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The Clark Howard Podcast

The Clark Howard Podcast

Author: Clark Howard

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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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People are getting bill collection notifications via text or email that are scams. Especially in these emotional times, be vigilant for scam artists trying to get your personal or financial information. Life insurance companies want access to medical records in order to speed up life insurance purchases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Clark discusses the difficulty many are having as federal unemployment benefits run dry in the absence of another stimulus bill. It could lead to an increase in evictions if the federal government doesn't pass another bill soon. The school year is getting off to a rocky start in many places. As some kids are doing remote learning, others have gone back in person. And the difference in safety precautions varies greatly by school district. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gold prices have been soaring. And the gold bugs are touting gold to the masses as the best investment strategy. Clark talks about how you should think about gold in your investment portfolio. Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Credit card limits are being cut for many customers by the banks. This is going to drastically hurt the credit scores of many - and in the midst of a pandemic. AT&T is having an incredibly tough time. The company is losing massive amounts of subscribers which is crushing revenue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With more Americans staying put and hunkering down, the storage unit industry is hurting in a big way. A new survey from Bankrate shows that almost 50% of Americans have had a reduction in income because of Covid. Pay cuts and furloughs have made things much harder on a lot of folks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Roth 401k's make more sense than traditional 401k's for a lot of people. Clark discusses why that is the case. Wendy's has launched a rewards program. Starbucks just made changes to its rewards program. Clark talks about which ones he uses and how he's able to use these rewards programs and apps in order to score discounts and free food. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you eligible for food stamps? Many more Americans might qualify right now. A new email service will charge you $100 a year for an email address but they offer you privacy in return. Clark has other free options that he shares also. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
CVS in Oklahoma was fined for prescription errors and poor staffing. Pharmacists need to be treated better! Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lantern and Cake are newer websites that do a great job helping people plan for the future and do some estate planning. If you will let your insurance company monitor your driving you can score some major discounts and save a lot of money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amazon has created a new shopping cart that allows you to skip the checkout line. Walmart is working on something similar that will create efficiency and limit human contact. Acorns has created Acorns Early to help you start invest for your child's future. If you have a child born in 2020 the account is free until they turn 18! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In some states, almost 1/4 of citizens are without health coverage due to the pandemic and having lost their job. Clark talks about where to look for healthcare coverage. You should specifically look to the healthcare exchange at Healthcare.gov. You may be eligible for a heavily subsidized policy if your income has been drastically reduced. Clark discusses the state of the housing market and how things are shaping up in regards to inventory and pricing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pharmaceutical chain Walgreens will be adding doctors offices to stores around the country. The Walgreens model will be unique as you'll be able to see a primary care doctor there. People are paying down credit card debt in a big way since the pandemic began. This is great news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Garmin services went down after a ransomware attack. This affects user data for Garmin users but the implications of this breach go even further. Clark discusses. Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stimulus bill talks are heating up in Washington. As Covid cases are increasing in many states, legislators are starting to talk about what it should look like to provide further financial relief to affected Americans. Buzzfeed News is reporting that the personal information of Instacart shoppers is being sold online. This includes names, addresses, credit card data, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Black Friday is going to be very different this year. Walmart has announced that they won't be open on Thanksgiving and that will likely cause a lot of other retailers to follow suit. Some universities are offering tuition discounts this year. Others aren't. Clark gives alternatives to consider if the school you or your child attends isn't offering a Covid discount. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As states and municipalities begin to do away with eviction moratoriums, it's important to know how to protect yourself. Clark discusses how you can work with your landlord to potentially get out of a lease. Flights are getting more crowded as more people get back onto airplanes. Clark discusses the specific airline passenger limits and what you need to know before you fly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Different stimulus proposals are making the rounds. Clark discusses what he believes will be a part of the next relief package. Major retailers are now requiring that you wear a mask in order to shop in person. And as the biggest retailers in the country have developed policies, many smaller businesses are following suit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mortgage rates have fallen. And you can now get a 30-year mortgage under 3%! Clark is a big fan of 15-year mortgages though because of the even lower rates those carry. Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians and business leaders to send a message about a Bitcoin scam that claimed to double people's money. It's easier than ever for small businesses to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Clark tells you what you need to know if your business is in big financial trouble right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Walmart is going to require customers to wear masks starting July 20. Clark discusses new data on the economic recovery. He talks about which sectors are doing well and which ones aren't - and how that's affecting jobs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (24)

