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Cancel Credit Card
How and When to Cancel a Credit Card Credit Cards November 13, 2019
Do you have a credit card you're thinking about canceling? Maybe it's one that has an annual fee or a…
Steaming Services Customer Service
How to Get Customer Support From YouTube TV, Hulu and Other Streaming Services Streaming TV November 7, 2019
We've heard from many of you who have taken Team Clark's advice and cut the cord with your cable company…
Medical Debt
How to Deal With Medical Debt Debt November 7, 2019
If you've found yourself in a position where you’re having a hard time paying off medical debt, you’re not alone.…
PlayStation Vue
Sony’s PlayStation Vue Is Shutting Down in January 2020 Streaming TV October 29, 2019
Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Tuesday that it is shuttering its PlayStation Vue streaming video service as of January 30, 2020.…
Monitor credit
How to Monitor Your Credit Credit October 28, 2019
As sensitive personal information increasingly falls into the hands of criminals due to the failures of cybersecurity, it is more…
Wi-Fi Signal
How a Mesh System Drastically Improved the Wi-Fi Coverage in My Home Internet October 25, 2019
If you find the Wi-Fi signal in your home lacking or encounter dead zones where you don't have coverage at…
Online Car Rental Search
6 Steps to Getting the Best Car Rental Deal Travel October 23, 2019
At some point or another, most of us will need to rent a car. But how do you know you’re…
Person taking video of Airbnb
The First Thing You Need to Do When You Check In to an Airbnb Travel October 22, 2019
When you arrive at your Airbnb or other vacation rental after a long day of travel, you might be tempted…
Helping friend with loan
Why You Should Be Careful About Lending Money to Family and Friends Money & Credit October 14, 2019
Have you ever loaned money to a family member or friend? If so, were you paid back? If you answered…
Credit report application
How to Get a Free Credit Report Credit October 9, 2019
Staying on top of your credit report is key to making sure you stay in good financial shape and haven’t…
Drivers License Online
Don’t Make This Big Mistake When You Renew Your Driver’s License Scams & Rip-Offs October 9, 2019
Renewing your driver's license used to be kind of a pain. It almost always involved a trip to the DMV…
Cloud storage
7 Best Free Cloud Storage Options in 2019 Internet October 4, 2019
Now that most of us have extremely high-quality cameras for photos and videos on our phones, we're documenting more of…
Credit card balance transfer offer
6 Steps to Pay Off Debt With a Credit Card Balance Transfer Debt October 3, 2019
If you're carrying a balance month-to-month on credit cards that have high interest rates, you might be able to pay…
Car rental counter
AutoSlash Review: How to Save on a Rental Car Travel October 2, 2019
If you're looking to get a good deal on a rental car, there are a lot of options. Popular travel…
Delta Skymiles Card
Big Changes Coming to Delta SkyMiles American Express Credit Cards in 2020 Credit Cards October 1, 2019
Delta and American Express are making some pretty major changes to their co-branded Delta SkyMiles credit cards, the companies announced…
Auto Loan Application
Should you refinance your auto loan? Loans September 27, 2019
Is now a good time to refinance your auto loan? Interest rates for new and even used car loans are…
LG appliances
New report: The #1 household appliance brand in America Shopping & Retail September 24, 2019
When it comes to household appliances, the brand you buy can make a difference in your long term happiness with…
Credit score drop
Why did my credit score drop when I paid off a loan? Credit September 20, 2019
Someone finally pays off a car loan or even a mortgage and how are they rewarded? By seeing a drop…
What to do when you’re being harassed about an old ‘Zombie’ debt
What to do when you’re being harassed about an old ‘Zombie’ debt Debt September 16, 2019
Debt from your past that you never paid off can come back to haunt you in the form of "Zombie"…
How to teach young kids about money
How to teach young kids about money Money & Credit September 13, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard feels so strongly about the importance of teaching kids the value of money that he wrote an…
Get out of debt
Avalanche vs Snowball: Which debt payoff method is best? Debt September 12, 2019
If you're in debt, there's a good chance you're looking for the quickest way to get out of it. There's…
Credit score monitoring
Why you don’t need to pay for MyFICO to monitor your credit Credit September 3, 2019
You probably know that maintaining a good credit score and clean credit reports are key to your overall financial well-being.…
Dark web
Experian Dark Web Scan: What does the service do for you? Protect Your Identity August 28, 2019
You may have seen ads for credit bureau Experian's Dark Web Scan service and wondered if it's something you should…
Open home safe
How to choose the right home safe for your needs Homes & Real Estate August 21, 2019
After we recently told you that money expert Clark Howard prefers to store his valuables in a home safe rather…
Saving money to buy a house
How to save for a house Homes & Real Estate August 20, 2019
Saving up enough money to buy a house is a noble goal, but it might require a lot more foresight…
Baby stuff at yard sale
Where to find free or cheap baby stuff Shopping & Retail August 16, 2019
News flash: Having kids is expensive. In fact, a 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that the…
Credit monitoring
Should you pay for credit monitoring? Credit August 9, 2019
With the data breaches that are happening left and right, there has never been a more important time to monitor…
Kroger
Why you don’t want to ask for cash back at Kroger Shopping & Retail August 7, 2019
If you've become accustomed to getting cash back when you swipe your debit card at a Kroger grocery store, you…
820 credit score
Why you don’t need an 800 credit score Credit August 6, 2019
You know that your credit score is an important part of your financial life, but is it worth obsessing over…
Safe deposit box
Is a safe deposit box really safe? Banks & Banking August 5, 2019
If you have valuables or important documents stored in a safe deposit box (also known as a safety deposit box)…