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Car being repossessed
What to Do if You’re Facing Car Repossession Cars August 6, 2020
If you’ve fallen behind on your car payments and are worried about your vehicle getting repossessed, you might be wondering…
The 3 main credit bureaus are Equifax, Experian and TransUnion
What Are the 3 Main Credit Bureaus & How Do They Work? Credit August 4, 2020
The three major credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — play a key role in your financial life. But…
SageStream credit score
What Is a SageStream Score? 5 Things to Know Credit July 28, 2020
If you’re applying for a loan, you can expect the lender to check your credit with the three major credit…
How to Get a Mortgage
How to Get a Mortgage in 8 Steps Homes & Real Estate July 22, 2020
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or looking to move into a different house, chances are you’re going to need…
Leasing a car
3 Things to Know Before You Lease a Car Cars July 20, 2020
You may have seen ads trying to convince you to lease a new car with a low monthly payment —…
Battery tester
How a $5 Battery Tester Can Save You Money Save Money July 16, 2020
How much money do you spend on batteries every year? If you’re like a lot of people, the answer is…
Red car with a "for sale" tag next to bold text promising to teach you how to sell your car in five steps
How to Sell Your Car in 5 Steps Cars July 9, 2020
If you’re looking to sell your car, you probably realize there are a lot of options out there. Picking the…
Negative interest rates
What Are Negative Interest Rates and How Could They Affect You? Money & Credit June 23, 2020
You might have heard the phrase "negative interest rates" in the past several months. Some countries around the world are…
Certificate of Deposit CD
Why CDs Might Be a Great Place for Your Money Right Now Banks & Banking June 11, 2020
Collectively, Americans are saving more money than they have in many years. Unfortunately, at the same time, interest rates on…
Over-the-counter drugs in store
Coronavirus Means Big Changes for FSA and HSA Accounts Health Insurance May 27, 2020
Do you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) where you're stashing money tax-free to help…
Life Insurance Policy
Coronavirus and Buying Life Insurance: What You Need to Know Life Insurance May 21, 2020
If the coronavirus pandemic has you thinking about what would happen to your family if you died, you're not alone.…
RV on Road Trip
Ask Clark: Should I Book a Summer Vacation Right Now? Travel May 21, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic all but obliterated the idea of leisure travel for the last couple of months. Now that more…
Car Sitting In Driveway
Should You Cancel Your Car Insurance During Coronavirus? Car Insurance May 18, 2020
If the coronavirus pandemic has you out of work or working from home for the foreseeable future, you may be…
Credit Card Statement
What to Do if You Have a Negative Balance on Your Credit Card Credit Cards May 15, 2020
If you’ve gotten a refund for a purchase you made on your credit card or for some reason paid the…
Car in Garage
How to Maintain a Car You’re Not Driving Cars May 11, 2020
What is necessary to maintain a car you're not driving? It's a question you probably didn't think about until the…
Instacart app
5 Things to Know About Working for Instacart Jobs April 22, 2020
Millions of jobs have gone away due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but dozens of companies are actually…
CVS Pharmacy
5 Things to Know About Working for CVS Health Jobs April 16, 2020
CVS Health is one of several companies making a hiring push in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. If you’ve…
Dispute Error on Credit Report
How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report and Win Credit March 10, 2020
Your credit report and credit score are vital parts of your financial health. Using credit responsibly means you can get…
Freeze Child's Credit
How to Freeze Your Child’s Credit Protect Your Identity February 27, 2020
Hopefully you know by now that freezing your credit is the best way to protect your identity and finances from…
Woman booking Airbnb
How Does Airbnb Work for Guests? 5 Things to Know Before You Book Travel February 27, 2020
You’re probably aware that Airbnb offers alternatives to hotel rooms in private accommodations, but if you’ve never booked with them…
Woman getting passport photo taken
Where to Get a Cheap Passport Photo Travel February 21, 2020
If you're applying for or renewing a U.S. passport, part of the process is submitting a photo of yourself that…
Adding up credit card debt
The 3 Best Ways to Consolidate Credit Card Debt – And 2 Ways to Avoid It Debt February 17, 2020
Are you carrying debt on more than one credit card? Consolidating that debt into one monthly payment could save you…
Airbnb app on phone
How Does Airbnb Work for Hosts? 5 Things to Consider Before You Sign Up Make Money January 28, 2020
People all over the world are generating extra income by becoming Airbnb hosts and renting out part or all of…
CLEAR, airport line shortcut service, line at TSA security checkpoint at Reagan National Airport
CLEAR Identity Verification: 6 Things to Know Before You Sign Up Travel January 21, 2020
If you’ve been in a major U.S. airport lately, someone has probably tried to get you to sign up for…
Male and female hands pulling money, dividing marital property during divorce.
What to Know About Money and Divorce Money & Credit January 16, 2020
Divorce is a brutal experience. At a time when your heart is aching, it is hard to think through all…
Credit Sesame
Credit Sesame Review: Free Credit Scores and Other Helpful Financial Tools Credit December 23, 2019
Credit Sesame is a website and app that promises free access to your credit score any time you want it.…
Older Couple on Computer
How to Make Your Online Accounts Accessible When You Die Wills & Funerals December 3, 2019
Have you thought about what will happen to all of your online accounts when you die? So much of what…
Woman calling emergency help after a car accident
6 Steps to Take After You’re in a Car Accident Car Insurance November 22, 2019
Do you know what to do immediately after you’re in a car accident? It’s something no one likes to think…
Citibank
New Report: These Big Banks Have the Happiest Customers Banks & Banking November 19, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard is not a big fan of what he calls the "giant monster mega-banks" but for many…
T-Mobile Home Internet
T-Mobile Introduces $50 a Month Home Internet With No Data Caps Internet November 18, 2019
T-Mobile has announced that it is offering home internet service to certain existing customers around the country for $50 a…