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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41 worst breakfast foods in the supermarket
41 worst breakfast foods in the supermarket Food & Restaurants February 9, 2016
Looking to save money and eat healthy? Then you definitely *don't* want to fill your shopping cart with anything on…
This alarm clock wakes you up with your favorite smell
This alarm clock wakes you up with your favorite smell Mobile & Electronics January 7, 2016
Do you have trouble waking up in the morning? Maybe you need this smell-based alarm clock that wakes you up…
Silver Mother: A multipurpose monitoring solution that lets you age in place
Silver Mother: A multipurpose monitoring solution that lets you age in place Health January 7, 2016
Clark and his producer Kim are at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. Kim has been…
SMARTwheel is smart steering device that can save lives
SMARTwheel is smart steering device that can save lives Business & Entrepreneurs January 6, 2016
When it comes to protecting teens behind the wheel, sometimes you've got to get into the mind of a teen…
Skulpt Chisel brings tech touch to personal fitness
Skulpt Chisel brings tech touch to personal fitness Mobile & Electronics January 6, 2016
This might be the next best thing to being a bionic man or woman! Skulpt Chisel is a device that…
Collect $578 in free food on your birthday!
Collect $578 in free food on your birthday! Deals & Savings January 2, 2016
There probably aren't many people who celebrate birthdays the way Joe Nelson does. About a month before his 38th birthday,…
4 ways to spot fake online reviews
4 ways to spot fake online reviews Protect Your Rights & Identity January 1, 2016
The power of collective wisdom is an amazing thing. Thanks to technology, you can tap into endless online reviews to…
Best tablets for kids
Best tablets for kids Mobile & Electronics December 2, 2015
So your child wants a tablet this Christmas. What's the best deal out there in the marketplace? Read more: Extended…
Lumber Liquidators vows to stop selling hazardous flooring
Lumber Liquidators vows to stop selling hazardous flooring Homes & Real Estate November 20, 2015
Lumber Liquidators is cleaning up its reputation after a scandal broke earlier this year when the company was caught red-handed…
Best holiday gift baskets
Best holiday gift baskets Shopping & Retail November 17, 2015
'Tis the season...for holiday gift baskets. Everyone loves to get one, but when you're on the giving end, which companies…
Best TV buys for this holiday shopping season
Best TV buys for this holiday shopping season Mobile & Electronics November 10, 2015
TVs are the hottest category of electronics purchase around the holidays and this year will be no exception. But which…
Best vacuum cleaners for your money
Best vacuum cleaners for your money November 3, 2015
With the holidays right around the corner, you know you're going to need a reliable vacuum cleaner to pick up…
Kanye West goes on Twitter rant against in-app gaming purchases
Kanye West goes on Twitter rant against in-app gaming purchases Mobile & Electronics October 13, 2015
In-game app charges on kids' games have become a real problem for parents. It's not uncommon for parents to find…
How to set up your own biweekly mortgage plan without paying any fees
How to set up your own biweekly mortgage plan without paying any fees Mortgages October 12, 2015
Is being able to pay your mortgage off early a dream of yours? With a biweekly mortgage plan, it's possible…
12 worst cities for traffic
12 worst cities for traffic Cars August 26, 2015
Tie-ups, congestion and everything else you love to hate on the road are on the rise. But does your city…
Facebook friends could hurt your credit
Facebook friends could hurt your credit Money & Credit August 20, 2015
The company you keep on social media could determine if some lenders deem you creditworthy or not. What do your…
NBA baller who earned $100m now working at Starbucks
NBA baller who earned $100m now working at Starbucks Money & Credit July 29, 2015
Imagine if your job paid you almost $100 million over just a little more than a dozen years. You'd be…
Money Management for Couples
Money Management for Couples Money & Credit March 9, 2015
Do opposites attract, or do you look for a person who handles money like you in a relationship? How to…
Tales from the cheap side
Tales from the cheap side Deals & Savings August 22, 2013
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the cheapest of them all? That's the question my buddy Joel Larsgaard of SaveOutsidetheBox.com…
3 anti-Clark moves that just might pay off
3 anti-Clark moves that just might pay off Shopping & Retail June 3, 2013
Clark will be the first guy to tell you he's just one man with an opinion about personal finance, and…
Save money on groceries without going coupon crazy
Save money on groceries without going coupon crazy Deals & Savings April 14, 2013
The extreme couponing fad is fading. But that doesn't mean there aren't other ways to save money when you're shopping.…