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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How to get free gift cards
9 ways to get free gift cards that actually work Money & Credit August 14, 2019
Whoever says cash is king probably hasn't been taking advantage of all the ways there are to get free gift…
Study: Here are the best airports in America
New report: The best and worst airports in America Travel August 14, 2019
Much has been made about the struggles airlines go through to provide passengers with all the latest technology and creature…
Android Phone
5 ways to free up storage space on your Android phone Cell Phones August 12, 2019
If you find that your phone hardly ever has space for new pictures and videos, join the club! The good thing…
Approached by a parking lot repairman? How to avoid dent repair scams - Dent repair scam how to avoid
Warning: Scammers are targeting people in parking lots Scams & Rip-Offs August 12, 2019
An old scam is back on the streets and people are still falling for it. The dent repair scam works…
Regal Cinemas movie ticket subscription plan: Everything you need to know
6 things to know about Regal’s unlimited movie subscription plan Shopping & Retail August 6, 2019
If you love going to the theater to watch new films, Regal Cinemas just launched a movie ticket subscription service…
How to free up storage space on your iPhone
7 easy steps to free up storage space on your iPhone Mobile & Electronics August 1, 2019
If you're like me, it seems that your iPhone always runs out of space at the most inopportune times. If…
In-vehicle technology is distracting drivers
New study: This is a big distraction for drivers over 55 Cars July 30, 2019
If you're one of those drivers who has a hard time working your radio and keeping your eyes on the…
T-Mobile and Sprint
T-Mobile and Sprint are merging: Here’s what it means for you Cell Phones July 26, 2019
A deal approved Friday by the Department of Justice would merge T-Mobile and Sprint into one wireless carrier. "There’s tentative…
Walmart vs. Target: Back to School prices
Walmart vs. Target back-to-school prices: Which is cheaper? Shopping & Retail July 26, 2019
It's that time of year when back-to-school sales abound. If you're looking for school supplies, it's time to do some…
How to spot a fake online store in 4 easy steps
How to spot a fake online store in 5 easy steps Scams & Rip-Offs July 25, 2019
One of the most prevalent scams on the internet is fake online stores. If you're an online shopper, you need…
Best day and time to call customer service
When is the best day and time to call customer service? Business & Entrepreneurs July 24, 2019
No matter the product or service you buy, there may come a time you need to contact customer service about…
Clark's take: What the Equifax data breach settlement means for consumers
Equifax data breach settlement: How to make a claim Protect Your Identity July 23, 2019
Equifax says it will pay nearly $700 million for its role in a massive data breach that exposed the personal…
Warning: How criminals steal bank info over the phone
Warning: How criminals steal your banking info over the phone Money & Credit July 23, 2019
Criminals are impersonating bank employees and getting customers to hand over their debit and credit card security codes, according to…
Work from home: Top 15 companies hiring for part-time jobs in 2019
Work from home: Top 15 companies hiring for part-time jobs in 2019 Jobs July 19, 2019
If you're looking for work, now is a good time to hit the job market: There are plenty of part-time…
Google Chrome is tracking you: Here's how to turn it off
Google Chrome is tracking you: Here’s what you can do about it Mobile & Electronics July 19, 2019
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world by a long shot. Not only is Chrome fast…
These U.S. airports have the cheapest international flights
New report: These U.S. airports have the cheapest international flights Travel July 19, 2019
Living close to an international airport doesn't necessarily translate into cheaper fares on flights abroad. But a new study indicates…
These 10 action words make your resume stand out
These 10 action words make your resume stand out Jobs July 18, 2019
Finding a job has often been described as a job in itself. In some cases, that may be because your…
Dollar Flight Club review - Dollar Flight Club review: How the site alerts you to flight deals
Dollar Flight Club review: Site promises to alert you to flight deals — does it? Travel July 17, 2019
If you like to get alerts and notifications on great travel deals, you may want to join the Dollar Flight…
Keys to new car
Buying cars online vs. traditional dealers: Which is cheaper? Cars July 17, 2019
Online shopping has yielded big savings for people who opt to stay out of the stores, but what about when…
How to spot and avoid fake product reviews on Amazon
How to spot and avoid fake product reviews on Amazon Shopping & Retail July 16, 2019
Fake product reviews have become a big problem on online retail sites like Amazon, according to money expert Clark Howard.…
get free birthday food on your birthday at these restaurants and shops
40+ places to get free food on your birthday Deals & Savings July 16, 2019
If your birthday is coming up, what better way to enjoy it than with free food? Tons of restaurants offer…
Zelle
New warning: How scammers are robbing people through the Zelle app Money & Credit July 12, 2019
Zelle, the popular payment app backed by the big banks, has become such a security risk that only people with…
Starter Home
Here’s how much a starter home costs in every state Homes & Real Estate July 12, 2019
Despite what they're intended for, the price of a starter home can be prohibitive in some places. Although a starter…
Here are the best and worst states to retire in 2019
The best and worst states to retire to in 2019 Investing & Retirement July 10, 2019
When it comes to retirement destinations, many people look to settle down in sunny Florida or Arizona, but an increasing…
Report: Best used cars for under $20,000
New report: The best deals on used cars under $20,000 Cars July 10, 2019
Buying a used car in 2019 doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, there are plenty of vehicles you can…
SIM card fraud: What the major carriers are doing about it
SIM card fraud: What the major carriers are doing about it Mobile & Electronics July 9, 2019
Criminals are trying to steal personal information from your phone. That's why scammers are taking to SIM card fraud like…
New report: The most popular cities for baby boomers
New report: The most popular cities for baby boomers Homes & Real Estate July 9, 2019
Baby boomers are flocking to big cities, according to a new report. Aging Americans are increasingly looking for the amenities…
Amazon Returns Kohl's
How to return your Amazon purchases at Kohl’s Shopping & Retail July 8, 2019
Visit any Kohl's department store now and you'll be able to return items bought on Amazon, thanks to a new…
Want to work from home? Williams-Sonoma is hiring
Want to work from home? Williams-Sonoma is hiring Jobs July 5, 2019
Williams-Sonoma, the home furnishings and gourmet cookware specialty store, is hiring right now for customer service associates in several cities.…
Walmart, Target and other retailers have big sales on Prime Day - Walmart
Walmart, Target, Macy’s and other retailers plan big sales on Prime Day Shopping & Retail July 3, 2019
It's official: Amazon says Prime Day 2019 is going to be a two-day event starting on July 15 — but…