The Clark Howard Podcast

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4.6
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3817 reviews
This podcast has
1379 episodes
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Explicit
No
Date created
2006/12/04
Last published
2022/06/27
Average duration
32 min.
Release period
3 days

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.

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06.27.22 Crypto Crash In The Pioneer Phase / The Housing Market Is Changing
2022/06/27
Overall, crypto has lost about 70% of its value. Many crypto lending organizations have gone insolvent. Digital money is a sound concept. It can eventually help eliminate the bank gouge of moving money. But as an investment? Learn why that’s gambling and Clark’s rule for moving forward. Also, the housing market has been brutal for home buyers on many levels. But the narrative is changing. Clark’s analysis includes signs the market is normalizing - and advice for buyers on today’s higher interest rates, and home values moving forward.   Crypto Crash: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Housing Market Changes: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: How To Open a Roth IRA Mortgages Archives - Clark Howard What is caller ID spoofing and how do I protect myself from it? How To Find and Choose a Financial Advisor Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.24.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Great Opportunity Awaits All Grads - All Levels
2022/06/24
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, high school, trade school and college grads have unprecedented job opportunity right now - even amid current concerns of looming recession.  Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Grad Jobs Aplenty: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Why You Should Never Use a Debit Card To Pay for Anything How to Freeze Your Credit With Experian, Equifax and TransUnion Should I Freeze My Credit With Innovis, SageStream, CoreLogic and LexisNexus? 7 Ways To Maximize Credit Card Rewards in 2022 ClarkDeals Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.23.22 FRAUD ALERTS: Perpetual Sight Unseen Scams / Job Listing Scams
2022/06/23
Puppy fraud was a constant during the pandemic and continues unabated. Google is going after these scamsters, but their efforts are a drop in the bucket. This scam has worked since the days of classified print ads. Now it’s moved worldwide using fake pictures, akin to vacation rental & car scams. What you can’t see, verify. Scammers also exploit job seekers online. Those 25 to 34 - digital natives - are most likely to trust a job listing. How the scam plays, and what to know to avoid job listing scam identity theft.  Perpetual Sight Unseen Scams: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Job Listing Scams: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: How to Buy a Used Car in 7 Steps How To Spot, Avoid, and Report Fake Check Scams Turo: 5 Things To Know About the Cheap Car Rental Service How to Freeze Your Credit With Experian, Equifax and TransUnion What Is Owner's Title Insurance? 3 Things To Know Should I Pay a Company To Lock Down My House Title or Is It a Scam?   Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.22.22 Attention Shoppers: Discount Categories Abound / Office Space Opportunity
2022/06/22
The inflation of 40 years ago was significantly worse than now. Clark describes the unusual distortions in today’s market, resulting in heavy discounts in some categories. Also, there’s one sector of real estate that’s discounted now - office space IF you know which type. For business owners in need of office space, hear how to take advantage of this unique opportunity.  Discount Categories: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Office Space Opportunity: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: 5 Things To Know About Series I Savings Bonds The Washington Post: Demand for inflation-linked savings bonds crashes TreasuryDirect website The Mail Preference Service - Consumer Assistance [The Washington Post] A NHTSA official spent years trying to cut road deaths. They jumped last year. EyeBuyDirect: Glasses The Best Places To Buy Eyeglasses Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.21.22 Clark Smart Car Rental / Homeowners Insurance & Natural Disasters
2022/06/21
It’s officially summer today. Get Clark smart strategies for saving money on car rentals, and learn how those under age 25 can avoid huge fees. Also, homeowners face more challenges finding quality, affordable insurance as natural disasters and the cost to rebuild impact rates all over the country. Homeowners need to face and manage risk today. Clark offers guidelines including new mapping revealing wildfire risk, and the new Federal Flood Insurance program phasing in. SAVE on Car Rentals: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Risk Assessment & Homeowners Insurance: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: 6 Steps To Getting the Best Car Rental Deal 5 Things to Know About the Costco Car Rental Program The Points Guy: Hertz waives young-driver fees for new graduates — here’s how to enroll Car Rental: Deals and Discounts | USAA The Major Differences Between Economy, Premium Economy, and Economy Plus — and What's Right for You How to handle money when you're traveling overseas The Best Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fees These maps show how wildfires are changing in the U.S.—and the risk at your address 10 million US buildings face a 'major' to 'extreme' risk of wildfire. See how your home stacks up and why ownership will get more expensive. Flood Insurance | FEMA.gov Legit Online Surveys for Money: What I Earned   Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.20.22 A New Era For Entrepreneurs / Cruise Ship Retirement
