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CORNONAVIRUS and Your Money: Answers and Resources
COVID-19

Mentioned in Clark’s Videos and TV/Radio Consumer Minutes:

Major Consumer Protections Announced in Response to COVID-19 |
NCLC Digital Library

Small Business Administration / Paycheck Protection Program / SBA – Disaster Loan Assistance
COVID-19   /    
CORONAVIRUS  
What to Do if You’ve Been Laid Off – Clark Howard
How Do I Apply for Unemployment? – Clark Howard
Coronavirus: Follow These 3 Steps to Prepare Now for a Recession – Clark Howard
Coronavirus & Your Finances: What to Know and Do – Clark Howard
Coronavirus Update – Google
Streaming TV Archives – Clark Howard
How to Find Free Events and Free Things to Do – Clark Howard
Which College Graduates Make the Most? – Wall Street Journal
6 Steps to Take After You’re in a Car Accident – Clark Howard
How the SECURE Act Will Impact Retirement Savings
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health | NCCIH

How to Find a Free ATM Near You: Allpoint, MoneyPass, CO-OP Financial Services and More – Clark Howard
How to find a good moving company – Clark Howard
How to buy a house in 9 steps – Clark Howard
Citi is eliminating these benefits for Costco cardholders – Clark Howard
Where to watch free movies online – Clark Howard
Freon phase-out: Is your air conditioning system going to be obsolete soon? – Clark Howard
New report: The best cell phone providers in America – Clark Howard
Google introducing new privacy measures – Clark Howard
Clark.com/How to hear and delete everything your Amazon Alexa has recorded
35+ military discounts that are available year-round – Clark Howard
4 questions for teachers to ask about their 403(b) retirement plans – Clark Howard
How to open a Roth IRA – Clark Howard
Hotel rates are going down: Here’s how to find cheap rooms – Clark Howard
New report: The top 15 cars that people keep for 15 years or more – Clark Howard
How to make your Venmo transactions private – Clark Howard
REVISED: 529 plan guide: The best places to invest your education savings | Clark Howard
The Free and Cheap List | Clark Howard
How to buy a new car in 5 steps | Clark Howard
Senior Planning | Clark Howard   —   Senior Care | Clark Howard
How to find a geriatric care manager | Clark Howard
About Facebook’s new privacy hub + how to download a copy of your profile | Clark Howard
How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking | Clark Howard
Here is Clark Howard’s bottom line on Bitcoin | Clark Howard
Know your rights with debt collectors | Clark Howard
ClarkYourBank | Clark Howard
Equifax Data Breach | Clark Howard
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child | Clark Howard
ID Theft Resource Center 888-400-5530

Mentioned on the Clark Howard Show:

Access Clark’s podcasts for caller topics as well:  Podcasts | Clark Howard

-We’re here –  Clark.com/Ask
Focus on Sheltering in Place Essentials: ClarkDeals

Friday August 7
Gold price tops $1,900 on longest winning streak since 2011 | Financial Times
-3 Rules for Buying Gold – Clark Howard
-Clark’s #1 Rule on Investing in Things Like Gold, Marijuana and Bitcoin – Clark Howard
Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks
Does a Raise or Remote Work Sound Better? – WSJ
Do you regret taking a distribution from your retirement plans? The IRS says you can give it back – MarketWatch     /    Coronavirus and Your Money: Answers and Resources – Clark Howard

Thursday August 6
Banks cutting credit cards – How to protect your credit reputation
Cuts in credit lines drive some to max out their credit cards
-Banks are closing credit cards and slashing credit limits amid the pandemic, survey finds
-Column: This bank is worried scammers may be cruelly paying off people’s credit cards
AT&T is in transition. Those who stay, PAY
-AT&T Says 338,000 Mobile Users Stopped Paying Due to Covid – Bloomberg
-AT&T Profit Sags Under Pressure From Satellite TV, Covid-19 – WSJ
How many calories? 1,000 or more in each of these fast-food items
Bottled water – Nope
High levels of arsenic found in US Whole Foods’ bottled water brand | US news | The Guardian

