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 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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Costco Tire Center: 7 things to know before getting new tires Cars January 14, 2019
When you think of Costco, you probably don't immediately think of tires — but maybe you should! That's because the warehouse…
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Recall Alert: 1.7 million more Toyota vehicles for air bag issue Cars January 10, 2019
Toyota is recalling an additional 1.7 million vehicles worldwide for potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators. The latest move adds…
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5 things to know before you use Costco Photo Center Shopping & Retail January 10, 2019
Costco Wholesale is known for its low prices on everything, right? Well, you can add all your photo printing needs…
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Tax return filing in 2019: January 28 is the first day to file! Money & Credit January 9, 2019
It's official: Tax season will begin Monday, January 28 this year. That's the first day the Internal Revenue Service will…
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Best online wills: Comparing 4 free or cheap options Money & Credit January 9, 2019
Looking for the best online will maker? Here are four free or cheap services that can help you create will…
Refund reversal: White House official says tax refunds will arrive as scheduled
Refund reversal: White House official says tax refunds will arrive as scheduled Money & Credit January 7, 2019
There's good news if you've been fretting over not getting your federal tax refund because of the partial government shutdown.…
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Disney hikes the cost of tickets to California theme parks by 10% Travel January 7, 2019
Disney is starting out the new year with a hefty price hike at its iconic Disneyland Resort and sister California…
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Why Clark says this is the best time of the year to find deals Shopping & Retail January 7, 2019
Fancy yourself a bargain hunter? If so, this is your week to get some amazing sales, according to money expert…
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The new 1040 tax form: What you need to know Money & Credit December 28, 2018
With the simplification of the tax code brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS has revised…
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Microsoft issues emergency security patch for Internet Explorer Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21, 2018
Microsoft has issued a series of emergency security patches for certain versions of Internet Explorer that criminals are actively exploiting…
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Check your statement if you’ve been to a Caribou Coffee lately Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21, 2018
Coffee & Bagel Brands announced that it was targeted by hackers at hundreds of its locations from late August through…
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What the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate hike means for you Money & Credit December 20, 2018
For the fourth time this year, the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected interest rate hike on Thursday. But what…
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5 things to know before you buy glasses from Costco Optical Health December 20, 2018
Costco Optical offers a full range of eyeglasses and related eye exam services right inside the warehouse club chain. When…
Money Challenge
How to save $5,000 with the 52-week money challenge Money & Credit December 19, 2018
What would an extra $5,000 mean in your life in the coming year? Would you use it to pay bills,…
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Here are the new IRS tax rates and income brackets for 2019 Money & Credit December 18, 2018
Thanks to the return of modest inflation, the Internal Revenue Service has tweaked the tax rates and income brackets for…
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2019 jobs update: These 10 careers are having hiring sprees Jobs & Military December 17, 2018
Want to start the new year with a new career? We've got a fresh list of jobs that have experienced…
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After controversy, Robinhood withdraws plan for 3% checking/savings account Money & Credit December 14, 2018
Robinhood says it is putting the brakes on the rollout of a new free checking and savings account that promised…
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Recall alert: 9Lives recalls wet canned cat food Recalls December 13, 2018
The J.M. Smucker Company is announcing a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet canned cat food…
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Warning: Fake package-tracking email may have a nasty malware surprise Scams & Rip-Offs December 12, 2018
'Tis the season for online shopping, which means more people than usual are expecting packages in the mail leading up…
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Best and worst home insurance companies Insurance December 12, 2018
Looking for the best homeowners insurance? The top home insurance companies aren't always those with the cheapest premiums! RELATED: Best…
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How to get your student loans cancelled if your college abruptly shuts down Education December 10, 2018
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Recall alert: Kroger, Lidl dry dog food among 9 brands recalled Recalls December 10, 2018
Dry dog food that may contain toxic levels of vitamin D has been recalled Kroger and Lidl, among other retailers,…
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Looking for the best auto insurance? A huge percentage of people never shop their car insurance needs — and that's…
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New warning: The ‘grandparents scam’ can drain seniors of thousands in cash Scams & Rip-Offs December 7, 2018
The so-called "grandparents scam" is an ugly crime that can bilk senior citizens out of thousands of their hard-earned dollars…
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These are the 17 best-selling items at Costco right now Warehouse Clubs December 7, 2018
Costco Wholesale — one of money expert Clark Howard's favorite stores — is on a tear right now with sales…
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Online puppy scams have cost people thousands — here’s how to spot them Scams & Rip-Offs December 6, 2018
Everyone loves a puppy! But if you're in the market for a new family member for the holidays, here's what…
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How to make your Venmo transactions private Mobile & Electronics December 6, 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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Recall alert: Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar Recalls December 6, 2018
Tris Pharma, Inc., has recalled three lots of infant ibuprofen because of a formulation error creating a potency that could…
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6 things to know before the December 15 Obamacare open enrollment deadline Health Insurance December 5, 2018
Have you signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace yet? Open enrollment is soon coming to…