Theo Thimou

Theo has co-written several books with Clark Howard, including the #1 New York Times bestseller "Living Large in Lean Times."
What to do when you can’t pay your taxes
What to do when you can’t pay your taxes Taxes January 19, 2018
What should you do if you can't pay your taxes? The short answer is you must still file a return.…
Report: Monthly cost of Amazon Prime rising by 18%
Report: Monthly cost of Amazon Prime rising by 18% Online Shopping January 19, 2018
If you pay for Amazon Prime by the month, your costs are about to go up, thanks to a new…
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When is a service animal not a service animal? Delta introduces new rules March 1 Travel January 19, 2018
Snakes on a plane, anyone? Delta Air Lines has seen that movie one too many times and wants to rewrite…
Ready to buy a home? Mortgage interest rates are rising…
Ready to buy a home? Mortgage interest rates are rising… Mortgages January 18, 2018
The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose above 4% for the first time since May 2017, according to the latest Freddie…
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Top consumer complaints of 2017…and how to get yours resolved in 2018! Disputes & Complaints January 18, 2018
If Equifax really got your goat in 2017, you certainly weren't alone! The credit bureau irked consumers from coast to…
How to cope with skyrocketing long-term care insurance premiums
How to cope with skyrocketing long-term care insurance premiums Insurance January 18, 2018
The long-term care insurance business model is broken. A perfect storm of overly generous benefits, decades of unusually low premiums…
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Here’s your 2018 estimated tax refund schedule Money & Credit January 17, 2018
Looking forward to a big fat refund check this year? Maybe you'll use it to pay down debt or treat…
Credit Karma offers truly free tax filing in 2018…with no income limits!
Credit Karma offers truly free tax filing in 2018…with no income limits! Taxes January 17, 2018
As the calendar turns to a new year, taxes are top of mind for most Americans. As you're gathering up…
Tax season 2018: Go ahead and mark down these important dates
Tax season 2018: Go ahead and mark down these important dates Taxes January 17, 2018
We're just days away from the opening of tax season 2018. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), some 155…
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Energy bill hack: How a spare Lego can save you $100s this winter Homes & Real Estate January 17, 2018
As winter weather takes aim at a large swatch of the United States, a lot of folks are left dialing…
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Say goodbye to this common checkout routine in 2018 Credit & Debit Cards January 16, 2018
Your checkout routine is going to get a lot more streamlined in the new year! Beginning April 2018, the major…
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Citi takes steps to right the gender and race pay gap Jobs & Military January 16, 2018
Is one of your 2018 resolutions to get a better paying job? Then you might want to consider working for…
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you!
These states are fighting for lower electric and gas rates for you! Homes & Real Estate January 16, 2018
Think your heating bill is too expensive? Your state could be advocating for your right to pay less when you…
Free state and federal tax filing options for 2018
Free state and federal tax filing options for 2018 Income Taxes January 15, 2018
The IRS Free File program will again offer free tax prep software this year beginning on January 12. Not familiar…
Get free admission at national parks today
Get free admission at national parks today Deals & Savings January 14, 2018
If you love the great outdoors, the National Park Service has four dates on tap throughout the year when you can…
New IRS tax withholding tables mean your paycheck might be getting a little bigger soon
New IRS tax withholding tables mean your paycheck might be getting a little bigger soon Money & Credit January 12, 2018
So who's ready for a fatter paycheck starting next month? RELATED: This new Trump tax calculator shows how much you’ll…
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New card offering promises a no-fee way to build your credit Credit January 12, 2018
For people with no credit history, getting access to credit can be a difficult thing. In the past, money expert…
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You know you knead it — Aldi rolling out in-store bakeries at select locations! Shopping & Retail January 12, 2018
Aldi is always on the lookout for new ways to capture more market share in a rapidly evolving grocery industry.…
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Beware of this Aldi coupon scam circulating on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs January 11, 2018
We're only about two weeks into 2018, but the new year is already off to a roaring start for the…
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Woman returns dead Christmas tree to Costco in January…and gets her money back! Life January 11, 2018
In the world of retail, Costco stands out for having one of the most generous return policies in the industry.…
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12 of the weirdest returns Costco employees have ever seen! Shopping & Retail January 11, 2018
Costco has one of the most generous return policies in the retail world. You can basically return anything you've purchased…
Infant sleep guidelines: Do you follow these best practices?
Infant sleep guidelines: Do you follow these best practices? Health January 10, 2018
If you have kids, you know there's a great debate about the best way for baby to sleep — whether…
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Recall alert: Ice cream bars sold at Aldi, Dollar Tree, Kroger pose Listeria risk Recalls January 10, 2018
Remember a couple of years back when there was a rash of ice cream recalls in 2015 and 2016 because…
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3 ways to get refunds for retail price drops with little or no effort Holiday Shopping January 10, 2018
When you're out doing your shopping, you're always looking for the best price. But what if the best price automatically…
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1 million more Honda and Toyota vehicles added to faulty air bag recall Cars January 10, 2018
The recall of dangerous Takata air bag inflators in vehicles that are still operating on roads across America just keeps…
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Here are the cheapest and easiest ways to do a will in 2018 Wills & Funerals January 8, 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…
3 simple money moves to make in 2018
3 simple money moves to make in 2018 Money & Credit January 8, 2018
As we welcome 2018, it's a great time to do a look-see ahead and make sure your finances are in…
Southwest pays $15M to settle price-collusion lawsuit
Southwest pays $15M to settle price-collusion lawsuit News January 8, 2018
If you've just found it too expensive to fly during the last eight years or so, there might be a…
Save nearly $700 this year using couch change with the Penny Challenge!
Save nearly $700 this year using couch change with the Penny Challenge! Money & Credit January 8, 2018
OK, OK, we've heard you loud and clear! After telling you how you can save $2,018 in 2018 with the…