Wednesday August 5
Prime time for shopping storage space rental prices
Americans Hunker Down, Threatening the Self-Storage Industry – The New York Times
CORONAVIRUS: The lay of the land this year and next
Survey: Nearly Half of U.S. Households Have Had Incomes Cut During Coronavirus Pandemic | Bankrate
Clark Smart Retail: Target’s curbside pickup and Aldi’s expansion
Target Adds Grocery Pickup Options at More Stores – Clark Howard
Target Drive Up: Curbside pickup program with fresh groceries expands
-Aldi store openings: Discount grocer adding locations while others cut
Summer Rise in Covid-19 Hot Spots Derailing Hotel Recovery – WSJ

Tuesday August 4
The national deficit and Roth saving
-401(k) Plans No Longer Make Much Sense for Savers – Bloomberg
Restaurant reward apps can be a win-win
Starbucks Rewards update: Loyalty program to offer more ways to pay
-Wendy’s Rewards: Earn free food with Wendy’s new loyalty program
CORONAVIRUS:  Vehicle loan payment
Recession drives borrowers to look for relief on car loans
The COVID 15 – Pandemic weight gain
Sizing up: As pandemic surges, so do waistlines – South Florida Sun Sentinel – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Monday August 3
Don’t hesitate to apply for food stamps if need be
-Are You Eligible for Food Stamps Now? Maybe, but It’s Complex – The New York Times
Protecting Digital Privacy 4 ways
Hey wants you to ditch Gmail, AOL and Yahoo for a new kind of e-mail
Press a Button and This Plane Lands Itself – WSJ
‘Ghost food halls’ might help save restaurants amid the pandemic, experts say – The Washington Post

Friday July 31
Why you should check your prescriptions for accuracy
-3 Things You Need to Do With Your Prescription Before You Leave the Pharmacy – Clark Howard
Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks
When changing jobs, don’t cash out your old 401k
Automatic 401(k) Transfers Gain Traction – WSJ
Supermarkets discover the advantage of scaling down
Why the American Consumer Has Fewer Choices—Maybe for Good – WSJ

Thursday July 30
Online resources for end of life planning
-What Is Burial Insurance and Should I Buy It? – Clark Howard
-End of Life Planning | Funeral Planning Checklist – Lantern
-Welcome to Lantern – Frequently Asked Questions
-Cake: Create a Free End of Life Plan  /  End-of-Life Planning FAQs | Cake
Auto insurance premiums in a less mobile society
-Letting Your Insurer Ride Shotgun, for a Discounted Rate – The New York Times
Get the most out of your credit card with 2% cash back
-Navy Federal Credit Union cashRewards Review: Cash Back Credit Card – Clark Howard
What FICO’s New Resilience Index Could Mean for You – Clark Howard

Wednesday July 29
Amazon’s new high-tech Dash Cart does the work
Amazon rolls out shopping carts that eliminate checkout lines
Acorns’ new offering for kids
-Should you use AcornsEarly? A new investment account for kids- Business Insider 
Clothing – Clark Deals
US liquidators give retailers ‘sticker shock’ over unsold goods | Financial Times
Commercial real estate –  Tech companies curb real estate expenses, end leases, merge offices

Tuesday July 28
What to know if you’ve lost health insurance coverage
-The COVID-19 Pandemic and Resulting Economic Crash Have Caused the Greatest Health Insurance Losses in American History – Families Usa
Shorter-Term Health Plans Force Many to Pay for Lifesaving Treatments, Report Finds – WSJ
Coronavirus Pandemic: Should You Still Buy or Sell a Home in 2020? – Clark Howard
Home Prices Could Decrease 6.6% by 2021. These Markets Are Most Vulnerable. – MarketWatch
2  hybrid debit/credit cards can help build credit
-US challenger bank Chime launches Credit Builder, a credit card that works more like debit | TechCrunch
-Chime Bank Review: 6 Things to Know Before Opening an Account – Clark Howard
-How to join the Credit Builder waitlist | Chime
-Credit card startup Petal aims to help first-time borrowers build credit — is it for you? – Clark Howard
-Best Online Banks: Free Checking and High-Interest Savings Accounts – Clark Howard
Why College Students May Qualify for Special Covid Pandemic Aid – The New York Times
-What You Need to Know About Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits – Clark Howard

