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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Why You Should Start Preparing for Tax Season Now Taxes December 5th, 2022
While it may seem a little premature, now is the perfect time to prepare for tax season. Employers typically start…
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Payment apps have become increasingly common tools for making financial transactions between friends, family members and even strangers. As convenient…
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UShip Review: 5 Things To Know Before You Use the Shipping Service Shopping & Retail December 2nd, 2022
Trying to find a way to ship odd-shaped or large items can be expensive and quite frustrating. One option that…
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Frontier Airlines Drops Its Customer Service Phone Line Travel December 1st, 2022
Frontier Airlines has made a major change to its customer service offering. The airline recently removed its customer service phone…
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If you've searched for an airline ticket of late, you know that finding cheap fares right now takes a little…
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Expect More Expensive Airfare in 2023 Travel November 8th, 2022
Are you thinking about planning a trip for next year? Air travel costs are going to increase, and you should…
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7 Types of Subscriptions You May Want To Cancel Today Save Money November 8th, 2022
Thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to sign up for subscriptions for services and products. It seems an increasing…
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Should I Care About the Fee on My Investment Account if I’m Getting a High Rate of Return? Investing & Retirement November 7th, 2022
If you’re thinking about investing in mutual funds or index funds, you should know that it's quite normal for you…
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What Should I Do if I Need a Car Right Now? Cars November 4th, 2022
The crazy U.S. vehicle market over the past couple of years has made it tough for car shoppers.If you absolutely…
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Should I Buy an Extended Warranty on Tires? Cars October 31st, 2022
When it comes to owning a vehicle, one expense that almost everyone faces, sooner or later, is buying new tires.…
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Should I Tip on a Cruise? Travel October 25th, 2022
Cruise ships are operating in some pretty rough seas these days, says money expert Clark Howard. "Try to think of…
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Should I Be Concerned That I’m Receiving Mail at My Home With Someone Else’s Name? Scams & Rip-Offs October 21st, 2022
Going to the mailbox can be a rewarding experience if you’re getting checks or cards and letters from friends. But…
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Should I Take Money Out of the Stock Market and Buy I Bonds? Investing & Retirement October 18th, 2022
The stock market’s performance of late has not been one for the faint of heart. It's not surprising if you're…
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Is It Worth Buying High-End Appliances? Homes & Real Estate October 14th, 2022
If you need a new washer or dryer, you may be considering shelling out for the more expensive brands –…
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My Stock Market Investments Are Down 25%. Should I Take My Money Out? Investing & Retirement October 12th, 2022
The news on Wall Street isn't pretty these days: U.S. stock markets have been falling for months. The S&P 500…
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Why Clark Howard Doesn’t Think You Should Buy an Electric Vehicle Right Now Cars October 10th, 2022
More and more people are opting for electric vehicles these days, but money expert Clark Howard doesn’t want you to…
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Is Now a Good Time To Put Money in a CD? Investing & Retirement October 10th, 2022
If you’re thinking about a place to stash your cash, interest rates on certificates of deposit (CDs) may present an…
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Why You May Need More Than One Checking Account Money & Credit October 6th, 2022
Keeping track of your expenses can get complicated really quickly, what with all the different methods of payment we use…
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Why October Is the Best Month To Shop at Walmart and Amazon Shopping & Retail October 5th, 2022
If you’re looking for some great sales on the items you want and need, you may be planning to wait…
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Report: 10 Small Towns Where You Can Retire on $2,300 a Month Homes & Real Estate October 4th, 2022
Have you ever thought about how much money it would take each month for you to live comfortably in retirement?…
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The Only Way You Should Pay for a Cruise Travel October 3rd, 2022
Are you thinking about booking a cruise soon? If so, you may be told that using a particular payment method…
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Amazon Announces Second 48-Hour Prime Day Shopping & Retail September 30th, 2022
The Amazon deals are coming back this year. The world’s largest online retailer recently announced a two-day sale for its…
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Report: 19 Fully Remote Jobs With Big Sign-On Bonuses Jobs September 28th, 2022
Employers are pulling out all the stops to lure workers these days. Global consulting firms are paying recently- graduated MBAs…
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Scammers are doing all they can to separate you from your money. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to educate…
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Why Clark Howard Thinks Inflation Will Go Down Soon Money & Credit September 21st, 2022
Although inflation over the past several months has forced Americans to pay more for goods and services, money expert Clark…
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Should I Close My Mortgage Escrow Account? Money & Credit September 9th, 2022
If you have an escrow account with your mortgage, there may come a time when you get the option to…
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Why You Need To Book Holiday Travel Now Travel September 1st, 2022
If you’re looking to save money on your holiday travel, money expert Clark Howard says you need to act quickly.…
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Price Hike: Sam’s Club Is Raising Membership Fees Soon Shopping & Retail September 1st, 2022
One of America’s most popular wholesale clubs is about to raise its membership prices. Sam’s Club is set to increase…
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Why You Should Never Click on Random Text Messages Scams & Rip-Offs August 31st, 2022
Receiving a random text message with a link may stoke your curiosity, but if you click on it, it just…
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These 2 Things Can Maximize Your Chances of Selling Your House Homes & Real Estate August 26th, 2022
If you’re thinking about selling your home, it goes without saying that you need to put it in the best…