Theo Thimou About the author:
Theo has co-written several books with Clark Howard, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Living Large in Lean Times. As a single widowed parent of two young children, he strives to bring unique savings tips to men and women like him who must face life without their spouses. He can be reached at [email protected]
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New survey: The most reliable cars for 2019
New survey: The most reliable cars for 2019 Cars February 15, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard recommends that you buy a car that’s two or three years old because brand new cars…
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Can I use a credit card to pay my taxes? Money & Credit February 14, 2019
Wondering if you can pay taxes with a credit card? The answer is "yes" but there are a couple reasons…
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Target corrects embarrassing app price-switching practice Shopping & Retail February 12, 2019
When is the price not the price on an item you're thinking of buying? Target has had to address that…
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Why everything from toilet paper to diapers to charcoal could cost you more in 2019 Shopping & Retail February 11, 2019
If you're a dedicated brand-name shopper, your weekly supermarket haul is about to get more expensive. Consumer packaged goods giants…
This Social Security calculator shows you how long you can expect to receive benefits
This Social Security calculator shows you how long you can expect to receive benefits Money & Credit February 8, 2019
Death isn't the most pleasant thing to think about. But the reality is that it will happen to all of…
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Visit a Sonic Drive-In in 2017? You could be getting paid… Protect Your Rights & Identity February 7, 2019
If you used a debit or credit card at any one of more than 300 Sonic Drive-In locations a couple…
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Study: Best and worst drivers ranked by state Cars February 7, 2019
Everyone likes to think they're a good driver. But there's new data indicating the best and worst drivers by state…
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Lemon laws: These states do the best job protecting consumers in new car purchases Cars February 6, 2019
Lemon laws have existed at the state level dozens of years to protect consumers from buying a new vehicle that…
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Job alert: These 10 companies are hiring like crazy in February Jobs & Military February 5, 2019
A lot of people tend to recover from the holidays by taking the month of January off from the job…
Aspiration Bank: 7 things you need to know before you open an account
Aspiration Bank: 7 things you need to know before you open an account Money & Credit January 31, 2019
Want to park your money in a moderate-yield interest account that has a conscience? Then maybe Aspiration Bank is the…
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Here are the top 25 companies hiring for work-from-home jobs Jobs & Employment January 31, 2019
Do you want a job that offers true freedom and flexibility for your lifestyle? We've got a new list of…
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New survey: These 25 states are the cheapest places to retire Money & Credit January 31, 2019
When it comes to retirement costs, do you know how much income you'll need in order to live comfortably when…
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If you’ve bought Canada Dry Ginger Ale over the last 5 years, you could be getting paid Shopping & Retail January 30, 2019
If you bought any Canada Dry Ginger Ale product over the last few years, you're eligible for compensation as part…
Why you shouldn’t want to get a big tax refund check
Why you shouldn’t want to get a big tax refund check Money & Credit January 30, 2019
Each tax season, many people rush to file their return as soon as they can so they can get a…
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Ask Clark: Should I get a prepaid maintenance plan on a new car? Cars January 29, 2019
When you buy a new car, chances are you'll be offered a prepaid maintenance plan by the dealership. While it's…
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Apple FaceTime bug lets others spy on you Mobile & Electronics January 29, 2019
Apple has revealed there's a new FaceTime bug that lets users secretly listen in through someone else's iPhone when a…
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6 things to know about Costco’s return policy Shopping & Retail January 29, 2019
When it comes to being able to take back something you've bought, it doesn't get much better in the world…
Which wireless carrier has the fastest network?
Which wireless carrier has the fastest network? Mobile & Electronics January 28, 2019
If you've got the need for speed, you'll probably want to be a customer of one of two particular mobile…
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These 3 companies are hiring for 77,000+ positions in 2019 Jobs & Military January 24, 2019
With the U.S. weekly jobless claims falling to a 50-year low, this is a great time to be looking for…
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New data breach affects 24 million+ big bank loan customers Protect Your Rights & Identity January 24, 2019
Have you taken out a mortgage or a loan or purchased life insurance with a big bank in the last…
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PayPal offers $25 million in zero-interest cash advances to government workers Money & Credit January 23, 2019
As the longest shutdown in our nation's history drags on, nearly 1 million federal employees are either on furlough or…
The 25 best jobs in America for 2019
The 25 best jobs in America for 2019 Jobs & Military January 23, 2019
Now that we're through the holiday season, this is a great time of the year to look for a new…
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Looking for the best mechanic? Here are 10 shops to try Car Maintenance & Repair January 22, 2019
When you're looking for the best mechanic, there are a lot of choices out there: You could go to the…
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5 things to know about SquadHelp — the site that pays you for creative business names Business & Entrepreneurs January 22, 2019
Need to make a quick hundred bucks? SquadHelp lets you submit names for startup businesses and get compensated. If your…
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7 things to know about Costco Pharmacy before you fill a prescription Shopping & Retail January 18, 2019
When you're sick, Costco Pharmacy could be good for what ails you. The pharmacy department at the warehouse club chain…
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IRS announces tax break for everyone: An estimated tax withholding penalty waiver Money & Credit January 17, 2019
Nobody exactly likes paying the Internal Revenue Service, but there's something even worse than paying taxes. How about paying a…
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Here’s your estimated 2019 tax refund schedule Money & Credit January 16, 2019
Wondering when you might get the refund for your 2018 taxes from the IRS this year? It depends on when…
9 things to know about filing your taxes during a government shutdown
9 things to know about filing your taxes during a government shutdown Money & Credit January 16, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is out with new guidance for filing your taxes during a government shutdown as the historic…
New survey: The 13 best grocery stores for price and quality
New survey: The 13 best grocery stores for price and quality Shopping & Retail January 15, 2019
For the second year in a row, Trader Joe's claims the top spot in a newly released survey of customer…
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Netflix raising prices by up to 18% Mobile & Electronics January 15, 2019
Netflix has raised prices on all of its subscription plans, according to brand-new pricing on its sign-up page. RELATED: Free…