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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.

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    • 4.2 • 11 Ratings

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.

    11.29.21 The ABCs of NFTs / The New IRS Tax Rates & Tax Efficient Saving.

    11.29.21 The ABCs of NFTs / The New IRS Tax Rates & Tax Efficient Saving.

    Clark discusses NFTs with Team Clark’s Christopher Smith who has done really well with them. Can you get rich quick? // Tax rates on regular savings interest and on investment earnings have been adjusted for next year. Clark explains how it pays to know the difference and save accordingly.
    Ask Clark topics include: 3 Rules for Buying Gold - Clark’s #1 Rule on Investing in Things Like Gold, Marijuana and Bitcoin / Investing in real estate can be a lot simpler than you think / How To Prevent, Report and Repair Identity Theft / How to counter lowball offers from auto insurers after your vehicle is totaled \\
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    • 35 min
    11.19.21 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Big Retailer Christmas Deals and Don’ts.

    11.19.21 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Big Retailer Christmas Deals and Don’ts.

    Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / The big box retailers are better stocked for Christmas than anticipated. Inventory and sales are up. Clark lets you know what’s a deal and what’s not right now. The market never stops changing - how to be flexible in a time of rising prices.
    Clark Stinks and Ask Clark topics include: Costco membership deal: Save up to $30 with a new Costco membership / Best Cell Phone Plans and Deals in 2021 / Mean Reversion Definition - Investopedia / IRS Announces 401(k) Contribution Limit Increase for 2022 \\
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    • 35 min
    11.18.21 The Land of DANGEROUS Misfit Toys / Tis the Season of Giving - AND Charity Scams.

    11.18.21 The Land of DANGEROUS Misfit Toys / Tis the Season of Giving - AND Charity Scams.

    A USA Today investigation found 121 recalled or banned toy products, some of which have had fatal consequences, sold on Facebook Marketplace with no oversight. This is not unique to Facebook. The U.S. gov is suing Amazon for selling dangerous products. What to know and look out for from these and other marketplace sellers. // Americans are a generous people, and the season of giving brings out the scammers to exploit this virtue. The many ways they rope you in and what to know before you give.
    Ask Clark topics include: What Is an HSA Account? / What Is a SEP IRA and Who Is Eligible? / Best 529 College Savings Plans / How to Find a Geriatric Care Manager \\

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    • 33 min
    11.17.21 It’s Porch Pirate Season. Secure Package Solutions / Media Warning: Beware Advertorial Content.

    11.17.21 It’s Porch Pirate Season. Secure Package Solutions / Media Warning: Beware Advertorial Content.

    Holiday package thieves are a real problem and delivered goods will be priced higher than picked up merchandise. Clark discusses the advantages of “click & collect” and Amazon lockers / In modern media, the traditional wall that separates advertising from content has broken down in every format & platform. A con artist posing as a Texas financial radio host stole millions from listeners. It’s vital to know what’s going on behind the curtain. Paid media is everywhere. Clark discusses what to watch out for when consuming radio, TV, newspapers & periodicals, websites, social media et al.
    Ask Clark topics include: What Is a Fiduciary Financial Advisor and Do I Need One? / Mean Reversion Definition - Investopedia / How To Sell, Cancel or Get Rid of Your Timeshare / Should I Pay Off Debt, Save Money or Invest? / Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before I Retire? \\

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    • 32 min
    11.16.21 “Skimpflation” is Upon Us / Industry Disruption: Root and Lemonade are Changing Auto Insurance.

    11.16.21 “Skimpflation” is Upon Us / Industry Disruption: Root and Lemonade are Changing Auto Insurance.

    “Skimpflation” is a form of hidden tax via customer no-service, with companies cutting corners in almost all sectors. Surviving businesses are dealing with increased demand and labor shortages - another dislocation to work through in the economy. // While spending billions on non-stop ads, the traditional market-driven insurance industry is being turned on its head. New companies like Lemonade and Root begin with trust and simplicity. It’s working.
    Ask Clark topics include: GetUpside Review: 6 Things To Know Before You Sign Up / Best 529 College Savings Plans By State \\

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    • 29 min
    11.15.21 New Retirement Contribution Limits / Home iBuyers: Industry Update.

    11.15.21 New Retirement Contribution Limits / Home iBuyers: Industry Update.

    It’s the time of year to make elections for your retirement accounts. News on next year’s new income and contribution limits for retirement accounts and tax implications moving forward. / Zillow is out of the home buying business, but other iBuyer companies are still thriving. Industry update and when & where using an iBuyer makes sense for home sellers.
    Ask Clark topics include: Amount of Roth IRA Contributions That You Can Make For 2021 / Ask Clark: What Is a Backdoor Roth IRA? / SIPC - Securities Investor Protection Corporation / A strong password isn’t enough | Here’s the best way to protect your online accounts \\
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Two hours of Clark's great advice and entertaining presentation style. It's a free and commercial free podcast that does as advertised. It will save you money, help you with your monthly budget and protect you from the myriad of ripoffs that have invaded our free market system.

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