Money & Credit

  • Amazon vs. Walmart: Which one really has the best prices?

      

    All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check in every Monday as he puts new and familiar savings...

  • This one factor can cost you $80,000 in retirement savings

      

    Want to make more money over time in your investments? Then you've got to pay attention to this one key data point in your portfolio. Read more: 6 positive attitudes that self-made...

  • 12 ways to get a bigger Social Security check

      

    How confident are you that you'll have the money necessary to retire when the time comes? If you're depending solely on Social Security to get the job done, you may be in for a rude...

  • These 10 retailers are closing more than 1,000 stores in 2017

      

    Some major department stores have already announced sweeping store closures for 2017, and it appears to be having a devastating effect on smaller mall and shopping center...

  • Top 5 vehicles rich Americans are most likely to drive

      

    If you think the wealthiest Americans all drive either a Lexus, Mercedes or Porsche, think again! A new study from MaritzCX found that the Ford F-150 was the most popular vehicle among people...

  • 7 things debt-free people never do

      

    Are you ready to become debt free? People who are debt-free often have a completely different mindset than those who carry debt.  It's never too late to turn things...

  • How to make sure someone doesn't steal your tax refund

      

    Americans taxpayers are too lax about identity theft, according to CyberScout. Read more: 2017 estimated tax refund schedule Don't fall prey to criminals this tax season! A...

  • The dangers of using public WiFi for tax e-filing

      

    If you're using online tax-prep software to file your returns, I want you to be sure you don't do it over a public WiFi connection. Coffee shops and libraries are considerations for many...

  • This rapper's money-saving advice is going viral (because it's awesome)

      

    Dee-1, a New Orleans-based rapper, is making a name for himself by producing music about personal finance, a topic many artists would never even dare to explore.  In a business where...

  • 58% Americans overlook this critical aspect of financial planning

      

    There are several key elements to consider when you're planning for retirement and your future in general -- living costs, where you may want to live, debts to pay off...

  • 7 easy ways to save at The Home Depot

      

    If you work in the home improvement field or love do-it-yourself projects, there’s a good chance you’ve spent some significant time and money at The Home Depot, one of the...

  • Macy's plans to close 34 additional stores

      

    Macy’s isn’t finished shrinking its retail footprint quite yet. The struggling department store chain has confirmed that it plans to close about 34 stores "over the next few...

  • 52-week money challenge for kids

      

    Will your kids handle money like a superstar when they grow up? You've got to start them practicing when they're young! Read more: How to invest your first $1,000 to $5,000 wisely...

  • 2017 estimated tax refund schedule

      

    Wondering when your refund check is going to come from Uncle Sam? Wonder no more! Read more: Top 5 tax refund myths debunked Here's when you'll likely get your money... Selena...

  • Costco vs. Aldi: Who's cheaper?

      

    The shopping experience at Costco and Aldi couldn't be more different. The former is a cavernous space with merchandise stacked to the ceilings and the latter is a four-aisle minimart...