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Clark Howard is helping millions of Americans through this extraordinary time of financial upheaval. He simplifies complex issues, allays fears, and offers sound advice to help families thrive during financial crisis. You need Clark to empower you to make smart decisions about their finances.

Scams & Ripoffs

Here at Team Clark, we were recently tipped off to a new variation on an old scam where criminals spoof the caller ID on your phone to make it look like you have an incoming call. In the past, scammers have digitally impersonated everyone from the Internal Revenue Service to the Federal Trade Commission, not to mention just about every bank out there using this strategy. But this is the first time we've heard of caller ID spoofing that's done in Clark's name.
Big banks. Two words that make consumer expert Clark Howard's skin crawl! No giant monster mega-bank, as Clark calls them, was more revolting in 2017 than Wells Fargo. Here's a look back at the newer ways that the big bank ripped off its customers — beyond the usual high fees, poor customer service and puny interest rates on your savings.
Macy's gave job seekers an early Christmas present on Dec. 1 when it announced plans to add 7,000 additional seasonal associates to the payroll before the holiday season is through. “Macy’s has had a great start to this holiday season with high customer volume across our business. Due to the strong traffic in our stores, we are adding associates in our stores across the country to ensure that customers continue to receive the high level of service they have come to expect from us,” said John Harper, Macy's chief stores officer. If you're interested in a seasonal position, visit to apply. The vast majority of the jobs will be part-time and offer flexible schedules, plus a discount on store me
Among the central issues of retirement planning is whether you should pay off your mortgage before you stop working. While it’s a straightforward question, the answer is less clear.

You drive or Uber to the ballgame and present your coveted ticket to the front gate attendant only to be told that it’s bogus, no-go. Ever happened to you? If not, then it may be just a matter of time.…

Money & Credit

With the year nearing its end, many Americans are already thinking about their tax returns — more specifically, how they will spend their refunds. Credit Karma Tax, in conjunction with research company Qualtrics, recently conducted a survey of 2,094 people …

Just when you thought all of the bargains and discounts had tapered off for the Christmas season, another (sort of) official sales holiday is in store for shoppers: Green Monday.

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 We all know that companies use the personal data we share online in various ways, but what many of us don’t know is how what we share on social media could affect our credit scores.

Credit rating agency FICO and …

If your budget is a little thin this year, consider picking up a side gig — as opposed to dipping into savings or charging your splurges to a credit card. You may even find your side hustle so appealing you want to keep it going year-round!
Whether you're trying to pay off debt, save more for the future or just boost your monthly income, there are a lot of ways to make extra money each month!