Money Tips for 2017

  • 12 secret saving hacks at Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale

      

    Warehouse club shoppers of the world, unite! And if you aren't one already, the tips below will likely change your mind! As you're out and about looking for the best deals, Costco...

  • 21 ways to spend less money at the grocery store

      

    The average American family spends somewhere between $300 and nearly $700 per month on groceries -- typically the fourth biggest budget priority behind housing, transportation and...

  • 10 things you should always buy used

      

    Buying second hand has become a first choice for saving money, either out of necessity for people or because they're thrifty. But second hand doesn't have to necessarily mean rummaging...

  • These 5 lists will help you save more money in 2017

      

    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...

  • 6 lessons from a woman who went a year without spending money

      

    If you haven't tried a savings challenge, it can be a great way to jumpstart your savings and also help you start to develop better habits. For example, you could try a...

  • How to get out of debt in 5 simple steps

      

    Being in debt can be a stressful experience. No matter what your circumstance is, if you signed for a loan, you are obligated to pay it back even if you have a life-altering experience like losing...

  • Secret Aldi savings trick you probably haven't tried

      

    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...

  • Make any home improvements last year? You could get a tax break

      

    If you made any home improvements in 2016, you may be eligible for a tax break or two. Certain home improvements — or certain lines of credit that can be used for home improvements —...

  • Looking for a new job? You may be eligible for this tax break!

      

    Hunting for a new job can be an expensive endeavor, but did you know that some of the costs you’ve incurred during your search may be tax deductible? Job search expenses can typically be...

  • 12 surprising things that could be wrecking your credit score

      

    The next time you check your FICO score, you might discover it has taken a tumble because of a seemingly small mishap on your part. This happened to me a few years back...

  • 12 easy ways to get valuable things totally free

      

    Now that 2017 is rolling along, the holiday bills are rolling in and cash is tight. But guess what? We still need and want things — soccer cleats for the kids, tools for the yard, maybe a...

  • 17 ways the dollar store can save you big bucks

      

    Whether you're planning a party, stocking up on cleaning supplies or just picking up some snacks or household goods -- shopping at the dollar store can save you some serious cash! What...

  • Study: Dollar General and Walmart are least expensive retailers

      

    Looking for ways to save more money each month? Where you shop makes all the difference for your wallet! Read more: 16 ways the dollar store can save you big bucks this holiday season Two...

  • 4 money excuses you need to stop making

      

    If saving more money is on your to-do list, but you just haven’t gotten around to it, it’s time to stop making excuses. We’ve all told little white lies to ourselves about why...

  • Dealing with debt: How a woman paid off nearly $70,000 in 20 months

      

    Paying off debt can seem impossible, especially if you owe tens of thousands of dollars and feel like you're barely scraping by each month. Whether it's student loans,...