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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, receiv… Continue Reading >>
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 << Show Less
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06.28.22 Save Big on Shipping / Affordable EVs: Guidance for Car Buyers Shipping has gotten really expensive. There are now aggregators, many free to join offering special rates for shipping under their codes. Clark talks about saving on shipping for individuals and for small businesses. Also, high gas prices have upped the profile of electric vehicles. Clark gives guidance on when to buy, EV types, the dealer - manufacturer relationship, and the sweet spots for affordability in the EV market now and in the future. 
SAVE on Shipping: Segment 1
Ask Clark: Segment 2
Affordable EVs: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show:
UPS Digital Access Program Rates | Pirate Ship
401(k) Match: What Is It, How It Works
Life Insurance Archives - Clark Howard
Best Term Life Insurance Companies, Plans & Coverage
Turn off the debit function of your debit card
What's the Best Setting for Your Thermostat During the Summer?
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06.28.22 Save Big on Shipping / Affordable EVs: Guidance for Car Buyers Shipping has gotten really expensive. There are now aggregators, many free to join offering special rates for shipping under their codes. Clark talks about saving on shipping for individuals and for small businesses. Also, high gas prices have upped the profile of electric vehicles. Clark gives guidance on when to buy, EV types, the dealer - manufacturer relationship, and the sweet spots for affordability in the EV market now and in the future. 
SAVE on Shipping: Segment 1
Ask Clark: Segment 2
Affordable EVs: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show:
UPS Digital Access Program Rates | Pirate Ship
401(k) Match: What Is It, How It Works
Life Insurance Archives - Clark Howard
Best Term Life Insurance Companies, Plans & Coverage
Turn off the debit function of your debit card
What's the Best Setting for Your Thermostat During the Summer?
Clark.com resources
Episode transcripts
Clark.com daily money newsletter

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06.27.22 Crypto Crash In The Pioneer Phase / The Housing Market Is Changing Overall, crypto has lost about 70% of its value. Many crypto lending organizations have gone insolvent. Digital money is a sound concept. It can eventually help eliminate the bank gouge of moving money. But as an investment? Learn why that’s gambling and Clark’s rule for moving forward. Also, the housing market has been brutal for home buyers on many levels. But the narrative is changing. Clark’s analysis includes signs the market is normalizing - and advice for buyers on today’s higher interest rates, and home values moving forward.  
Crypto Crash: Segment 1
Ask Clark: Segment 2
Housing Market Changes: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show:
How To Open a Roth IRA
Mortgages Archives - Clark Howard
What is caller ID spoofing and how do I protect myself from it?
How To Find and Choose a Financial Advisor
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06.24.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Great Opportunity Awaits All Grads - All Levels Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, high school, trade school and college grads have unprecedented job opportunity right now - even amid current concerns of looming recession. 

Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2
Grad Jobs Aplenty: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show:
Why You Should Never Use a Debit Card To Pay for Anything
How to Freeze Your Credit With Experian, Equifax and TransUnion
Should I Freeze My Credit With Innovis, SageStream, CoreLogic and LexisNexus?
7 Ways To Maximize Credit Card Rewards in 2022
ClarkDeals
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06.23.22 FRAUD ALERTS: Perpetual Sight Unseen Scams / Job Listing Scams Puppy fraud was a constant during the pandemic and continues unabated. Google is going after these scamsters, but their efforts are a drop in the bucket. This scam has worked since the days of classified print ads. Now it’s moved worldwide using fake pictures, akin to vacation rental & car scams. What you can’t see, verify. Scammers also exploit job seekers online. Those 25 to 34 - digital natives - are most likely to trust a job listing. How the scam plays, and what to know to avoid job listing scam identity theft. 
Perpetual Sight Unseen Scams: Segment 1
Ask Clark: Segment 2
Job Listing Scams: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show:
How to Buy a Used Car in 7 Steps
How To Spot, Avoid, and Report Fake Check Scams
Turo: 5 Things To Know About the Cheap Car Rental Service
How to Freeze Your Credit With Experian, Equifax and TransUnion
What Is Owner's Title Insurance? 3 Things To Know
Should I Pay a Company To Lock Down My House Title or Is It a Scam?
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06.22.22 Attention Shoppers: Discount Categories Abound / Office Space Opportunity The inflation of 40 years ago was significantly worse than now. Clark describes the unusual distortions in today’s market, resulting in heavy discounts in some categories. Also, there’s one sector of real estate that’s discounted now - office space IF you know which type. For business owners in need of office space, hear how to take advantage of this unique opportunity. 
Discount Categories: Segment 1
Ask Clark: Segment 2
Office Space Opportunity: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show:
5 Things To Know About Series I Savings Bonds
The Washington Post: Demand for inflation-linked savings bonds crashes TreasuryDirect website
The Mail Preference Service - Consumer Assistance
[The Washington Post] A NHTSA official spent years trying to cut road deaths. They jumped last year.
EyeBuyDirect: Glasses
The Best Places To Buy Eyeglasses
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06.21.22 Clark Smart Car Rental / Homeowners Insurance & Natural Disasters It’s officially summer today. Get Clark smart strategies for saving money on car rentals, and learn how those under age 25 can avoid huge fees. Also, homeowners face more challenges finding quality, affordable insurance as natural disasters and the cost to rebuild impact rates all over the country. Homeowners need to face and manage risk today. Clark offers guidelines including new mapping revealing wildfire risk, and the new Federal Flood Insurance program phasing in.
SAVE on Car Rentals: Segment 1
Ask Clark: Segment 2
Risk Assessment & Homeowners Insurance: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show:
6 Steps To Getting the Best Car Rental Deal
5 Things to Know About the Costco Car Rental Program
The Points Guy: Hertz waives young-driver fees for new graduates — here’s how to enroll
Car Rental: Deals and Discounts | USAA
The Major Differences Between Economy, Premium Economy, and Economy Plus — and What's Right for You
How to handle money when you're traveling overseas
The Best Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fees
These maps show how wildfires are changing in the U.S.—and the risk at your address
10 million US buildings face a 'major' to 'extreme' risk of wildfire. See how your home stacks up and why ownership will get more expensive.
Flood Insurance | FEMA.gov
Legit Online Surveys for Money: What I Earned
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06.20.22 A New Era For Entrepreneurs / Cruise Ship Retirement The Economist reports that many are making a fresh start by becoming entrepreneurs. Clark describes how the climate is favorable for starting a business in so many ways. Also, there are those that have worked out a way to live on cruise ships as a retirement strategy to save on living expenses. Clark explains how this works. 
Starting Your Own Business: Segment 1
Ask Clark: Segment 2
Cruise Ship Retirement: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show: 
2022’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business
What Is a Solo 401(k) and How Does It Work?
What Is an Annuity, and Why Does Clark Think They Stink?
Google Fi Review: Things To Know Before You Sign Up
The Best International Phone Plans
What Is a Fiduciary Financial Advisor and Do I Need One?
How To Find and Choose a Financial Advisor
AAA Plus Membership Benefits, Cost, & Towing Miles
How To Open a Roth IRA
What Are Index Funds?
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06.17.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Your Big Data Dossier Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, Clark talks about big data and our privacy. Just as errors on your credit report can harm you, the LexisNexis system has major data on consumers that can be erroneous. If you value your privacy and the accuracy of your data, Clark has an assignment for you.

Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2
Your Big Data Dossier: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show:
Clark.com - Cell Phones
Why Clark Howard Thinks Medicare Advantage Plans Stink
4 Steps To Stop Google From Showing Your Personal Information
What Is a C.L.U.E Report and Its Impact on Your Insurance
Access Your LexisNexis ® Consumer Disclosure Report
Free Online Privacy Protection - Discover
Best Online Will Maker: 5 Free or Cheap Options
Wills & Funerals Archives - Clark Howard
ClarkDeals - Nolo Promo Codes
Clark.com resources
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06.16.22 Drones & Automation Advances / New Traditional IRA Inheritance Tax Rules Clark has talked about delivery drones, driverless cars, and robots for years. Well, it’s happening for real now. Clark updates Walmart’s drone delivery efforts, Google’s Waymo cars, & GM’s Cruise operation - all part of our future. Also, the difference between Roth and traditional IRAs - a new tax issue around inheriting a traditional IRA, and what to do before you bequeath one.
Drones & Automation: Segment 1
Ask Clark: Segment 2
Traditional IRA Inheritance: Segment 3
Ask Clark: Segment 4
Mentioned on the show:
Amazon, Alphabet and Others Are Quietly Rolling Out Drone Delivery Across America
Best Investment Companies for Investors in 2022
What Is a Thrift Savings Plan?
How To Open a Roth IRA
What Is a Roth 401(k) and How Does It Work?
What Is Disability Insurance and How Does It Work?
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