Monday July 27
Drugstore clinics to offer price transparency
Walgreens to Open Doctors’ Offices at Its U.S. Stores – WSJ
Pandemic lessons in discretionary spending and saving
Americans are rapidly shrinking their credit card debt during the pandemic – CNN
Beware the buy now pay later option on purchases
How it Works Afterpay – Buy Now Pay Later with Afterpay
-‘Buy Now Pay Later’ Is Having a Moment as Pandemic Changes Shopping Habits – WSJ
Remote workforce salaries based on geographic cost of living
Facebook employees may face pay cut if they move to cheaper areas to work from home – MarketWatch

Friday July 24
Garmin data breach / ransomware attack: How to protect yourself from data breaches – Clark Howard
-Why you need to print out your online billing statements – Clark Howard
-How Much Cash Should You Keep at Home in Case of Emergency? – Clark Howard
Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks
Housing Market Update – Low rates and bidding wars
-How to Get a Mortgage in 8 Steps – Clark Howard
-Google Search mortgage tools: calculator, rates, definition
If a business is closed at this point in the crisis, odds are it’s shuttered for good, new Yelp data shows – The Washington Post

Thursday July 23
CORONAVIRUS:  Economic Update – We MUST work together now to mitigate spread
-Rise in Weekly Unemployment Claims Points to Faltering Jobs Recovery – WSJ
-If a business is closed at this point in the crisis, odds are it’s shuttered for good, new Yelp data shows – The Washington Post
-Landlords Jump the Gun as Eviction Moratorium Wanes – The New York Times
-Ohio governor issues travel advisory for 9 states in attempt to slow coronavirus | TheHill
Instacart Customers’ Data Is Being Sold Online
New T-Mobile Unlimited Deal Offers 4 Lines for $100 a Month – Clark Howard
COVID-19: Virtual Learning – Amid Coronavirus, Parents ‘Pod Up’ to Form At-Home Schools- WSJ

Wednesday July 22
Walmart announcement heralds a different holiday shopping season
Covid: Walmart Ruined Your Thanksgiving Black Friday Tradition – Bloomberg
College tuition reductions for fall semester
Georgetown University to offer tuition breaks for many undergraduates this fall – The Washington Post
Property Tax, Insurance Relief For Homeowners Hit By Pandemic | Bankrate
The USPS and future of mail delivery
Postal Service memos detail ‘difficult’ changes, including slower mail delivery – The Washington Post

Tuesday July 21
Can’t pay rent – How to navigate apartment loss
-Coronavirus and Housing-homelessness | National Low Income Housing Coalition
How to get out of your student housing lease amid COVID-19 – Los Angeles Times
COVID-19: Airline protocol update
Worried About Crowded Planes? Know Where Your Airline Stands – The New York Times
CORONAVIRUS:  Economy Update
-America’s hidden economic crisis: Widespread wage cuts – POLITICO
-‘Less Optimistic’ and ‘More Cautious’: Top C.E.O.s Fret as Virus Cases Rise – The New York Times
-Get used to an up and down recovery: Economy sags as coronavirus cases surge – MarketWatch
COVID-19: Back to school at home dilemmas for working parents
-Only 32% of employers have child care plans amid part-time school

Monday July 20
Unemployment benefits: The $600 boost ends this week – CNNPolitics
Will there be a second stimulus check? Americans face more money woes
Wear a mask to protect others. The life you save could be a loved one
Walmart says health ambassadors up to task of enforcing mask rule
How Europe Kept Coronavirus Cases Low Even After Reopening – WSJ
Coronavirus:  Cruises  OFF through this fall
Employer provided health clinics a win-win
Amazon’s new prime offer: Delivering six health clinics for 20,000 workers in D-FW