2022/06/20
The Economist reports that many are making a fresh start by becoming entrepreneurs. Clark describes how the climate is favorable for starting a business in so many ways. Also, there are those that have worked out a way to live on cruise ships as a retirement strategy to save on living expenses. Clark explains how this works.  Starting Your Own Business: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Cruise Ship Retirement: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show:  2022’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business What Is a Solo 401(k) and How Does It Work? What Is an Annuity, and Why Does Clark Think They Stink? Google Fi Review: Things To Know Before You Sign Up The Best International Phone Plans What Is a Fiduciary Financial Advisor and Do I Need One? How To Find and Choose a Financial Advisor AAA Plus Membership Benefits, Cost, & Towing Miles How To Open a Roth IRA What Are Index Funds? Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.17.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Your Big Data Dossier
2022/06/17
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, Clark talks about big data and our privacy. Just as errors on your credit report can harm you, the LexisNexis system has major data on consumers that can be erroneous. If you value your privacy and the accuracy of your data, Clark has an assignment for you. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Your Big Data Dossier: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Clark.com - Cell Phones Why Clark Howard Thinks Medicare Advantage Plans Stink 4 Steps To Stop Google From Showing Your Personal Information What Is a C.L.U.E Report and Its Impact on Your Insurance Access Your LexisNexis ® Consumer Disclosure Report Free Online Privacy Protection - Discover Best Online Will Maker: 5 Free or Cheap Options Wills & Funerals Archives - Clark Howard ClarkDeals - Nolo Promo Codes Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.16.22 Drones & Automation Advances / New Traditional IRA Inheritance Tax Rules
2022/06/16
Clark has talked about delivery drones, driverless cars, and robots for years. Well, it’s happening for real now. Clark updates Walmart’s drone delivery efforts, Google’s Waymo cars, & GM’s Cruise operation - all part of our future. Also, the difference between Roth and traditional IRAs - a new tax issue around inheriting a traditional IRA, and what to do before you bequeath one. Drones & Automation: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Traditional IRA Inheritance: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Amazon, Alphabet and Others Are Quietly Rolling Out Drone Delivery Across America Best Investment Companies for Investors in 2022 What Is a Thrift Savings Plan? How To Open a Roth IRA What Is a Roth 401(k) and How Does It Work? What Is Disability Insurance and How Does It Work?   Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.15.22 TRAVEL: Gas Prices & Airfare Sticker Shock
2022/06/15
Clark explains what is happening with gas prices at home and abroad, and suggests ways to adapt, including modification of summer travel to offset costs. Meanwhile, airfares are generally 50% higher than last year and around 25% higher than pre-pandemic, but they’re starting to soften. The state of the industry and a sweet spot in the market that can help you save, including deep discount airlines. Gas Prices: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Airfare Sticker Shock: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: The new Chevrolet Bolt will be the cheapest electric vehicle in the US Best Credit Cards for Gas Rewards: Top Picks for 2022 Gas Mileage Tips - Driving More Efficiently - Fuel Economy Travel to Japan during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go   Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.14.22 Bear Market Perspective & Strategy / Student Loan News & Your Education
2022/06/14
