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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Can tech save the funeral industry?
How technology is taking some of the pain out of planning a funeral Wills & Funerals September 27, 2017
Losing a loved one, whether it be a close friend or family member, can be a devastating blow to a…
Here’s why your organic shopping list keeps getting bigger
Here’s why your organic shopping list keeps getting bigger Food & Restaurants September 26, 2017
Once you go organic, your quest for such foods becomes almost manic, resulting in more purchases of healthy GMO-free fare.…
How to help Puerto Rico
Hurricane aftermath: Here’s how you can help Puerto Rico Donating & Volunteering September 25, 2017
Days after Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into the island nation, Puerto Rico, an American territory made up of 3.4…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: Protect yourself from tax fraud by getting a PIN from the IRS Money & Credit September 22, 2017
One detail that's truly alarming about Equifax data breach is the fact that Social Security numbers were among the trove…
Airplane
Here are the pesky fees that are making those airline ticket prices sky-high Travel September 21, 2017
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that airline fees are taking flight. Even fliers who happen to catch…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
The Consumers Union is calling on Equifax to take these 7 steps immediately Credit September 20, 2017
If one consumer advocacy group gets its way, people affected by the Equifax data breach could be compensated from a…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: The 2 things you must do right now to protect your credit Money & Credit September 19, 2017
The more details that become available about the Equifax data breach, the more consumers are rightly concerned about their personal…
Credit Karma homescreen
How to Sign Up for Credit Karma’s Free Monitoring Service Credit September 19, 2017
Whether you already have excellent credit or are trying to build it, protecting your credit is important. Money expert Clark…
Recall alert: Target 4-drawer dressers pose entrapment, tip-over risks
Recall alert: Target 4-drawer dressers pose entrapment, tip-over risks Shopping & Retail September 18, 2017
Target has issued a recall alert for a popular brand of dressers, the retailer said recently. The dresser, which comes…
Equifax Inc.
Equifax Data Breach: What if I plan to get a loan, new credit or mortgage? Money & Credit September 18, 2017
As more information becomes available about the Equifax data breach, U.S. consumers are increasingly looking for answers on whether they…
What parts of the country have the most uninsured people?
Here are the states and cities with the most uninsured residents Health Insurance September 17, 2017
Health insurance is one of those things that people can generally agree is a necessity in this day and age.…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: If my credit is frozen, can I still use my credit cards? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
As more information becomes available about the Equifax data breach, many consumers have questions relating to how it affects them —…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: Is LifeLock just as good as a credit freeze? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
With more information coming out about the Equifax data breach, consumers are increasingly looking for answers on whether their information…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: Should I sign up for Equifax’s free credit monitoring? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
As more information becomes available about the Equifax data breach, many consumers have questions relating to how it affects them —…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: What are the cons of a credit freeze? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
As consumers learn more about the the Equifax data breach, they have more questions about their potential exposure to identity fraud.…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: Does a credit freeze impact my credit score? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
U.S. consumers this week are concerned about how their lives are going to be affected after the Equifax data breach.…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: How long does it take for a credit thaw to take effect? Money & Credit September 15, 2017
With more information coming out about the Equifax data breach, consumers are increasingly looking into freezing their credit and finding…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: Does a credit freeze protect me from all fraud? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
With more information coming out about the Equifax data breach, consumers are increasingly looking for answers on whether their information…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: Does a credit freeze impact or protect my bank accounts? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
With more information coming out about the Equifax data breach, consumers are increasingly looking for answers on whether their information…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: How do I freeze my credit? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
Consumers are looking for answers after Equifax announced a data breach that has exposed as many as 143 million Americans…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: What exactly is a credit freeze? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
As more information becomes available about the Equifax data breach, many consumers have questions relating to how it affects them…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: Can anyone see my credit report when it’s frozen? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
The Equifax data breach is causing U.S. consumers to question how secure their information is in the lending industry. The Atlanta-based…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax data breach: How can I find out if my information was exposed? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
As more information becomes available about the Equifax data breach, many consumers have questions relating to how it affects them…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax data breach: What information was leaked in the hack? Money & Credit September 14, 2017
As more information becomes available about the Equifax data breach, many consumers have questions relating to how it affects them…
Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House.
The best time to list your home for sale is… Homes & Real Estate April 7, 2017
The weather isn’t the only thing warming up around the United States, the real estate market is starting to heat…
Save gas money at the pump
22 Ways to Save Money on Gas Cars September 29, 2016
If you're searching for ways to save money, take a look at what you pay for gasoline every month.  In…
Lifelock: is it worth the money?
Is LifeLock Worth the Cost? Protect Your Identity November 11, 2015
If you're concerned about data breaches and protecting your identity, you may be considering paying for LifeLock, an identity theft…
Should You Buy an Extended Warranty for Your TV?
Should You Buy an Extended Warranty for Your TV? Mobile & Electronics November 6, 2013
Finding a great deal on a new television is a big win for your wallet! As you add the TV…
Can You Trust the Better Business Bureau?
Can You Trust the Better Business Bureau? Protect Your Rights & Identity April 5, 2013
If you ever have a bad experience with a business or feel cheated by a company in some way, a…