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 Sign Up for Credit Karma’s Free Monitoring Service Credit June 5, 2020
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The demand for travel has plummeted due to the coronavirus pandemic. But as states reopen, more Americans may be thinking…
Report: The Best Smartphones for Customer Satisfaction
Report: The Best Smartphones for Customer Satisfaction Cell Phones June 1, 2020
Cell phones have become indispensable parts of our lives for various reasons. But they don’t last forever. If you’re in…
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Aldi Has a New Way for You to Get Your Groceries Shopping & Retail June 1, 2020
If you're an Aldi shopper, the grocery store is adding a convenient option that also makes it easier to avoid…
Report: The Best Online Education Programs in 2020
Report: The Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2020 Education May 28, 2020
If you’re thinking about attending college in the upcoming semester, the coronavirus pandemic may have you considering some remote options.…
The Top 5 Affordable U.S. Metros for Homebuyers Right Now
The Top 5 Affordable U.S. Metros for Homebuyers Right Now Homes & Real Estate May 26, 2020
If you're in the market to buy a home, low interest rates have made mortgages much more affordable. But a…
8 Things That Are Free During the Coronavirus Pandemic
8 Things That Are Free During the Coronavirus Pandemic Deals & Savings May 22, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has created financial problems for millions of Americans. To respond to the situation, many companies are offering…
Scam Alert: How to Avoid Fake Coronavirus Tests
Warning: Scam Targets People Trying to Get COVID-19 Tests Scams & Rip-Offs May 21, 2020
If you’re one of the many people trying to get a COVID-19 test due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first…
The Best Sites to Search for Jobs by Industry
The Best Sites to Search for Jobs by Industry Jobs May 20, 2020
If you're looking for a job right now, resources like Monster and LinkedIn can help you find new opportunities. But…
Report: Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2020
Report: Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2020 Cars May 20, 2020
If you’ve just graduated from college, you may be ready to get in the driver's seat in more ways than…
Report: Top 15 Companies for Remote Freelance Jobs
Report: Top 15 Companies for Remote Freelance Jobs Jobs May 19, 2020
If you've lost your job recently because of the coronavirus pandemic, you might consider looking for freelance work. And the…
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New Report: The Best Cell Phone Providers in America Cell Phones May 19, 2020
Consumer Cellular has been named the best cell phone provider for customer satisfaction, according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction…
These 10 Groceries Items Are Getting More Expensive
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If you've been to the grocery store lately, you may have noticed higher prices. Some of the food items we…
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Report: Top 10 Companies Hiring for Remote Jobs Jobs May 13, 2020
If you are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic or looking for a job you can do from…
Here’s When You Can Find the Best Deals on Clothing
Here’s When You Can Find the Best Deals on Clothing Shopping & Retail May 13, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has hit the apparel industry really hard. In addition to numerous store closures, retailers like JC Penney have…
New Report: Top 15 Cars With Greatest Slowdown in Sales
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The coronavirus pandemic has caused a slowdown in vehicle sales. In fact, a new report from the car research site…
These Health Insurers Are Offering Discounts Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
These Health Insurers Are Offering Discounts Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Health May 11, 2020
Companies like cell phone providers and auto insurers are offering discounts to help people during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, many…
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The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Many of us have been forced to take…
Should I Turn My Frequent Flyer Miles Into Gift Cards?
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If you're a traveler with a lot of frequent flyer miles, you may be wondering if it makes sense to…
The Best and Worst Auto Insurers Offering Relief During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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If you're like many of us, your car has been mostly parked since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Yet, your auto…
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Use This Free Tool to Determine the Best Time to Shop Shopping & Retail May 5, 2020
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If you're thinking about buying a car right now, it's possible that your timing couldn't be better. Economic uncertainty due…
How to Cash Your Stimulus Check if You Don’t Have a Bank Account
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As you may have heard, stimulus checks related to the coronavirus pandemic are starting to arrive. If you don't have…
You Can Now Get a Free Credit Report Every Week
You Can Now Get Free Credit Reports Every Week Money & Credit April 28, 2020
To help Americans better monitor their financial health, the major credit reporting agencies have all announced that they are offering…
What You Need to Do With Your Gift Cards Right Now
What You Need to Do With Your Gift Cards Right Now Money & Credit April 27, 2020
If you're one of those people who collects gift cards and sometimes forgets about them, there's a big reason you…
Things That Are Cheaper During the Coronavirus Pandemic
7 Things That Are Cheaper During the Coronavirus Pandemic Money & Credit April 22, 2020
For countless Americans and people around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it — and…
New Report: The Best Banks for Customer Satisfaction
New Report: The Best Online Banks for Customer Satisfaction Banks & Banking April 22, 2020
If you're looking for a new bank, one really good indicator of whether you'll be happy or not is how…
Ask Clark: What Should I Do if the Dealership Won’t Take My Leased Vehicle Back?
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One effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on car leasing companies is that many of them don't want you to…
Big Change Is Coming to Instacart: Prescription Delivery
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Grocery delivery service Instacart has been a mainstay for people looking to have their food brought to their doorsteps during…