Theo has co-written several books with Clark Howard, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Living Large in Lean Times. He's also an emerging composer. After spending more than 13 years covering personal finance for Team Clark, Theo is excited to super-serve the Clark audience in a whole new way -- with lots of money-saving deals over at ClarkDeals.com!

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Shopping for BOGO deals and scanning your receipt for items that ring up wrong under the Publix Promise progam can help cut your Publix grocery bill by 50%.
How to Cut Your Publix Grocery Bill in Half Shopping & Retail July 15th, 2020
Publix calls itself "the place where shopping is a pleasure" because of its emphasis on customer service. But that pleasure…
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6 things to know about insurance startup Young Alfred Insurance May 13th, 2019
If you're befuddled by the insurance shopping process, you might want to give new website Young Alfred a look. This…
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7 Things to Know About Investing With Fidelity Investments Investing & Retirement May 9th, 2019
Do you invest with Fidelity Investments or are you thinking about investing with them? This popular online discount brokerage is…
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7 Things to Know About Amica Insurance Insurance May 8th, 2019
Looking for a new auto insurer who gets high marks for customer service and pays you back as a customer?…
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What Is Swapalease and How Does It Work? Cars May 19th, 2020
Leasing is a popular way for people to get into a new vehicle — even though it's probably money expert…
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Job alert: 10 companies hiring like crazy in May Jobs May 1st, 2019
Spring hiring is in full swing! This month, there are great job opportunities in tech, education, health and more. Enterprise,…
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Warning: Don’t fall for this new Social Security phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 29th, 2019
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a warning about a new scam that you're going to want to hear! This…
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2 Legitimate Ways to Get Free Disney World Tickets Travel December 23rd, 2019
"There's no such thing as a free lunch." "Nobody rides for free." You've heard it all a hundred times before.…
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10 U.S. metro areas where home ownership is most affordable Homes & Real Estate April 28th, 2019
Home ownership rates are on the rise in our country, but low salaries can still be an impediment when you…
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Free one-day shipping is coming to Amazon Prime soon Shopping & Retail April 26th, 2019
Amazon is making a huge change to its Prime offering: Get ready for free one-day shipping as the new standard…
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America’s most trusted brands in 2019 Shopping & Retail April 25th, 2019
When it comes to brands that you trust, what or who comes to mind? That's the question researchers asked more…
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Ground beef recall alert: 100,000 pounds tainted with E. coli Recalls April 25th, 2019
A Georgia-based beef company is recalling 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef after a sample tested positive for E. coli…
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Should You Buy Out Your Leased Car? Cars May 22nd, 2020
If you're at the end of your car's lease, you may be wondering if you should buy the vehicle. In…
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Do You Really Need to Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage? Insurance April 18th, 2019
Being involved in an auto accident is no fun. But it's doubly no fun if you're hit by a driver…
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7 Things to Know About USAA Auto Insurance Insurance February 11th, 2020
If you're looking for a new auto insurer who gets high marks for customer service, you may want to give…
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7 Things to Know About Costco’s Mortgage Program Mortgages May 1st, 2022
Editor's Note: Costco is no longer offering the mortgage program as of May 2022. If you're reading this article, there's…
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How to join work-from-home job site FlexJobs for up to 50% off Jobs March 22nd, 2019
If you're looking for a legitimate work-from-home job, FlexJobs is a great site to begin your search. And, for a…
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Chick-fil-A, Trader Joe’s lead list of companies who make customers happiest Shopping & Retail March 19th, 2019
When it comes to getting the best customer service, just about every company out there makes the claim that they're…
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The #1 thing you need to know about COBRA insurance if you leave your job Insurance March 18th, 2019
You may know that when you leave or lose a job, you have the option to purchase health insurance under…
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Uber IPO: Is it a good idea to invest in IPOs? Money & Credit May 7th, 2019
Uber is getting ready to make its initial public offering (IPO). That means shares of the ride-hailing company will be…
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Are you leaving unclaimed tax money on the table? Taxes March 15th, 2019
Are you one of the 1.2 million taxpayers leaving an average refund almost $900 on the table from a prior…
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How to know if you qualify for student loan forgiveness Education March 14th, 2019
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program is pitched as a lifeline for students who emerge with student loan debt from…
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3 best places to buy hearing aids online Health September 23rd, 2019
Thinking of buying hearing aids online? What people routinely do for prescription eyeglasses is a lot trickier for hearing aids!…
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Is Dollar Tree abandoning its $1.00 pricing? Shopping & Retail March 13th, 2019
Dollar Tree is going through a lot of changes at the moment. The upheaval includes closing down hundreds of stores…
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This Fund Wants To Pay YOU To Invest in It — But There’s a Huge Catch Money & Credit March 13th, 2019
The race to lower costs in the investing world has officially hit a new low (or high, depending on how…
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Why a bigger 529 plan isn’t necessarily better Education March 12th, 2019
It might be tempting to think bigger is better when it comes to saving for a child's future education expenses,…
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How to file back taxes Money & Credit March 11th, 2019
If you didn't file you taxes last year (or any year before that) and you're trying to figure out how…
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You can now use your FSA or HSA money to shop on Amazon Insurance March 11th, 2019
Due to a recent policy change, Amazon will now let you use money from your flexible-spending account (FSA) or health-savings…
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5 unlikely factors that can make or break your Discover personal loan application Money & Credit March 6th, 2019
Looking to apply for a Discover personal loan? Don't be surprised when the financial services company uses a slightly unorthodox…
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Home Depot to add 80,000 associates during spring hiring blitz Jobs March 5th, 2019
Home Depot's spring hiring season has officially kicked off with the announcement that it's looking to add 80,000 new employees…