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The Clark Howard Podcast

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Save more and spend less is more than just a motto for money expert Clark Howard; it’s a way of life. Clark and his crew — Team Clark — are on a mission to empower people to take control of their personal finances by providing money-saving tips, consumer advice, hot deals and economic news to help everyone achieve financial freedom. Clark is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and a consumer reporter for television stations around the country. His podcast, The Clark Howard Show, receives more than one million downloads each month and is a hub for listeners to get valuable advice on-demand any time. Clark answers questions on the most popular business and consumer topics including; how to buy a cars, financing a home, retirement planning, shopping for insurance and getting the most out of your savings. Join the conversation and submit your question to www.clark.com/askclark . Clark spearheads two free resources — Clark.com and ClarkDeals.com — to encourage consumers to save more, spend less and avoid ripoffs.

Save more and spend less is more than just a motto for money expert Clark Howard; it’s a way of life. Clark and his crew — Team Clark — are on a mission to empower people to take control of their personal finances by providing money-saving tips, consumer advice, hot deals and economic news to help everyone achieve financial freedom. Clark is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and a consumer reporter for television stations around the country. His podcast, The Clark Howard Show, receives more than one million downloads each month and is a hub for listeners to get valuable advice on-demand any time. Clark answers questions on the most popular business and consumer topics including; how to buy a cars, financing a home, retirement planning, shopping for insurance and getting the most out of your savings. Join the conversation and submit your question to www.clark.com/askclark . Clark spearheads two free resources — Clark.com and ClarkDeals.com — to encourage consumers to save more, spend less and avoid ripoffs.

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Networks:

Panoply

Description:

Save more and spend less is more than just a motto for money expert Clark Howard; it’s a way of life. Clark and his crew — Team Clark — are on a mission to empower people to take control of their personal finances by providing money-saving tips, consumer advice, hot deals and economic news to help everyone achieve financial freedom. Clark is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and a consumer reporter for television stations around the country. His podcast, The Clark Howard Show, receives more than one million downloads each month and is a hub for listeners to get valuable advice on-demand any time. Clark answers questions on the most popular business and consumer topics including; how to buy a cars, financing a home, retirement planning, shopping for insurance and getting the most out of your savings. Join the conversation and submit your question to www.clark.com/askclark . Clark spearheads two free resources — Clark.com and ClarkDeals.com — to encourage consumers to save more, spend less and avoid ripoffs.

Twitter:

@ClarkHoward

Language:

English

Contact:

1601 W. Peachtree St., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309 404-892-8227


Episodes

08.09.22 Retail Site WISH: Unfulfilled / Getting it Right: EV Charging Stations

8/9/2022
Clark revisits retail website Wish to usher it into his “graveyard.” Prices are so cheap! What went wrong? Also, EV - electric vehicle adoption is set to climb over the next few years. But where to recharge is an obstacle for car buyers. Learn how forward-thinking gas station/convenience store operators are getting with the program to serve a growing EV market. Website WISH: Unfulfilled: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Progress - EV Charging Stations: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned...

Duration:00:28:39

08.08.22 HOTELS: Diminishing Amenities / At Last - Healthcare Cost Disclosures

8/8/2022
The hotel industry is suffering mightily from staff shortages, changing how they operate. You could get a discount forgoing housekeeping services, or be charged for it. Clark explains the owner / operator problem and what you should expect from brand name hotels moving forward. Also, the insidious cloak of mystery is about to be lifted from medical costs. 20% of our nation’s economy is eaten up by healthcare costs - by far the highest in the world. You’re on the hook for deductibles and...

08.05.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / SAVERS: Stash Your Cash Wisely

8/5/2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also - Word to savers - beware chasing that rate! Trying to make more on savings is leading people to make dangerous choices from financial apps and pseudo banks making unfounded promises of no risk strategies for high returns & FDIC security. What you need to know to safely stash your cash. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Stash Your Cash Wisely: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4...

