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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State Farm is a major home and auto insurer with big name recognition, heavy advertising and catchy jingles. But can…
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When it comes to investing, money expert Clark Howard favors investment companies that hold costs down for their customers and…
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Ask Clark: How many bank accounts should I have? Banks & Banking May 16, 2019
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Do you invest with Fidelity Investments or are you thinking about investing with them? This popular online discount brokerage is…
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