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, cons

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03.04.21 Money myths can cost you / Extended warranties - Are the ever worth it?

Just under half of people surveyed believe it's best to leave a balance on a credit card - and other money myths that don't serve you well. / Extended warranties on vehicles - when, where and IF you should ever buy one. Ask Clark topics include: What Is a Fiduciary Financial Advisor and Do I Need One?, 529 Plans. Want more money advice? Sign up for...

03.03.21 The 'fast furniture' trend and your wallet. / Flood Insurance changes are on the way. Vital info for homeowners and buyers.

Urbanization and climate changes are increasing flood risks. Premium adjustments are coming from the National Flood Insurance Program as the Feds realign risk levels. It's vital for homeowners and potential buyers to know the risk level of any property. FloodFactor.com - FloodSmart.gov. // Mobile young adults are renting furniture these days - convenient...

03.02.21 Streaming: The Paramount+ launch deal and DirecTV status / Unemployment expands eligibility- Who is included and application advice.

Paramount+ launches this week. Check out the lineup and see if the promotion for early subscribers is right for you. Also, why you may see DirecTV prices go higher. / Unemployment Insurance has expanded eligibility by executive order. Depending on state, delays continue. Clark has application advice to facilitate the process.Ask Clark topics include:...

03.01.21 Timing is Everything: An Important deadline for small business owners / Booking your next travel adventure.

PPP - This time is different. For the next 9 days, businesses with less than 20 employees can apply exclusively. Non-banks, meaning credit unions and fintechs, play fair. This money IS available with loan forgiveness if eligible. / Clark advises on when & how to book air travel for later this year into early 22 - before prices go "sky high" with...

02.26.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / A trend in the supermarket industry that can save you up to 50% 

Christa shares Clark Stinks posts on the site with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. /Transformation in the supermarket industry is creating major savings opportunity for you. Clark points to your lower cost options.Ask Clark topics include: Should I Stop Paying My Student Loans Right Now? - Clark Howard /ABLE accounts: A tax-free way for...

02.25.21 Privacy Protection: WhatsApp alternatives / The Kroger data breach part of something deep - your assignment

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...

02.24.21 The Power of the Pivot-Knowing where your transferable skills are needed. Also, your options when your employer doesn't offer a 401K match or any retirement account.

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...

02.23.21 A new way to invest that doesn’t involve buying stocks hyped on Reddit. Also, a new charge is appearing on bills of all kinds. What to watch for.

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!...

02.22.21 Car buyer update for new and used vehiciles / A stand out cell phone plan

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 HowardQuestion topics include: Canadian savings accounts, 10 Ways to Save on Prescription...

02.19.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / Jobs that pay a great starting salary for college grads

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...

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