Clark Howard: Books

Money expert Clark Howard is the best-selling author of more than 10 books! You can see all of Clark’s books here.

Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul

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In this follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestselling Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times, America’s most trusted consumer expert returns with the stories of 50 Americans who live below their means while living life to the fullest. This book includes 200 tips to help you pack a punch in your wallet like Clark!

This book is an opportunity for me to do a reset and show you how to do one in your life. I’ve heard a lot of pessimism from people about the country’s future, about the futures of their kids, and more.

I recall being at an event in Dayton that was in a theater. I asked the crowd, “How many people believe your kids will have a better future than you?” No hands went up. Then I said, “How many of you believe your kids will have a worse future than you had?” That got a roar of applause.

And that’s why I wrote this book.

Living Large for the Long Haul tells the story of people who got blindsided by the Great Recession and had to come up with new ways to make it through. Whether that was starting their own business, finding unique ways to pay off debt, or reducing their monthly bills, their stories are there in the book for you to read.

Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times

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Living Large in Lean Times is Clark Howard’s ultimate guide to saving money, covering everything from cell phones to student loans, coupon websites to mortgages, investing to saving on electric bills, and beyond. In his candid, friendly next-door-neighbor manner, Clark shares the small, manageable steps everyone can follow to build a path towards independence and wealth.

Clark Smart Real Estate

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In Clark Smart Real Estate, Clark presents the best of his experience as a consumer advocate. In his simple and clear style, Clark shows readers how they can build wealth slowly over time through real estate, and how they can capitalize on — and protect themselves from — the real estate market’s many fluctuations over the long term. When should you buy your first home? Is it better to purchase a pre-existing house or one newly built? What are some hidden closing costs, and how can you avoid them? Clark lays out practical and information-packed answers to these common questions and more.

Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids

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This book is aimed at helping parents teach kids real-world financial skills for today and every day. In Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids he addresses everything from allowances — when and how much to give — to teaching teens about credit cards and navigating the purchase of a first car — how to get it, pay for it, and insure it — to saving for college, paying off loans, staying out of debt, and much more!

Clark’s Big Book of Bargains

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America’s money expert, Clark Howard shows readers how to get the most bang for their buck on food, shopping, restaurants, clothing, leisure activities, and more in Clark’s Big Book of Bargains.

  • Food: Save at the supermarket, and in restaurants, on fast-food, wine, and bottled water
  • Events: Find bargains when buying gifts for weddings, births, or holidays
  • Family and Children: Get great deals on back-to-school items and clothes for your children

Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich From America’s Money-Saving Expert

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Clark answers all these questions and many more in Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich From America’s Money-Saving Expert. With practical tips and online resources, he helps readers to get rich by saving money in unexpected places and investing those savings creatively.

  • What are the three secrets to building long-term wealth?
  • What are the five things that no one thinks of before buying a home?
  • How can you save up to 40% on the car of your dreams?
  • How can you get long distance telephone service for almost nothing?