Friday July 17 
Mortgage rates hit an all-time low
-Mortgage Refinance Guide – Clark Howard
-Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid – Clark Howard
Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks
Laptops & Chromebooks – Clark Deals
IRS refund delays and your withholding strategy
-Why You Do Not Want to Get a Big Tax Refund Check – Clark Howard

Thursday July 16
Beware social media hacks and cryptocurrency scams
-Russian Hackers Blamed for Attacks on Coronavirus Vaccine-Related Targets – WSJ
-Biden, Gates, Musk and Other V.I.P. Twitter Users Are Hacked in Bitcoin Scam – The New York Times
Chapter 11 for small business
Burger Chain Turns Pioneer for New Small-Business Bankruptcy Law – WSJ
Coin shortage: How retailers, grocers in Michigan are coping
COVID-19:  Vaccines are showing promise
Moderna stock surges 17% on coronavirus vaccine trial news – MarketWatch
These Are the Drugs and Vaccines That Might End the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday July 15
Mandatory mask requirements expand
Walmart Mask Rule: Facemasks Required for All Customers July 20 – Bloomberg
CORONAVIRUS: Economic update
-Consumer Appetite for Cars, Homes Bolsters U.S. Economy – WSJ
-Small businesses grew more optimistic in June, NFIB says — but new coronavirus outbreak threatens fresh pain – MarketWatch
Home internet data caps return. What to know
-Comcast brings back data caps, AT&T extends suspension – HoustonChronicle.com
-Unlimited High-Speed In-Home Internet Services from T-Mobile
The Oura Ring shows promise as an early warning tool for coronavirus
Oura CEO Harpreet Rai: Our smart ring users found coronavirus detection

Tuesday July 14
CORONAVIRUS: Economic update
The Travel Industy: Long road to recovery
-Delta Trims Flying Amid Coronavirus Pandemic – WSJ
Back to school supplies  /  Clark Deals – Today’s Best Deals of the Day
NEVER NEVER NEVER NOT EVER take out a payday loan
New payday loan rules could leave millions ‘exposed’ to debt trap

Monday July 13
Wednesday’s tax deadline-  File Your Taxes, Even if You Can’t Pay – WSJ
Free State and Federal Tax Filing Options for 2020 – Clark Howard
Ford buy-back program tackles consumer fear over unpredictable economy
15 of the Best Free Workout Apps – Clark Howard
-A Home Exercise Plan That Really Works – Consumer Reports
Before you buy a home, read this: Coming Up Short – HumbleDollar

July 6 –  10   Best Ofs
Friday July 10
Walmart expands their free education benefit to include trade schools
Walmart expands debt-free education benefit to include skilled trades
Vanguard’s new Digital Advisor
We are in a golden age of low cost investing.
-Best low-cost, robo-investment brokers – Clark Howard   /
-How to Start Investing and Saving for Retirement – Clark Howard
-Investing Gets Cheaper as Fund Fees Continue to Fall

Thursday July 9
Banks make huge money ripping off customers with overdraft fees
Recession: Lay off vs. pay cuts
Pandemic Brings Out Kids’ Sneaky Side: Forbidden Apps, Burner Phones – WSJ
Isolating, Americans learn to SAVE MORE
Americans Are Saving More, but How Long Can It Last? – WSJ

Wednesday July 8
CORONAVIRUS: Spending UP in May
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
-SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic | The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov
From hair salons to gyms, experts rank 36 activities by coronavirus risk level – mlive.com
Customers embrace reopened hair salons
Summer travelers turn to RVs – What to know  –Worried About Social Distancing When Traveling? Join the Crowd and Rent an R.V. – The New York Times

Tuesday July 7
RIP OFF ALERT: Online shoppers beware: Credit card fraud is on the rise
Renters beware ‘wildcarding’
Businesses pivot to adapt to changing conditions
Streaming TV – Clark HowardNew Report: The #1 Video Streaming Service in America – Clark Howard
-Disney+ Makes Strong Statement, Leads All Telecom Companies in Customer Satisfaction; Xfinity Shows Most Improvement, ACSI Data Show | Business Wire
Roku, a streaming fixture, boosted by home-viewing surge – Los Angeles Times

