How much you should have saved for retirement (2 26 24)

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When it comes to saving money, how much is enough? We have some numbers to help you figure out whether you’re keeping up or falling behind. Read more.


Many of us use Google every day. But it also stores a ton of our data. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to delete your Google activity. Read more.

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Do you like watching free TV shows online? Here are reviews of some websites and apps you may not have tried. Read more.


Waiting until the last minute to book a cruise isn’t a good strategy anymore. But if you’re flexible on dates and locations, and you’re willing to shop around, you’ll save big. Read more.

🏠️ Today’s Current Mortgage Rates

According to Freddie Mac, 30-year mortgage rates are 6.90% and 15-year rates are 6.29% as of February 22, 2024. The following chart shows the 30-year mortgage rate trend over the last year.

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📣 Notable Clark Quote

Walmart is the greatest anti-poverty program we’ve ever had in the United States. Because they are such an efficient distributor of affordable food and goods that they’ve helped people stretch their dollar in ways that did not exist before Walmart.

Clark Howard, February 8 podcast
📊 Stat of the Day

✈️ $33 billion: The money airlines made on baggage fees in 2023. That’s up 15% from 2022 amidst the news that American Airlines raised checked baggage on U.S. flights to $40. Alaska and JetBlue are among other airlines that have hiked baggage fees this year.

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🎙️ Podcast

Christa reads the latest "Clark Stinks!" submissions and Clark responds. Also, are safe deposit boxes really safe? Clark has an important warning to help you protect your valuables.

☎️ 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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