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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Is it really cheaper to buy a fixer-upper?
Is it really cheaper to buy a fixer-upper? Homes & Real Estate September 20, 2019
Whether you're buying your first residence or an investment property, you want to turn that house into a home. Oftentimes,…
Apple TV Plus: 6 things to know about the $5/month streaming service
Apple TV Plus: 6 things to know about the $5/month streaming service Streaming TV September 17, 2019
With the recent announcement of a new streaming TV service, Apple's entry into the streaming business with Apple TV Plus…
Buying a new car soon? Here's why it's going to cost you more than ever
Buying a new car? Here’s why it’ll cost you more than ever Cars September 17, 2019
Auto financing has raised the price of buying a car to an all-time high, according to a new report. Findings…
Here are the best & worst places to live for retirees
Here are the best & worst places to live for retirees Investing & Retirement September 17, 2019
Many Americans know that when they reach retirement age, a life of comfort won't necessarily come from the income they've…
Remote worker
Job alert: 15 companies hiring the most remote workers Jobs September 16, 2019
More people than ever go to work these days without leaving their homes. The simple fact is that companies are…
Yahoo data breach settlement: How to file a claim
Yahoo data breach settlement: How to file a claim & get paid Protect Your Rights & Identity September 13, 2019
If you had a Yahoo account anytime from 2012 to 2016, you may be in line to get paid. That's…
Amazon hiring spree: 5 things to know
5 things to know about Amazon Career Day 2019 Jobs September 12, 2019
There's an Amazon hiring spree in the works. On September 17, Amazon Career Day will hit in six cities and…
5 things to know about Apple's new iPhone 11
5 things to know about Apple’s new iPhone 11 Mobile & Electronics September 10, 2019
Consumers looking for an affordable iPhone may finally be able to get a new Apple smartphone at the right price…
CBS All Access review: Everything you need to know
CBS All Access review: 5 things to know before you sign up Streaming TV September 10, 2019
If you're looking for a streaming service that offers exclusive content, some pretty robust sports programming and live TV, CBS…
Best flu shot deals: CVS, Target, Publix and more
Here are the best flu shot deals at CVS, Target, Publix and more Health September 10, 2019
Lessening your chance of getting sick isn't the only advantage to getting a flu shot, you can also earn some…
Target Circle program things to know - Big changes are coming to Target's food selection - Good & Gather
Target is making big changes to its loyalty program Shopping & Retail September 9, 2019
Target is expanding its new loyalty program after a successful test run in six markets. Target Circle is set to…
Cheapest and most expensive states to buy a home
Cheapest and most expensive states to buy a home Homes & Real Estate September 9, 2019
In the modern era, homeownership has become attainable to more Americans, but prices are steadily rising. Still, there are locations…
These 2018 models may offer the best car deals
Report: The 10 new car models with the best deals right now Cars September 5, 2019
If you're looking for a new car, you could score a great deal on a 2018 model. That's according to…
Here's Clark's #1 way to resist impulse buying
Clark Howard’s #1 tip to resist impulse buying Shopping & Retail September 4, 2019
Online shopping is a great convenience, but it can also lead to impulse buying. With one click of the mouse…
Study: These cities have the best and worst drivers in America - couple driving in a car
Study: These cities have the best and worst drivers in America Cars September 3, 2019
The average U.S. driver goes 10.57 years between collisions, according to a report by Allstate, and the insurance company discovered…
New report: These are the best pharmacies in America
New report: These are the best pharmacies in America Health August 30, 2019
If you're looking for a new pharmacy to fill your prescriptions, here's some valuable new information that could help you…
The best time to book holiday flights for 2019
The best time to book holiday flights for 2019 Travel August 30, 2019
With the 2019 holiday season approaching, you may be anxious about searching for cheap fares and decent flight times —…
New rankings: Most and least valuable college majors
New rankings: The most and least valuable college majors Education August 30, 2019
It's no secret that some degrees pay off more than others, but there are other important factors involved when it…
Watch out for this Medicare phone scam
Warning: Watch out for this new Medicare phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 29, 2019
Older Americans are being targeted by scam callers that ask for the personal information found on Medicare cards, a government…
Here are the best-paying, in-demand jobs in every state - job search with thumbs up
Report: The most in-demand high-paying jobs in every state in 2019 August 29, 2019
Many a job hunt has resulted in people relocating to another state for gainful employment, but that doesn't always have…
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New report: These vehicles have the best resale value Cars August 28, 2019
You may enjoy your vehicle now, but after a while it's going to start showing its age and you may…
Report: These 15 jobs offer great pay, career advancement & are in demand
These 15 jobs offer the best career advancement opportunities Jobs August 26, 2019
It's a fact of life that even some of the most-sought-after jobs may not have career advancement opportunities that align…
The #1 reason why you’ll pay less at the pump this fall
The #1 reason why you’ll pay less at the pump this fall Cars August 23, 2019
Motorists will get some relief at the pump this fall, according to AAA. The motor club says that drivers may…
F3 things to know about Facebook's new privacy feature
3 things to know about Facebook’s new privacy feature Protect Your Identity August 23, 2019
After a series of scandals related to Facebook privacy, the company has been trying to regain user confidence by empowering them…
Using a voice assistant to make calls? Here's how not to get scammed
Using a voice assistant to make calls? Here’s how not to get scammed Scams & Rip-Offs August 22, 2019
The Better Business Bureau is warning that voice search scams are on the rise as criminals have found a way…
Best worst car brands 2019
The best & worst car brands for customer satisfaction in 2019 Cars August 20, 2019
Automakers are finding it difficult to prove to customers that their vehicles have value and quality, according to a new American…
Best layaway programs: These 7 stores still offer layaway
These 7 stores still offer layaway programs Shopping & Retail August 20, 2019
If you're of a certain age, you no doubt remember that one of the most popular payment methods in retail…
Target Circle program things to know - Big changes are coming to Target's food selection - Good & Gather
Big changes are coming to the Target food section Shopping & Retail August 19, 2019
As consumers become increasingly price- and health-conscious, stores are doubling down on their store brands. Looking to seize on the…
Apple Card credit card: Everything you need to know
5 things to know about the new Apple Card Credit Cards August 19, 2019
Of all the things you need in your wallet, you may feel that another credit card is not one of…
Fake scam websites: How to avoid
Warning: Beware of fake airline sites when booking travel Scams & Rip-Offs August 15, 2019
The hurry associated with booking an airline ticket can have disastrous results if you're not careful. That's because fake airline…