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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.

Location:

Atlanta, GA

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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

02.22.24 A Season For Savers: Revisiting CDs / What Makes A Supermarket Superior

2/22/2024
CDs - Are they still a good deal? Given where inflation and interest rates are heading, Clark explains that we’ve arrived at a tipping point for savers, and how to best put your money to work. Also, a report has come out about the best supermarkets in the country. What makes them great? It’s a factor you may not think about. The SAVE MORE CD Strategy: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Best Supermarkets: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: The Best CD Rates for February 2024 Why you should open a CD this February - CBS News What Is a CD Ladder and When Is It a Good Idea? 16 of the Best High-Yield Online Savings Accounts in February 2024 Municipal Bond: Definition, Types, Risks, and Tax Benefits How Many Bank Accounts Should You Have? - Clark Howard Credit Cards Could Swipe Department Stores’ Profits - The WSJ. Should You Get a Store Credit Card? Supermarkets - The American Customer Satisfaction Index CNBC - Costco has replaced Trader Joe’s as America’s favorite supermarket American Customer Satisfaction Index 6 Best Apps To Save Money on Groceries 22 Ways To Save Money on Groceries 10 Ways You're Wasting Money on Groceries How To Use Camelcamelcamel Google Fi Wireless: My Experience as a Five-Year Customer (Pros and Cons) The Best International Phone Plans Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:10

02.21.24 SAVE MORE On Cell Service / The Value Of A Second Opinion

2/21/2024
As the big phone companies plan big price increases, smaller competitors are taking a bigger share of the marketplace. Clark shares easy ways to keep costs down. Also, you’ve heard of getting a second opinion when it comes to medical procedures, but did you know that getting a second opinion in all sorts of consumer areas can save you big bucks? SAVE on Cell Phone Service: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Get A Second Opinion: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Comcast, Charter add subs; survey finds consumers very open to MVNOs T-Mobile Eyes Price Hikes As AT&T, Verizon Set to Raise Rates in March Best Cell Phone Plans in 2024: The Cheapest Plan for Every Need What Is Owner's Title Insurance and Do You Need It? Home Title Lock: Is It the Same As Home Title Insurance? Counterfeit Stamps How getting a second opinion can stop you being ripped off — The Conversation Brushing Scam – United States Postal Inspection Service “Brushing” Scam Indicates a Serious Problem for Victims How Can I Make Freezing a Young Person's Credit Less Risky? Should You Make Your Child an Authorized User on Your Credit Card? Credit Karma Review: Free Credit Score and More at Your Fingertips Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:53

02.20.24 Venmo Overshare Privacy Check / An Era Of Entrepreneurship

2/20/2024
Venmo is publicly sharing your info. Clark has a special privacy check up for Venmo users. Later - collectively entrepreneurs set a new record last year. Get Clark’s take on entrepreneurship and its value for the economy. Venmo Privacy Check: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 On Entrepreneurship: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Venmo privacy settings to change now How To Make Your Venmo Transactions Private 4 Common Scams on Cash App, Venmo and Zelle (and How To Avoid Them!) Want To Guard Your Privacy Online? Search the Web With DuckDuckGo 5 Tips To Protect Your Digital Privacy Protect Your Identity Archives - Clark Howard Should You Allow Your Auto Insurance To Monitor Your Driving? Mile Auto | Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance Entrepreneurs Opened More Businesses in 2023, Setting a New All-Time High on Yelp Sell My Car – Autotrader What Is an ETF? - What Are Index Funds? Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:33

02.19.24 Hotel Junk Fees Just Got Worse / Avoid Funeral Industry Rip Offs

2/19/2024
A new hotel fee is showing up for something a lot of people aren’t even using. How to book a room without getting ripped off. Also, knowledge is power when it comes to navigating funeral costs. The FTC has a new warning out about shady practices in the funeral industry that take advantage of grieving families. Hotel Rates + Junk Fees: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Funeral Home Rip-offs: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Hotel parking fees take a turn for the worse How to spot hidden resort fees when you're booking travel Why Structured Notes Might Not Be Right for You What Is Full Coverage Car Insurance? NYTimes: F.T.C. Warns Dozens of Funeral Homes to Provide Accurate Costs to Callers How the Funeral Industry Got the FTC to Hide Bad Actors Alert: Funeral Home Scam Targets Grieving Families Funeral Consumers Alliance: Home - Clark.com - Funeral Planning How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones Funeral Consumers Alliance - Wills & Funerals Archives - Clark Howard You Can Save Big Money on Caskets at Costco, Walmart and Amazon Low-Cost Cremation Services: 5 Things to Know Funeralocity - Lantern - Cake - Parting - Empathy 4 Things To Consider Before You Buy a New Cell Phone Buying a Cell Phone at Costco Wholesale: 4 Things To Know Should You Buy Cell Phone Insurance? Cell Phones & Smartphones Archives - Clark Deals Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:24

