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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.

The Clark Howard Podcast Clark Howard

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 3.4K 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.

    07.26.21 NFL Covid Policy + The Live Nation-T-Mobile concert sale / New Venmo Protections.

    07.26.21 NFL Covid Policy + The Live Nation-T-Mobile concert sale / New Venmo Protections.

    Clark loves football! Get the latest on the NFL’s tough new Covid policy. Plus, the concert industry reopens with a fabulous concert ticket deal from Live Nation with an advantage for T-Mobile customers - starting tomorrow. / Cash App, Zelle and Venmo are free, convenient pay apps but come with risks. Venmo ends a bizarre practice and offers new security.
    Ask Clark topics include: How To Watch Football Without Cable: Stream NFL and College Football / The tricky timing of 529 savings account withdrawals / CFPB- File a Complaint / Use these security keys to lock down your computer and protect your personal info / What Are Index Funds? / Fidelity Investments Review 2021: Pros & Cons \\

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    • 30 min
    07.23.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / 2 ways to beat price inflation at the supermarket.

    07.23.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / 2 ways to beat price inflation at the supermarket.

    Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / Rising food costs, why grocery stores are actually happy about that, and how you can save at the supermarket. 

    Clark Stinks and Ask Clark topics include:  Health care sharing ministries surge in popularity, Magnify Money analysis shows / Target Date Funds: Clark’s Favorite Retirement Investment / Lightbox Jewelry / Latest Scams and Rip-Offs \\

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    • 32 min
    07.22.21 A money saving app warning for Android & iPhone users alike. / Welfare vs. Workfare - Free college that works.

    07.22.21 A money saving app warning for Android & iPhone users alike. / Welfare vs. Workfare - Free college that works.

    Both Apple and Google are being sued over how they run their app stores. Clark explains the toll and the workaround. / Free college sounds great, especially with the outrageous price of higher education and the student loan burden so many carry.  But is it a good idea? Clark points out where this has been successful, and why it can be good for citizen, state and country when it’s skills based, for the marketplace.
    Ask Clark topics include: How Much to Tip During the Coronavirus Pandemic / Can a Patient Advocate Help With Your Medical Bills? / How to Find and Claim Missing Money in Your Name / Authorized User vs. Joint Account Holder: Understanding the Difference for Credit Cards / 401(k) Guide: What Is a 401(k) Plan and How Does It Work? \\

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    • 28 min
    07.21.21 Outsmart The Temptation to Borrow / SPECIAL WARNING: What’s behind ads for high interest certificates, CDs & notes.

    07.21.21 Outsmart The Temptation to Borrow / SPECIAL WARNING: What’s behind ads for high interest certificates, CDs & notes.

    New reports indicate borrowing is roaring back after the pandemic slowdown. Lengthy car loans and credit card debt can be dangerous. Credit card offers are everywhere now. How to take advantage of that, without being taken advantage of by creating more debt.  / If those CD rates you’re seeing advertised seem too good to be true… you are correct! Two current pitches, what’s the catch, and how to avoid game over for your wallet.
    Ask Clark topics include: What Is an Amortization Schedule? Use This Chart To Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster / How To Watch Football Without Cable: Stream NFL and College Football / Best and Worst Home Insurance Companies - Best and Worst Auto Insurance Companies / How To Save and Invest the Clark Howard Way \\

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    • 26 min
    07.20.21 Weighing the work from home option & the 4 day work week / PLEASE don’t make this home buying mistake.

    07.20.21 Weighing the work from home option & the 4 day work week / PLEASE don’t make this home buying mistake.

    If you’ve been given the choice, what are the pros & cons of working from home vs. returning to the office you should consider?  Plus, what research reveals about the 4 day work week. / Would you buy a house you’ve never been to?  Clark’s take on this practice and what home buyers should know about buying houses online.
    Ask Clark topics include: YouTube TV vs. Hulu Live: Which Streaming Service Is Better? - Live TV Streaming Channel Tool / 6 Steps to Eliminate Credit Card Debt in 3 Years or Less / Should You Buy Out Your Leased Car?  \\

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    • 27 min
    07.19.21 HACKS: How to protect your investment accounts / TRAVEL Updates

    07.19.21 HACKS: How to protect your investment accounts / TRAVEL Updates

    Congress has never passed consumer protections against hacks of investment accounts. 3 Clark smart rules for protecting your retirement accounts. / TRAVEL NEWS: Passports, canceled flights, rental cars, high fees & more.
    Ask Clark topics include: 5 Sneaky Ways to Improve Your Credit Score / These Credit Cards Earn 2% Cash Back on Purchases / How To Sell, Cancel or Get Rid of Your Timeshare / How I Saved Nearly 50% on a Rental Car - Car Rental Shortage: Here’s What You Need To Know / 7 Things to Know Before You Buy Travel Insurance / Booking a Cruise? Here Are 3 Tips on How to Do It for Less / How to Plan a Trip: Clark’s Best Travel Tips to Save Money \\

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

jjfmacfan ,

Just good advice

I have been listening to Clark for many years on the radio. I really enjoy the podcast. I can now listen on my schedule.

allthaidup ,

Clark has saved me so much $$$

The singe BEST podcast on the internet. I’ve been listening to Clark Howard for years, first on the radio and then via podcast. He has helped me save so much money, make some legit good decisions with credit cards, retirement savings and more... and my credit report is now in the 815 range. Sweet! So thankful for the good advice and his neutral way of dealing with issues and hot button topics. So much respect and appreciation.

Ninjack08 ,

Great

My favorite part is Clark stinks

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