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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Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: We’ve Decided Not to Sail. Should We Wait for the Cruise Line to Cancel or Do it Ourselves Before the Final Payment? Money & Credit November 30, 2020
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. Should I Cancel…
Charles Schwab investment banking
Report: #1 Investment Company for Customer Satisfaction Investing & Retirement November 30, 2020
2020 has been a wild ride for most investors, and a new study indicates the relationship between investment companies and…
Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: How Can I Make Sure That My Charitable Donations Are Being Used for Their Intended Purposes? Money & Credit November 25, 2020
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. How Can I Make…
Black Friday car deals
Report: The Best Black Friday Car Deals Cars November 25, 2020
Who says Black Friday is only for finding good deals on toasters and TVs? If you’re looking to drive off…
Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: What Should I Do if I Already Took My Required Minimum Distribution This Year? Money & Credit November 23, 2020
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. What to Do…
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5 Money Security Mistakes Americans Are Making in 2020 Money & Credit November 23, 2020
If you’re inclined to take advantage of sales this year, with the holiday shopping season starting early, ‘tis the season…
How to save when holiday shopping
5 Ways to Hack Your Holiday Bills Shopping & Retail November 23, 2020
If you plan on taking advantage of the many holiday deals happening right now, you need a plan. As a…
Report: The #1 Retailer for Customer Satisfaction During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Report: The #1 Retailer for Customer Satisfaction During the Coronavirus Pandemic Shopping & Retail November 20, 2020
Good customer service is hard to find. And it appears the coronavirus pandemic has made that more true than ever. …
Amazon Pharmacy prescription delivery
Amazon Launches Two-Day Prescription Delivery and It’s Free for Prime Members Health November 19, 2020
If you're looking for a convenient way to get your medications delivered to your home and save money at the…
Woman withdrawing money out of an ATM
This Mistake at the ATM Could Be Costing You $240 a Year Money & Credit November 18, 2020
If you’re concerned about the fees you’re being charged when you withdraw money from ATMs, a new report has some…
high-paying remote jobs
13 High-Paying Remote Jobs That Don’t Require a Degree Jobs November 16, 2020
A key stumbling block for many job seekers is that they don’t meet the educational requirements for positions they want.…
Report: Top Restaurant Chains for Customer Satisfaction During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Report: Top Restaurant Chains for Customer Satisfaction During the Coronavirus Pandemic Shopping & Retail November 13, 2020
Many of America's favorite restaurant chains have had a tough time during the coronavirus pandemic, but customer satisfaction has not…
Past-due utility bill
What to Do if You Can’t Afford to Keep the Heat on This Winter Money & Credit November 12, 2020
Before last winter even ended, people were starting to face problems paying their heating bills: Millions of Americans had lost…
Robocalls on a cell phone
Report: Top 10 Area Codes for Robocalls Cell Phones November 11, 2020
If you’ve been inundated with robocalls lately, you’re not alone. The latest data from the communications services company YouMail shows…
Retirement money
How Long Will $920,400 Last in Retirement? Investing & Retirement November 10, 2020
If you've got close to a million dollars socked away for retirement, you're in pretty good shape, right? Well, it…
car depreciation
Top 10 Vehicles With the Lowest Depreciation Cars November 9, 2020
When you're shopping for a car, you may want to pay attention to its depreciation rate. After all, you want…
Customer grocery shopping amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Top Grocery Stores for Customer Satisfaction During the Coronavirus Pandemic Shopping & Retail November 6, 2020
If you think that grocery shopping these days doesn't seem as fun as it used to be (if it ever…
Property taxes
Report: The 10 Highest Property Taxes by State Money & Credit November 5, 2020
If you’ve ever wondered how your property taxes stack up against neighboring states, it’s easier than ever to find out.…
10 Companies Currently Hiring for Remote Seasonal Jobs
10 Companies Currently Hiring for Remote Seasonal Jobs Jobs November 4, 2020
If you're looking for temporary work as the holidays approach, there are several companies hiring for seasonal work — and…
Sam's Club pharmacy
Sam’s Club Now Offers Same-Day Prescription Delivery Shopping & Retail November 4, 2020
If you're in need of a prescription refill, Sam's Club is offering a new way to get your meds the…
Middle class home and income
Are You in the Middle Class? Here’s an Easy Way to Find Out Money & Credit November 3, 2020
When you hear the term “middle class,” what you envision likely depends on who you are. In the United States,…
Whole Foods curbside pickup
Amazon Just Announced a New Perk for Prime Members Shopping & Retail October 23, 2020
If you’re a Whole Foods customer who enjoys the convenience of contact-free grocery shopping, Amazon just made things a whole…
What to do with your short-term savings
Where To Put Your Money for the Short Term Money & Credit October 22, 2020
We’re in the middle of an “ultra-low savings environment,” money expert Clark Howard says. That means that because of the…
Report: Top 5 Email Scam Subject Lines Right Now
Report: Top 5 Email Scam Subject Lines Right Now Scams & Rip-Offs October 19, 2020
Can you tell a scam email just from its subject line? A recent report from KnowBe4, a security awareness training…
Grocery budget to save money
How Much Your Monthly Grocery Budget Should Be Shopping & Retail October 16, 2020
If you're trying to save money on food, then one of the best ways to do that is to create…
How to Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages
How to Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages Cell Phones October 15, 2020
If you're tired of getting spam text messages, join the club. Perhaps you've been inundated with political texts, or maybe…
Searching for flexible jobs via laptop
Report: 8 Fastest-Growing Flexible Job Careers Jobs October 14, 2020
If you're thinking about switching careers or just starting out in the work world, you may be wondering what career…
Target has deals for Amazon Prime Day
3 Major Retailers Offering Deals on Amazon Prime Day (Besides Amazon) Shopping & Retail October 13, 2020
If you want to cash in on all of the savings for Amazon Prime Day, the best way to do…
How to save money on Amazon.com
20 Ways to Save on Amazon Shopping & Retail October 12, 2020
If you're looking to buy an item you love or have heard about, you'll probably find it on Amazon.com. But…
Affordable home
Report: Top 10 Affordable U.S. Suburbs With a City Feel Money & Credit October 12, 2020
If you live in a major city and are looking to relocate somewhere that is perhaps cheaper than your current…