Theo Thimou

Theo has co-written several books with Clark Howard, including the #1 New York Times bestseller "Living Large in Lean Times."
Unsecured server left FedEx customer documents for 100K+ accounts exposed
Unsecured server left FedEx customer documents for 100K+ accounts exposed Protect Your Identity February 16, 2018
Here's the latest in the ongoing saga of how corporate America fails to protect consumer information! FedEx is the latest…
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Dog food recall: Euthanasia drug found in cans of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits and more Recalls February 16, 2018
It's the latest in what has become a disturbingly common occurrence — another pet food maker has recalled a variety…
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This website tracks food poisoning reports at restaurants Food & Restaurants February 15, 2018
You might want to check this website before you head out for your next meal! A little-known website called IWasPoisoned.com…
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Costco’s new pilot program puts ordering kiosks in food courts Warehouse Clubs February 15, 2018
Who doesn't love Costco's $1.50 hot dog and refillable 20-ounce soda deal? Well, the company could soon roll out a…
Tax season 2018: Which tax prep solution is right for you?
Tax season 2018: Which tax prep solution is right for you? Money & Credit February 15, 2018
It's that time of year again when Americans scramble to get their taxes done before the April deadline. We know…
How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking
How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking Scams & Rip-Offs February 14, 2018
Think two-factor authentication for your financial accounts and a passcode on your phone protects you from hackers? Think again... RELATED: 5…
10 dollar store ‘deals’ that are actually duds
10 dollar store ‘deals’ that are actually duds Shopping & Retail February 13, 2018
If you like to save money, you probably love the dollar store! But some things at the dollar store aren't…
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS Taxes February 13, 2018
The IRS has a new warning about fake tax refunds being deposited into the bank accounts of taxpayers. Most of…
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Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs February 13, 2018
Have you heard of a new Amazon package scam called "brushing?" This crime involves having packages you didn't order from…
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Top 5 tax refund myths debunked Money & Credit February 13, 2018
Every tax season, there's a lot of anxiety surrounding tax refunds. Everyone wants to get their money as soon as…
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These are the most and least expensive states for home insurance Insurance February 12, 2018
With home insurance costs set to rise in 2018, there's never been a better time to re-shop your insurance. But…
13 ways to save money at Publix
13 ways to save money at Publix Food & Restaurants February 12, 2018
With 1,169 stores across the Southeast, Publix is a beloved fixture to a lot of grocery shoppers — even if…
Publix offering 90 days of generic meds for just $7.50
Publix offering 90 days of generic meds for just $7.50 Health February 12, 2018
If you're on a tight budget, you need to get every savings advantage you possibly can. Here's one from an…
Not so magical: Disney raises the cost of park admission again!
Not so magical: Disney raises the cost of park admission again! Travel February 12, 2018
Planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom or Disneyland this year? It's going to cost you a pretty penny, thanks…
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Deliv, Walgreens partner for same-day prescription delivery Health February 9, 2018
You're used to getting everything on demand these days — your TV content, your groceries on your doorstep, even somebody…
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These clear aligners could save you 65% on orthodontics Health February 9, 2018
"DENTIST, n. A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket." Famed American cynic Ambrose…
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Overstock branches out into roboadvising Investing & Retirement February 8, 2018
You can already buy everything from home goods to shoes to handbags and even cars on Overstock. Now the e-commerce…
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Walmart focuses on $10+ items for online shoppers Shopping & Retail February 8, 2018
You might think of Walmart as the place that brings you "Low Prices Every Day" in their stores, as their…
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Warning: Criminal ring outfitting Aldi supermarkets with card skimmers Scams & Rip-Offs February 8, 2018
You're probably familiar with skimmers on ATMs and how they can be used to steal money out of your checking…
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Will Costco’s Kirkland Signature toilet paper ruin your plumbing? Shopping & Retail February 7, 2018
You may have seen a post going around Facebook warning you about flushing Costco toilet paper down your toilet because…
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ESPN Plus streaming service coming for $5/month Mobile & Electronics February 7, 2018
Disney is ready to give sports fans a brand-new way to watch their favorite games with a new mobile-friendly streaming…
Walgreens to pay $2M fine for overcharging customers, selling expired baby formula
Walgreens to pay $2M fine for overcharging customers, selling expired baby formula Shopping & Retail February 7, 2018
How many times have you gotten up to the register at a store and had to fight for your right…
5 big changes coming to Macy’s in 2018
5 big changes coming to Macy’s in 2018 Shopping & Retail February 7, 2018
Macy's is right where the rubber meets the road in a world that's seen mall stores continue to struggle and…
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5 unusual strategies to sell your home in 2018 Homes & Real Estate February 6, 2018
Getting ready to list your home for sale soon? Taking a slightly unconventional approach to marketing can really pay off…
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9 states consider reviving penalties for not buying health insurance Health Insurance February 6, 2018
When the new GOP tax law went into effect January 1, we heard all about how it would overhaul the…
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Lidl cashier restores grocery shopper’s faith in humanity with simple gesture Shopping & Retail February 6, 2018
We're so used to a steady drumbeat of negative news as consumers. Sometimes it seems like being kicked around by…
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Study: Walmart 34% cheaper than Amazon, on average Budgeting & Saving February 5, 2018
We all know Walmart is cheap and Amazon is convenient, right? But is that convenience worth paying up to 100%…
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Kroger announces $2.15B deal to unload its convenience store business Shopping & Retail February 5, 2018
Kroger has announced the sale of its convenience store business for $2.15 billion to U.K. convenience store operator EG Group.…
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Use Apple products in your small business? You could get free cyber breach insurance! Business & Entrepreneurs February 5, 2018
When you're running a small business, the last thing you need is to have your computer system hit by malware…
13 tips on being frugal from famous billionaires
13 tips on being frugal from famous billionaires Money & Credit February 5, 2018
Think the super-rich spend their money freely on anything they want? Think again. RELATED: Shopping at Bargain Hunt — How…