08.04.22 Free TSA PreCheck, Global Entry & Clear / Online Reviews: 2 Pitfalls to Avoid

8/4/2022
Labor shortages in larger airports have rendered security lines so unpredictable that people are missing flights. Clark explains how TSA PreCheck, Global Entry & Clear work, and how to get these services for free or discounted. Also - Clark discusses fake positive reviews and the recent Amazon crackdown. A new twist: Negative reviews used to extort merchants. Understand how much the review system is gamed for retailers, restaurants & hotels, and how to best use reviews. TSA PreCheck, Global...

08.03.22 Ad Awareness / 401(k) into IRA Rollover - WARNING

8/3/2022
Do you know when you’re being played by sneaky product placement? Products are placed within the content of streamed TV shows and movies, and social media influencers are paid to recommend products. Know this is bought and paid for advertising - an indirect form of commercials. Also - A special warning about moving your retirement money when changing jobs. If you plan on rolling over a 401(k) into an IRA, knowing what Clark has to say about it can save you tens of thousands of dollars over...

Duration:00:30:30

08.02.22 Employment Dilemma: Asking For A Raise / Credit Card Debt Makes a Comeback

8/2/2022
With so much economic uncertainty, should you ask for a raise to offset inflation? Dilemma: Employers are getting nervous about potential recession. So the decision to ask for a raise, to stay put or find a higher paying job is an individual assessment. Clark offers guidance to help you think this through. Also - As the Fed raises interest rates, there’s a direct effect 1 billing cycle later on your credit card rates. People have been charging more, leading to balances they can’t pay. A...

Duration:00:27:58

08.01.22 HOUSING: Outlook and Recommendations / Self-Checkout Warning

8/1/2022
As the housing market cools, price cuts are happening around the country. A widespread buyers strike has set in. Many fear a housing market collapse as experienced 15 years ago. Clark explains why that won’t happen, and has recommendations for potential home buyers and renters. Also, a special warning about using self-checkout lanes. HOUSING Update: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Special Warning: Self Check-out: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Mortgage Recast Definition...

Duration:00:31:33

07.29.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Crazy High Car Loan Payments

7/29/2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also - The average vehicle loan now is over $700 a month. 1 in 8 loans exceed $1K! Meanwhile the repo rate is rising. Why lenders are more aggressive with repossessions now and the negative domino effect. Clark’s recommendation for avoiding financial car loan disaster. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Of Car Loans & Repos: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: What Is a...

Duration:00:29:37

07.28.22 GAS PRICES: An Update and Ways to Save / Recession-proof Job Sectors

7/28/2022
It’s unclear what will happen with gas prices moving forward, but prices have eased and the U.S. is leading the world in the production of energy. Clark explains the current energy market, why we see big price differences at the pumps, and saving strategies. Also - The odds are at least 50/50 we’ll have some degree of recession, as central banks worldwide work to slow economies to ease global inflation. Because capitalists hate uncertainty, some large companies have announced reduced hiring...

Duration:00:32:15

07.27.22 VANGUARD: Lesson From The Tax Bill Debacle / Air Travel Strategies

7/27/2022
Clark explains how Vanguard small investors got clobbered by big tax bills during a target retirement fund conversion, without even withdrawing money. Learn where to put your investments to avoid such tax hits. Also - Air travel is a flat out mess right now. Infrequent travelers are especially rattled. International travel is especially challenging. It’s taking extra days to reach destinations. As a constant traveler, Clark has several strategies to help protect your sanity during domestic &...

Duration:00:37:47

07.26.22 DEAL: Home Fitness Equipment / Find Missing Money For Free

7/26/2022
It’s back to the gym for many after a long absence, but home fitness equipment is a super deal right now. Clark points to the savings. Also - There’s a 1 in 10 chance there’s unclaimed money out there with your name on it. Clark explains how this happens, the third party pitfalls, and how to find it yourself for free. Home Fitness Equipment: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Missing Money: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Clark Deals - Gym Equipment Get Great Deals on...

Duration:00:29:08

07.25.22 Delaying Retirement / SAVE on Groceries: Strategies Including A Cash Back App

7/25/2022
The economy has upended the best laid retirement plans of many Americans. So what do you do right now if you are in this situation? Clark discusses a reasonable compromise to help maintain financial security. Also - Every grocery dollar is basically buying 10% less these days - UNLESS you shop differently. Clark shares his base strategies, plus - looks at a cash back app that can help you save. Delaying Retirement: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 SAVE on Groceries: Segment 3 Ask Clark:...