William Lanford

I know that Clark may never see this, but thank you for the acknowledgement of the struggles of truckers. Life on the road was far from glamorous or a paid vacation before the virus, but the struggle has gotten worse. Thank a trucker folks. Thank everyone you see who is still working today. Also, I promise we arent scary. For every irresponsible driver you see on the news or on the road, there are thousands of us who do the best, professional, and skilled job that we can. 🙂

May 5th
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What is the current effectual unemployment rate?

Apr 9th
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Johnnie Moore

the unemployment identification is a old address problem m pi st people are having.

Apr 5th
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Mike Miles

Love the show helped me get out of debt, buy a house, and start my own retirement plan. My favorite part is when he discuss topics that are going on in the country and world. Best part is he seams like a super nice guy and he treats his own employees like there his family!!!

Oct 10th
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Pocket Glitter

I have so much respect and admiration for Clark Howard, beyond his financial advice (which I love). If you're local to the Atlanta metro area then you know his work with Habitat for Humanity, foster children and many other kind endeavors. He's really a good person. 💙💚💛💜❤

Apr 3rd
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R C

a goldmine of info!

Mar 25th
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Melissa Noakes

Background music is getting garbled the past week or so.

Mar 23rd
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Carolyn Smith

Clark, talk about Education Grants for the Incarerated. It is important to clear ones name as much as possible. *Pardon *Sealed Records *Reduction of Charges from Felony to Misdeamnor. If People are to have a Second Chance, they need to be able to qualify for License such as a Barber's License.

Feb 1st
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Carolyn Smith

Wow, 6 Children? A 10 Month Tour of Duty in Americorps offers work experience, a stipend for living expenses, healthcare insurances and leadership training. A "Grant will pay for 2 years of Community College. *C.L.E.P Examines allows credit College Credit which saves money. *AP Classes in High School *Prepping for ACT and SAT Examines plus taking the examine twice raises score 150 points in average.

Jan 16th
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R C

Watch out putting your pictures on Google photos! Don't think you have any rights to them once they are uploaded.

Jan 11th
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Melissa Noakes

The last two episodes won't play. Other shows podcasts play and Clark's prior to 12/24. Please fix - I miss the show!

Dec 26th
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Austin Peek

Thanks for your show Clark! Thanks to you, I'm on my way to becoming a millionaire now... that's why I also listen to the Millionaire Interviews Podcast 😊. Keep up the great work. 👍

Jul 11th
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Jim Maroon

Always helpful to listen to. And fun. Clark is so obviously nice.

Jun 18th
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Nightrun007

Good financial advice. Don't listen to RB who doesn't even know how to spell "advice" let alone determine what that would be. ;)

Apr 6th
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R B

marginal financial advise. interesting finance related topics.

Jan 31st
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Anthem Grimm

CLARK!!!!!!$$$$$%%%%%

Jan 9th
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joel larsgaard

Best podcast for anyone wanting to get a handle on their finances!

Dec 16th
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iTunes User

Clark is only on for 1 hour in my market, and at the worst time. Now I can listen to him at MY leisure!!!!

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

They have deleted the commercials, and this is an awesome podcast! Thanks, Clark!

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

Obviously some of the reviewers have not listened to the show recently. All of the commercials have been edited out (THANK YOU Clark Howard!!!). Valuable information is found on this show. Clark gives great suggestions about "spending less, saving more and avoid getting ripped off'. I don't miss an episode! Great drive time show.

Aug 30th
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