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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

11.28.22 WARNING: Vehicle Purchases & Lease Buyouts / Attention Holiday Shoppers

11/28/2022
New warnings if you have a leased car or are trying to buy a vehicle. Dealers are getting desperate, and some are using dirty tactics you need to know about. Also, it’s go time for holiday shopping and Clark has several excellent tips for how to save while shopping online this holiday season, plus shipping and store pick-up advice. Vehicle Purchases & Lease Buyouts: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Clark Smart Online Shopping: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Car dealers...

Duration:00:31:11

11.18.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Supermarket Big Brands Taking It To The Limit

11/18/2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, Clark shares another reason to change your grocery shopping habits if you haven’t yet. Learn just how you’re being played if you are extremely brand name loyal. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Big Brand Price Hikes: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: How to Save Money on Car Insurance Should I Buy an Extended Warranty on Tires? TireBuyer: 5 Things To Know...

Duration:00:32:44

11.17.22 Crypto: The FTX Collapse / Scams Targeting Seniors

11/17/2022
FTX Crypto has gone bust, and there are lots of questions about where millions in client money has gone. Clark explains what has happened with FTX and other crypto exchanges and what’s next. Learn Clark’s NEVER NEVER rule for crypto. Another rip off - Scams against people age 60 and over are up 40% in the last 2 years. And that’s only what’s reported. The scams add up to $Billions stolen, and criminals work overtime during the holidays. What to look out for to protect yourself and loved...

Duration:00:28:44

11.16.22 Mortgage Rate Outlook / Our Power Equation

11/16/2022
Get Clark’s take on where mortgage rates are heading, plus great news about how lenders will determine your creditworthiness for a mortgage in the future. Also - The way future energy is discussed needs to be broader, based in the marketplace. A major natural gas company is integrating solar into the mix. How cool is that? Clark knows! Mortgage Rate Outlook: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 The Future of Energy: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Mortgages Sold to Fannie,...

Duration:00:27:24

11.15.22 FIDUCIARY OR BUST / Automation Meets The Labor Shortage

11/15/2022
The importance of choosing a financial adviser wisely can not be emphasized enough, and Clark has even more proof. Learn what to avoid, and when & how to hire a real financial planner. Also, the ongoing labor shortage is leading to adaptive innovations by American companies. Clark discusses manufacturing and automation as businesses adjust to labor force conditions - and what these changes will look like for consumers. Financial Advisers: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Labor Shortage...

Duration:00:34:07

11.14.22 Internet Security Beyond Passwords / A Different Kind of Auto Insurance

11/14/2022
Keeping track of passwords and frequently having to change them is a part time job. But passwords may soon be a thing of the past. Now the industry believes they’ve come up with a more secure answer. Also, the auto insurance industry is all in to telematics tracking. For those with privacy concerns and lower than average miles driven, there’s a growing startup offering a viable alternative. Beyond Passwords: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Per Mile Auto Insurance: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment...

Duration:00:30:26

11.11.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Update: City Relocation Incentives

11/11/2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, over the past couple of years, population shifts have led some cities to offer pay incentives for people to move there. Clark has an update on these locales, incentives, and how these programs are working out. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Getting Paid To Move: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: FSA and HSA: Can You Have Both at the Same Time? Why I Think...

Duration:00:32:44

11.10.22 POLL: Money Wisdom / Tight Christmas: Thinking Through Your Holiday Spending

11/10/2022
Clark shares poll results on the question, “What would you tell your younger self if you could?” We received some great and very wise responses. And later - how people are handling this inflationary holiday includes cutting back & keeping it simple, and/or taking advantage of how the overhang of excessive inventory has created deals in many categories. Gift to Self: NOT overspending. Audience Poll Results Yield Money Wisdom: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 A Very Inflationary Christmas:...

Duration:00:29:23

11.09.22 A Hard Lesson in Hotel Booking / Scam ALERTS

11/9/2022
Clark shares a wild story about a hotel booking gone terribly wrong, and how to protect yourself when booking with third party sites. Plus, Clark’s longtime creed: Save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. Today - spotlight on a myriad of ripoffs proliferating right now and how to avoid them. Hotel Booking Wisdom: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Scam Alerts: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: 5 Steps To Getting a Good Deal on a Hotel Room Marriott Bonvoy...

Duration:00:31:21

11.08.22 Charities: Season of Giving Guidelines / Privacy For Sale

11/8/2022
It’s that time of year - charity solicitations. But there are fake charities vying for our hard earned dollars and targeting our senior loved ones. Clark has some important guidelines for legitimate charitable giving. Also. we live in an era of surveillance. Our life online can be tracked and sold for profit, but WE don’t get paid. Yet, that option isn’t new and has resurfaced. Worth it? Clark explores privacy and consumer choice. Legit Charitable Giving: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2...

