods Travel July 10, 2018
If you don't fly very often, you might be in for a rude surprise the next time you take to…
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Job scams: How to recognize and avoid them Jobs July 10, 2018
With the dramatic changes in the employment landscape in recent years, more people are looking for real work-from-home jobs and…