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The Clark Howard Podcast

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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.

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.

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Networks:

Panoply

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.

Twitter:

@ClarkHoward

Language:

English

Contact:

1601 W. Peachtree St., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309 404-892-8227


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Episodes

1.25.21 Buy a used car with a 30-day return policy; Food delivery app fees are absurd and they hurt restaurants

1/25/2021
Carmax has a generous new return policy. You have 30 days now to drive that used car before you are stuck with it for good. Carmax and Carvana are reaping the rewards of being more consumer-friendly. Food delivery apps can cost you an additional 40%. Clark says that you should opt to order directly from your favorite restaurants and choose to pick your food up instead of using the major apps. This saves you money and keeps more of that cash in the restaurant's hands as well. Want more money...

Duration:00:26:21

1.22.21 Clark Stinks; How to avoid losing your FSA funds

1/22/2021
Christa and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Clark talks about the new rules about how to avoid losing unused money that you've set aside in your FSA. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:44

1.21.21 Free tax filing is open on the IRS website now; Getting paid to get vaccinated

1/21/2021
IRS free file is the place to go for most people who have an AGI of less than $72k. And you can file your 2020 tax return today if you want - although the IRS won't start processing returns until mid-February. Clark just got his first round of vaccine. Some employers are paying employees to get vaccinated. What started with Dollar General has now expanded to other employers who are offering different amounts of money if their employees will get in line to get theirs. Want more money advice?...

Duration:00:27:14

1.20.21 Annuity options will soon be available in your 401k; As streaming prices rise, how you can pay less

1/20/2021
Clark is not a fan of annuities. But they are going to be available in many 401k's this year. Clark tells you what you should do when you see them as an option in your workplace retirement account. Streaming prices have skyrocketed in recent years! Clark talks about recent changes in the streaming space and how you can find stuff to watch without breaking the bank. Ask Clark topics include budgeting advice for a college sophomore, are the payment apps like Cash App secure, work from home tax...

Duration:00:23:53

1.19.21 High shipping costs lead to generous return policies; Buy now & pay later grows in popularity

1/19/2021
Bigger retailers like Amazon and Walmart are letting customers keep less expensive items they are returning a whole lot more these days. That's because the cost of shipping has become prohibitive. The Australian trend of buying something and paying for it in installments is now happening regularly on US websites. Most of these companies don't even charge you interest. Clark says that these installment loans are a reasonable option if it doesn't cause you to buy more than you should. Ask...

Duration:00:27:30

1.18.21 How to file your taxes for FREE; The best online banks you should consider having an account with

1/18/2021
Clark discusses how most people can file their taxes without paying a dime. He also talks about how eligible Americans can get the earned income tax credit. Simple bank was an excellent online bank. But it's going away. So Clark talks about which online banks are worth considering if you're looking to move your money. Ask Clark topics include issues with a home solar system, which rewards credit card is best, how to cut down on your home energy use, and whether it makes sense to add your...

Duration:00:25:05

1.15.21 Why some borrowers are missing out on student loan forgiveness; Clark Stinks

1/15/2021
Some borrowers aren't getting their student loans forgiven by the federal government because of confusing requirements. That is not ok. Clark talks about what the government should do to improve the process for borrowers and help them get their loans forgiven in a straightforward way. Christa and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Ask Clark topics include will all student loans be forgiven, why Clark recommends waiting...

Duration:00:29:31

1.14.21 The jobs recovery has stalled out; Clark's take on Bitcoin's volatile ride

1/14/2021
The newest jobs report was not looking very good as unemployment levels rose in December. Clark talks about how to navigate employment in the current economy. Also, the folks at Clark.com have updated the work from home guide which can help you find solid employers offering remote employment. Clark is not a fan of Bitcoin. And the recent volatility in the cryptocurrency arena hasn't changed his mind. Listen to this before you put any of your money into cryptocurrencies. Ask Clark topics...

