Theo Thimou

Theo has co-written several books with Clark Howard, including the #1 New York Times bestseller "Living Large in Lean Times."
Uber lays out vision for self-driving flying cars
Uber lays out vision for self-driving flying cars Cars October 28, 2016
Remember The Jetsons and the promise of George Jetson zipping to work in his flying car? That future could be…
Stash puts the power of investing in the palm of your hand
Stash puts the power of investing in the palm of your hand Money & Credit October 28, 2016
What's standing between you and investing for your future—right now, this very minute? Is it time? Money? Knowledge? A new…
7 ways to save money on clothing and more at Burlington
7 ways to save money on clothing and more at Burlington Clark's Bargains October 27, 2016
It used to be called Burlington Coat Factory, but now it's just Burlington! No matter what you call it, this…
Root: A new way for good drivers to get cheaper auto insurance rates
Root: A new way for good drivers to get cheaper auto insurance rates Insurance October 27, 2016
The 'pay as you drive' model of setting insurance rates—where you let an insurer remotely monitor your driving habits in…
Job alert: Retailers that are hiring this holiday season
Job alert: Retailers that are hiring this holiday season Jobs & Military October 27, 2016
Looking to pick up a little extra cash this holiday season? The stores near where you live might be hiring!…
Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house
Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house Homes & Real Estate October 26, 2016
There's no place like home for the holidays—and that's especially true if you're looking to sell a home right now!…
3 credit cards with no balance transfer fees and low interest rates
3 credit cards with no balance transfer fees and low interest rates Money & Credit October 26, 2016
Is credit card debt becoming overwhelming in your life? A credit card with the right balance transfer offer can help…
258,000 miles and counting: Lamborghini makes daily 180-mile commute!
258,000 miles and counting: Lamborghini makes daily 180-mile commute! Cars October 26, 2016
When you think of a high-end car, you usually think of it garaged up somewhere in a climate-controlled environment—not sloshing…
All tricks and no treats: Beware of auto theft on Halloween
All tricks and no treats: Beware of auto theft on Halloween Insurance October 26, 2016
Chalk it up to Halloween mischief or maybe just the effect of a full moon! Whatever it is, there has…
Report: Audi may buy back 25K vehicles involved in emissions cheating scandal
Report: Audi may buy back 25K vehicles involved in emissions cheating scandal Cars October 24, 2016
Volkswagen announced over the summer that it would be buying back 2.0-liter diesels involved in the widespread emissions cheating scandal…
4 things for teachers to consider about their 403(b) retirement plans
4 things for teachers to consider about their 403(b) retirement plans Money & Credit October 24, 2016
We talk a pretty good game in our society about how we value our teachers and what they do for…
40 most popular Halloween costumes
40 most popular Halloween costumes Shopping & Retail October 24, 2016
Halloween is just around the corner. Did you get your costume yet? Americans are expected to spend $3.1 billion on…
Auto insurance rates are getting higher, but you can still save money
Auto insurance rates are getting higher, but you can still save money Insurance October 24, 2016
It's no secret that auto insurance premiums are going up around the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found…
Track your mortgage with these free tools
Track your mortgage with these free tools Homes & Real Estate October 21, 2016
Years ago when Clark had his first home, he tells the story of how the mortgage was sold off by…
Rats! Snoopy loses job as MetLife mascot
Rats! Snoopy loses job as MetLife mascot Insurance October 21, 2016
After more than 30 years together, Snoopy will no longer be the mascot for an insurance giant that used his…
Clark’s Black Friday price point predictions
Clark’s Black Friday price point predictions Shopping & Retail October 20, 2016
Consumers and retailers alike are not as fired up as they used to be about Black Friday. That doesn't mean…
How parents can save up to $1,200/year on baby products
How parents can save up to $1,200/year on baby products Money & Credit October 20, 2016
Nobody ever said children were cheap! But if you're a financially strapped parent, you've got some new tools in your…
6 lessons from a man who retired at 37
6 lessons from a man who retired at 37 Money & Credit October 20, 2016
Clark is big into the idea of taking charge of your financial future and empowering yourself. Today we present the…
How to save money on dental care
How to save money on dental care Insurance October 19, 2016
As we move closer to open enrollment, it's time to give some thought to your dental plan. Some 64% of…
The #1 reason why you might want to consider working past retirement age
The #1 reason why you might want to consider working past retirement age Money & Credit October 19, 2016
Here at Clark.com, we've brought you popular stories of people who retired in their early thirties and others who retired…
Illegal online pharmacy warning: Antifreeze, mercury, concrete may be in your meds
Illegal online pharmacy warning: Antifreeze, mercury, concrete may be in your meds Insurance October 19, 2016
A new warning from three industry groups paints a grim picture of illegal online pharmacies that appeal to senior citizens…
7 things you didn’t know about Ulta
7 things you didn’t know about Ulta Shopping & Retail October 19, 2016
Ulta—it's been called one of the most 'un-Amazonable' of all retailers thanks to a hands-on shopping environment that encourages women…
Report: Amazon readying expanded private label brand Bloom Street
Report: Amazon readying expanded private label brand Bloom Street Shopping & Retail October 19, 2016
Last week we got news that Amazon has unconfirmed plans to open convenience stores in Seattle that would allow Prime…
Fifth Third Bank helping unemployed customers find work
Fifth Third Bank helping unemployed customers find work Jobs & Military October 18, 2016
One of the nation's regional banks has a solution to mortgage default that happens because of sudden unemployment or underemployment:…
Health care exchanges to roll out ‘Simple Choice’ plans for 2017
Health care exchanges to roll out ‘Simple Choice’ plans for 2017 Insurance October 18, 2016
Open enrollment is less than two weeks away. If you don't already get health care through your employer, are you…
5 best interest rates on checking across the country
5 best interest rates on checking across the country Money & Credit October 18, 2016
Looking to maximize your rate of interest as a saver? There are a few banks out there that can help…
Top 50 highest-paying college degrees
Top 50 highest-paying college degrees Jobs & Military October 18, 2016
When it comes to going to school, you want to make sure the degree you're investing in will pay dividends…
5 tips for launching a startup when you’re strapped for cash
5 tips for launching a startup when you’re strapped for cash Business & Entrepreneurs October 17, 2016
You don't need a lot of capital to start a business. 'Ultra-light startups' are a category of new businesses that…
5 great reasons not to borrow from your 401(k)
5 great reasons not to borrow from your 401(k) Money & Credit October 17, 2016
It might be tempting to borrow against your 401(k), but have you ever thought of the real cost of that…
ATMs try to fight back against skimming
ATMs try to fight back against skimming Money & Credit October 17, 2016
ATM operators that don't accept chip card technology will soon be responsible for any fraud costs should customers fall victim…