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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SunTrust announces possible breach of 1.5 million customer records Protect Your Identity April 20, 2018
Another day, another data breach... And another instance of a bank taking the weak posture of offering free identity protection…
Get free admission at national parks Saturday
Get free admission at national parks Saturday Deals & Savings April 20, 2018
If you love the great outdoors, the second of the National Park Service’s four dates throughout the year when you can…
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Toys R Us gift cards: It’s now or never to use them! Shopping & Retail April 20, 2018
The Toys R Us liquidation is still going on, but we're about to cross a retail point of no return…
These are the 13 best-selling items at Costco right now
These are the 13 best-selling items at Costco right now Warehouse Clubs April 20, 2018
Costco Wholesale — one of money expert Clark Howard's favorite stores — is on a tear right now with sales…
AT&T Watch: New $15/month streaming service coming soon
AT&T Watch: New $15/month streaming service coming soon Mobile & Electronics April 20, 2018
Some CEOs have the funniest way of teasing new money-saving services... During testimony at an anti-trust case, AT&T CEO Randall…
Amazon in 2018: 6 things you should know about the e-commerce giant
Amazon in 2018: 6 things you should know about the e-commerce giant Online Shopping April 20, 2018
"Divinely discontent..." That's how CEO Jeff Bezos describes Amazon customers in his April 18 letter to shareholders. The annual note…
T-Mobile’s new plan for military members
T-Mobile ONE Military: Saving military families up to $764/year Service & Data Plans April 19, 2018
Some wireless carriers talk about honoring our active-duty military and honorably discharged veterans. But one carrier in particular really puts…
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Warning: Scam gives criminals complete control of your online accounts Money & Banking Scams April 18, 2018
As phone scams keep evolving, criminals are beginning to realize they can exploit two-factor authentication to take control of accounts…
Liquidation alert: Bon-Ton preparing to say bon voyage to all its 250 stores
Liquidation alert: Bon-Ton preparing to say bon voyage to all its 250 stores Shopping & Retail April 18, 2018
Another day, another massive liquidation announcement. On the heels of the Toys R Us liquidation, we're now getting word that…
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Pay raise: Natural Grocers sets minimum wage at $11 an hour Jobs & Employment April 18, 2018
With 146 stores in 19 states, Natural Grocers (NG) is one of our nation's original organic grocers. Founded in 1955,…
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The big chill: How to freeze your credit — literally! Credit & Debit Cards April 18, 2018
You've heard of freezing your credit, but have you ever heard of freezing your credit card? If you're having trouble…
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Here’s your 2018 estimated tax refund schedule Money & Credit April 18, 2018
Looking forward to a big fat refund check this year? Maybe you'll use it to pay down debt or treat…
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How to make your Venmo transactions private Mobile & Electronics April 17, 2018
If you're in Venmo's key demographic of millennials, you probably use the mobile payment service without thinking much about it.…
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Get a sneak peek at the Walmart.com redesign Shopping & Retail April 17, 2018
Walmart is saying out with the old and in with the new as it prepares to overhaul its website for…
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Netflix in 2018: 6 developments you should know about TV, Satellite & Cable April 17, 2018
Netflix is now 125 million members strong. Approximately 1.96M domestic customers came on board in the first quarter of 2018…
When should I book a refundable flight?
When should I book a refundable flight? Travel April 17, 2018
If you're ever been burned when travel plans change and you have to pay a big change or cancellation fee…
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Recall alert: 2M+ eggs sold at Walmart, Food Lion, Waffle House over salmonella fears Recalls April 16, 2018
Rose Acre Farms is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because of the likelihood of contamination with a potentially deadly strain of…
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7 ways you can shop at Costco without a membership Warehouse Clubs April 16, 2018
Here at Clark.com, we love Costco Wholesale! But not everyone is sold on the idea of having to pay to…
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No quarter? No problem! Try this Aldi cart hack Shopping & Retail April 16, 2018
Don't you just hate it when you pull up to your local Aldi and can't find a quarter to rent…
Tax season 2018: Which tax prep solution is right for you?
Tax season 2018: Which tax prep solution is right for you? Money & Credit April 13, 2018
It's that time of year again when Americans scramble to get their taxes done before the April deadline. We know…
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Here are the cheapest and easiest ways to do a will in 2018 Wills & Funerals April 13, 2018
There are several key elements to consider when you're planning for retirement and your future in general — living costs, where you may want…
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Prime Wardrobe: Try at home before you buy with free returns Clothing & Fashion April 13, 2018
Amazon appears to be one step closer to an official launch of its Prime Wardrobe service, but we're not quite…
6 beauty supplies that are a waste of your money
6 beauty supplies that are a waste of your money Health April 13, 2018
Health & beauty aids can take a big bite out of your budget. So it's important to make sure you're…
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How to create a will online for FREE in just 5 minutes Money & Credit April 13, 2018
For years, money expert Clark Howard has tried to drive home to his listeners and readers the importance of having…
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Why your credit score could see a 30-point boost on April 16 Credit April 13, 2018
We have some good news if you've had tax troubles in the past. The three main credit bureaus will remove…
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Bumped: The new loyalty program that gives you free company stock Stocks April 12, 2018
Looking for a new way to invest that blends seamlessly with your lifestyle as a shopper when you're out and…
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Fabric: A new way to buy life insurance starting at $6 a month Insurance April 12, 2018
Has the tapestry of your life grown to include children or a spouse who depends on you financially? Then it's…
Direct primary care: A new solution for rising health care costs?
Direct primary care: A new solution for rising health care costs? Health April 12, 2018
There's a new movement going on in primary and family care medicine that could deliver better care, cheaper prices and…
10 graduate degrees that offer the best and worst debt-to-income ratios
10 graduate degrees that offer the best and worst debt-to-income ratios Education April 11, 2018
If you think the cost of a four-year degree is expensive, try piling on another two or more years of…
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7 ways to save money at Cracker Barrel Food & Restaurants April 11, 2018
Half restaurant, half retail and all country. That's how Cracker Barrel describes itself. Dining at a Cracker Barrel is more…