Monday July 6
Clark Deals – Today’s Best Deals of the Day
-Roku 4K UHD Streaming Stick+ for $39 – Clark Deals
-Southwest Airlines sale offers dozens of routes from $49 one way! – Clark Deals
-Sam’s Club membership deal: Join for $45 and save $45 on your first purchase – Clark Deals
Speculative investing in bankrupt companies is HIGH risk
Retail investors bet on bankrupt US companies rising again | Financial Times
New Report: The Best Cell Phone Providers in America – Clark Howard
-Cell Phones Archives – Clark Howard –  The American Customer Satisfaction Index Wireless Phone Service
COVID-19:  Street closings as electric bikes take off


Friday July 3

COVID-19 and the community college option
Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks
Antenna Users: Rescan to Keep Getting Free TV – Consumer Reports
-How to Watch Local Channels Without Cable – Clark Howard
Best Credit Cards for Cell Phone Protection of June 2020

Thursday July 2
CORONAVIRUS: Recession loan payment delinquency levels
Americans Skip Millions of Loan Payments as Coronavirus Takes Economic Toll – WSJ
Recession:  Investing and Retirement  Investors Approaching Retirement Face Painful Decisions – WSJ
New rules as the airlines get back to business
Here’s Why Free Trades Might Not Be A Good Deal After All

Wednesday July 1
7 Things to Know Before You Buy Travel Insurance – Clark Howard
When Workers Can Live Anywhere, Many Ask: Why Do I Live Here? – WSJ
Apple Under Fire from EU, Developers For Stringent App Rules – Bloomberg
Are You Ready to Eat Meat Grown in a Lab? – The New York Times

Tuesday June 30
How to Extend Food Expiration Dates – Consumer Reports
Is It Time to Rebalance? | Morningstar
Hit by Coronavirus—and a 30% Holdback by the Payment Processor – WSJ
As eviction bans across the country start to lift, the US could face an eviction ‘apocalypse’

Monday June 29
RIP OFF ALERT – Private equity choices to enter 401ks. NO
Trump DOL Throws 401k Investors To The Wolves
The Best Way to Ask for a Raise or Promotion: What Science Tells Us – WSJ
The Airbnb Conflict:  Real estate investment property for short term rentals only is high risk
The personal shopper shopping app /  Start your grocery delivery business today – Dumpling
Personal shoppers get more perks on Dumpling than Instacart – Los Angeles Times

Friday June 26
Car dealerships attempt a comeback vs online methods
How to Buy a Used Car in 7 Steps – Clark Howard  / How to Buy a New Car in 5 Steps – Clark Howard
Buying a Car Online Is Easier After Coronavirus-Triggered Changes – Bloomberg
Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks
Satellite Firm Works to Fly Delivery Drones Hundreds of Miles – Bloomberg
SoCal Edison warns customers of ‘fat-finger dialing scam’ – Los Angeles Times

Thursday June 25
Walmart expands their free education benefit to include trade schools
Walmart expands debt-free education benefit to include skilled trades
Vanguard’s new Digital Advisor
How to Maintain a Car You’re Not Driving During Coronavirus – Clark Howard
Improved home internet and video conferencing
-7 Free Video Call Services to Keep You Connected – Clark Howard
T-Mobile Introduces $50 a Month Home Internet With No Data Caps – Clark Howard

Wednesday June 24
Banks make huge money ripping off customers with overdraft fees
Recession: Lay off vs. pay cuts
So You’re Getting a Pandemic Puppy. Here’s What It Will Cost. – WSJ
We are in a golden age of low cost investing.
-Best low-cost, robo-investment brokers – Clark Howard   /
-How to Start Investing and Saving for Retirement – Clark Howard
-Investing Gets Cheaper as Fund Fees Continue to Fall

Tuesday June 23
Pandemic economy: Use your gift cards /
How to Make the Most Money When You Sell Your Gift Cards Online – Clark Howard
Debt collectors are recession aggressive. Know your rights
Pandemic Brings Out Kids’ Sneaky Side: Forbidden Apps, Burner Phones – WSJ
Isolating, Americans learn to SAVE MORE
Americans Are Saving More, but How Long Can It Last? – WSJ

