Craig Johnson is a conscious money-saver who still reads paperback books and listens to vinyl. He likes to write about how technology is making things easier and more affordable — but also sometimes more dangerous — for the modern consumer. You can reach Craig at [email protected]
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Report: The #1 Small Town for Remote Work in America
Report: The #1 Small Town for Remote Work in America Jobs September 24, 2020
Are you one of the millions of Americans working from home due to the pandemic? While you may be saving…
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How to Reach Customer Service at Cash App, Zelle and PayPal Money & Credit September 23, 2020
If you’ve ever tried to reach the customer service department at one of the popular money payment apps, you know how…
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Report: 5 Cars With the Biggest Drops in Price Cars September 22, 2020
If you’re looking to save money on a vehicle, a smart way to go about it is to look for…
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Is Uber’s $25/Month Subscription Worth It? Money & Credit September 21, 2020
If you're a big fan of ridesharing services and food delivery, Uber Pass can be a great way to get…
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15 Ways to Save at Walmart Shopping & Retail September 18, 2020
When it comes to saving money while shopping, Walmart comes to most people's minds as a top place. But how…
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The Age Most Americans Are Claiming Social Security Benefits Investing & Retirement September 16, 2020
Do you know the best age to claim you federal retirement benefits? A recent report says most older Americans don’t…
New iPhone
Why This Is the Worst Time of the Year to Buy an iPhone Cell Phones September 14, 2020
If you’re thinking about buying a new iPhone 12, you’re not alone. Four out of 10 iPhone users say they…
Kohl's introduces new rewards program
Kohl’s Has a New Rewards Program for Shoppers Shopping & Retail September 10, 2020
If you're a Kohl's shopper, there's a new way to earn rewards. The store has simplified its loyalty program and…
Report: The 10 Best Refurbished Cell Phone Deals
Report: The 10 Best Refurbished Cell Phone Deals Cell Phones September 8, 2020
If you're thinking about getting a phone, one of the best ways to save money is to buy a refurbished…
Verizon Is Hiring and You Can Work From Home
Verizon Is Hiring and You Can Work From Home Jobs September 4, 2020
Because of COVID-19, many companies have pivoted to a work-from-home model for their employees. That includes Verizon, which is hiring…
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Where to Get Free Air for Your Tires Cars September 3, 2020
Properly inflating your tires can save you 11 cents per gallon on fuel and extend the average life of a…
What Is Your Flood Risk on a Scale of 1–10?
What Is Your Flood Risk on a Scale of 1–10? Homes & Real Estate September 2, 2020
If you're thinking about buying a home, one of the things you need to know up front is whether the…
online shopping via phone for best deals in September
7 Items on Deep Discount in September Save Money September 1, 2020
If you're looking to save some money on necessities, now might be the time depending on what you need. In…
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5 Expert Tips to Land a Work-at-Home Job Jobs August 31, 2020
If you’re looking for a work-from-home job, you may have already figured out there are a lot of job listings…
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New Report: 5 Used Cars for Teens Cars August 27, 2020
If you’re thinking about buying a car for your teenager, there's some new guidance from U.S. News & World Report…
car down payment
Ask Clark: Should I Put a Down Payment on a Car? Cars August 25, 2020
If you’re thinking about buying a vehicle, you may be wondering whether you should put a down payment on it.…
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Here’s What Retirees Are Asking Their Financial Advisors Investing & Retirement August 24, 2020
If you are retired or thinking about retiring soon, the recent economic volatility might have you concerned about your financial…
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4 Renovation Projects Under $10,000 That Add Value to Your Home Homes & Real Estate August 21, 2020
Like many of us, you may find yourself at home for long periods of time due to the pandemic. How…
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Warning: Watch Out for This Bill Scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 20, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has many people worried about their finances and trying to hang onto every penny. Money expert Clark…
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10 Cars You Can Buy From Hertz for Under $11,000 Cars August 19, 2020
If you’re looking for a cheap vehicle, a popular rental car company may have what you need. Hertz filed for…
Report: The Best Pharmacy for Customer Satisfaction
Report: The Best Pharmacy for Customer Satisfaction Health August 18, 2020
Do you like your pharmacy? How do you know if you're getting the best value or the best service when…
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Top 10 Companies Hiring for Remote Part-Time Jobs Jobs August 14, 2020
A part-time schedule can be invaluable for workers with families and other responsibilities. If you’re looking for a remote position…
Clark Howard’s Deals and Predictions for Prime Day and Black Friday 2020
Clark Howard’s Deals and Predictions for Prime Day and Black Friday 2020 Shopping & Retail August 14, 2020
The retail industry and the shopping experience have been heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The good news is that…
Woman counting loose change due to coin shortage
4 Things to Do With Your Loose Change in a Coin Shortage Money & Credit August 12, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has created, among other things, a coin shortage. As a result, more retailers are getting more particular…
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9 Most Common Remote Jobs – And How Much They Pay Jobs August 6, 2020
If you've ever considered working from home, one of your first questions is probably about pay. A new list from…
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6 Things to Know About Amazon Renewed Shopping & Retail August 6, 2020
If you’re planning on buying an electronic device you should consider a previously owned or refurbished item, because sometimes you…
3 Warning Signs of a Telemedicine Scam
3 Warning Signs of a Telemedicine Scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 5, 2020
The use of elemedicine has exploded this year. But so have telemedicine scams. To keep your wallet in good health,…
Report: The Best Kitchen and Laundry Appliances for Customer Satisfaction
Report: The Best Kitchen and Laundry Appliances for Customer Satisfaction Shopping & Retail August 5, 2020
With more of us staying at home lately, the workhorses of our houses — large appliances — are getting more…
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7 Money Mistakes You Might Be Making at the Gas Station Cars August 4, 2020
How often you go to the gas station may have changed during the coronavirus pandemic, but whether it's once a…
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How My Netflix Account Raised My Credit Score by 5 Points Money & Credit August 4, 2020
If you’re a faithful and reliable customer of Netflix, the popular video streaming service is rewarding you with a bonus…