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💵 Today’s Top Stories

Criminals have been squatting in houses when the owner is gone. They sometimes have legal rights and the homeowner is not allowed in their own home. Here’s how to prevent this. Read more.


It’s tempting to eat food even after the expiration date. Throwing away food feels wasteful. But you want to be safe also. Here’s how long food actually survives in your fridge. Read more.


Still ordering personal checks through your bank? Chances are you’re overspending. Team Clark lists the five cheapest places to buy checks. Read more.


Getting financially involved with a family member can be admirable and a nightmare at the same time. Here’s what to do if you get into a messy situation. Read more.

🏠️ Today’s Current Mortgage Rates

According to Freddie Mac, 30-year mortgage rates are 6.82% and 15-year rates are 6.06% as of April 4, 2024. The following chart shows the 30-year mortgage rate trend over the last year.

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📊 Stat of the Day

☎️ 73 million: The number of people affected by AT&T’s data breach that leaked Social Security numbers and other info onto the dark web. The data, reportedly from 2019, impacted 65.4 million former account holders and 7.6 million current account holders.

💰️ Deal Alert: Today’s Top Deals
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🎙️ Podcast

It’s time for "Clark Stinks!" Christa reads the latest "Clark Stinks!" submissions and Clark responds. Also, is your automaker sharing your driving data with insurance companies? There’s an alarming report that it may be happening without your knowledge!

☎️ 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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