Monday June 22
RIP OFF ALERT: Online shoppers beware: Credit card fraud is on the rise
Renters beware ‘wildcarding’
The transition to online banking
How some restaurants are surviving the pandemic


Friday June 19

Father’s Day 2020: Here are 25 great deals & gift ideas for Dad! – Clark Deals
Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks
A Home Exercise Plan That Really Works – Consumer Reports
Roomba cleans up as home dwellers tidy up

Thursday June 18
The pandemic economy and a coronavirus  early warning tool
The Rich Have Stopped Spending And That’s Tanked The Economy: New Study : NPR
Oura Ring: the most accurate sleep and activity tracker
WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute announces capability to predict COVID-19 related symptoms up to three days in advance
 Coronavirus stimulus checks: 12 million Americans risk missing out by not filing form
Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here | Internal Revenue Service
Small Businesses Get Easier Path to Relief-Loan Forgiveness – The New York Times
New ‘borrower-friendly’ PPP forgiveness application released – Milwaukee Business Journal
Clark Turns 65! Read His 6 Money Tips for Seniors – Clark Howard
Battery technology positions EVs to own the future

Wednesday June 17
Target wage increase shouldn’t raise prices
Father’s Day 2020: Here are 25 great deals & gift ideas for Dad! – Clark Deals
The T-Mobile outage and tech fail work arounds
The Most Discounted New Cars Right Now – Consumer Reports
Outdoor dining takes hold

Tuesday June 16
CORONAVIRUS: Spending UP in May
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
-SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic | The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov
Starlink  satellite high speed internet is open for beta
SpaceX Starlink satellite internet service application, beta test
Summer gas and electricity prices
-10 States With the Biggest Increase in Gas Prices – Clark Howard

Monday June 15
The used car market as bankrupt Hertz liquidates their fleet
Coronavirus risk levels by activity – Experts rank most likely places to contract coronavirus
From hair salons to gyms, experts rank 36 activities by coronavirus risk level – mlive.com
Customers embrace reopened hair salons
Summer travelers turn to RVs – What to know  –Worried About Social Distancing When Traveling? Join the Crowd and Rent an R.V. – The New York Times


Friday June 12

How to Keep Student Loan Forbearance from Hurting Your Credit – Clark Howard?
-How to Sign Up for Credit Karma’s Free Monitoring Service – Clark Howard
Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks
3 businesses changing with the times  /  What We Know About Aldi Curbside Pickup
-A New Way to Shop at Sam’s Club Is Coming Soon – Clark Howard
COVID-19: 71% of Americans say pandemic affects their retirement plans

Thursday June 11
Stock Market ups and downs – the current decline
Mortgage rates and when to refinance / Amazon & Goldman credit / Reconsider the PPP
Amazon, Goldman unveil small business credit lines up to $1 million
SBA’s PPP overhauled by new law signed Friday – Washington Business Journal
Businesses pivot to adapt to changing conditions
Streaming TV – Clark HowardNew Report: The #1 Video Streaming Service in America – Clark Howard
-Disney+ Makes Strong Statement, Leads All Telecom Companies in Customer Satisfaction; Xfinity Shows Most Improvement, ACSI Data Show | Business Wire
Roku, a streaming fixture, boosted by home-viewing surge – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday June 10
Clark Deals – Today’s Best Deals of the Day
-Roku 4K UHD Streaming Stick+ for $39 – Clark Deals
-Southwest Airlines sale offers dozens of routes from $49 one way! – Clark Deals
-Sam’s Club membership deal: Join for $45 and save $45 on your first purchase – Clark Deals
Speculative investing in bankrupt companies is HIGH risk
Retail investors bet on bankrupt US companies rising again | Financial Times
Grocery prices and shopper habits
-Fastest-Rising Food Prices in Decades Drive Consumers to Hunt for Value – WSJ
-Airbnb summer rentals   /   Travel – Clark Deals
-The Travel Business is Picking Up for Summer – The New York Times
-Airbnb sees surge in summer rentals, with Texas’ Port Aransas among top U.S. destinations