Duration:00:34:49

07.22.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / The Clark Smart Way to Own Gold

7/22/2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. AND - For those seeking hedge alternatives to the standard investment portfolio, Clark discusses REITs, Crypto, and specifically GOLD as a safe zone. Learn Clark’s recommendations for owning gold - how much - and if gold is even a real investment. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Owning Gold: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Alliant Cashback Visa® Signature Credit...

Duration:00:31:00

07.21.22 Under Pressure: Effects of High Vehicle Costs / Automatic For The SAVINGS

7/21/2022
Clark discusses the impact of vehicle shortages & elevated costs including illegal repossessions & how to protect yourself from this, plus new ride sharing offerings. Also - Good Intentions don’t lead to results. Autopilot does. Clark makes the case for automatic saving & investing, especially for those without a 401(k). Vehicle Cost Pressures - Market Effects: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Automatic For The SAVINGS: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: CarMax Review: 5...

Duration:00:33:17

07.20.22 Inflation & Changing Buying Habits / Training Programs Pose A New Student Debt Hazard

7/20/2022
New data illustrates how people are now stretched financially, trading down retail purchases while overall, credit card debt is up. Clark shares some back to basics measures for more mindful spending. Also, current dislocations have opened up a fast growing area of abuse in the trade and technical school funding arena. What to look for - and look out for - when considering training alternatives to college. Inflation Shoppers: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Training Contract Warning: Segment...

Duration:00:33:05

07.19.22 Buy Now Pay Later: New Warnings / Medical Debt

7/19/2022
With Buy Now Pay Later, aka Pay in 4, refunds are a problem, and now Apple Pay offers it. Clark’s warning about this payment method and how to protect yourself. Also - Over 100 million Americans are burdened with medical debt. Learn how this happened, how the hospital monopoly game is played - and what your options are to avoid being crushed by medical debt. Pay In 4 - New Warnings: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Avoid Medical Debt: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Can...

Duration:00:29:54

07.18.22 There ARE Travel Deals This Summer / Fix The Tax Code

7/18/2022
Labor shortages. reliability problems and high costs are plaguing travel this summer. But the cruise industry is seeing lower demand. Clark explains how you can get screaming deals on cruises and on certain air travel destinations. Also, over 20 million tax returns remain unprocessed. A beleaguered IRS and frustrated taxpayers - Clark recounts how we got in this awful mess and makes the case for a simplified tax code. Travel Deals: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 IRS Delays: Segment 3 Ask...

Duration:00:27:45

07.15.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / HOUSING Outlook: The Rent Or Buy Decision

7/15/2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. And - Many are trying to decide between renting or buying a home. It’s a true squeezeplay right now but new data sheds light on what might be the best decision. Plus, Clark provides the housing market outlook. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 HOUSING Outlook: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Clark.com CELL PHONES SoFi Credit Card Review: Earn 2% Cash Back Platinum...

Duration:00:26:23

07.14.22 Auto Insurance Increases / WFH: A Generational Shift

7/14/2022
Add auto insurance increases to higher vehicle & gas prices. Collision rates and the cost of repairs are up too, factors creating a perfect storm of costs for auto insurers, in turn passed along to drivers. Hear 2 ways to lower your auto insurance premiums. Also this episode: Employers thought they’d order everyone back to office work last September. That flew out on the Delta variant. There are pros & cons to Work From Home but for most remote workers, the advantages win out. Management had...

Duration:00:30:03

07.13.22 The Clark Origin Story / SAVE on Your Cell Phone Plan

7/13/2022
Clark shares how he got started and the life lessons that motivated and inspired him to do what he loves doing today - empowering others to live their best lives. Also - you may be throwing money away with your current cell phone provider. Verizon & AT&T have been raising rates while the cost of providing service is going down. Clark gives you the lay of the land, pointing to MINT Mobile & other affordable options, and new offerings ahead. Assignment: Check your plan and choose to SAVE....

Duration:00:34:09