Theo Thimou

Theo has co-written several books with Clark Howard, including the #1 New York Times bestseller "Living Large in Lean Times."
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Best and worst auto insurance companies Insurance June 20, 2018
Thinking about shopping your auto insurance? A huge percent of people never shop their insurance needs — and that's a bad idea considering…
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Prime Wardrobe: Try at home before you buy with free returns Clothing & Fashion June 20, 2018
It's official: As of June 20, Amazon's Prime Wardrobe service is now open to all Prime subscribers. Not familiar with…
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Key won’t turn in ignition? Here’s how to get your vehicle started Car Maintenance & Repair June 19, 2018
Have you ever had your key stick in the ignition so you can't turn your vehicle on? Turns out there's…
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Insurance switcheroo: Some insurers rely on others to underwrite their policies Insurance June 15, 2018
When you hear, "15 minutes could save you 15% or more...," what comes to mind? Most people know that's the…
How to cope with skyrocketing long-term care insurance premiums
How to cope with skyrocketing long-term care insurance premiums Insurance June 13, 2018
The long-term care insurance business model is broken. A perfect storm of overly generous benefits, decades of unusually low premiums…
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Should you get car insurance through your credit union? Insurance June 8, 2018
If you're a credit union customer, you may get a solicitation in the mail saying that you're paying too much…
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Looking to lower your funeral or cremation costs? Join a non-profit memorial society Life June 7, 2018
Death isn't a topic people generally like to talk about. But the financial burden that is placed on the family…
Report: These 3 vitamin supplements are actually worth the money
Report: These 3 vitamin supplements are actually worth the money Health June 5, 2018
Whether your fitness goals include exercising, eating better or just the catch-all of "getting healthy," chances are vitamins and herbal…
How to get a free VIN report before buying a used car
How to get a free VIN report before buying a used car Cars June 5, 2018
The next time you're buying a used car, there are a variety of services you can use for a free…
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5 things to know about dog DNA test kit Wisdom Panel Children & Pets June 4, 2018
With the rise in popularity of at-home genetic testing kits for people, it was only a matter of time before…
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$1 kids flicks: Regal Summer Movies Express, AMC Summer Movie Camp and more Deals & Savings June 4, 2018
Looking for cheap ways to keep the kids entertained this summer? Look no further than your local movie theater! Regal…
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Looking for a Coinstar alternative? Check your local credit union Budgeting & Saving June 1, 2018
Have you ever brought a jar of change to one of those coin-counting machines to cash it in? It's a…
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7 ways to get refunds for retail price drops with no effort Shopping & Retail May 29, 2018
When you're out doing your shopping, you're always looking for the best price. But what if the best price automatically…
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Scrap metal recycling for profit: How to turn old clutter into cash Life May 21, 2018
OK, cards on the table: I am by no means an expert on recycling scrap metal. I've only done it…
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How to appeal your property tax assessment Homes & Real Estate May 17, 2018
Think your property tax assessment is too high? The property tax appeal process is easier than you may think! I…
Clark Howard’s guide to saving money on your wedding
Clark Howard’s guide to saving money on your wedding Life May 17, 2018
When money expert Clark Howard's daughter was planning her wedding for May 2018, she and her fiancé used a lot…
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you Homes & Real Estate May 16, 2018
If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're probably tempted to make that call and get…
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Hey, Verizon customers: 4 ways to cut your wireless bill by 60% to 75%! Mobile & Electronics May 15, 2018
You can save up to 60% or 75% on your monthly cell phone bill while still enjoying the same service…
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Chili’s data breach: Here’s what we know so far Protect Your Identity May 14, 2018
Restaurant chain Chili's has announced that a portion of its restaurants were affected by a newly discovered data breach for…
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Could pay-per-mile insurance save you big bucks? Insurance May 10, 2018
Looking for a new way to save money on your auto insurance? If you live in a metro area and…
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Best and worst home insurance companies Insurance May 9, 2018
The latest ranking of home insurance companies shows that just focusing on what you pay in premiums isn't necessarily the…
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule?
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule? Cars May 9, 2018
The average length of an auto loan in the U.S. is now 69.5 months, up nearly four full months since…
How to stop robocalls for good
How to stop robocalls for good Phones & Mobile Devices May 8, 2018
Junk calls and robocalls are now completely out of control. If you're looking for ways to stop them, we've got…
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5 things to know about the new Nestle-Starbucks alliance Food & Restaurants May 7, 2018
Coffee lovers are waking up to smell a freshly brewed K-Cup now that Nestle has entered into a $7.2 billion…
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Windshield wiper replacement: A simple job that can save you money Cars May 4, 2018
Looking for simple ways to save money when it comes to your vehicle? Try replacing your windshield wiper blades yourself.…
10 retailers offering the best deals on quality hearing aids
10 retailers offering the best deals on quality hearing aids Health May 4, 2018
According to recent research, hearing loss continues to be a significant problem for seniors — affecting 27% of people in a…
How to sue someone in small claims court
How to sue someone in small claims court Protect Your Rights & Identity May 3, 2018
Small claims court is designed to be a quick and easy way for you as a consumer to get a…
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These are the most and least expensive states for home insurance Insurance May 2, 2018
With home insurance costs set to rise this year, there's never been a better time to re-shop your insurance. But…
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Have solicitors asking about your electric bill? Here’s what you need to know Scams & Rip-Offs May 2, 2018
Some scams have a way of popping out of the woodwork from time to time and then going underground before…
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8 ways to save money at andThat! stores Shopping & Retail May 1, 2018
You're probably familiar with all the usual chain dollar store suspects — Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Family Dollar, 99-Cents Only.…