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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

12.07.22 Most Reliable Vehicle Brands / Corporate Pandemic Fallout

12/7/2022
With the price of cars still up there, your money should buy reliability. Clark runs down highlights from new Consumer Reports rankings. Also in this episode: Like a game of Twister, corporate pandemic pivots left some in better stead than others. Many tech companies over expanded and it’s coming back to haunt those companies, their employees and customers. Reliable Car Brands: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Corporate Pandemic Fallout: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show:...

Duration:00:34:23

12.06.22 December Deals / Warning: Medical Credit Plans

12/6/2022
This December the shelves are stocked and there are still deals to be had. Clark talks friendly prices in toyland and for clothing, laptops and appliances. Also this episode: Medical providers of all types are promoting instant credit. Clark explains why these credit plans are bad medicine - financially. Holiday Deals: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Medical Credit Plans: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Axios: The end of the end of HELOC Home - Elliott Report How To...

Duration:00:24:43

12.05.22 A Zelle Reckoning / Holiday Shipping Update

12/5/2022
Following a PR disaster and Senate hearings, the banks that created fraud-riddled Zelle are coming to the reform table. Clark describes testing going on now, soon coming to consumers. Also, the current state of holiday shipping is not what Clark predicted. Potential Zelle Reform: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Holiday Shipping: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: These Big Banks Are Finally Doing Something About Zelle Best Credit Cards for Students: Top Picks for 2022 My...

Duration:00:29:45

12.02.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Update: The Short Term Rental Market

12/2/2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, the short term rental market keeps going through changes channeled through Airbnb & VRBO themselves, and by local governments, directly affecting rental property decisions and renter experiences. Clark shares recent examples of both, including what Airbnb is doing to regain trust in the marketplace. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Airbnb Changes: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4...

Duration:00:29:19

12.01.22 Maximize Credit Card Benefits / Clark Savvy Subscription Management

12/1/2022
The Costco Citi Visa card is eliminating one of its best benefits starting January 1st. Get Clark’s card benefit workaround. Also, if you’ve ever kicked yourself for not canceling a free trial subscription or an automatic renewal, you are not alone. Learn how to manage subscriptions and avoid the built-in hassles of free trials. Costco Citi Visa Benefit Cut: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Clark Savvy Subscription Management: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Citi Removes...

Duration:00:30:31

11.30.22 What Clark’s TV Grocery Study Reveals / Red Alert Postal Warning

11/30/2022
How much can you save at Costco vs traditional supermarkets? You may be surprised! Clark also has an important warning issued by the USPS concerning how you mail cards and packages. Clark shares tips for more secure mailing & bill pay - and tells you the one thing you should NEVER carry with you because if it’s stolen, YOU could end up in jail. Clark’s TV Grocery Study: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Holiday Postal Alert: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: CNET-Costco...

Duration:00:28:32

11.29.22 Nuggets from the 2022 Fast-Food Report / A New 401(k) Portability Service

11/29/2022
Survey says: The slowest fast food lines belong to the most popular fast food place. And a serious innovation for workers at one of these restaurants is a big success. Also - Job mobility in the modern era has created the problem of stranded 401(k)s getting cashed out. If you’ve got one or more old 401(k) accounts, a new financial portability service can help consolidate your retirement funds. Fast-Food Report: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 401(K) Transfers: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4...

Duration:00:30:04

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