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Free App Could Save Your Life in an Emergency

The power button on your phone could save your life…thanks to a free app developed by a 12 year old. Dylan Puccetti of Galveston, TX., developed Save Me Pro after learning about a kidnapping that took place in his town during the late '90s. This app turns your phone into ...

How To Get Generic Drugs Even Cheaper

Generic drugs now account for well over 80% of all prescriptions. Just 10 years ago, less than half of drugs sold were generics. Much of the growth is because employers make generics extra-affordable through mail order programs (pharmacy benefits managers). Then you also have the grocery stores and big box ...

Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Grandparents who think they're doing a grandchild a favor by saving for their college in a 529 plan could actually be hurting the child's future financial aid. Here's a tip to avoid this gotcha!

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. If you already have student loans, you'll probably want to jump my very popular section on student loan forgiveness and affordable ...

How Do You Teach Kids About Money?

How do you teach your kids about money? If you don't do it, one thing is certain: They'll learn their lesson in the school of hard knocks...and you don't want that. As a parent, there is so much you can do in this arena, yet a recent T. Rowe Price ...

5 Baby Buys Worth the Splurge

As a new parent your impulse may be to provide whatever your baby needs – no matter the cost. (Having just embarked on parenting, I can speak from personal experience!) But, of course, your child doesn’t need everything. In fact, a newborn can survive happily on simple basics – food, ...

Toy stores battling for your Christmas dollar

Toy stores battling for your Christmas dollar

Toy shoppers will have a present of their own this Christmas season: Low prices thanks to a retail battle royale! Here's one trick to save you even more this season.

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 ...

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. ...

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