02.16.24 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / A New 401(K) Benefit Tied To Student Loan Repayment

2/16/2024
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also today - many employers are offering a new benefit which may eliminate the need to choose between paying down student loans and saving for retirement. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 The New Student Loan/401(k) Benefit: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: How To Find Cheap Flights in 3 Easy Steps Going™ | Formerly Scott's Cheap Flights Airfarewatchdog: Cheap Flights & Airline Tickets Estate and Gift Tax FAQs | Internal Revenue Service 15 of the Best Free Workout And Fitness Apps What Is an ETF? A Simple Trick To Paying Off Your Credit Card Faster NYTimes: A New Perk for Some Student Loan Borrowers: A 401(k) Match More companies embracing benefits aimed at student loan debt SAVE Repayment Plan Offers Lower Monthly Loan Payments Best Budgeting Apps in 2024: Our Top 5 What Is a Flexible Spending Account? How to Teach Young Kids About Money Fidelity Investments Review 2023: Pros & Cons Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:03

02.15.24 Cruise Travel Warning / Visa Vanilla Gift Card Follow Up

2/15/2024
Cruise travel is way up and with it, problems with associated trip insurance. Learn what could go wrong, and Clark smart rules for cruise travel. Also today, a follow up on Visa Vanilla gift cards and the “draining” scam that left so many people with useless plastic. Cruise Trip Coverage Warning: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Vanilla Gift Card Scam: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: NYTimes: Help! I Missed a Cruise and the Cruise Line’s Own Travel Insurance Won’t Pay. Clark.com - CRUISES / Clark.com - TRIP INSURANCE How To Plan a Trip: Clark's Best Travel Tips To Save Money 401(k) Match: What Is It, How It Works 401k Calculator With Match - Clark Howard New York Post: Visa is sued over ‘Vanilla’ gift card scam known as ‘draining’ What Is an ETF? Should We Worry About the National Debt and Budget Deficits? Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:39

02.14.24 Rethinking the USPS / Amazon Facing Fierce Competition

2/14/2024
Happy Valentine’s Day! Where did we traditionally receive Valentine’s Day cards? The mail! There’s a big problem with our mail delivery service, and something is going to have to give. Also today, Amazon is in a fight for its life with competitors and the resultant clothing price war presents opportunity for you. USPS Mail Delays: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Clothing Price War: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Mail freeze: Latest frigid weather is adding to the postal service's delivery woes - USA TODAY NYTimes.com: Mail 3 Days a Week? Idea Meets Resistance in Britain. How to sell your house by owner What you should know before selling your home without an agent Selling your home yourself? Here’s how an ‘Agents Protected’ sign can help you Heard on the Street: Amazon Can’t Afford a Race to the Bottom - The Wall Street Journal. Clark Deals - Clothing Why You Need To Check Your PayPal Account for Automatic Payments 5 Steps To Getting a Good Deal on a Hotel Room PlugShare - EV Charging Station Map - Find a place to charge Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:11

02.13.24 How Sweethearts Talk Money / A Path To A Lower Mortgage Rate

2/13/2024
With Valentine’s Day coming up tomorrow, it’s a good opportunity to give couples advice on how to avoid one of the most common things we fight over - money differences. Also today - Assumable mortgages allow qualifiers to potentially buy a house with one of the great rates that existed over the past few years. There’s a new site to help you find those homes for sale. Couples & Money: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Assumable Mortgage Resource: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: NYTimes.com: Financial Questions to Discuss Before Moving In With Your Partner New Love for Older Adults: Don’t Make the Same Financial Mistakes 42% of Adults Have Committed Financial Infidelity. Have You? 10 Steps for Having Better Money Conversations With Your Spouse What is an LLC? Limited Liability Company Structure and Benefits Defined What Is Umbrella Insurance and Do You Need It? Best 529 College Savings Plans By State Rollovers From a 529 Plan to Roth IRA: What to Know Assumable Mortgage: What It Is, How It Works, Types, Pros and Cons A back door to a 3% mortgage rate? This startup has a plan to unlock housing market affordability What's Clark's Opinion on the Greenlight Prepaid Debit Card for Kids? Cruises - Clark.com / Costco Travel: 5 Things To Know Before You Book Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:19

