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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Costco members — here’s how to get a free $20 cash card
Costco members — here’s how to get a free $20 cash card Shopping & Retail November 1, 2018
Costco Wholesale is offering select existing members a $20 cash card if you'll sign up for automatic renewal. RELATED: New Costco…
Aldi frozen sandwich recall
Recall alert: Sandwich sold at Aldi may have salmonella, listeria Recalls October 31, 2018
Aldi is recalling its Fit & Active Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches because of possible health risk stemming from the presence…
What to do if you mistakenly give a criminal your gift card PIN
What to do if you mistakenly give a criminal your gift card PIN Scams & Rip-Offs October 31, 2018
Gift cards are popular around the holidays, but they're being used as more than just gifts by criminals: They're being…
CVS CarePass
CarePass by CVS: New trial membership offers free prescription delivery and other savings Health October 31, 2018
CVS is rolling out a trial of a new loyalty program that has a lot of perks including free delivery…
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Look out for a 2019 price hike on Oreos, Chips Ahoy cookies, Trident gum Shopping & Retail October 30, 2018
Cookie and snack lovers could be in for a rude awakening on January 1, 2019 when new increased pricing from…
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Beware these 5 Medicare open enrollment pitfalls Insurance October 30, 2018
If you're on Medicare or turning 65 soon, you've probably got open enrollment on your mind. The open enrollment period…
Walmart Checkout With Me Associate
Walmart is making a big change to speed up checkout Shopping & Retail October 30, 2018
Walmart is readying a new roving checkout technology that will let associates ring you up right in the aisles — so…
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Sam’s Club Now: A cashier-less shopping experience is coming Shopping & Retail October 29, 2018
Sam's Club is planning its first cashier-less location as it tries to play catch up in the mobile-first retailing race…
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Discover and Capital One slashing credit limits, closing inactive cards Money & Credit October 29, 2018
Capital One and Discover say they're ramping up efforts to tighten credit limits and shutting down cards in order to…
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Kroger preview: Check out the new products coming in 2019! Shopping & Retail October 26, 2018
Evolution is the name of the game in the grocery business. With Amazon putting pressure on traditional supermarkets, there's added…
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Ask Clark: What should I do if I come into a lump sum of money? Money & Credit October 26, 2018
It's the kind of problem everybody wants to have: You inherit a large sum of money, hit the lottery, or…
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New car subscription service aims to reduce what you pay for wheels Cars October 26, 2018
Getting a car can be a hassle. If you're not paying cash outright for a cheap used vehicle, then you're…
protein powder
4 dangerous stimulants that might be in the supplements you take Health October 25, 2018
Dangerous stimulants that are banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are popping up in a variety of supplements,…
8 best places to buy toys for the holidays now that Toys R Us is gone
8 best places to buy toys for the holidays now that Toys R Us is gone Shopping & Retail October 25, 2018
When Toys R Us closed more than 700 locations earlier this year, it left a gaping hole in the holiday…
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Target is making a big change to its shipping policy before Black Friday Shopping & Retail October 24, 2018
Target is ramping up the competition this holiday season with a new offer of free two-day shipping with no strings…
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Kroger to start selling ‘ugly’ produce in 2019 Shopping & Retail October 23, 2018
Too tiny, too bumpy, too freckled or just too plain ol' ugly... This produce ain't pretty, but it's coming to…
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Here’s the #1 mistake we’re making with the money we’re saving Money & Credit October 23, 2018
How much is the money in your bank or credit union account earning? New numbers show that on the whole,…
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Warning: Don’t fall for this new Social Security phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs October 23, 2018
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a warning about a new scam involving a number showing up on your caller…
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Procter & Gamble is raising prices on some of your favorite brands — again! Shopping & Retail October 22, 2018
Procter & Gamble is prepared to roll out a new round of price increases across a variety of product lines…
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Big credit scoring change could give millions of people a 20-point boost Money & Credit October 22, 2018
Your credit score could be going way up soon thanks to a new scoring model that's being introduced early next…
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Why your MasterCard could look different in 2019 Money & Credit October 22, 2018
The back of your MasterCard is going to look very different beginning in the new year. In April 2019, MasterCard…
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Do you need emergency savings if you’re already doing a good job investing? Money & Credit October 19, 2018
When people finally start deciding to save money, one of the more common questions is: "Do I need to build…
401(k) error - Beware of making this $300,000 mistake with your 401(k)
Beware of making this $300,000 mistake with your 401(k) Money & Credit October 18, 2018
There's a hidden time bomb ticking in your 401(k) that could leave you with $300,000 less to spend in retirement…
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25 best cities to get a job right now Jobs & Military October 18, 2018
With a strengthening economy and low unemployment, workers are no longer asking themselves, "Will I be able to get a…
These states will help you out with your student loan debt
These states will help you out with your student loan debt Education October 17, 2018
Is student loan debt a terrible financial burden in your life? Good news: Certain states in search of bright, young…
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look Money & Credit October 17, 2018
Thinking about switching your bank? You're probably familiar with credit unions as a superior alternative to traditional big banks, but…
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5 new Netflix developments you should know about TV, Satellite & Cable October 17, 2018
Netflix isn't showing any sign of slowing down with the release of new quarterly numbers that handily beat Wall Street…
Have ‘A’s on your report card? Here’s where you can get free food and more!
Have ‘A’s on your report card? Here’s where you can get free food and more! Deals & Savings October 16, 2018
Is there a straight-A student in your family? Those perfect report cards could score free food and more for your…
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Lots of banks are offering free cash: Should you bite? Banks & Banking October 15, 2018
Many banks these days are offering to throw free money at you if you'll open an account with them. But…
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Pharmacists can now share a little-known prescription savings secret with you Insurance October 15, 2018
Two new laws aim to free pharmacists from the shackles of insurance companies so they can let consumers know when…