Money Tips for 2017

  • Top 50 colleges with low student loan debt and high earning potential

      

    Despite all the horror stories you hear about student loan debt and the rising cost of tuition, getting a college degree is still worth it. College graduates earn more -- and have significantly...

  • 61 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...

  • There's nothing wrong with splitting a bunch of bananas to save money

      

    Have you ever picked up a bunch of bananas at the supermarket, let’s say five or six, only to have half of them end up going into the trash?   One simple tip to prevent this from...

  • Pill splitting: How I save 75% on prescription drugs

      

    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...

  • Top 4 online budgeting tools to better manage your money

      

    Most every personal finance expert will tell you that using a budget is a key component of making your money accomplish the most for you. Many people get overwhelmed at the thought of putting in...

  • 7 ways to make your kids money-savvy for the future

      

    Want your kids to succeed in life? Start showing them how. When it comes to smart money habits, daily life is full of teachable moments. When a child observes his or her parents doing things...

  • How to make liquid soap from leftover bar soap

      

    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...

  • Don't make this costly 401(k) mistake in 2017

      

    There are several options for you to save for the future, but one of easiest ways to start saving for retirement is if you have 401(k) plan available at work. Let’s say you just...

  • Easy way to cut the cost of your college degree in half

      

    It's financially smart to get your core classes done at a community college, especially if you're not sure what you want to major in yet.  As Clark has said before about...

  • 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...

  • 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...