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Clark Howard: Find tablet options for $20

6:25 am Sep. 24, 2015

If you’re looking for a cheap tablet, you’re in luck.

Several years ago, I made a prediction early in that year that tablets would be sold for $99 or less by Christmas. Keep in mind that

Clark Howard: Google gets into low-cost phones

1:49 pm Jul. 16, 2015

In a time when rate cuts are the rage in the phone world, Google is entering the wireless market with a new service that will be cheap and pay you back for unused data.

I’ve been testing the new Google service called Project Fi. You buy the phone at a full unsubsidized price. Then you pay $20 per month for unlimited talk and text, and you buy whatever data you

What you should (and shouldn’t) buy online

9:24 am Jun. 30, 2015

Over the years, online shopping has radically changed the way we shop, but before you carelessly tap in your credit card digits to place an online order, check out what Consumer Reports says are the

Clark Howard: No, those prices aren’t a misprint

11:32 am Jun. 18, 2015

If you like cheap, you’re going to love these apps I’ve been testing.

Wish and Geek (also by Wish, Inc.) are two apps that offer opportunities for you to buy direct from Chinese manufacturers on the cheap. I’m talking about everything from watches, athletic gear, selfie sticks, shoes, clothing, toys, sunglasses and much more. And all at prices so cheap, you think they’re a misprint.

The one thing you need to

Samsung Galaxy S6 debut/ deals

12:36 pm Jun. 11, 2015

AT&T introduces the Samsung Galaxy S6 active on June 12. It is available exclusively through At&T and you cna purchase it on

If you qualify, you can pay $0 down on the AT&T Next plan

Clark Howard: Scratch makes use of Wi-Fi

10:25 am Jun. 11, 2015

I told you recently about the offer of limited free smartphone service from FreedomPop. Now a company called Scratch Wireless has another offer.

Research from Cisco finds that smartphone users are near free Wi-Fi around 80 percent of the time. So the Scratch Wireless business model affords you free texting all the time on the Sprint cellular network, and then free data and voice minutes when you’re near Wi-Fi.

If

Clark Howard: Tesla’s batteries help level the field

9:52 am May. 21, 2015

Elon Musk recently announced new home and business batteries from Tesla starting at $3,000.

I am excited about this idea. The power business has been an inefficient monopoly that is going to change radically.
We pay huge amounts for power because of what is known as peak load. As an example, during the summer on hot days, power consumption skyrockets. The cost of power at wholesale jumps by thousands of percent when

Clark Howard: Google wants you on the map

12:47 pm Apr. 16, 2015

If you’re a small business owner, it’s easier than you may have heard to establish a web presence.

After launching the Get Your Business Online program several years ago, Google has now re-branded the effort and is calling it Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map.

By logging on and selecting your state, you can have access to the following:

Free, easy-to-build website
Free customized domain name
Free web hosting for one year
Free online

Clark Howard: Ideas to market and sell your invention

9:09 am Apr. 2, 2015

Do you like to watch “Shark Tank”? Do you have ideas or inventions that you think could make you rich?

Quirky.com can help you get the ball rolling on your invention, and it won’t involve any cash from you.

Here’s how it works: You pitch an idea you have. If they like it, they spend the money to build that item and see if it will actually work.

There are real people