The Clark Howard Podcast

The Clark Howard Podcast

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.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 28 min
Facebook owned WhatsApp is changing terms of service allowing them to invade privacy. Clark's warning and alternatives. Also, the Kroger data breach is part of an overall massive breach affecting many companies. Resist breach fatigue and freeze your credit if you haven't yet. Ask Clark topics include: Bill reduction services, Robocalls, Credit cards ditching car rental coverage. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’...
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The Power of the Pivot: Job demand is up in some areas. Clark offers guidance on finding active job categories and transferring your skill set outside the box. Some who have pivoted have increased their incomes. Also, when your employer offers no retirement plan or match, Clark gets you started on handling your own future financial security. -How to Open a Roth IRA - Clark Howard. / Ask Clark topics include: Trekz earbuds, employer...
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Clark recommends long-term investing and welcomes Marcus Invest from Goldman Sachs for small investors, akin to Wealthfront & Betterment. Also, PPE cost money and the charges are being passed on to you. Be aware when paying extra. Ask Clark topics include: Timeshares and Credit Cards. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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How Ford's new Blue Advantage car buying program stacks up to CarMax & Carvana and why now isn't the time to buy a new vehicle. / Verizon's discounter Visible has an improved plan that could save you major money. 6 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Visible - Clark Howard Question topics include: Canadian savings accounts, 10 Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs - Clark Howard, the Bumped app has changed, Why You S...
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Christa shares Clark Stinks posts on the site with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. A poll finds many teens and young adults believe a high school education is enough to earn a decent living. Generally, more education is needed for stable employment, via state technical schools and/or colleges. Clark lists the best paying jobs out of college and explains you don't have to go into massive student loan debt to earn a...
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Rule changes for renters and home buyers have occurred. Renters facing eviction have rights, but must verify economic hardship and follow procedure. Clark explains what forebearance now exists for FHA, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage holders and payment strategies. Crimes stats are up. Extra measures you can take to help prevent car theft and break-ins Ask Clark topics include the virtual mailbox in the absence of a physical hom...
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If you must do high-frequency stock trades, Clark gives you the tax-smart way to proceed and explains the beauty of index funds. / Surprising news and Clark smart direction on the job front. Clark answers your questions: Youth banking accounts / How to spot a car wrap scam / WYZE home security Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company offers more affordable versions of expensive generic drugs / Vaccine fraudsters are after your money and personal information. Clark explains the red flags to look out for. Clark answers your questions: Sports programming on streaming channels - check T-Mobile Tuesdays for free MLB. / Kill A Watt electricity usage monitors / Able Accounts / HSA Accounts Want more money advice? Sign up for Clar...
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Clark explains how state and local revenues are faring so far in the pandemic. Ponzi schemes are alive and well. Know how the game is played, so you don't get played. The Ponzi Scheme Blog. Clark fields questions on 3 to 5G security system monitoring / How tax credits on electric vehicles work. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Christa shares the Clark Stinks posted on the web and shares with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. The CFPB has launched a probe into Venmo's debt collection practices. Clark tells you what you need to know about using these payment apps so you don't lose money. Question topics include: cable company problems and where to get a nice mattress for a reasonable price. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s...
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The Consumer Action Center is being inundated with calls from listeners getting a 1099G form indicating that they are being taxed on unemployment benefits even though they never signed up for unemployment! Clark tells you how to handle it if you get one of these forms in your mailbox. President Biden just extended the moratorium on foreclosures. Clark discusses what you should do if you need as a homeowner or a tenant. Question t...
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How much it would cost if you bought all Samsung or Apple have to offer? Life insurance gains relevance for those under 40. Clark discusses the best kind of life insurance and how to buy it Question topics: Pretext scam calls claiming to be from Amazon / Paying off a mortgage early / A lawyer as executor / First credit cards / Credit versus debit cards for online purchases. Mentioned Links: How to Buy Term Life Insurance in 7 Easy ...
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Google yourself to see what is out there about you. Revenge posting can be harmful to job seekers and to relationships. Clark discusses ways to minimize the damage. How self-install security systems have evolved - Wyze introduces the cheapest security system and monitoring. Clark question topics include: When to rent before buying a home and when to accept a collections resolution offer Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’...
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To stretch your dollar further, it's important to shop in the right places. Bargain retailers: Online versus in-store when you're trying to Save More. 1 in 5 people have lost money to a phone scam in the past 12 months. Clark talks about how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Clark question topics include: Free state tax filing, printers and ink cartridges, ditching an annual fee credit card, & internet while tr...
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Christa shares the Clark Stinks posted on the web and shares with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Many Presidents' Day deals are being touted. How to know what's a real deal and what's not in the month of February. Clark explains how to save on prescription medication Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Clark's latest take on the GameStop and other market mania and what it means about the future of the stock market. Clark fields questions about Chase's new credit card policy, social RobinHood and security numbers, buying a new car, buying a car on eBay, charitable donations. Links mentioned in this episode: Clark.com article on Stock Trading and Investment Apps: https://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/investing-retireme...
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In recent years we've been buying 4k tv's even though there isn't much content delivered in 4k! But the tv manufacturers are now starting to sell us on 8k televisions. Don't buy the hype. Now you can get 4k programming over the air with an antenna for free! The pandemic has made the wealth inequality in our country worse than ever. If you've fared well during the pandemic, think about how you can care for other...
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Being vaccinated will be a green light for both employment and travel moving forward. Employers seek to reduce liability risk. Vaccination comes with digital verification and will be required for travel. With more and more streaming products hitting the market, how do you decide which ones to sign up for? Sometimes prepaying will get you a better deal. That's the case with the new Paramount+ prelaunch discount Want more m...
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Producer Joel is moving on to pursue his own podcast called How To Money full time. He and Clark discuss Joel's venture and the current real estate market for potential landlords. The pandemic has reduced how much we drive and Clark recommends rethinking auto insurance to include companies that charge by the mile (Metromile) and/or track driver distance and performance. The trade-off of privacy for more accurate pricing can re...
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Christa and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. New stats reveal how Americans are spending stimulus funds. For many, the money is vital to survival. For others, it's been used to pay down debt and increase savings, which in turn will contribute to economic recovery gradually, starting mid-year. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily news...
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