Yesterday we officially entered a bear market. This is not a total surprise. Clark explains how stock values are measured, how we got here economically with inflation, how this resolves and the best approach for investors. Also, new rates for borrowing for college have been published for this fall. Clark talks about the impact of student loan debt, parental guilt, & the myth of going to the “it” school. Hear Clark’s rule for student loan borrowing, and a better way to pursue an education for long term financial security. Bear Market Perspective: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Student Loan News : Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show:  Buy U.S. Treasury Bonds: A Conservative Way To Beat Your Savings Account 5 Things To Know About Series I Savings Bonds Scammers are offering student loan (un)forgiveness A college helping students avoid loan debt 9 Ways To Pay for College Without Student Loans SoFi Review: One-Stop Shop to Spend, Save, Borrow and Invest Use These Tips To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early Which Documents Should You Keep and for How Long?   Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.13.22 Warning: Buying Online Sight Unseen / SAVE on TVs & Video Content
2022/06/13
A disturbing trend - buying certain things online - sight unseen. Don’t believe what you see on the internet. It’s becoming common for people to put in offers on homes they’ve only seen online. Big mistake with houses, cars with no right to a refund, and other items. Also Clark talks new savings on TVs - with buying advice, plus free content via antennas & streaming. Buying Online Sight Unseen: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 SAVE on TVs & Video Content: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Best Free Streaming Services in 2022: Movies and TV for Cord Cutters Ask Clark: Are those mailers advertising cheap lakefront & mountain property a scam? SpeedTest.net Bonds, haven for elderly and cautious, are getting torched Denied health insurance coverage? Appeal it. If I Use My Credit Card Through PayPal, Can I Still Earn Bonus Points? Double dip to maximize your credit card rewards Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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06.03.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / A New Era of World Trade
2022/06/03
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, Clark discusses the impact of world trade on our finances here. The cost of doing business for our national security - we are entering a new era of world trade alliances and strategic imports. Initially the movement of goods will be less efficient - necessary due to the geopolitical risks we face. There will be more supply chain creation here and abroad as we adapt. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 World Trade & Strategic Imports: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Fidelity Rewards Credit Card Review: Invest with 2% Cash Back 12 ways to save at Target Target vs. Walmart price comparison: Which store is cheaper? The Best Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fees Report: 5 Things Most Americans Don’t Understand About Social Security 23 Ways To Save Money on Gas Clark.com resources Episode transcripts 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
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4.6 out of 5
3817 reviews
AutoAd 2022/06/22
Long time listener
I’ve been listening to Clark since moving to Atlanta in 1998. Always sound advice, relatable, practicable and entertaining. Keep up the good work fo...
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atolivares 2022/06/21
Love this podcast
Love to listen to this podcast. My number one listen to. Look forward to each day’s podcast and hate when Clarks on vacation or holiday lol. He gives ...
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JoshChildress 2022/06/19
Great advice
I’ve been listening to Clark Howard since I was teenager riding around in my Dad’s car. I wish I had the financial discipline that Clark does! Even if...
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dbbo14 2022/06/10
Caveat emptor
Caveat emptor is Latin for "Let the buyer beware” is a life lesson Clark helps people weekly. I just wished I would have been a fan (and headed his...
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J ylliW 2022/06/10
Very smart and informative show
Clark and his team do the absolute most to help you be smarter with your dollars.
goodapp7887 2022/06/10
Great Content - Great Investment of Time
Been listening to Clark Howard for at least 10 years. Clark gives great content and helps me in becoming a more informed consumer and investor. I th...
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GTFlyer 2022/06/09
20+ Years of Solid Personal Financial Advice
I first came across Clark’s radio show in the 90s shortly after graduating from college. I used to listen on my commute before podcasts were a thing....
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TheOneAndOnlyTurdBurgler 2022/06/07
Love the show
Listen to the podcast everyday at work for the last few months and love it! Thanks
A concern dad 2022/06/06
Thank you.
Thank you your knowledge is number one in my book. Thank you for taking the time doing what you do
Oct022021 2022/06/06
Perfect mix of business, finance, travel, technology and fun topics
It is a great show for people who enjoy listening to a guy who is super smart, honest but also super funny in his approach towards finance, business, ...
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