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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, rec ...
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Clark explains the problems with Social Security funding, and how he would fix them. Another heated topic today - student loans. As interest rates on loans rise, Clark shares alternative ideas for funding college. Social Security: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Student Loan Rates: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Social Securit…
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Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Later - home renovations have slowed way down, and suddenly it isn’t taking as long to hire a contractor. So when does it make sense to renovate? Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Home Renovations: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on t…
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Today - Clark’s Birthday, presents an opportunity to update his health journey and share recommendations from the Prostate Cancer Foundation during Men’s Health Month. Also, a top concern is the safety of our teen drivers. There’s a great new collaborative list of the most reliable used cars under $10,000 for teens to drive. Clark’s Birthday & Canc…
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There’s a lot of talk about living to 100 and beyond these days. Longevity science is a big business, but along with living longer, we need to ensure our financial security. Also, get Clark’s take on recent reports concerning potential lengthy power blackouts. Health & Financial Longevity: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Power Grid Blackouts: Segmen…
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Today - auto theft is a huge problem around the country, and thieves have figured out a way to duplicate your car keys by intercepting the signal, often from outside your home. Clark shares a cheap easy way to help prevent this. Also, key warnings if you’re looking for a remote job, as unfortunately we’re hearing from a lot of job seekers who’ve be…
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The recent fraud attempt against Graceland has reignited concerns about title fraud. Clark shares 3 ways to protect against the rare but heinous crime of property theft. Also, we’ve talked a lot about the rising cost of homeowner’s insurance, but the biggest problem many of us face is being underinsured. Guard Against Title Fraud: Segment 1 Ask Cla…
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Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also in this episode, only around 52% of employees with retirement plans offered through their employer are contributing. Clark shares statistics that will encourage workers to start saving asap for retirement. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & …
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Clark is a champion of entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, there are many multilevel marketing companies designed to make you think you’re really starting a business, when in actuality you are sinking your money into a hole. Also today - it’s officially summer travel season. What you see at airport security may surprise you. Beware MLMs: Segment 1 Ask…
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Today, Clark encourages you to spend on something of vital importance, because ultimately, it will help you SAVE MORE. Also today - There’s a shift taking place in the housing market. Clark provides an update. Investing In Health: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Housing Market Update: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Your level …
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Various devices we use in our lives from alarm systems to fitness trackers - collect personal data. Clark discusses how to balance protecting your privacy with utilizing modern technology. Also today, huge bills that arrive after a hospitalization are often far from accurate. Clark shares strategies for dealing with these, and potentially lowering …
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Keeping your finances organized creates more efficiency and less stress in your life. Today Clark goes back to basics on what kind of documentation you should keep, and for how long. Also, millions of our aging loved ones are aggressively targeted and collectively scammed out of billions each year. Clark offers adult children some direction for bec…
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Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also today - Retirement can be the beginning of a wonderful new life! But it can also present serious challenges after a lifetime of working, including depression. Clark talks about avoiding this pitfall, and making the most of your golde…
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Only 1 in 4 people realize you can negotiate on items you think come at a fixed price. You can negotiate everything from the price of a new car to your cable bill to large appliances. Also, social media is full of pitches selling supplements and powders with claims they can improve your health and change your life. Not so fast. What you need to kno…
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Clark checks in on the current state of cryptocurrency - where it’s been, where it’s going. Also today, a look at the financial education young students are getting - including the FiCycle curriculum, and how you can start teaching them at home. Cypto Basics: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Financial Education: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mention…
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Today - What summer sunscreen shoppers need to know about effective, affordable skin protection. Also - Perennial questions about owning car warranties have only increased in the age of modern vehicles - basically computers on wheels that are more expensive than ever to repair. Clark shares new data & direction on warranties. Choosing Sunscreen: Se…
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Using reward points for summer airfare and hotels has been a great way to save over the years, but operators have long been devaluing these programs, and are limiting how you can earn those points. Know how to better manage the moving targets that are today’s variable travel rewards. Also, a special guest: Our man Anthony visited Manhattan’s Fairwa…
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Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, something many of us need but generally ignore is life insurance. Clark helps you take it off the back burner and take care of business, with info on how much you need and how to buy it. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Life Insurance 1…
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How do we determine our “magic number” - the amount we need to retire? Clark weighs in on the debate about how much it takes to be financially secure, and how to start and keep making progress. Also today -private placements, hedge funds, limited partnerships, private equity - beware of this type of non-traditional investment “opportunity”. Even wh…
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Clark discusses the big bank response to higher savings rates and spells out your options to make the most of your savings. Also today - small business owners are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to borrowing money. Beware “quick” loans. Clark has a better way. Maximize Your Savings Rate: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Legal Loan…
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Today - you may have heard that Walmart is closing its health centers. With the failure of this healthcare option, along with the state of the clinic attempts made by Walgreens & CVS, there’s an important healthcare takeaway to be prepared for. Also, are you ready to see a driverless tractor-trailer on the road? Are they safe? Your Primary Care Phy…
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Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, we’ve talked about the cost of college, and how it can hamper parents saving for their own retirement. But what about supporting adult children post-college age? Clark shares some concerning stats. What’s your take? We have a popula…
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Clark has never been a fan of brand names, and it seems he’s been ahead of the curve. Now consumers, sick of high prices, are fighting back. New private labels are popping up and it’s great for our wallets. Also today, with short-term rental bans proliferating, Clark has a key rule for purchasing investment property. Private Label Store Brands Vs B…
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Today, an important update on Inflation Savings Bonds. Clark explains how these bonds work over time and the advantage of owning new Series I Bonds. Also, extra fees have been a topic on the show in recent years. There’s a new fee in town making a splash - Clark tells you how to avoid it. UPDATE - Series I Savings Bonds: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segmen…
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Clarkonomics! Clark discusses how the US economy stacks up against the rest of the world, including concerns about our deficit. Also, Clark and Christa have a long running disagreement about a payment practice. Christa was right. Clark has changed his mind. Clarkonomics: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Automatic Payments: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segmen…
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In this episode - did you hear about the T-Mobile customer who received a six figure bill for an international trip? Get Clark smart advice for traveling overseas with your phone. Also today - there’s a new warning out about a scam trying to collect money from you from phantom tolls. International Calling: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Toll Collec…
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Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also today, we’ve talked a lot about renting vs. buying in today’s housing market. New data makes a compelling argument and provides direction for aspiring homeowners. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Rent Vs Buy A Home: Segment 3 Ask Clark: …
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