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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…
Fractional Shares
4 Things to Know Before You Buy Fractional Shares Investing & Retirement July 7, 2020
Buying fractional shares of stock is a way to invest in companies you want to own a part of without…
CarMax review
CarMax Review: 5 Things to Know Before You Buy or Sell Cars July 1, 2020
CarMax promises to make buying or selling a used car an easy and stress-free process through its “no haggle” policy.…
Carvana review
Carvana Review: 5 Things to Know Before You Buy or Sell Cars June 29, 2020
Since launching in 2012, Carvana has turned the business of buying and selling used vehicles inside out. Taking cues from…
Negative interest rates
What Is a Negative Interest Rate and How Could It 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…
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Why Did My Credit Score Drop? Credit June 17, 2020
You probably know that your credit score can drop if you don’t use credit responsibly. But there are also some…
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…
Credit Score Dropping
How to Keep Student Loan Forbearance From Hurting Your Credit Credit May 29, 2020
The federal CARES Act was passed in March 2020 to help people who have suffered financially because of the coronavirus…
Costco Executive Membership
Is a Costco Executive Membership Worth It? Shopping & Retail May 28, 2020
If you love shopping at Costco warehouse clubs as much as money expert Clark Howard does, you may have considered…
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 During Coronavirus Cars May 11, 2020
What is necessary to maintain on a car you're not driving? It's a question you probably didn't think about until…
Lowe's Home Improvement Store
5 Things to Know About Working for Lowe’s Jobs April 22, 2020
One thing that people who are stuck with no place to go during the coronavirus pandemic can do is make…
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…
Stimulus Coronavirus Checks
How to Track Your Stimulus Payment Before It Arrives Money & Credit April 13, 2020
Since the government announced in late March that millions of Americans would be receiving stimulus checks to combat the economic…
Woman calling about bills
Falling Behind on Bills? 8 Steps to Get Help From Creditors Fast Money & Credit April 8, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the U.S. economy. Millions of people have already lost their jobs, with many more in…
Student loans
Should I Stop Paying My Student Loans Right Now? Loans March 31, 2020
Team Clark has received a ton of questions through our Ask Clark service in recent days about how to handle…
Experian Credit Freeze
How to Freeze Your Credit With Experian Protect Your Identity March 30, 2020
Freezing your credit with all three major credit bureaus is the single most important thing you can do to protect…
Equifax Credit Freeze
How to Freeze Your Credit With Equifax Protect Your Identity March 30, 2020
Freezing your credit with all three major credit bureaus is the single most important thing you can do to protect…
TransUnion Credit Freeze
How to Freeze Your Credit With TransUnion Protect Your Identity March 30, 2020
Freezing your credit with all three major credit bureaus is the single most important thing you can do to protect…
Best way to spend or save your coronavirus stimulus check money
4 Things to Do With Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check Money & Credit March 30, 2020
The U.S. government has approved the use of $2 trillion in an attempt to stimulate the U.S. economy and help…
Paying Bills
How to Decide Which Bills to Pay First When You Have Limited Money Money & Credit March 20, 2020
If you've found yourself unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic — or you suspect that you might be soon —…
Hotel Deals
5 Steps to Getting a Good Deal on a Hotel Room Travel March 12, 2020
It’s never been easier to find and book a hotel room. But with so many options out there, finding the…
Dispute Error on Credit Report
How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report and Win Credit March 10, 2020
Your credit report — and corresponding credit score — is a vital part of your financial health. Using credit responsibly…
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…