Money Tips for 2017

  • Parents paying college tuition may be eligible for a $10,000 tax credit

      

    The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC), formerly known as the HOPE scholarship credit, can be very beneficial for parents who are funding their kid's college education. The...

  • Little-known tip that can reduce your tax bill by over $1,000

      

    It's tax season again -- and we know that that means: If you've reduced your withholding so the IRS doesn't get a free loan on your money, you might owe a little on your taxes. Or...

  • 12 things that are cheaper at T.J. Maxx than on Amazon

      

    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...

  • Cheap and easy way to unclog a drain

      

    Unclog a drain in a few simple steps! More tips: Follow this one simple rule to tidy up your entire home 8 life-changing ways to use a hair dryer around the house These...

  • These are the best cell phone plans and deals out there

      

    Are you looking to save money in 2017? Switching your cell phone carrier can be a great way to do it! Now more than ever, you have a lot of choices when it comes to cell phone...

  • 58 ways to take your frugalness to the next level

      

    I recently went through a magazine (that I get for free in the mail) and took out all the perfume samples. It's just one of those things I do sometimes, so I didn't think twice until I...

  • How 3 people changed their financial lives

      

    Lauren Greutman’s moment of truth dawned when she sneaked $600 worth of clothes into her closet. She didn’t want her husband to see what she had bought — or to know that they...

  • Over 90% of Americans make this costly 401(k) mistake

      

    Do you know how much money you're paying in fees and other expenses associated with your investment accounts? If the answer is no, you're not alone. If you're a fan of...

  • 30 easy ways to refresh your finances in 2017

      

    A lot of people ignore their financial problems, or their finances in general, because they know they can't afford to fix everything at once -- or, they simply just don't know where...

  • 1 simple change that can drastically increase your retirement savings

      

    Let’s just be clear upfront: New Year’s resolutions almost never work. Their failure rate is so high, I’m half embarrassed to suggest one. I’ve yet to ever keep one...

  • 10 items to 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...

  • 14 things Americans are wasting money on

      

    If you’ve been following Clark's advice for a while, you’ve probably developed some pretty impressive penny-pinching habits throughout the years. Over on Reddit,...

  • New ranking: Top 100 jobs for growth, great pay and satisfying work

      

    CNN Money has ranked the job market to reveal the best jobs with expected growth, great pay and satisfying work.  While some of the top careers on the list are in new fields, like mobile...

  • 11 fees you should never pay

      

    It seems like pretty much everything comes with hidden fees these days -- which is why it's so important that you frequently check your bank and other account statements, because if...

  • 13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time

      

    We all mishandle our money from time to time -- whether it's an impulse buy, a forgotten bill or just poor planning. But there's a big difference between going shopping and...