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Budgeting & Saving

Is Clark as cheap as he claims? You decide..
Is Clark as cheap as he claims? You decide.. Deals & Savings February 10, 2012
Clark's wife asked him if he was going to fess up about his most recent deal hunt. Here it is,…
Is Clark as cheap as he claims? You decide..
Americans saving more and spending less has economists worried Budgeting & Saving February 6, 2012
Americans are saving roughly 4% to 5% of their income in a typical month, according to new numbers from the…
Is Clark as cheap as he claims? You decide..
Stored value card from Starbucks benefits company, customers Money & Credit January 24, 2012
Stored value cards have been much in the news over the last couple of weeks because of Suze Orman’s entrance…
Do you have a dangerous credit personality?
Do you have a dangerous credit personality? Money & Credit January 19, 2012
Are you someone who sees something in a store and buys it right on the spot? You might have a…
What would it take for you to dumpster dive?
What would it take for you to dumpster dive? Money & Credit December 27, 2011
How far would you go if you accidentally threw out your spouse's ring? Clark discusses dumpster diving and shares one…
Life Insurance As College Fund?
Life Insurance As College Fund? Education November 14, 2011
Are you considering a life insurance policy to help pay for your child's college education down the road? Clark has…
Life Insurance As College Fund?
Americans turning over a new savings leaf Money & Credit November 11, 2011
We have turned over a new leaf as a country when it comes to saving. I believe the change is…
Life Insurance As College Fund?
Skip the plastic if you have trouble controlling your spending Money & Credit November 8, 2011
The rise of credit card debt overseas has important and familiar lessons for us here at home. For many years,…
Should You Be Buying Stocks Now?
Should You Be Buying Stocks Now? Money & Credit October 5, 2011
You've heard Clark say he likes to zig when others zag. But does that advice hold true when it comes…
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish? Money & Credit September 19, 2011
Recently, Clark refused to pay $2 extra to upgrade a rental car that had hand-crank windows and no amenities. Clark…
Video: How To Build Your Financial Future
Video: How To Build Your Financial Future Clark on Demand August 26, 2011
In this special web-only feature, Clark talks one-on-one with you, providing his best strategies for securing your financial future.
How To Build Your Financial Future
How To Build Your Financial Future Money & Credit August 26, 2011
In this special web-only feature, Clark talks one-on-one with you, providing his best strategies for securing your financial future.
How To Build Your Financial Future
Clark Howard’s Featured Videos Clark on Demand August 26, 2011
Calculate when to take your Social Security
Calculate when to take your Social Security Money & Credit August 10, 2011
Need to know the optimal time to start taking Social Security? There's a new online calculator that can help you…
Keep spending in check with this pre-paid card
Keep spending in check with this pre-paid card Money & Credit August 5, 2011
Looking for a good way to send a teen off to college with a predetermined amount of spending money? Here's…
Keep spending in check with this pre-paid card
Build a safety net for financial emergencies Money & Credit August 1, 2011
If you faced a sudden unexpected expense of $2,000 in your life, could you handle it? A new study from…
Commission vs. flat-fee investment brokers
Commission vs. flat-fee investment brokers Money & Credit August 1, 2011
Who garners you better long-term investment returns, commissioned brokers, or flat-fee financial advisors? Clark discusses recent findings from Bloomberg.
Bonds offer better returns on your savings
Bonds offer better returns on your savings Money & Credit July 26, 2011
Savers are griping about the low interest rates on savings accounts and bank-issued CDs. Well, the federal government has a…
Bonds offer better returns on your savings
Looking to the Amish as frugal inspirations Money & Credit July 22, 2011
Suddenly, being Amish is in! You see the ads on TV about Amish products, or about hiring an Amish builder…
Maximize higher interest rates on long-term CDs
Maximize higher interest rates on long-term CDs Money & Credit July 7, 2011
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: I've talked in the past about the idea of laddering CDs as a way to maximize the return…
Do a spring cleaning of your wallet and finances
Do a spring cleaning of your wallet and finances Money & Credit July 4, 2011
As we approach spring, a lot of us are tempted to get into spring cleaning around the house. But have…
Do a spring cleaning of your wallet and finances
Banks push new fees on early CD withdrawals Money & Credit June 13, 2011
As if all their shenanigans weren't enough already, the big banks are now visiting more hurt on CD holders who…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much? Money & Credit April 20, 2011
Clark loves people who save their money responsibly. But when is enough enough? A recent article in the Los Angeles…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
Put your savings on auto-pilot with the help of these free sites Education April 12, 2011
Saving money is great, but what if you could put saving on auto-pilot just from things you do every day?…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
Turn your loose change into gift cards Deals & Savings March 21, 2011
Coinstar has announced a new way that you can turn your loose change in and avoid paying the 7% surcharge…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
Americans continue reducing debt-to-income ratio Money & Credit March 16, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: Americans are continuing to heal their personal balance sheets by reducing the level of debt to income they carry.…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
Using the state lottery as a way to save money?! Money & Credit March 1, 2011
You've probably heard me encouraging people to adopt saving money as a lifestyle choice. But not everyone can easily heed…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
The spending habits of millionaires revealed Budgeting & Saving October 28, 2010
What makes a millionaire? It's not winning the lottery or inheriting money, despite some common misconceptions. As Clark has said,…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
A guide to the best and worst military charities Budgeting & Saving October 15, 2010
Where is your charity money going? A guide to the best and worst military charities The American Institute of Philanthropy…
Are “Extreme Savers” sacrificing too much?
New website tracks household spending by metro area Budgeting & Saving April 16, 2010
Clark is always looking for new ways to help you get a handle on your monthly expenses. One new website…
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