Michael Timmermann has been helping people save money for more than a decade. He writes about budgeting, streaming TV services and cell phone plans for Clark.com. Prior to joining Team Clark in 2014, Michael produced Clark Howard's popular segments for CNN's sister network, HLN. After paying off his mortgage in two years, Michael started MichaelSaves.com, a website where he shares practical ways to lower your monthly bills and meet your own financial goals. He can be reached at [email protected].
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Hulu Live Is Dropping These Regional Sports Networks Streaming TV October 22, 2020
Hulu + Live TV is the latest streaming service to lose Fox Regional Sports Networks. The Sinclair-owned RSNs are being…
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Which Live TV Streaming Service Has the Best Cloud DVR? Streaming TV October 16, 2020
If you want to record your favorite TV shows, movies and live sporting events, cloud DVR is an important feature…
Minimum Internet Speed Requirements for Streaming TV Services
Minimum Internet Speed Requirements for Streaming TV Services Streaming TV October 9, 2020
If you're thinking about canceling cable or satellite TV to sign up for an affordable live TV streaming service, you'll…
Best T-Mobile MVNOs
Best T-Mobile MVNOs: Cheap Cell Phone Providers That Use T-Mobile’s Network Cell Phones October 5, 2020
A number of smaller cell phone carriers called mobile virtual network operators partner with T-Mobile to use its towers, but…
Just Announced: YouTube TV Is Losing Fox Regional Sports Networks
Just Announced: YouTube TV Is Losing Fox Regional Sports Networks Streaming TV September 30, 2020
YouTube TV is dropping Fox Regional Sports Networks from its channel lineup as a short-term extension is set to expire.…
Stream NFL RedZone Without Cable
How to Watch NFL RedZone Without Cable Streaming TV September 25, 2020
If you're a football fan who doesn't want to miss a single touchdown, NFL RedZone is a must-have channel. But…
Tracfone Verizon
Just Announced: Verizon to Buy Tracfone’s Prepaid Wireless Brands Cell Phones September 14, 2020
Big changes are coming to the prepaid wireless business! Verizon has agreed to acquire Tracfone from America Movil in a…
YouTube TV Review: What You Need to Know Before Signing Up
YouTube TV Adds NFL Network and Launches Sports Plus Add-On Streaming TV September 3, 2020
Just in time for football season, YouTube TV has added NFL Network to its channel lineup. This development had been…
Locast Streaming Service Review
4 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Locast Streaming TV August 31, 2020
If you've quit cable TV but still want to watch your local stations without setting up an antenna, Locast may…
Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Verizon
Verizon Is Making Big Changes to Its Unlimited Data Plans Cell Phones August 18, 2020
Verizon is making big changes to its unlimited data plans that include more perks for the same price. Starting August…
Boost Mobile
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Boost Mobile is offering a way to lower your cell phone bill to just $10 a month. That's the starting…
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Scam Alert: Beware of Phone Calls From These Area Codes Scams & Rip-Offs August 11, 2020
IRS scammers are up to their old tricks again! One of the most common phone scams every year happens when…
5 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for AT&T Prepaid
5 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for AT&T Prepaid Cell Phones August 10, 2020
AT&T isn't a company that I normally associate with cheap cell phone plans, but the AT&T Prepaid division has increased…
YouTube TV vs. fuboTV: Which Streaming Service Is Better?
YouTube TV vs. fuboTV: Which Streaming Service Is Better? Streaming TV August 3, 2020
YouTube TV and fuboTV are the two live TV streaming services that most closely resemble a traditional cable package, but…
T-Mobile unlimited plan deal
New T-Mobile Unlimited Deal Offers 4 Lines for $100 a Month Cell Phones July 23, 2020
One of T-Mobile's unlimited data plans is getting cheaper. Starting July 24 and for a limited time, you can get…
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5 Ways to Upgrade Sling TV and Still Pay Less Than YouTube TV Streaming TV July 8, 2020
After YouTube TV raised its monthly price by $15, many cord-cutters may be giving Sling TV a second look. YouTube…
Sling TV logo over streaming service channel guide explaining the new price guarantee announcement
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Sling TV is responding to YouTube TV's price hike by offering new and existing subscribers a one-year price guarantee. Here's…
YouTube TV Price Hike
YouTube TV Is Raising Its Price to $65 a Month Streaming TV June 30, 2020
YouTube TV has confirmed that the starting price for its live TV streaming service is going up by $15 a…
Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Verizon
5 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Verizon Prepaid Cell Phones June 29, 2020
If you're happy with the service you get from Verizon Wireless but want a lower price, Verizon Prepaid may be…
Things to Know Before You Sign Up for fuboTV
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fuboTV, a sports-focused live TV streaming service, is adding ESPN to its channel lineup starting this summer. In a news…
Things to Know Before You Sign Up for fuboTV
5 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for fuboTV Streaming TV June 5, 2020
If you want to cut the cord to save money, fuboTV is a sports-heavy live TV streaming service that you…
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Answer These 5 Questions to Choose a Live TV Streaming Service Streaming TV May 29, 2020
If you're trying to cut the cord, you may not know how to choose a live TV streaming service for…
Amazon Fire tablet
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Millions of Amazon customers can get 12 months of free access to the Food Network Kitchen Premium app right now.…
Tipping for delivery during COVID-19
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The coronavirus pandemic is forcing many Americans to shift their spending habits in ways they never have before. Some people…
YouTube TV possible price hike
Is YouTube TV Going to Raise Prices Soon? Streaming TV May 22, 2020
After a deal was announced to bring 14 additional ViacomCBS networks to YouTube TV, many subscribers are wondering if a…
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile cell phone service
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If you've been thinking about switching to Xfinity Mobile, you'll want to know about changes to its data plans and…
YouTube TV live TV streaming service
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Stimulus Coronavirus Checks
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Costco face mask policy
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All Costco Wholesale members must follow a new rule amid the coronavirus pandemic. Starting May 4, Costco is requiring shoppers…
Uber Eats delivery and pickup app
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Uber Eats is a popular app and website that partners with restaurants to deliver food right to your doorstep. Before…