Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is a conscious money-saver who stills read 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.
Here’s one easy way to save big money on your cable bill
Here’s one easy way to save big money on your cable bill Mobile & Electronics June 22, 2018
While it's true that more and more people are opting for streaming TV these days, one question money expert Clark…
3 things to know about Google’s new privacy and security features
3 things to know about Google’s new privacy and security features Protect Your Rights & Identity June 22, 2018
After public outcry in response to high-profile data breaches and the Facebook data scandal, tech companies are finally starting to…
Here’s why your online shopping bill is poised to go up
Here’s why your online shopping bill is poised to go up Shopping & Retail June 22, 2018
Score one for the brick-and-mortar stores: Your internet shopping bill is about to go up. The Supreme Court ruled this…
Lakefront property mailer
Ask Clark: Are those mailers advertising cheap lakefront & mountain property a scam? Homes & Real Estate June 21, 2018
You've probably seen them tucked among the clutter in your mailbox: Picturesque mailings on nice card stock touting beautiful lots…
Automakers, smartphone companies prep digital car key solution
Automakers, smartphone companies prep digital car key solution Cars June 21, 2018
Cars and smartphones are enjoying an increasingly fruitful courtship as technology's constantly revving motor continues to make them both more…
Major wireless carriers vow not to share location data — here’s what that means
Major wireless carriers vow not to share location data — here’s what that means Mobile & Electronics June 20, 2018
The brouhaha over what tech companies are doing with your personal information — particularly your location — come to a head,…
Retirees relaxing on the beach
Should you take out a loan to pay for a vacation? Travel June 20, 2018
With the nice weather, agreeable economy and vacation season underway, the urge to travel is beckoning Americans like never before.…
Buyer beware: 11 foods that may not be what they seem at stores and restaurants
Buyer beware: 11 foods that may not be what they seem at stores and restaurants Shopping & Retail June 20, 2018
Much has been made in recent years about whole food, slow food and organic fare, which is being sold for…
These 10 grocery stores have the happiest customers in 2018
These 10 grocery stores have the happiest customers in 2018 Money & Credit June 19, 2018
A new survey shows that one grocery store chain has maintained its position in the top spot when it comes…
7 things you need to know before you fly Southwest Airlines
7 things you need to know before you fly Southwest Airlines Travel June 18, 2018
You can't mistake those flying colors: “Bold Blue," "Warm Red," "Sunrise Yellow" and “Summit Silver,” according to the 2014 press release announcing…
RECALL ALERT: Del Monte fresh cut vegetables may pose parasite risk
RECALL ALERT: Del Monte fresh cut vegetables may pose parasite risk Recalls June 18, 2018
Fresh cut vegetables sold in several Midwestern states are being recalled after scores of people have reported falling ill, according…
Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim
Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim Protect Your Identity June 18, 2018
It's safe to say that cell phones have become must-have gadgets for most of us these days. Because criminals know…
‘Mail fishing’ is getting more popular  —  here’s how to protect yourself
‘Mail fishing’ is getting more popular — here’s how to protect yourself Scams & Rip-Offs June 15, 2018
You can always trust the scammers to come up with new and creative ways to separate us from our money.…
10 cities with the highest student loan balances
10 cities with the highest student loan balances Money & Credit June 15, 2018
College tuition costs are rising at unprecedented rates these days. In the United States, student loan debt eclipsed $1.3 trillion…
Equifax data breach
People are taking Equifax to small claims court and winning Money & Credit June 14, 2018
Months after the Equifax data breach, consumers are taking the Atlanta-based company to small claims court — and winning. A…
Student loans
Student loan scam warning: A cautionary tale Scams & Rip-Offs June 14, 2018
Around graduation time, young people headed to college are full of optimism and stoked about what the future may hold.…
Clark’s take: What the AT&T-Time Warner deal means for you
Clark’s take: What the AT&T-Time Warner deal means for you Mobile & Electronics June 13, 2018
Nearly two years after first proposing the deal, AT&T got a hard-fought victory this week when a judge ruled that…
Free credit freezes for kids are coming: Here’s what to expect
Free credit freezes for kids are coming: Here’s what to expect Money & Credit June 13, 2018
Embedded in a new law meant to loosen banking regulations is a provision that allows parents or guardians to place…
Wells Fargo
Bank at Wells Fargo? You may be entitled to some cash… Banks & Banking June 13, 2018
If you believe that Wells Fargo opened a fraudulent account in your name, you have until July 7, 2018, to…
The 10 best family cars for 2018
The 10 best family cars for 2018 Cars June 12, 2018
Busy parents have unique needs in transportation. Of course, things like fuel economy and safety are at the top of…
amazon boxes
How a UPS strike could affect your Amazon deliveries Shopping & Retail June 11, 2018
A labor agreement between the United Parcel Service (UPS) and the more than 260,000 Teamsters who are responsible for delivering…
Target’s expanded curbside and same-day delivery service: 3 things to know
Target’s expanded curbside and same-day delivery service: 3 things to know Shopping & Retail June 8, 2018
If you're a shopper who has grown accustomed to the amenities of same-day delivery and curbside pickup, you'll be happy…
Why you should buy your plane tickets now for summer and fall travel
Why you should buy your plane tickets now for summer and fall travel Travel June 8, 2018
If you've been to the gas pump lately, no doubt you've noticed a rise in prices. Now airfares are also…
AAA warning: Why you need to be paying more attention to your tires
AAA warning: Why you need to be paying more attention to your tires Cars June 7, 2018
How often do you take the time to visually inspect your tires? When we take into account the effect that weather…
UPDATE: 27 million user accounts breached in Ticketfly hack
UPDATE: 27 million user accounts breached in Ticketfly hack Protect Your Identity June 7, 2018
Ticketing website Ticketfly is back online after being hacked last week in a high-profile data breach. It was initially reported that “thousands” of…
FBI warning: Why you should reboot your router now
FBI warning: Why you should reboot your router now Privacy & Security June 7, 2018
If your home or office computer uses a router, there's a good chance the device may be hit with a…
Survey: These cities are home to the most ‘Bridezillas’
Survey: These cities are home to the most ‘Bridezillas’ Life June 5, 2018
If you've ever gotten married or been involved in a big wedding, you know all about the nerves, jitters and…
6 common password mistakes & how to avoid them
6 common password mistakes & how to avoid them Protect Your Rights & Identity June 5, 2018
Internet passwords have come a long way over the years. It used to be quite common for people to use…
What’s the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
What’s the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Money & Credit June 5, 2018
When it comes to money matters, most of us have experienced financial setbacks at one time or another. The great…