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 craig@clark.com
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Report: The 20 best schools for financial aid, according to students College & University August 17, 2018
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internet modem - how to deal with data caps
4 practical ways to deal with internet data caps Mobile & Electronics August 16, 2018
Let's face it, most of us can't live without the internet. But because most "unlimited" data plans are unlimited in…
Vomit fraud - how to protect against this ridesharing scam
Ride Uber or Lyft? You need to know how to protect yourself against this rideshare scam Mobile & Electronics August 15, 2018
If you've ever ridden with an Uber or Lyft driver, you know that they have a great responsibility to ensure…
Is MoviePass going out of business?
The rise and fall of MoviePass: A brief timeline Mobile & Electronics August 15, 2018
Since it launched in 2011, MoviePass has been lauded for its ability to get people back out of their homes and…
How to dispute your cable bill
How to dispute a bill with your cable provider Mobile & Electronics August 14, 2018
Because the cable providers use a subscription business model to provide service, the cable bill is something you'll never be…
Low cost cremation services: Things to know
Low-cost cremation services: 5 things to know Life August 14, 2018
The costs associated with funeral services continue to rise. The price index for funerals has shot up almost twice as fast…
How to restore contacts from a stolen or broken cell phone
How to retrieve your contacts from your phone if it’s lost or stolen Mobile & Electronics August 13, 2018
Our cell phones have become pretty much essential to our daily lives at this point. It is where we store…
WhatsApp review
Voice messaging apps: WhatsApp review Mobile & Electronics August 10, 2018
With more than 1.5 billion users, WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile chat platforms in the world — and…
How to make money as a pet sitter
How to make money as a pet sitter Jobs & Military August 10, 2018
If you're a dog or cat person, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to monetize your affection for…
Report: Comcast Xfinity security flaw exposed customers’ personal data
Report: Comcast Xfinity security flaw exposed customers’ personal data Protect Your Rights & Identity August 9, 2018
If you're a Comcast customer, you may have dodged a figurative bullet thanks to quick acting by Xfinity's IT team.…
jailbreaking your phone, smartphone
Is my phone unlocked? Here’s how to know Mobile & Electronics August 8, 2018
Smartphones have become one of the most expensive gadgets we use on a daily basis. Because of this, we often…
ATM
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If you're like many of us, you may have grown accustomed to the long lines, impersonal customer service and ubiquitous fees…
Facebook
Now Facebook wants your banking information Protect Your Computer & Data August 7, 2018
It's been mere months since Facebook vowed to be a kinder, gentler social media network in light of a data…
6 things to know before you fly Spirit Airlines
6 things to know before you fly Spirit Airlines Travel August 7, 2018
If you've searched for cheap flights recently, you've probably run across some of the ultra-low airfares from Spirit Airlines. Known…
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines: 9 things to know before you fly Travel August 7, 2018
If you're looking for affordable plane tickets, Alaska Airlines should be on your list, especially if you live on the…
Painting home for Airbnb
How to make money renting your home on Airbnb Homes & Real Estate August 7, 2018
If you've ever considered ways to generate some supplemental income, you may have pondered the possibility of renting your home…
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo’s latest controversy: 600+ customers lost homes due to computer glitch Money & Credit August 6, 2018
Wells Fargo’s scandals continue to pile up. Most recently, the San Francisco-based institution says that a computer glitch led to…
Scam alert: Don’t fall for this ad masquerading as a bill!
Scam alert: Don’t fall for this ad masquerading as a bill! Scams & Rip-Offs August 3, 2018
Here's a warning for all of us who sometimes, in the chaos of the day-to-day, don't read our mail as…
Leasing vs. buying a car
Here are the ONLY times Clark ever recommends leasing a car Cars August 3, 2018
If you've been following money expert Clark Howard for any length of time, you know that when it comes to…
Facebook Marketplace vs Amazon
Facebook Marketplace: How it stacks up against other commerce sites Shopping & Retail August 3, 2018
Facebook Marketplace, the site's virtual bazaar, has become a force in the social commerce space. The yard sale has been…
Poshmark review: How to make money selling your old clothes
Poshmark review: How to make money selling your old clothes Shopping & Retail August 2, 2018
If you take a quick glance around your closets, it’s likely you’ll see clothes you no longer wear — or…
Mobile Passport: 4 things to know before you travel
Mobile Passport: 4 things to know before you travel Travel August 1, 2018
Whether you're a frequent international traveler or someone who indulges in the occasional getaway, you know those journeys, which include…
Simple Mobile review
Simple Mobile review: Things to know before you sign up Mobile & Electronics July 31, 2018
Mobile phone plan prices have become increasingly competitive of late, with many carriers offering more choices than never before. One of…
WOW Air: 8 things to know before you fly
WOW Air: 8 things to know before you fly Travel July 30, 2018
A super-cheap plane ticket is the holy grail of air travel, and it's hard to beat $99 for an international…
How to make extra money testing food
How to make extra money testing food Shopping & Retail July 30, 2018
When it comes to finding ways to make extra money, an ideal situation is to find something you enjoy doing…
How to save money at Home Depot
How to save money at Home Depot Shopping & Retail July 27, 2018
When it comes to picking up products to help maintain and improve our houses, Home Depot is one of America's…
Audi A6
New list: Here are the best used cars over the last 5 years Cars July 27, 2018
The automobile industry is largely based on promoting the latest and greatest vehicles on the market. Sure, they come with…
How’s the food up there? What you get in coach class from all the major airlines
How’s the food up there? What you get in coach class from all the major airlines Travel July 26, 2018
When it comes to air travel, one of the amenities that can help push airlines toward the top of passenger…
Yelp adds health inspection info to restaurant reviews
Yelp adds health inspection info to restaurant reviews Food & Restaurants July 25, 2018
The ability to read reviews on whether a restaurant or bar is up to snuff has greatly enhanced the dining…
United Airlines: 9 things to know before you fly
United Airlines: 9 things to know before you fly Travel July 25, 2018
Whether you're just looking to visit relatives or heading to an exotic location, there's a good chance you can get…