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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Retail alert: Sears, Kmart to close more stores
Retail alert: These major retailers are closing stores in 2018 Shopping & Retail November 8, 2018
2018 has been a tough year for some traditional retailers. After shutting down more than 5,000 stores in 2017, there have…
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Total Wireless Review: Cheap Cell Phone Plans on Verizon’s Network Mobile & Electronics November 8, 2018
Total Wireless is a low-cost cell phone service that may be able to cut your current bill in half! The…
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Unlimited Plans Comparison: T-Mobile vs. AT&T vs. Verizon Mobile & Electronics November 6, 2018
If you’re shopping for an unlimited data plan with one of the major wireless providers, how do you choose between…
Coverage Maps: Find a Cheap Cell Phone Plan With the Best Coverage
Coverage Maps: Find a Cheap Cell Phone Plan With the Best Coverage Mobile & Electronics November 2, 2018
If you're planning to switch to a cheaper cell phone plan, you can avoid dropped calls and slow data by…
Hulu is making changes to its live TV channel lineup
Hulu is making changes to its live TV channel lineup TV, Satellite & Cable November 1, 2018
If you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV, there are changes to the channel lineup that you'll want to know…
Discover just announced its 5% cash back bonus categories for 2019
Discover just announced its 5% cash back bonus categories for 2019 Credit Cards November 1, 2018
If you have a Discover card in your wallet, you'll want to know about the cash back bonus categories for…
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How to save $50 on Amazon Prime with this credit card perk Credit Cards October 30, 2018
There's a way to save $50 a year on your Amazon Prime membership by taking advantage of a unique credit…
5 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Sling TV
5 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Sling TV TV, Satellite & Cable October 25, 2018
NEWS ALERT: Now through April 5, Sling TV is offering 14 days of its news-heavy Sling Blue package for free…
Best cell phone plans and deals
Best Cell Phone Plans and Deals for 2020 Cell Phones October 22, 2018
Paying too much for cell phone service? If you're willing to switch providers, there are cheap phone plans starting at…
Venmo is making a big change to its payment service
Venmo is making a big change to its payment service Mobile & Electronics October 17, 2018
If you have a Venmo account to send and receive payments, there's a big change to the service that you…
Amazon is hiring and you can work from home
Amazon is hiring and you can work from home Jobs October 15, 2018
Amazon is currently trying to fill lots of new work-from-home jobs, but you have to know where to look to…
Scam alert: Do not apply for this fake Amazon work-from-home job
Scam alert: Do not apply for this fake Amazon work-from-home job News October 15, 2018
We have an update to a phone scam that's been using Amazon's name to target people interested in stay-at-home jobs.…
Secret ‘Medicine Ball’ Tea Added to Starbucks Menu: Here’s the Recipe
Secret ‘Medicine Ball’ Tea Added to Starbucks Menu: Here’s the Recipe Health October 15, 2018
A secret Starbucks menu item became such a hit with cold sufferers that the company has made it part of…
Streaming TV Comparison: Which Service Has the Best Channel Lineup?
Streaming TV Comparison: Which Service Has the Best Channel Lineup? TV, Satellite & Cable October 10, 2018
THE LATEST:  NEWS ALERT: YouTube TV says it has struck a deal with Sinclair to keep FOX Regional Sports Networks…
Total Wireless vs. Verizon speed test: Which is faster?
Total Wireless vs. Verizon speed test: Which is faster? Mobile & Electronics October 10, 2018
If you're thinking about switching from Verizon to Total Wireless for a cheaper cell phone plan, you may be wondering…
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Target is making big changes to compete with Dollar Tree and Aldi Shopping & Retail October 9, 2018
Target has just announced a new line of more than 70 everyday products that are priced to compete with discount stores…
Ask Clark: How safe is Mint.com?
Ask Clark: How safe is Mint.com? October 8, 2018
Millions of Americans use free personal finance apps like Mint.com to track their spending, but many people still have reservations…
4 Things to Know About Hulu’s Live TV Streaming Service
4 Things to Know About Hulu’s Live TV Streaming Service TV, Satellite & Cable October 8, 2018
The price of Hulu + Live TV has increased from $44.99 to $54.99 per month. Hulu + Live TV offers…
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Buying Gas From a Station on This List Is Better for Your Car Cars October 8, 2018
When you're deciding where to pull over for gas, do you look for the Top Tier logo? Maybe you should…
YouTube TV vs. AT&T TV Now
YouTube TV vs. AT&T TV Now: 7 Things to Consider Before You Sign Up  TV, Satellite & Cable October 5, 2018
If you're feeling stuck with a $100 a month cable package, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now)…
The best live TV streaming services for cord-cutters in 2019
The best live TV streaming services for cord-cutters in 2019 TV, Satellite & Cable October 5, 2018
Are you paying more than $100 a month for cable or satellite TV service? You may be able to cut…
Best prepaid unlimited plans: Metro by T-Mobile vs. Cricket vs. Boost Mobile
Best prepaid unlimited plans: Metro by T-Mobile vs. Cricket vs. Boost Mobile Mobile & Electronics October 4, 2018
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint aren't your only options for unlimited data plans! You may be able to get the…
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Discover is eliminating one of its cash back credit card benefits Credit Cards October 4, 2018
If you're a Discover customer, Clark.com has learned that yet another credit card benefit is ending soon. The credit card…
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Need a job? Amazon is hiring and just raised its minimum wage Jobs October 2, 2018
If you've been thinking about applying for a job with Amazon, the retail giant is raising its minimum hourly wage.…
Visible’s $40/month unlimited plan isn’t just for iPhone users anymore
Visible’s $40/month unlimited plan isn’t just for iPhone users anymore Mobile & Electronics October 2, 2018
If you want Verizon's 4G LTE network for a lower price, Visible is one of the new options that has emerged.…
Unreal Mobile: New ‘unlimited’ cell phone plan starts at $10 a month
Unreal Mobile: New ‘unlimited’ cell phone plan starts at $10 a month Mobile & Electronics September 29, 2018
Unreal Mobile, a new wireless service from FreedomPop, has just launched a cell phone plan for $10 a month! I…
New $10/month cell phone plan runs on AT&T’s network
New $10/month cell phone plan runs on AT&T’s network Mobile & Electronics September 29, 2018
Unreal Mobile has just launched a new partnership with AT&T to expand its $10 a month cell phone plan. Does…
3 cheap cell phone plans that run on AT&T’s network
3 cheap cell phone plans that run on AT&T’s network Mobile & Electronics September 28, 2018
Millions and millions of Americans choose AT&T for its reliable wireless network, but did you know that you can get…
4 things to know before you buy an Instant Pot
4 things to know before you buy an Instant Pot Shopping & Retail September 28, 2018
The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker has quickly grown in popularity over the last few years and become the secret…
Every Chase cardholder needs to know about this new security feature
Every Chase cardholder needs to know about this new security feature Credit Cards September 28, 2018
If you have a Chase credit card in your wallet, there's a new security feature that can help give you…