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Heavy readers: Save big on books

Heavy readers: Save big on books

Imagine a Netflix for e-books where you can binge read as many hot titles as you want. A couple of companies offer it for under $10/month.

The Danger of Grandparents Owning a 529 Plan

529 plans are the best way to save money tax-free and spend money tax-free on a child's college education. But these state-sponsored plans are now delivering an unexpected curveball that you need to know about. Here's why it's dangerous when a grandparent owns a 529 plan In many families, grandparents ...

The Truth About Crash Test Ratings – Are You Putting Yourself in Danger?

In 2012, the latest year fo which data is available, 33,561 people were killed in U.S. car crashes. Surely several thousand others suffered severe, life-changing injuries. I’ve asked thousands of new car shoppers how they chose their vehicle. Almost all said they liked the way it looked and handled, and ...

Get NFL Sunday Ticket without Direct TV

Get NFL Sunday Ticket without Direct TV

Attention, football nuts! You may be able to get the NFL Sunday Ticket -- every game, every city, all across America -- for just $199 a season.

Student Loan Guide

Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. Meanwhile, don't forget to have a look at my very popular section on student loan forgivness and income-based repayment plans for ...

Clark's $19 sneaker vs. designer sneakers

Clark's $19 sneaker vs. designer sneakers

There's a hot new sneaker that costs $800. But Clark's $19 name-brand alternative keeps money in your pocket, not in your tennis shoe!

Clark Outraged Over New $800 Sneakers

I am outraged about the new Buscemi sneaker that has a price tag of $800 and makes a commodity out of scarcity. The Buscemis -- launched by a former Wall Street stockbroker named Jon Buscemi -- come equipped with a golden padlock on each shoe and tiny keys to fit. ...

Petition: Stop Using SS# as Medicare ID

  EDITOR'S NOTE: This petition expired Aug. 27 after failing to meet the signature threshold I have been frustrated about identity theft since the calls about it started coming to me 18 years ago. Unfortunately, things have only gotten more complicated and much worse since 1996. Sign my online petition ...

Get The Best Deal On Back To School Supplies

I was in the stores 2 days ago and the back-to-school goods are on the shelves. A lot of what I saw out there is a real bargain. Both Target and Walmart have bargain aisles, sometimes called "Action Alley." There are true deals on pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, all ...

Why Malt O Meal Is Not Among The Cheapest Cereal Brands

When it comes to saving money, every penny counts. There are a plethora of different ways in which families can save money on their groceries, but sometimes the myths and assumptions about food pricing, especially when it comes to brand names and organics, can actually deter shoppers away from some ...

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