Tuesday June 9
Car market update  – How to Buy a Used Car in 7 Steps – Clark Howard
Used car sales and prices rise as new autos languish
Visa debit cards arriving by mail have stimulus money loaded on them
COVID-19: Reopenings  –
Universal Studios Crowds Thin Amid Covid-19, JK Rowling Outrage – Bloomberg
Amazon Summer Bargains /  Clark Deals – Today’s Best Deals of the Day
Amazon plans ‘Summer Sale’ to lure shoppers back from Target and Walmart

Monday June 8
CORONAVIRUS: Economic recovery – unemployment and recession
Ticketmaster refund update and new, more favorable PPP guidelines
SBA’s PPP overhauled by new law signed Friday – Washington Business Journal
New Report: The Best Cell Phone Providers in America – Clark Howard
-Cell Phones Archives – Clark Howard –  The American Customer Satisfaction Index Wireless Phone Service
COVID-19:  Street closings as electric bikes take off


June 1 – 5   Best Of
Friday June 5
Cord cutting – Streaming TV – Clark Howard  /  Home – Locast
FIRE update / Financial Independence, Retire Early: What you need to know about the ‘FIRE’ movement – Clark Howard
Costco’s Kirkland and other store brands are having a moment
COVID-19: Laid off and facing the bills

Thursday June 4
CORONAVIRUS: LIFE INSURANCE How to Buy Term Life Insurance – Clark Howard
Insurers Are Giving Consumers a Break Amid Pandemic – WSJ
ClarkRAVE: Seeing the problem – Being the Solution
-Cobb restaurant owner who sold car to pay employees gets new ride
Jobs Archives – Clark Howard  /  COVID-19 and the Great Rehiring
-Jobs for Vets – Veteran Job Opportunities, Skill Building
COVID-19: A new era in restaurant dining
McDonald’s Sets Conditions for Restaurant Reopenings – WSJ

Wednesday June 3
CORONAVIRUS: Credit card debt and dealing with bank customer no-service
-What to Do if You Have a Negative Balance on Your Credit Card – Clark Howard
ClarkRAVE: Seeing the problem – Being the Solution
-Kids are reading to therapy dogs on Zoom. They can’t pet the pooches, but sessions l book up fast. WP-
Housing and the future of vacation rentals – Vacation real-estate markets are ‘toast’ because of the pandemic as Airbnb owners rush to offload their homes, Redfin CEO says – MarketWatch
Amazon Fire HD 8 new version announced, costs $90
PayPal Cashback Mastercard® Review: Unlimited 2% Cash Back Credit Card – Clark Howard

Tuesday June 2
CORONAVIRUS:  Cyber security working from home
COVID-19:  Reopening schools this fall
Savingsand student loanrates hit new lows
Federal student loans will be cheaper than ever | East Idaho News
-Goldman Sounds the Death Knell for High-Yield Savings Accounts – Bloomberg
Malls opening soon
COVID-19: Clark is using a diagnosis app – CovidSymptomStudy
-Shows Promise in Tracking New Coronavirus Cases, Study Finds – The New York Times

Monday June 1
CORONAVIRUS:  Manufacturing and Unemployment
ClarkRAVE: Seeing the problem – Being the Solution – Rhonda Roland Shearer, patron saint of PPE, went $600,000 in debt to outfit hospital workers battling coronavirus – The Washington Post
-Fundraiser by Rhonda Roland Shearer : Cut Red Tape 4 Heroes
COVID-19: Stimulus Update /  Life Insurance
-Some Americans Are Being Turned Away Trying to Buy Life Insurance – WSJ
-How to Buy Term Life Insurance – Clark Howard
-The Best Term Life Insurance Companies – Clark Howard
-How to Return a Stimulus Check You Weren’t Supposed to Get – Clark Howard
Thanks and respect to all the hard working truckers
Truckers step up as coronavirus pumps demand for necessities, but face mounting obstacles – The Washington Post
403(b) Warning   /   (B)Ware Of 403(b) Loans – A Teachable Moment