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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10 U.S. metro areas where home ownership is most affordable Homes & Real Estate April 28, 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 26, 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 25, 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 25, 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 April 23, 2019
If you're at end of your car's lease, you may be wondering if you should do a lease buyout. In…
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Do You Really Need to Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage? Insurance April 19, 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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The Best Term Life Insurance Companies Life Insurance April 12, 2019
Looking for the best life insurance? Simple is better when it comes to life insurance, and buying level term insurance…
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Why You Should Never Use a Debit Card to Pay for Anything Money & Credit April 11, 2019
Banks love to pitch debit cards as a way to avoid spending money you don’t have. But there are many…
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Target Date Funds: The Easiest Way to Start Saving for Retirement Investing & Retirement April 10, 2019
Do you feel like investing is too complicated to understand sometimes? Target date funds are one way take the confusion…
22 Ways to Save Money on Groceries
22 Ways to Save Money on Groceries Save Money March 29, 2019
Ever get that sinking feeling at the supermarket checkout as your weekly groceries are being rung up? Before you know…
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7 Things to Know About USAA Auto Insurance Insurance March 27, 2019
If you're looking for a new auto insurer who gets high marks for customer service, you may want to give…
How to talk to your partner about money before marriage
How to talk to your partner about money before marriage Money & Credit March 25, 2019
Before you walk down the aisle, are you willing to have a frank discussion about money and marriage with your…
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7 Things to Know About Costco’s Mortgage Program Mortgages March 22, 2019
If you're reading this article, there's a good chance you already buy almost everything for your house at Costco —…
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How to Open a Roth IRA Investing & Retirement March 22, 2019
Do you want to open a Roth IRA, but you're not sure how or where to get started? In this…
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How to join work-from-home job site FlexJobs for up to 50% off Jobs March 22, 2019
If you're looking for a legitimate work-from-home job, FlexJobs is a great site to begin your search. And, for a…
How to Wash Those ‘Dry Clean Only’ Clothes at Home
How to Wash Those ‘Dry Clean Only’ Clothes at Home Shopping & Retail March 20, 2019
When you own special or delicate clothing, it's important to know that you can save a bundle of money if…
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Chick-fil-A, Trader Joe’s lead list of companies who make customers happiest Shopping & Retail March 19, 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 18, 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 March 18, 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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You Can Save Big Money on Caskets at Costco, Walmart and Amazon Life March 18, 2019
Caskets are a big, expensive end-of-life purchase, but there are ways to cut the cost without sacrificing quality. In this…
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Are you leaving unclaimed tax money on the table? Taxes March 15, 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 14, 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 March 14, 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 13, 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 13, 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 12, 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 11, 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 11, 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 6, 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 5, 2019
Home Depot's spring hiring season has officially kicked off with the announcement that it's looking to add 80,000 new employees…