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To check or not to check: Should I recheck my cruise rates after booking? Find out more later on in this email.

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You need to keep your passport safe when you’re traveling. Here’s where Clark wants you to put it. Read more.

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Here are the safest small and midsize cars and SUVs in 2024 – as well as how car safety gets measured. Read more.


This common ATM fee keeps costing Americans record amounts. Here’s how much you pay and how to avoid it. Read more.

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Thinking of switching to a cheaper cell phone provider? Check these coverage maps to make sure you’ll get strong service. Read more.

🛳️ Time To Reshop Your Cruise Cabins

You can reshop your hotel and your car rental the week of your trip. Often you’ll find a cheaper price.

But did you know you can reshop your cruise cabin as well?

Clark booked a summer Caribbean cruise as a high school graduation present for his son Grant. Recently he got an interesting marketing email with what looked like a great deal.

Upon investigating, he found that cruise prices in general have fallen. The full-force “revenge travel” demand has lessened. Clark also saw something else interesting – a lowest-price guarantee.

He looked up the same cabin on the same ship on the dates he’d previously booked and found a much lower rate. So he contacted the cruise line and asked for the difference.

They offered him a cruise credit or to refund the difference.

“I got actual money back -- 22% of the cost of the cruise back,” Clark says. “That was good stuff.”

So if you’ve previously booked a cruise for this summer or later, re-check the rates. If the cruise line offers a lowest-price guarantee, you could get a major refund.

📊 Stat of the Day

📺️ $1 billion+: Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth according to Bloomberg. He’s reportedly made a combined $559 million in syndication and streaming deals for the sitcom bearing his namesake.

💰️ Deal Alert: Today’s Top Deals
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🎙️ Podcast

Real estate commissions are higher in the United States than anywhere else in the world. Changes are coming, but how soon? If you’re planning to buy or sell a home, Clark has information you really need to know. Also, Clark and his family have been on several cruises. A recent alert in his inbox helped him save big bucks on his next cruise. If you have a cruise booked, Clark’s experience can really help you spend less on your trip!

☎️ Need Money Help?

The Team Clark Consumer Action Center is a free helpline that can help you navigate your money questions. Call 636-492-5275. Visit for more information.

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