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How to Get Out of Debt Quickly 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 a job, getting into an accident, or even if you have increased expenses ...

Is Paying an Annual Fee on a Credit Card Really Worth It?

You probably know that paying an annual fee for a credit card typically means you’ll get more benefits. Whether or not it’s truly worth it comes down to your purchasing decisions and spending habits. In most cases, my research has shown that the annual fee is worth the extra rewards ...

How To Deal With Tax Return Identity Theft

  Tax fraud and tax return identity theft is becoming more common every day. It's even hit several of Clark's Consumer Action Center volunteers. Here's how one of them took care of it. "Reject Codes IND-508. Primary SSN in the Return Header must not be equal to the Spouse SSN ...

Can you trust the accuracy of your tax preparer?

Can you trust the accuracy of your hired tax professional?  Maybe not, according to new studies...So what's a tax payer to do? Taxes are complicated. They take a lot of time and mental energy as well. That’s why April 15th has always struck fear into the hearts of many Americans. ...

Margin trading: Sabotage to your stock portfolio

Margin trading: Sabotage to your stock portfolio

The stock market is way up over the last 5 years, but there's something many of you are doing that will sabotage your gains. Don't make this common mistake.

New Data Breach May Impact 200 Million Americans

It's a data breach that threatens to be twice as large as the Target breach late last year…and you probably haven't heard about it yet. I've been getting a lot of questions posted on my website and from my callers asking about a data breach that came to light during ...

Is The Stock Market Rigged?

Reports are now emerging that the stock market is rigged against small investors. But while that may add to your cynicism, it shouldn't subtract from your desire to save and invest. At the heart of the latest scandals is what's called HFT (high frequency trading). This is where insiders cook ...

ATM Warning: Trade Convenience for Security

Federal regulators have sent an alert to the banks about ATM network insecurity now that Windows XP is no longer supported. And there's one key thing you need to know to protect yourself. Most ATMs use Windows XP as the underlying software, but that's only the tip of a very ...

Handling Your Money Overseas

Planning to travel overseas soon? You've got to do some homework to do if you want to handle your money the Clark Smart way while you're abroad. But don't worry, here's an easy primer to get you started…   BEFORE YOU GO SHOULD YOU EXCHANGE MONEY AT HOME? My rule ...

Hyperbolic Discounting: The Psychology Behind Getting Clark Smart

During every show, Clark tells listeners that he wants them to save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. It sounds like common sense, and maxims that we should easily be able to live by. Yet, every day, Clark is able to fill hours on the radio, write articles, ...

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