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How could you possibly go broke after winning hundreds of million of dollars? It’s a lot easier than you may think… With Thursday’s Mega Millions jackpot sitting at around $900 million ($513 million if you take the lump sum), many people are wondering what life would be like with all that money. How you could
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If you’re a savvy shopper, you’ll know that especially with seasonal items, there is a good time to buy something — and there is a bad time to buy something if you want to get a great deal. October is a time when the colors change and the leaves begin to fall, but prices begin to fall too — on
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Traditional IRAs are a more common investment choice than Roth IRAs. According to research by the Investment Company Institute, as of 2016 nearly 26% of U.S. households owned a tradition IRA, versus just 17% who owned a Roth IRA. It seems that for many, the lure of the upfront tax break from a traditional IRA
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Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make your banking life easier and more rewarding! In our increasingly digital society, criminals are always looking for the new frontier of cyber-theft — and one method that’s becoming more popular and more dangerous for consumers —
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What do you do when your monthly budget for home expenses doesn’t leave much for your savings plan? How about when some of those expenses start creeping up a few dollars here and there, but your income hasn’t budged? Perhaps worst of all, how can you avoid astronomical repair or replacement bills when home components
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Delta, American and United are offering controversial low-cost fares called “basic economy” in select markets to take on the threat from discount airlines like Spirit and Frontier. When you’re searching for a cheap flight online, these fares will often have the lowest price. But there’s a catch! RELATED: Use this packing trick to avoid a checked bag fee
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If becoming a millionaire is something that’s been on your mind, there’s a helpful chart that reveals what it will take to get there! Financial blogger Lyn Alden published the following chart on her website that shows how much you need to save every month, plus the annual rate of return, in order to reach millionaire status
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If you’re into cheap everyday items, you probably love Dollar Tree! This discount chain, headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, has more than 13,600 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces. REALTED: 8 of Clark’s favorite dollar store items Read on for some well-known and some obscure facts about the beloved dollar store. LAs Totally Awesome
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It’s no secret that many retailers and restaurants are struggling to maintain same-store sales year-over-year — with many being forced to close hundreds of locations while on the brink of bankruptcy. Faced with a variety of challenges, including significant increases in technology and the rise of the savvy consumer, many companies are being forced to come up with new
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Valentine’s Day can be expensive. From the flowers to the candy, to the dinner out and jewelry gifts, you might be wondering if there is a smarter way to spend your hard-earned dollars on the romantic holiday. The truth is, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to show your loved ones you care. We
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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 strategies to the test. Sign up for our newsletter to have these stories delivered to your inbox!  Thousands of Clark’s fans are already saving up
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Do you still have money left in your Flexible Spending Arrangement (or Flexible Spending Account/FSA) and a grace period for spending that leftover money in the new year? If you overestimated your medical expenses for 2017, you could lose those funds under the use-it-or-lose-it rule if you don’t spend it all by the end of
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If you’re looking for ways to trim the fat from your budget in 2018, start with your grocery spending! According to government data, American households spent an average of $7,023 on food in 2015 (12.5% of income), including things they bought at grocery stores and restaurants. That’s a lot of money, especially considering that between
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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 strategies to the test. Sign up for our newsletter to have these stories delivered to your inbox!  When I walked into my new condo for
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