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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 describes retiree regret when resettling in vacation spots. How to avoid costly moves using Clark’s “training wheels” strategy. Plus, a look at rent or buy decision factors in today’s market. And - Many retailers & restaurants have shorter store hours & empty shelves - Clark relates what’s happening now and what’s to come. In addition, hear h…
 
Right now opportunities & incentives are plentiful in many sectors because of worker shortages. The military is employing retention incentives, and new recruit bonuses topping out at $50K, which may be a worthy path for some. Also, Clark reviews the pandemic effect on energy, where we are now with home energy and gas prices - and where the U.S. is …
 
It’s Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, Clark shares news about a huge shift happening in the way cars are sold. Carmax, Carvana & Vroom have changed the game in favor of consumers, and manufacturers are duking it out with anti-competitive dealerships. A new program …
 
Clark outlines several factors that lead to one conclusion: Women need to save more of their paycheck for retirement than men. Also, the banks are desperately handing out credit cards like candy now. Clark relates different scenarios based on your credit, and conveys what is core & key to keeping your credit healthy with credit card use. Special Re…
 
Inaccuracy of credit reports is a longstanding problem. More than half of all complaints to the CFPB were about the credit bureaus, who see us as mere data points, not customers. Clark on how the system functions and how to protect your credit. Clark also describes Walmart’s new “InHome” delivery service compared to the Walmart+ option, vs Amazon i…
 
Pandemic cruise scenarios call for a backup plan. Clark explains what can happen with cruises and with lodging cancellation policies. In this era of travel uncertainty, learn the KEY to travel planning. Also, as shipping delays persist, many customers are out their deposit money indefinitely for no show furniture & appliances. Retailer bankruptcy a…
 
It’s Friday! Clark Stinks day -Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, this tax year will be a bit different for 2021 filings, with a special warning from the IRS. Clark shares a smart tax refund strategy, plus the outlook on inflation. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Tax Season Strategy & Inflation: …
 
Verizon trades in customer data - apps, browsing etc. to sell for profit. Clark breaks down the opt-out, and suggests a cheaper way to be on Verizon’s network. // Now is the worst time to buy a car since 1946. Clark shares his best advice and the vehicle market outlook. Ask Clark topics include: How to avoid becoming the victim of credit card fraud…
 
More companies are offering the Roth 401(k). What you need to know about this retirement savings option. // Crooks are using Apple AirTags to track people and cars. There IS a solid way to protect yourself… Ask Clark topics include: Required Minimum Distributions: How To Calculate, Rules / How To Open a Roth IRA / AAA Membership: Is It Worth It? \\…
 
We remain in short supply of housing units, both apartments and single family homes, while housing costs continue to rise. Clark discusses how we got here and the affordable solutions out there, in need of wider adoption. // Clark explains having life insurance from work vs buying your own policy, plus direction on shopping and purchasing life insu…
 
The “No Surprises Act” consumer protection law is now in effect. Clark explains new consumer rights surrounding out of network medical charges, with guidance for the insured and uninsured. // The U.S. labor shortage: Clark has new stats that shed light on what’s really going on with the American workforce. Ask Clark topics include: Free File: Do yo…
 
Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / Nearly half of us have no money for an unexpected emergency. Clark presents a road map for setting a new path for saving money, including variable weekly saving goals. Clark’s money saving challenge to you, should you choose to accept it! Clark Stinks and Ask Cla…
 
How crypto savings accounts work and why they’re risky business. Learn the Clark smart perspective on the current crypto environment. // Clark updates long-standing advice on how to avoid getting ripped off on cremation and burials. In the funeral industry, national chains have absorbed the independents, challenging prior memorial society group neg…
 
Clark describes what Long-Term Care policies cover, how they work, when and what to buy and the hybrid policy difference. // As a Prostate Cancer Foundation board member, Clark shares insights into cancer research in general and the upcoming era of “precision medicine” - plus advocacy and research guidance for those with terminal loved ones. Ask Cl…
 
Mary Beth Franklin is a Certified Financial Planner, financial journalist, podcaster, and author of the book “Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits” - joining Clark to discuss when best to claim benefits, the solvency of the program and what younger workers can expect from Social Security in the future. Investmentnews.com-MaryBethFranklin …
 
A third of road deaths are associated with drunk driving. There’s new technology that may stop drunk driving in its tracks. // Are you nervous to open your credit card statements this month? If so, you’re not alone. Clarks tells how the pandemic has reshaped saving and spending, and suggests a debt resolution for 2022. Ask Clark topics include: Gif…
 
Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / Clark gives the cell phone forecast AND a great deal from Boost Mobile. Also, what to know about January clearance sales. Clark Stinks and Ask Clark topics include: How To Choose the Best Charities for Your Donations - Clark Howard / Warning: Watch Out for This R…
 
Teenagers are a hot market for fintechs like Square, now opening Cash App to teens. Clark shares ideas for teaching teens about money & payment apps. // Most of us aren’t great at advocating for ourselves and negotiating pay - a vital skill. It’s important to know what your job is worth and your power as an employee. Tips to help you master the art…
 
New research confirms debt is dangerous for your health. People of various income levels can end up overextended. Clark shares the areas of most difficulty & ways to reduce costs so your wallet and wellbeing can improve. // There are several things you can do to cut the cost of relocating. Get Clark smart tips on all aspects of moving - from packin…
 
In the battle of the investing behemoths - Clark’s “favorite children” Vanguard, Fidelity and Schwab, Clark has some pressing advice for Vanguard (who we still love!) / Many companies have used the pandemic to take away consumer rights. Corporate America has disconnected most employees and consumers from the court system. 60 million workers are now…
 
If your New Year’s Resolution is to cut spending, be aware Buy Nothing Groups have been proliferating, a platform for goods people are giving away. Also there’s FreeCycle. For non-consumables, avoid paying full retail. // Do your loved ones know where your assets, accounts, and important documents are? Resolve to make sure all vital records and inf…
 
Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / Special Guest, Lori, Director of the Consumer Action Center, joins Clark to discuss listeners’ top concerns. Clark Stinks and Consumer Action Center topics include: Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA / How To Sell, Cancel or Get Rid of Your Timeshare / How to Buy a Use…
 
Canal St. NYC is one thing. But be aware fake designer merchandise is being sold online - found on eBay, Amazon and vetted resale sites. // Big price hikes in homeowners insurance are happening around the country. How loyalty is penalized, and 3 guidelines for shopping insurance. Ask Clark topics include: How To Use InsureMyTrip To Buy Travel Insur…
 
Pretexting gift card scams are rampant and wildly successful for criminals. Clark describes how these scams work, and what to know to avoid getting ripped off! // Popular now, flaunting quitting a job and trashing an ex-employer. Be aware there are likely consequences down the line. You build a reputation and relationships over time. Also not class…
 
The work-from-home boss / employee gap continues to widen. If you’ve got a work issue phone or laptop - odds are your employer is spying on you. Learn Clark smart recommendations for workers. // Traditional banking is invested in mistreating customers. The fintechs are changing that. We may be seeing the end of overdraft fees - a con which elicits …
 
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