Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, MichaelSaves.com. He can be reached at [email protected]
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Best Verizon MVNOs: Cheap cell phone providers that use Verizon’s network Cell Phones August 13, 2019
Verizon's newest unlimited data plans cost between $70 and $90 per month before taxes for a single line of service,…
Tello Mobile review
Tello Mobile: Is this $10/month cell phone plan worth it? Cell Phones August 8, 2019
If you're looking for the absolute cheapest cell phone service plan, Tello Mobile is one of the few options to…
Best budgeting apps
Best budgeting tools: 3 apps to manage your money in 2019 Budgeting & Saving August 7, 2019
Mint, Personal Capital and You Need a Budget (YNAB) are three of the best budgeting tools, but which one is…
Amazon Prime
Amazon adds new discounted perk for Prime Student members Shopping & Retail August 6, 2019
If you or someone you know has an Amazon Prime Student account, you should know about an exclusive new perk…
DirecTV Now and AT&T TV Now
Big change coming to DirecTV Now live TV streaming service Streaming TV July 30, 2019
If you're a current DirecTV Now subscriber or have been thinking about signing up, AT&T is making a significant change…
Cable TV vs. Streaming TV
Cable vs. Streaming: Does cutting the cord really save you money? TV, Satellite & Cable July 23, 2019
When I started reviewing live TV streaming services for Clark.com, Sling TV's cheapest monthly plan was $20, DirecTV Now was…
Sling TV vs. YouTube TV
Sling TV vs. YouTube TV: Which streaming service is better? TV, Satellite & Cable July 19, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard is a YouTube TV subscriber, but he and several members of Team Clark also have lots…
Verizon cell phone
Cheap cell phone service provider adds Verizon as network partner Cell Phones July 16, 2019
Ting, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that currently partners with Sprint and T-Mobile, is adding service over the Verizon…
Costco Wholesale
Citi is eliminating these benefits for Costco cardholders Credit Cards July 12, 2019
If you have a Costco credit card or have been thinking about getting one, Citi is making some big changes…
AT&T store
Best AT&T MVNOs: Cheap cell phone providers that use AT&T’s network Cell Phones July 10, 2019
Millions and millions of Americans choose AT&T for its fast and reliable wireless network, but did you know that you…
Twigby Review
Twigby Review: 6 things to know before you sign up Cell Phones July 1, 2019
If you want to lower your cell phone bill to $25 per month or less, your options are limited with…
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Target vs. Walmart price comparison: Which store is cheaper? Shopping & Retail June 28, 2019
In a retail world that Amazon seems to be taking over, Target and Walmart are doing whatever they can to…
Visible
Verizon-owned Visible is making a big change to its unlimited plan Cell Phones June 26, 2019
Visible, the low-cost cell phone provider owned by Verizon, is improving its unlimited data plan. The wireless carrier confirms to…
YouTube TV vs. Hulu Live: Which streaming service is better?
YouTube TV vs. Hulu Live: Which streaming service is better? TV, Satellite & Cable June 17, 2019
YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV are two of the most popular cable TV alternatives, but is one better…
Cell phones
New report: The best cell phone providers in America Cell Phones June 4, 2019
Consumer Cellular has been named the best cell phone provider for customer satisfaction, beating Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and a…
Lower your cell phone bill
9 easy ways to lower your cell phone bill Cell Phones May 29, 2019
Are you ready to lower your cell phone bill? Unlimited plans from the Big 4 wireless providers cost around $80…
T-Mobile and Sprint merger: What it means for you
T-Mobile is making big changes to its unlimited data plan Cell Phones May 23, 2019
New and existing T-Mobile customers are going to be affected by changes to the wireless provider's unlimited data plan. The…
Beverly Harzog
How one woman paid off $20,000 of credit card debt in 2 years Debt May 23, 2019
Beverly Harzog is a former shopaholic who maxed out seven credit cards and racked up more than $20,000 worth of…
Streaming services ranked from best to worst
New report: The #1 streaming service in America TV, Satellite & Cable May 21, 2019
Video streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and a handful of internet-based live TV providers have replaced traditional…
Republic Wireless low-cost cell phone service
Republic Wireless Review: 7 things to know before you sign up Cell Phones May 20, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard has talked about cheap cell phone plans from Republic Wireless for years, but is the service…
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3 things to know about Disney’s new streaming service TV, Satellite & Cable May 13, 2019
The Walt Disney Company is entering the crowded streaming marketplace later this year with the U.S. launch of Disney+ on…
American Express Blue Cash Preferred Credit Card
American Express adds new 6% cash back category to popular credit card Credit Cards May 3, 2019
American Express is adding two cash back categories and dropping one from its popular Blue Cash Preferred credit card. American…
Discover is making big changes to its 2019 cash back bonus calendar
Discover is making big changes to its 2019 cash back bonus calendar Credit Cards May 1, 2019
If you have a Discover card in your wallet, you're going to want to know about some extra ways to…
Woman shopping online and paying with a credit card from the wallet.
The best credit card for emergency expenses Credit Cards April 29, 2019
If your wallet is full of rewards credit cards, you may not have the right type of card when an…
YouTube TV vs. PlayStation Vue: Which streaming TV service is best?
YouTube TV vs. PlayStation Vue: Which streaming TV service is best? TV, Satellite & Cable April 22, 2019
YouTube TV is a popular live TV streaming service for sports fans, but many Clark.com readers tell us that PlayStation…
How many credit cards should you have?
How many credit cards should you have? Credit Cards April 18, 2019
How many credit cards do you really need? For most people, money expert Clark Howard says the answer to that…
Clark Howard's wallet
These are the 4 credit cards in Clark Howard’s wallet Credit Cards April 9, 2019
People are always coming up to money expert Clark Howard and asking, "What credit cards do you use?" You're about…
Straight Talk review: Is this cheap cell phone provider worth it?
Straight Talk review: Is this cheap cell phone provider worth it? Cell Phones April 8, 2019
Many of money expert Clark Howard's fans have turned to TracFone-owned Straight Talk for cheap cell phone service. Should you…
AT&T is making big changes to its DirecTV Now streaming service
AT&T is making big changes to its DirecTV Now streaming service Mobile & Electronics March 12, 2019
AT&T is changing its DirecTV Now streaming bundles and raising the starting price to $50 per month. In a news…
5 things to know about Spectrum’s new $15/month streaming service
5 things to know about Spectrum’s new $15/month streaming service TV, Satellite & Cable February 21, 2019
Spectrum TV Essentials is a new live TV streaming service for only $14.99 per month.  The service will be available…