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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, cons

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02.08.23 The Importance Of Neighbors / Getting Credit Card Debt Under Control

Clark waxes poetic on the topic of neighbors. What’s this got to do with money? Plenty. Also in this episode, consumers are borrowing more and credit card debt is up along with interest rates on that debt. Clark reviews the unprecedented difficulties that got us here, and offers strategies for cutting expenses and getting credit card debt under control. ...

02.07.23 Spend Less on Rx / Conducting A Layoff - Being Laid Off

With some big pharmacies now cutting their hours due to labor shortages, Clark revisits your best options, covering employer Pharmacy Benefits Managers, and a new pharmacy option from Amazon. Also, Clark reacts to stories of corporate treatment of employees emerging from massive tech layoffs, and has key advice if you find yourself in the unfortunate...

02.06.23 SAVE on Valentine Gifts / Electric Vehicle Price Cuts

Flowers, chocolates, dinner - Clark smart ways to save on Valentine gifts. Plus, our Clark.com audience poll answers the question - How much should you spend on a first date? Also, Clark weighed in on buying an EV just 2 months ago. But prices have dropped recently. Has this changed his recommendation? Save on Valentine Gifts: Segment 1 Ask Clark:...

02.03.23 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Phone Company Settlements

Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also in this episode, Clark clears confusion over settlements being paid by T-mobile and AT&T - and has a necessary fraud protection step for T-Mobile customers.  Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 AT&T and T-Mobile Settlements:...

02.02.23 Tax Filing Options: A Clark Guide / Maximize Your Savings

Tax season time and documents are rolling in. Hiring a CPA, using Free File, TurboTax… you have filing options. Clark helps you choose the right one for your circumstances. And what is Return Free Filing and why don’t we have it in the U.S.?! Also, Americans in just 90 days lost a collective $42B in interest they would have earned taking their money...

02.01.23 Early Valentine Warning: Counterfeit Jewelry / Retail Theft’s Impact On Consumers

Today Clark covers fakes and thefts. You may be thinking about Valentine gifts now and jewelry is a favorite choice. But before you buy, Clark has a warning about the prevalence of counterfeits, and how to protect your wallet. Also, theft rings and smash & grabs have been hitting retailers hard throughout the country. Hear what retailers are doing...

01.31.23 401(k) Borrowing & Hardship Withdrawal / A Warning For Entrepreneurs

Hardship withdrawals from 401(k)s have doubled over the past year. Clark discusses the tax ramifications and offers alternatives. Also, Clark champions entrepreneurs creating startups or joining franchises in tough times. But this comes with a very important warning vital to success: Vetting an opportunity and avoiding the job & training scamsters...

01.30.23 The Investment Down Cycle / Tech Layoffs - Another Door Opens

Last year was ugly in the stock & bond market - Clark lends perspective on investing cycles and your best approach to investing moving forward. Also in this episode - another down cycle. In the midst of massive tech layoffs, there is a silver lining. Historically, tech industry down cycles create the next great wave of innovation. Clark speaks directly...

01.27.23 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / How To Finance A Vehicle

Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, there’s some important stats and steps to know when financing a vehicle. Clark tells you how to short circuit getting ripped off on a car purchase.   Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Vehicle Financing: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment...

01.26.23 The Labor Shortage & New Tech Efficiencies / Changing The 5 Day Work Week

Your dining out experience may be getting better as labor shortages ease in some areas, and tech provides new efficiencies in the restaurant business. Plus, hear how drone delivery is expanding. Also in this episode, Clark weighs in on the enlightened self-interest of employers allowing 4 day work weeks and flex scheduling - Win Win.  Tech Efficiencies:...

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