Craig Johnson is a writer who covers cars, jobs and travel. He joined Clark.com in 2018. Craig has written and edited in newspapers such as The Detroit News and The Atlanta-Journal Constitution as well as for CNN.com and HLN. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he enjoys writing about ways you can get what you want for less by using apps and other money-saving platforms. He also keeps a pulse on the latest scams and tips to help you protect your personal information. You can reach Craig at [email protected]
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How lending a helping hand could improve your health!
How lending a helping hand could improve your health! Health October 30, 2017
If you've ever volunteered or helped someone in a jam, the benefits for the beneficiary were probably only eclipsed by…
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Thinking about switching to the new $999 iPhone X when it becomes available for pre-order later this week? The recent…
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You may soon be able to watch a lot more TV shows & movies on your phone Mobile & Electronics October 29, 2017
Viacom is negotiating with several phone carriers in the United States to put more of its content on mobile devices…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Security expert: It would have taken Equifax ”˜5 minutes’ to prevent the worst data breach in U.S. history Money & Credit October 27, 2017
A security researcher who previously exposed Equifax's cybersecurity vulnerabilities is speaking out in the wake of the massive data breach,…
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Relying on the government to fund your retirement is a very bad idea Money & Credit October 27, 2017
Americans' most enduring retirement savings program has been at the center of a tax cut tussle between the White House…
I just found out I was hacked twice, thanks to this free identity monitoring service
I just found out I was hacked twice, thanks to this free identity monitoring service Money & Credit October 25, 2017
In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, consumers are understandably skittish about cybersecurity and the safety of their personal…
Credit Karma is now offering an ID monitoring service — and it’s free
Credit Karma is now offering an ID monitoring service — and it’s free Money & Credit October 24, 2017
It's no secret that the cybersecurity landscape has drastically changed for consumers since the Equifax data breach, which put 145.5 million people…
Target Cartwheel
Target brings back free shipping for the holidays + weekend sales October 24, 2017
As the holiday shopping season gets closer, one major retailer is pulling out all the stops to lure customers. Free…
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Don’t fall victim to this fake ransom scam Scams & Rip-Offs October 24, 2017
Criminals are using technology to scam people out of their money via virtual kidnappings, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns.…
Here’s how you can sweat your way to a $25 Apple Watch
Here’s how you can sweat your way to a $25 Apple Watch Health October 23, 2017
Working out has some obvious benefits that we all appreciate: a healthy body and mind, an active lifestyle and maybe…
These children’s smartwatches are raising some serious privacy concerns
These children’s smartwatches are raising some serious privacy concerns Shopping & Retail October 20, 2017
Some popular children's gadgets, including smartwatches available internationally, have been found to have security flaws so serious that individuals could…
Study: Compared to baby boomers, millennials are pretty careless about cybersecurity
Study: Compared to baby boomers, millennials are pretty careless about cybersecurity Mobile & Electronics October 19, 2017
A recent study on young adults and technology reveals that millennials, generally thought to be more tech-saavy, are lax about…
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud Money & Credit October 19, 2017
If the Equifax data breach has taught Americans anything, it's that even the institutions trusted with protecting consumers' most personal…
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$55 for a cup of Joe? The story behind the most expensive cup of coffee in the world Money & Credit October 18, 2017
If you think that $5 cup of Joe you normally get at Starbucks is costly, an ultra-rare strand of coffee…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: Credit agency loses $7.2 million contract with IRS Money & Credit October 17, 2017
Problems continue to mount for credit-reporting agency Equifax, who this week lost its bid to keep a major contract with…
Study: Two-thirds of Americans don’t know bank overdraft protection is optional
Study: Two-thirds of Americans don’t know bank overdraft protection is optional Banks & Banking October 17, 2017
Banks have a certain air of authority in their correspondence with customers — and why wouldn't they? The banking industry…
Why paying with cash may not save you from credit card fees
Why paying with cash may not save you from credit card fees Money & Credit October 16, 2017
You've been through the drill a million times: The cashier rings up your item and asks you the question: "Are…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
The cyberinsurance market is skyrocketing, report says Insurance October 13, 2017
The Equifax data breach did more than expose 145.5 million U.S. consumers to identity theft — it opened the eyes of…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Report: 21% of consumers have never checked their credit Money & Credit October 13, 2017
In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, American consumers were faced with a stark reality: They could either use…
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The 5 best credit cards for travel Money & Credit October 12, 2017
With the leaves beginning to fall in earnest, you may be wondering if you can squeeze in one last trip…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again Money & Credit October 12, 2017
Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the…
Northern California wildfires: Here’s how you can help
Northern California wildfires: Here’s how you can help October 12, 2017
The death toll continues to rise in Northern California as fast-moving wildfires have caused widespread evacuations and destroyed more than…
Twitter scam
Beware: Twitter scam could hijack your account October 11, 2017
A new Twitter scam is enticing users by appealing to their vanity in order to get them to hand over…
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Digital payments forecast: 726 billion transactions a year by 2020, study says Money & Credit October 11, 2017
As technology continues to seep into almost every aspect of our lives, the use of digital payments is set to…
Buckle up in the back seat
Study: 4 out of 5 back-seat passengers say they don’t buckle up Cars October 10, 2017
Let's take a poll: How many times have you gotten into the back seat of a Lyft or Uber and…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Report: Equifax was alerted to security risk a year before data breach Money & Credit October 10, 2017
A damning news report indicates that the Equifax data breach, which has exposed as many as 145.5 million people to…
3 ways the new rules on payday loans will help consumers
3 ways the new rules on payday loans will help consumers Money & Credit October 9, 2017
There are new regulations coming that aim to help borrowers from becoming entrapped by payday loans. The rules, brought about…
Want to save money on insurance? Try bundling
Here’s the #1 way to save money on insurance Insurance October 6, 2017
It seems insurance premiums always continue to creep up no matter if you've had a recent claim or not. But…
How to get a $40 reward card for just test-driving a car
How to get a $40 reward card for just test-driving a car Cars October 6, 2017
Even if you're not necessarily in the market for a new car, I think it's safe to say that free…
Data breaches: Here’s how safe your money is at banks and other financial institutions
Data breaches: Here’s how safe your money is at banks and other financial institutions Money & Credit October 5, 2017
You have to forgive the modern consumer these days if they're a bit skittish when handing over their personal information.…