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Clark Howard: No contract phones without the sticker shock

10:39 am Mar. 26, 2015

Ready to go without a contract on cell service, but feeling sticker shocked by the prices on new phones?

I’ve got some choices you need to know about.

If you were to buy a new iPhone 6, you’d pay $650 for the basic model if you’re going non-contract. But with a contract, you get it for $200 and then the wireless company bakes the loss they take on subsidizing the phone at

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Wes Moss: Why Apple TV is worth a look

5:32 am Mar. 23, 2015

I heard some great news last week. Apple is planning to offer a new Web TV Streaming Service this fall which will have a small bundle of about 25 channels.

Over the last few years we’ve seen online streaming services like Hulu and Netflix growing in popularity. The ability to enjoy quality television programming at a significantly discounted rate has led many people to ditch the traditional cable packages which are

Clark Howard: Cut your cell phone bill by up to 75%

12:03 pm Mar. 12, 2015

AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have long had secret sub-brands for price-sensitive customers.

AT&T has Cricket Wireless, Sprint has Boost Mobile and T-Mobile has GoSmartMobile. The price point is generally around $35 a month for the same towers and the same service.

Now Tracfone has a new service that Verizon probably hopes you won’t find out about. It’s called Total Wireless (www.totalwireless.com) and Tracfone has the same service on the Verizon network

What to buy during Presidents’ Day sales

10:42 am Feb. 16, 2015

Today is Presidents’ Day which brings a range of sales in different categories. The sales started as early as Feb. 5 and some will extend through Feb. 22. Here are some of the best things to shop for during these sales:

Mattresses: Find discounts of 50-80 percent off during clearance sales this weekend. You can save more with box spring bundle deals and financing specials such as interest-free options, say the

Clark Howard: HDTV prices are set to drop

9:30 am Jan. 22, 2015

Over the next few weeks, you’re going to see some great deals on HDTVs. The reason? No, it’s not the lead-up to Super Bowl XLIX. It’s because the next generation of 4K TVs are getting ready to dominate the retail space.

I’ve seen the onslaught of 4K TVs at CES 2015 (the International Consumer Electronics Show) and it’s truly amazing. These TVs offer four times the resolution of your current HDTV.

The

Clark Howard: Insure your business from hackers

9:36 am Jan. 15, 2015

If you have a small business, there’s a new insurance policy I recommend to protect you in the event of a data breach.

We hear so much about the big companies in the news with data breaches — Sony, Target, Home Depot — but we don’t often hear about small businesses.

People tend to punish the retailer when there’s a big breach. Yet a new CreditCards.com survey finds the younger you

JessicaShops: Teething necklace, Cool-Cat, Dell

5:53 am Jan. 14, 2015

Asher’s Amber: Baltic amber teething necklaces from Asher’s Amber are a homeopathic way to help ease the pain associated with teething. Each necklace is handmade with a double knot between each bead. Baltic Amber has been used for its healing components for centuries in Eastern Europe. Code Jessicashops saves you 25 percent on any purchase in January.
www.ashersamber.com.

Cool-Cat: The Cool-Cat is an all-in-one headband, wristband, balaclava, neck protector

Clark Howard: Low-cost medic-alert devices

11:34 am Jan. 8, 2015

Emergency help for seniors who are away from home is now available at the touch of a button. I want to share details about a $15/month subscription service.

We’re all familiar with that commercial that goes, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” right? My mom is in her 90s and wears a call-button for help around her neck. But it will only work inside her assisted living facility.

Traditionally, similar

Clark Howard: Keurig’s coffee change will cost you

11:47 am Dec. 11, 2014

The cost of what you pay for a cup of fancy coffee at home is going up — not down — thanks to a tricky move by the dominant home coffee brewing company.

It recently came to my attention that the Keurig people are making a 2.0 version of their machine with DRM (digital rights management).

I know this sounds crazy, but Keurig is using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act — a