Craig Johnson is a writer who covers cars, jobs and travel. He joined Clark.com in 2018. Craig has written and edited in newspapers such as The Detroit News and The Atlanta-Journal Constitution as well as for CNN.com and HLN. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he enjoys writing about ways you can get what you want for less by using apps and other money-saving platforms. He also keeps a pulse on the latest scams and tips to help you protect your personal information. You can reach Craig at [email protected]
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Where You Should (and Should Not) Book Your Next Vacation Travel May 16, 2022
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In recent years, Google has made it easier for users to take control over how much of their personal data…
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Over the past couple of years, American workers have been leaving their jobs in droves, with many of them abruptly…
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Costco Members Just Lost a Big Perk Shopping & Retail May 9, 2022
Money expert Clark Howard is a big fan of Costco Wholesale because of the cheap prices it offers on things…
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4 Things To Know About Buy With Prime Shopping & Retail May 5, 2022
A new program aims to make shopping on Amazon much easier for customers and for merchants. The company recently announced…
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The #1 Bill You Should Make Sure You Get by Mail Credit Cards May 3, 2022
People are once again spending – and using plastic to do it -- big-time. U.S. consumer credit card debt jumped…
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With the average home price in the United States around $337,000, you may think that buying a place of your…
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New Report: The Best Hybrid and Electric Cars Cars April 26, 2022
As the major U.S. automakers make moves to pivot toward producing more energy-efficient vehicles, you may have thought about making…
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Will the Housing Market Crash? Homes & Real Estate April 22, 2022
Although real estate prices have been red-hot over the past couple of years, there are some indications that the market…
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Cash App Data Breach: Why It’s a Big Deal for Your Wallet Protect Your Identity April 21, 2022
If you use the mobile payment app Cash App, money expert Clark Howard has a warning that could save you…
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Report: 10 Cars Selling Above Retail Value Cars April 21, 2022
If you’ve been searching for a new car recently, you likely noticed the inflated prices. According to a recent report…
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Coin Shortage: What To Do With Your Old Coins Save Money April 21, 2022
Do you have old coins sitting around the house? If so, money expert Clark Howard has a great way for…
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What Are ‘Idle Loads,’ and How Are They Costing You Big Bucks? Homes & Real Estate April 15, 2022
As the temperatures rise across the nation, it’s good to be mindful of the amount of energy we expend in…
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How To Find Cheap Flights in 3 Easy Steps Travel April 15, 2022
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Report: The Most and Least Expensive Car Insurance Rates by State Car Insurance April 14, 2022
No matter what you're paying for car insurance, there's a very real possibility that you could be paying less if…
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Warning: Did You Get a Spam Text From Your Own Phone Number? Scams & Rip-Offs April 13, 2022
In a relatively new twist on an old scam, some cell phone users are reportedly getting spam text messages from…
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If you’re thinking about booking travel for this summer, know that this year is a little different because people have…
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Food Expiration Dates: What You Need To Know Shopping & Retail April 7, 2022
Food waste continues to be a problem for America. According to U.S. government estimates, about 73 billion pounds of the…
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How To Avoid Paying Full Price for Apple Products Shopping & Retail April 5, 2022
If you’ve bought an Apple product before, you know that Apple's not a bargain-basement brand. But compared to the prices…
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How Long Do You Need To Keep Tax Documents? Taxes April 4, 2022
Come tax time,money expert Clark Howardsays he always gets questions about how long you should keep tax-related documents. “When you’re…
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New Report: The #1 Drugstore for Customer Satisfaction Shopping & Retail March 31, 2022
Customers are most satisfied with the mobile apps, convenience of locations and the store hours of the major drugstore chains,…
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Southwest Airlines, known for its policy of two free bags, is betting a new fare class will cause it to…
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New Report: Cheapest Cities for Renters Homes & Real Estate March 24, 2022
Apartment rents are on the rise, according to a new report from Rent.com, which shows that the average rental rates…
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New Report: The #1 Department Store for Customer Satisfaction in America Shopping & Retail March 9, 2022
Customers of department and discount stores are most satisfied with the convenience of retailers' store hours and the quality of…