02.12.24 Beach Alternative Communities / Gen Z And Finance

2/12/2024
Communities are popping up around the country that make it feel like you are living at the beach, without the high cost of insurance and upkeep. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Also, excellent news to share concerning teens and finance. Lagoon Communities: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Teen Work Ethic: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Their Home Has Water Views and a Sandy Beach—and It’s Nowhere Near the Ocean 401(k) Rollover: What You Need To Know & Options Target Date Funds: Clark's Favorite Retirement Investment Travel Insurance: What You Need To Know Before You Buy Clark Calls Out Favorite Credit Card for 'Classless' New Policy [The Washington Post] Gen Z is bringing back the part-time job More States Now Require Financial Literacy Classes in High Schools Best Investment Companies for Investors Can a Patient Advocate Help With Your Medical Bills? Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:01

02.09.24 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Disconnect Device Addiction

2/9/2024
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also today - So many of us are addicted to our smartphones and there are new devices and methods to help us break the habit and be more present. The discipline to ditch your phone for periods of time may improve your quality of life. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Phone-free Quality Time: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: 12 Things You Never Knew You Could Get From Your Local Library Streaming TV - Clark.com Best Free Password Managers: 7 Top Picks / 5 Tips To Protect Your Digital Privacy 3 Big Retirement Account Changes You Haven't Heard About Financial Independence, Retire Early: What You Need To Know About the ‘FIRE’ Movement Is Temu Legit? 4 Things To Know My Cable Company Is Raising Prices Unless I Enroll in Auto-Pay. Is It Safe? How to Get Free Virus, Spyware and Malware Protection Phone-free and loving it: Why Yondr usage is spiking at schools, concerts, and soon, maybe, your living room Why Toilet Paper Has Gotten So Expensive 529 rollover to Roth IRA: A guide to conversion - CNN Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States How to Buy a New Car in 5 Steps Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:43

02.08.24 Rx Savings: The Quest Continues / To Employers: Enlightened Self-Interest

2/8/2024
U.S. consumers pay more for prescription drugs than anywhere else on the planet, especially for vital brand medications that are not yet sold as generics. Clark explains this price disparity, reports on Florida’s move to import from Canada, and shares how you can save on meds today. Also - How Walmart is giving its workers a stake in the game and why that is good for business. Save More On Meds: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Employee Ownership: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Florida Is First State Allowed to Import Drugs From Canada in Bid to Reduce Costs 10 Ways To Save on Prescription Drugs - Clark.com Exchanging Dollars for Foreign Currency Home Equity Loans & Lines of Credit: 7 Common Questions Answered Simple Interest Loans: Do They Exist? Rule of 78: Definition, How Lenders Use It, and Calculation NYTimes: Walmart Offers Store Managers Company Stock to Make Them Feel Like ‘Owners’ The #1 Difference Between 'Super Savers' and Average Savers 6 Steps To Eliminate Credit Card Debt in 3 Years or Less Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:21

02.07.24 Workplace Etiquette / The Power Of Consumers

2/7/2024
Because of the pandemic, many employees are entering a corporate office environment for the first time, and companies are having to do special training to help them adjust. Clark has some advice for these new workers. Also today - After a period of punishing inflation, consumers are finally in the driver’s seat on prices. How? Clark explains our collective power in the marketplace. Workplace Etiquette: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Consumers Rule: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: We don't know how to behave in the office anymore, bosses say. The solution? Charm school Why Sharing Your Layoff Publicly Feels So Good - The Wall Street Journal. Credit Card Car Rental Insurance: What You Need To Know Hertz is selling 20,000 electric vehicles to buy gasoline cars instead A Different Kind of Price War: Grocers vs. Big Food Makers Mortgage Recasting: What It Is And How It Works Accessible Travel Website Launches Major Expansion The future of U.S. train travel is here—and it’s not on Amtrak Where You Should (and Should Not) Book Your Next Vacation Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:50

