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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)…
FTC robocalls map
This new tool shows the states with the most spam calls Cell Phones August 2, 2019
A new interactive web page from the Federal Trade Commission aims to shed a little light on what's become a…
2019 Toyota Yaris
The new cars people love the most in 2019 Cars August 2, 2019
If you're in the market for a new car, we have a list you need to see. You might be…
Required minimum distributions
What to Know About Required Minimum Distributions Investing & Retirement July 29, 2019
If you're taking money expert Clark Howard's advice and diligently saving for retirement, you should know about required minimum distributions…
Money under mattress at home
How much cash should you keep at home in case of emergency? Money & Credit July 26, 2019
You may have heard money expert Clark Howard recommend that everyone should keep some cash at home in case there's…
Home warranty/broken TV
Are home warranties worth it? Homes & Real Estate July 23, 2019
Maybe you've seen or heard one of the many advertisements out there for home warranty companies — they're pretty hard…
The IRS is rolling out a new W-4: What you need to know
The IRS is rolling out a new W-4: What you need to know Taxes July 15, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service has announced its intention to roll out a new W-4 form soon — and it might…
Timeshare building
How to refuse an inherited timeshare Travel July 12, 2019
If you've been "gifted" a timeshare property through an inheritance, you might be looking to disinherit or reject it. We…
9 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal
9 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal TV, Satellite & Cable July 9, 2019
Does your Wi-Fi signal need a boost? These days, most of us are using Wi-Fi in our homes to access…
Grilling out
5 ways to save money when you’re grilling out Save Money July 1, 2019
Hosting a backyard barbeque is a traditional way to celebrate the Fourth of July, Labor Day or any weekend when…
How a Roku or Other Streaming Device Can Make Your Vacation Even Better
How a Roku or Other Streaming Device Can Make Your Vacation Even Better Travel June 21, 2019
Anyone who has done much traveling knows that video entertainment options in hotels and even AirBnBs can vary wildly from…
Marriott Oahu Timeshare
How to Get Out of a Timeshare Travel June 1, 2018
For years now, money expert Clark Howard's advice on timeshares has been consistent and straight to the point: “Do NOT…