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Will Applying For Multiple Credit Cards Hurt My Credit Score?

A couple of years ago, my wife and I earned well over a million miles just from sign-up bonuses, and there's nothing special about us. Trust me. On my blog, Noobtraveler.com, I teach people how to travel with rewards miles and points. And a big part of collecting reward miles is by signing ...

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 ...

7 Habits Of Financially Successful People

Want to be financially successful? Join the club! You’ll need a lot of drive, knowledge, and dedication to manage your money well enough to develop financial security and independence, but the good news is that it’s completely possible  -- even if you weren’t born with a silver spoon in hand. ...

4 Gas Credit Cards To Combat Rising Gas Prices

According to AAA, as of July 2014, the national average for regular unleaded gasoline is 14 cents higher than it was a year ago, making it the highest summer average in the last six years. But you probably don't need a statistic to know that! You see it at the ...

Free Internet Speed Test Available Online

Every year, the Federal Communications Commission does an Internet speed test on the service being offered by your DSL or cable modem provider. Are you really getting the speed you're paying for? It used to be very common in the past that you'd be promised something and seldom get anywhere ...

How To Avoid Losing $100,000 In Retirement

Employees of smaller companies will have $100,000 less in retirement than workers at bigger companies. But it's not for the reason you think… A study done by BankRate.com found the average worker at a small company who invests in a 401(k) over a lifetime will lose $113,000 of that money. ...

Waffle House Stiffs Waitress On $1,500 Tip

If you work as a restaurant server, you know there are times when you work really hard and you get stiffed on a tip. One of the Kardashian sisters allegedly stiffed a server for a tip in the Hamptons and that's become a big story recently. But wait until you ...

Ryan Block's Comcast Customer Retention Nightmare

Have you ever tried to fire your cable or Internet company and gotten the runaround from the customer retention department? Technology writer Ryan Block got the runaround to end all runarounds when he and his wife recently tried to cancel their Comcast service. After 10 fruitless minutes of his wife ...

HELOCs Make A Comeback

For the first time since the real estate bubble, your ability to borrow against the value of your home is returning. This is significant because over the last 8 years, there was almost no home equity line of credit (HELOC) activity and almost no second mortgage activity. But now we ...

Penny Stocks Are Ripe For Pump-And-Dump Scams

Pump and dump scams are back and they're even infiltrating some unlikely corners of the pop music landscape. A couple of years ago, The Plain Dealer  reported that rap artist 50 Cent tweeted out about an obscure company called H&H Imports, a distributor of headphones, poised to make big dough. ...

Save Thousands On A Mortgage Or Refinance

You can save thousands of dollars on a mortgage or refinance with just one simple tip. Some time ago, The Los Angeles Times  reported more than half of all people stop at one lender when they're getting quotes for a mortgage or refi. Bad idea. In one example, the difference ...

Walmart Vs. The Dollar Stores: Who Is Cheapest?

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…who's the cheapest of them all? A new head-to-head comparison of Walmart, Family Dollar, and Dollar General says Wally World is 6.6% cheaper than either of the dollar stores in the food category. The price research done by investment firm Sterne, Agee & Leach found Walmart ...

Exchange-Traded Funds Offer Virtually Free Investing

I have a popular feature on my website called Clark's Investment Guide. Now, I am not an investment adviser, that's not what I do. But I have a long history going back to my father who taught me when I was in elementary school how to read stock tables. In ...

Free iPhone 5s Trial From T-Mobile

T-Mobile has faced challenges trying to attract customers from AT&T and Verizon. So now they’ve hit on a new strategy: Giving free iPhones for 1 week so potential customers can take their network on a test drive! The self-proclaimed “Un-carrier” did away with contracts back in 2013. But they’ve been ...

The 7 Best Travel Reward Cards

Looking for the best travel reward cards? I want to share results of a new NextAdvisor study that names cards offering the best dollar value per point or mile. Barclayscard Arrival World MasterCard with double points (Earn $2 for a flight or hotel for every $100 spent) Capital One Venture ...

How To Hire The Best Moving Companies

People are moving again in larger numbers and it's a good time to take a look at how to hire a reputable mover. The price quotes in the moving industry are dictated heavily by supply and demand. You'll generally pay a premium if you have to move on the last ...

Apps That Help Prevent Texting While Driving

Parents of teen drivers have yet more weapons in their arsenal when it comes to keeping their kids safe behind the wheel. I told you recently about a pay service called Textecution.com that disables texting while driving. But at $30, this app is more on the expensive end of the ...

Frontier Air Captain Buys Pizza For Stranded Passengers

Too often all we hear about are customer no-service stories where companies go out of way their not to serve customers. But right now, I need to tip my hat to Gerhard Brandner, a captain of Frontier Airlines, for an opposite kind of story. Amid ugly storms in the Midwest, ...

18 Things You Forget On Your Packing List For Vacation

Maybe it’s about time for your summer vacation. You've scored screaming deals on a flight and hotel thanks to Clark's tips on the radio and TV. (And, of course, because you're willing to follow the #1 rule of cheap travel, just like the man himself!) Now, all you have to ...

Walmart Prices Are Changing To Favor Online Shoppers

Walmart has completely separated the pricing at Walmart.com and its physical stores…and one is no longer going to be the deal it once was. Over the weekend, my son who is really into Legos wanted a new set. So I shopped online to find best price on the particular set ...

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