02.06.24 What’s In Your Fridge? Cutting Food Waste / Time To Cash In I Bonds?

2/6/2024
Some reports estimate overall food waste at near 40%! That’s MONEY tossed away! There’s a simple way to help you SAVE MORE food & thus - stretch your grocery dollars. Also, Clark discusses options for those with I Bonds purchased at inflation’s peak, now with diminishing returns, and why I Bonds are still a good deal now. Reduce Food Waste: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 I Bond Strategy: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: [The Washington Post] This fridge hack can slash your food waste Is a Costco Membership Worth It? (Pros and Cons From 10 Readers) Your Guide to DIY Home Security Systems T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: 5 Things To Know Before You Sign Up How to Buy a Used Car in 7 Steps Should You Sell Your I Bonds Right Now? 6 Things To Know About Series I Savings Bonds Vehicle History Report Scam: If You're Selling, Listen Up 7 Things To Know Before You Use Zelle 4 Common Scams on Cash App, Venmo and Zelle (and How To Avoid Them!) Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:43

02.05.24 Reason For Optimism / College Cost Saving Strategies

2/5/2024
Bad news makes news, creating general pessimism and a negative outlook on the world at large. But there’s so much good in the world that goes unheralded. Clark shares some reasons to be optimistic. Also today, colleges are competing to fill enrollments. Clark shares strategies to help you stretch every college dollar, including asking for a 4 year incentive package. Dare To Be Optimistic: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 College Cost Strategies: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Reasons to be optimistic in 2024 — despite everything SmileDirectClub is shutting down. Where does that leave its customers? [The Washington Post] Colleges are finally turning the corner on enrollment Education Archives - Clark Howard How To Sell A Car - Clark Howard Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:32

02.02.24 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Keep Fitness Affordable

2/2/2024
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also today - Staying fit doesn’t have to involve costly memberships. Clark shares his affinity for fitness trackers, and how inexpensive they can be. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Fitness Trackers : Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Costco vs. Sam's Club: What Is the Difference? How Donor-Advised Funds Are Changing Philanthropy WSJ - Your Smartphone Can Have Two Lines. Here’s Why You’d Want That. The Best International Phone Plans CR - Best Fitness Trackers of 2024 4 Truly Free Fitness Apps To Keep You In Shape All Winter 15 of the Best Free Workout And Fitness Apps (clark.com) At 93, he’s as fit as a 40-year-old. His body offers lessons on aging. ‘How is this even legal?’ Planet Fitness user asks after being forced to go in person simply to shut down account How To Increase the Credit Limit on Your Credit Card Delta Update: Airline Announces Key Changes to SkyMiles Overhaul Going Just Announced a Big Change to Its Free Membership Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:27

02.01.24 The Current Investment Environment / FREE Tax Filing Options

2/1/2024
The stock market has hit record highs lately, which means investors can become misdirected by “recency bias”. What could go wrong? Clark explains some market realities to keep in mind and the value of diversification. Also today, with tax season upon us make sure you know about tax filing options that are free. Investment Strategy: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Free Tax Filing: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: How To Save and Invest the Clark Howard Way Wall Street hits record high following a 2-year round trip scarred by inflation - from USA TODAY NYTimes: After a Rip-Roaring 2023, the Markets Are Taking a Breather 10 Things You Must Know About Bull Markets Best Travel Credit Cards: Top Rewards Picks for 2024 What Brokerage Do You Recommend for First-Time Investors or Kids? Amazon - uni-ball 61255 Signo Gel 207 Black Ink Micro Fine Dozen Why You Should Never Mail a Check 8 Free Federal and State Tax Filing Services for 2024 IRS Free File: Free State and Federal Tax Filing Options for 2024 IRS set to launch its free tax filing pilot program. Here’s how it will work The Washington Post: How to file your taxes free, no matter your income or age The IRS doesn't send tax refunds by email or text TurboTax Can No Longer Advertise Products as Free, F.T.C. Says FTC finds TurboTax “free” is not free for most How To Find and Choose a Financial Advisor Advice-Only Network / Flat Fee Advisors How To Plan a Trip: Clark's Best Travel Tips To Save Money National Unclaimed Property Day How To Find and Claim Missing Money in Your Name Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:07

