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. 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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How to Make an Extra $100 in a Day Make Money July 17, 2019
If you need a little more money in your pocket to see you through to the end of the month,…
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When Is the Best Time to Take Social Security? Investing & Retirement July 8, 2019
The old saying that timing is everything certainly applies when you're talking about when to take Social Security! Study: Taking…
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6 Steps to Make $1,000 Fast Make Money July 3, 2019
Are you facing a financial emergency and wondering how to make $1,000 fast? Maybe you have a pet that requires…
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Looking for the best renters insurance? Fortunately, renters insurance is an incredibly cheap policy to buy and there are several…
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3 Things to Know Before Buying Owner’s Title Insurance Insurance June 25, 2019
Whether you're buying or refinancing a home, there's an optional insurance policy you can buy: title insurance. Most people don't…
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Is a Roth 401(k) Better Than a Traditional 401(k)? Investing & Retirement June 21, 2019
Many people have the option of doing a Roth 401(k) at work. But what exactly is a Roth 401(k), how…
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Should You Buy Cell Phone Insurance? Insurance June 20, 2019
You can get insurance on just about anything these days. Cell phone insurance is often pitched as a real money-saver…
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Owning your own home is fantastic. It’s your castle, your place. And one of the greatest benefits of owning a…
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4 Things to Know About Publix BOGO Sales Shopping & Retail June 12, 2019
The buy one get one (BOGO) sales at Publix give you the chance to stretch your grocery dollar every week.…
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Flood insurance is an important policy for most homeowners to have. But only about one in seven homeowners purchase this…
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Should you have multiple target date funds? Investing & Retirement June 5, 2019
If you're confused by which target date fund to choose, you might be tempted to have multiple target date funds…
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5 things to know about State Farm auto and home insurance Insurance May 31, 2019
State Farm is a major home and auto insurer with big name recognition, heavy advertising and catchy jingles. But can…
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5 Things to Know About Investing With Vanguard Investing & Retirement May 30, 2019
When it comes to investing, money expert Clark Howard favors investment companies that hold costs down for their customers and…
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Money expert Clark Howard says buying a used car is one of the smartest financial moves you can make. But…
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When you open an investment account like a traditional or Roth IRA, there's a common mistake a lot of people…
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How to Cut Your Publix Grocery Bill in Half Shopping & Retail May 17, 2019
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If you've received a bank sign-up bonus offer in the mail, you might be thinking about opening a new bank…
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6 things to know about insurance startup Young Alfred Insurance May 13, 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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Do you invest with Fidelity Investments or are you thinking about investing with them? This popular online discount brokerage is…
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Leasing is a popular way for people to get into a new vehicle — even though it's probably money expert…
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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 April 29, 2019
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Home ownership rates are on the rise in our country, but low salaries can still be an impediment when you…
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Amazon is making a huge change to its Prime offering: Get ready for free one-day shipping as the new standard…