Duration:00:26:51

1.13.21 How to get fewer annoying robocalls + The appliance shortage is still raging

1/13/2021
Robocalls are the worst! And it feels like we're getting bombarded with them more frequently now. Clark talks about how to curb those annoying calls to bring more zen back into your day. Many appliances still remain in short supply because of factory shutdowns due to Covid. That means that if you are in search of an appliance it'll be harder to find a deal on the one you want. But Clark has some tips to help you out! Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn...

Duration:00:23:38

1.12.21 The FAFSA gets simplified + Parental guilt causes financial insecurity by taking out PLUS loans

1/12/2021
There will be some major changes to the FAFSA for the upcoming school year and parents are going to be thankful for them. Clark talks about the elimination of the expected family contribution and what that means when you are applying for financial aid for your child. Parents are taking on way too much debt for their kid's higher education! PLUS loans are sabotaging their retirement. Clark discusses what you should do instead of taking out those toxic loans. Want more money advice? Sign up...

Duration:00:24:25

1.11.21 Saving big on monthly expenses in 2021 + The high cost of food delivery

1/11/2021
Clark believes that if you take some important steps to cut subscriptions & shop around for cheaper alternatives that you can save at least $1,000 this year. For more info on which bills you need to look into and how to save the big bucks, be sure to check out this episode. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:20

1.8.21 What's happening with minimum wage increases + Clark Stinks

1/8/2021
New minimum wage laws are going into effect across the country. Clark talks about where the increases are happening and what affect they will have in addition to how his views have changed on the topic over the years. Christa and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:37

1.7.21 Why you need to avoid spending too much on transportation in your budget

1/7/2021
New car prices have shot through the roof in recent years! Clark talks about how to trim your transportation budget so that you can find more financial margin in your life. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:08

1.6.21 Where to go if you haven't received your stimulus money + How increased unemployment compensation is going to work

1/6/2021
There's a new spot on the IRS website where you can check the status of your stimulus payment if you haven't received it yet. Clark also talks about how the $300 federal supplement for unemployment insurance will work and how long you'll be receiving it. Also, car theft is on the rise! Clark tells you how to protect yourself and your vehicle. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:26

1.5.21 How to save more on what you pay for housing + Clark answers your questions about refinancing and getting a mortgage

1/5/2021
Housing is typically the biggest line item in a person's budget. Finding ways to cut costs there will have an enormous impact! Clark gives you his best ideas. Clark also takes your questions about housing on this episode. You can submit a question for the show at Clark.com/ask. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:18

1.4.21 How to actually achieve your money goals this year + Clark talks about his history

1/4/2021
A lot of people are setting New Year's resolutions for themselves. And many of you want to handle your money better in 2021. But that's only possible if you tackle those goals the right way. Clark talks about how to actually get better with your money this year instead of just hoping that you will. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:58

1.1.21 What to do with leftover FSA funds; How your personality affects your savings habit

1/1/2021
Haven't spent all your FSA dollars? Clark talks about what over the counter items you can purchase in order to use that money up. The purpose of saving for your future is to give you more control and freedom over your future. Research suggests that people who prepare and have a plan are the ones that end up in the best position in retirement. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:55

12.31.20 Best used cars under $5k; How to get cheaper hearing aids

12/31/2020
Consumer Reports has just released its list of the best used cars under $5k. Clark talks about which cars you should be leaning towards when looking for an inexpensive use vehicle. There should be a great availability of over the counter hearing aids. But sadly, options are currently limited. Clark talks about how to get the most bang for your buck when purchasing hearing aids in the future. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:35:43

12.30.20 Dollar stores are getting fancy; Even small amounts of exercise can make a big difference

12/30/2020
There are some newer and fancier dollar stores that Clark wants to make sure you know about. Exercise doesn't have to take an hour or longer every day. A new study finds that just 11 minutes of exercise daily can have a huge impact in your life! Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:48

12.29.20 How to combat our recycling issues; HP ends "free ink for life" plan

12/29/2020
Recycling isn't working out very well right now. There have been some proposals floated that could make recycling more viable though. HP will no longer honor its "free ink for life" plan. Subscribers are already being vocal with their criticism. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:43