01.31.24 Credit Card Debt Strategy / Car Buying Update

1/31/2024
Credit card debt is up 50% in the last 3 years with default rates on the rise, as higher interest rates exacerbate the problem. What would Clark do? Also today, many people have been waiting for the market to normalize before buying a vehicle. Clark shares good news and smart approaches to the purchase of both new and used cars. Credit Card Debt Strategy: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Car Buying Update: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: NYTimes.com: Lugging Credit Card Debt Into 2024? Now’s the Time to Make a Plan. Credit card delinquencies surpass pre-pandemic levels Why debt settlement companies are the wrong way to deal with high credit card debt 6 Things To Know Before Contacting the National Foundation for Credit Counseling CREDIT CARD DEBT - Clark.com What Fee Level Does Clark Consider Acceptable For a Company 401(k)? How To Open a Roth IRA What Is a Thrift Savings Plan? 2024 will be the best year to buy a new car since 2019, economist says USA TODAY: Buying a car? FTC reveals crackdown on illegal scams to save you money The new CARS Rule: What you need to know The Best Car-Buying Services in 2024 How to Buy a New Car in 5 Steps / How to Buy a Used Car in 7 Steps What Are the Pros and Cons of the Costco Car Buying Program? Avoid the #1 Mistake That Car Buyers Make Credit Card Car Rental Insurance: What You Need To Know Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:24

01.30.24 Back To Basics: Exchange Traded Funds / Health Insurance Prior Authorizations

1/30/2024
Clark offers a primer on the 3 basic types of funds - Mutual, Index, and the fastest growing area of investing: ETFs. Also, there is a new rule for health insurers when you need medical preauthorization approval for treatment or a procedure. And it’s about time. Back To Basics: ETFs: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 New Rules On Medical Preauthorization: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: How to Invest in ETFs for Beginners What Is an ETF? Clark.com INVESTOPEDIA - Mutual Funds / Index Funds / ETFs Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plans Health Insurers Must Streamline Prior Authorization Decisions, New Rule Says - The WSJ Businesses Are Making Me Pay the Credit Card Processing Fee. Should I Pay Another Way? Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:20

01.29.24 Earn More On Your Savings / The Return Of Customer Service

1/29/2024
If you’re doing the work of saving, how much interest are you earning? Some banks pay next to zero. Clark has an assignment for you. Also, Clark celebrates a “trendlet” he hopes will become a full fledged trend - actual customer service. Max Return On Savings: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Customer Service Lives: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: WSJ.com: They Thought Their Money Was in High-Interest Accounts—They Got Paid Peanuts 16 of the Best High-Yield Online Savings Accounts in January 2024 How To Open a Roth IRA- How To Buy a House in 9 Steps Brick-and-mortar retail is back, but without the gimmicks IKEA U.S. announces plans to open 4 new-format stores in 2024 & shares FY23 progress What Is Term Life Insurance? / How To Buy Term Life Insurance in 7 Easy Steps Clark.com - Latest Life Insurance Why You Need To Use Your Travel Points Right Now 8 Free Federal and State Tax Filing Services for 2024 When Should You Get an Accountant To Do Your Taxes? Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:01

01.26.24 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Sam’s Club Innovates Check-Out

1/26/2024
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also today - Costco vs Sam’s and how Sam’s Club is using tech to make the customer experience easier. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Sam’s Club Scan & Go: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: 401(k) Match: What Is It, How It Works Here’s why electric cars don’t go as far in the cold EVs work fine in the cold in Norway. Here’s how they do it The housing solution ‘hidden in plain sight’ that Maryland and Mississippi are embracing How Do I Find Out the Exact Discount for Bundling Home and Auto Insurance? The Best International Phone Plans Is My Phone Unlocked? Here’s How To Know – iPhone and Android BringFido: Pet Friendly Hotels & Dog Travel Directory 7 Things To Know About Costco Pharmacy Clark Says These Streaming Changes Are Top Money-Saving Moves in 2024 Costco crackdown of membership sharing reaches next level The US Sun: ‘Catch up,’ Costco shopper tells store after rival Sam’s Club makes customers’ lives easier with receipt check change. Sam’s Club Scan And Go / NYTimes: At Sam’s Club, a Human Will No Longer Check Your Receipt at the Door Clark Deals - TVs Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:09