Duration:00:28:41

11.07.22 A Potentially Perilous Home Buying Trend / Airfare Booking Strategy

11/7/2022
A new home buying trend is emerging that allows more people to become homeowners - BUT there are major considerations before entering into something very difficult to exit. Also, air travel patterns have changed, one of several factors driving up fares. Clark has 2 booking tips that can help you save in this current travel environment. Home Buying Housemates: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Airfare Strategy: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: The new American dream is...

Duration:00:28:58

11.04.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / The END of Standard Return Policies

11/4/2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also - Return policies are different this holiday season. Rapid changes are underway and vary from retailer to retailer, online vs in-store. What to know before any purchase. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Beware New Return Policies: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: What Is a 403(b) and How Does It Work? 8 of the Best High-Yield Online Savings Accounts in 2022...

Duration:00:29:31

11.03.22 Bonds Update / Saving LESS + Spending MORE = Bear Trap

11/3/2022
I Bonds aka Inflation Bonds have reset. Recently there was a land rush on I Bonds, offering a rate over 9%. The interest earnings rate is reset every 6 months based on an inflation measurement index. Clark explains the new structure and rate, and why I Bonds remain the best place to park savings. Also - In the pandemic wake, discretionary revenge spending has resulted in shocking numbers for both how much saving is down and credit card debt is up. Clark has an at home test that acts as a...

Duration:00:30:47

11.02.22 New Tax Brackets / Side Gig Opportunity

11/2/2022
Due to inflation, there are big changes in the tax brackets. Clark discusses how this affects investing and buying some types of life insurance. Also, add new seasonal job openings to the ongoing labor shortages and know there’s great side gig opportunity out there to close any gaps in your monthly budget. But, beware the “freeway ramp scam” and its online permutations offering big money for hourly work. Make sure your side hustle is real. New Tax Rates & Brackets: Segment 1 Ask Clark:...

Duration:00:31:33

11.01.22 Roth IRA & 401(k) Limits for 2023 / CLARKONOMICS: The Deficit Reckoning

11/1/2022
The 401(k) contribution limit has been increased for 2023, but this headline buries the lead: New rules for Roth IRA income and contribution limits. And - Clark-onomics: The U.S. deficit. Clark explains how we got here since the budget surpluses of the 90’s and what we can learn from recent events in the UK. New Roth IRA & 401(k) Limits: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Clarkonomics: The Deficit: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: IRS Announces Record 401(k) Contribution...

Duration:00:30:24

10.31.22 Netflix & Streaming Update / Investing: Upside of the Downside

10/31/2022
Clark discusses changes from Netflix, the overall morphing of streaming services across providers and how to protect your wallet with the changes underway. Also, time for year end tax considerations. Those with non-retirement investment accounts should know about tax loss harvesting to save on taxes. When you sell a winner, you pay capital gains tax. You can also harvest losses. Clark explains. Netflix & Streaming Update: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Tax Loss Harvesting: Segment 3 Ask...

Duration:00:27:20

10.28.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks

10/28/2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! For the first time ever - for the entire podcast - Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 - 4 Mentioned on the show: Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer Review: Earn Up to 2% Cash Back on All Purchases Consider US Treasury Bills, Notes and Bonds Study: Walk 3,800 to 9,800 steps daily to reduce dementia risk Zelle fraud is rising. And banks aren't coming to the rescue xeriscaping |...

Duration:00:31:17

10.27.22 Car Buying Forecast And An Alternative / Back to Basics - HSA vs. FSA

10/27/2022
The car market is gradually healing but we’re not there yet. Clark gives a timeline on availability, affordability, and a potential alternative to buying now if you need wheels right away. And - Back To Basics - Open Enrollment decisions are upon us. Clark clears confusion surrounding Health Savings Accounts or HSAs which can offer long term financial security - and the difference between an HSA and an FSA. Vehicle Purchase Alternative: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 HSA vs. FSA: Segment 3...

Duration:00:35:24

10.26.22 Loyalty Programs Give & Take / At Last! Affordable Hearing Aids

10/26/2022
Current customer outrage at Dunkin’ for devaluing rewards offers a lesson about these programs in general, including travel points from hotels and airlines. Clark discusses how this game is played and what participating consumers should understand about so called loyalty programs. Also, Clark has been talking about affordable hearing aids being just around the corner for 5 years. FINALLY they’re here - hearing aids at world prices vs cartel prices! Learn how the market now works and what’s...

Duration:00:28:23

10.25.22 When Giant Supermarkets Merge / Winter Heating Costs

10/25/2022
Hear Clark’s unique perspective on the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger, as he takes a wider view of the marketplace and your money saving strategies and options. Also, because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the cost of heating will go up about 25% this winter depending on temperature severity. Clark offers specific advice, particularly if you live in the Mid-Atlantic or New England. Supermarket Strategy: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Winter Heating: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4...

Duration:00:31:18