Clark Show Notes


The Latest from Clark Howard.

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

REVISED: 529 plan guide: The best places to invest your education savings | Clark Howard
Hurricane Michael: How to help those affected | Clark Howard
National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) | Department of Justice
29 items to pack in your financial emergency kit and bug out bag | Clark Howard
How to not drown in rising flood insurance premiums | Clark Howard
How to locate a lost life insurance policy | Clark Howard
How to keep your information safe if you use Yahoo mail | Clark Howard
Warning: Rules governing oversight of military lending may be changing | Clark Howard
The Free and Cheap List | Clark Howard
Streaming TV comparison: Which service has the best lineup?
BACK TO BASICS: How to buy a used car in 2018 | Clark Howard
The ”˜Clark Smart’ way to buy a new car | 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
Best cell phone plans and deals right now | Clark Howard
Know your rights with debt collectors | Clark Howard
6 ways to stop package thieves from striking your home | 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:

Friday October 19
Need medical debt relief? New rules may help out | Clark Howard
Jamaican lottery scam: How not to fall victim | Clark Howard
New cashless ways to give your kids allowance — but beware of fees! | Clark Howard
Clark answers his critics on ‘Clark Stinks’
You’ve got baggage: Kayak’s new app helps clear carry-on confusion for fliers

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

Thursday October 18
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look
UPDATE: 30 million Facebook users hacked-ClarkHoward?
Last house standing on Mexico Beach: Limiting hurricane damage in the future
401K loans – the DIY rip off that diminishes retirement funds in multiple ways
-Should I roll over my 401(k) into an IRA when leaving my job? | Clark Howard
Clarksmart Travel – 3 websites that help you let the deal drive the destination

Wednesday October 17
Have ‘A’s on your report card? Here’s where you can get free food and more! | Clark Howard
Mattress taxes won’t save the old industry grind in bedding sales
The #1 mistake people make when opening an investment account | Clark Howard
Tariffs stretch Dollar Tree into pricing crisis
Consumer Reports compares self-driving systems – Cadillac comes out ahead

Tuesday October 16
Hotels vs Airbnb: The political battleground
Warning: Beware this new T-Mobile cell phone financing offer-ClarkHoward
College tuitions level off. Know the marketplace to keep education affordable
RED ALERT: Your home equity at risk
Short-trip transportation evolves from scooters to micro cars

Monday October 15
Experian security flaw: What we know + how to stay protected | Clark Howard
Retail alert: Sears files for bankruptcy and will close 142 stores-ClarkHoward
Why United Airlines is threatening to ruin some fliers’ credit | Clark Howard
529 plan guide: The best places to invest your education savings | Clark Howard
The transformation taking place in real estate home sales
The multi-level dare-to-be-rich pitch is alive and well. Who makes money? 

Friday October 12
New account verification methods
Checks in the mail: Payday loan restitution serves as a warning
Is it OK to share your Spotify or other streaming music password? | Clark Howard?
Clark answers his critics on ‘Clark Stinks’
A new carpool offering from Waze

Thursday October 11
Good news in the healthcare and pharmacy sectors….. really!
Pharmacists can now share a little-known prescription savings secret with you! | Clark Howard
Google data breach: 500,000 users exposed + how to protect your info | Clark Howard
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? | Clark Howard
Average U.S. credit scores have hit an all time high. Take control of your credit
Flight plan: Congressional regulation of the airlines is in play. What savvy fliers need to know
The new policy low-fare fliers on American Airlines should know about | Clark Howard
-American Airlines: 7 things to know before you fly | Clark Howard
-Big changes coming to United, JetBlue and other airlines in 2019 | Clark Howard

Wednesday October 10
29 items to pack in your financial emergency kit and bug-out bag | Clark Howard
Hurricane Michael: How to help those affected | Clark Howard
Experian security flaw: What we know + how to stay protected | Clark Howard
Another military Clarkrage: The Pentagon program for moving military personnel is corrupt
Mattress flip: The largest U.S. mattress company closes –
These major retailers are closing stores in 2018 | Clark Howard
Natural gas prices and your winter finances –  Georgia natural gas guide | Clark Howard
New car sticker shock makes for brilliant used car buying

Tuesday October 9
It can be done. Clark listener John’s crushing debt and happy ending
Timeshare unloading scam
4 ways to protect yourself in case there’s a cyberattack on your bank | Clark Howard
Student loan forgiveness has become a national scandal
The new gold rush: Investing in marijuana

Monday October 8
Beware retail loyalty programs. The pursuit of reward points can cost you
Overall, men earn less today than 2 generations ago. The remedy: Education
Apple brings eSim capability to the U.S.
Parents pay a high price helping their adult children
Climate change and insurance

Friday October 5
Recapture local programming – and then some – with Air TV
Here’s why you should never lend out your credit card | Clark Howard
The surprising link between urban sprawl and life expectancy
Clark answers his critics on ‘Clark Stinks’
Micro hotels off less room, more affordability

Thursday October 4
Puerto Rico: Solar power takes hold post hurricane Maria
Scandal alert: Ticketmaster’s hired scalpers
Cheap cell phone plans – huge changes going into effect over the next week
-Paying too much for mobile? Check out these $15 or less cell phone plans! | Clark Howard
-Best cell phone plans and deals right now | Clark Howard
-3 cheap cell phone plans that run on AT&T’s network | Clark Howard
-Verizon expands secret $40/month unlimited data plan | Clark Howard
-Unreal Mobile: New ‘unlimited’ cell phone plan starts at $10 a month | Clark Howard
Improving your credit score in preparation for mortgage qualification
FreeWill: A new way to prepare your will for free online-ClarkHoward
Here are the cheapest and easiest ways to do a will in 2018-ClarkHoward

Wednesday October 3
Sizzling Deal: Southwest Airlines sale: Fares from $49 one way | Clark Deals
Amazon raises minimum wage – holiday jobs
-Need a job? Amazon is hiring and just raised its minimum wage | Clark Howard
-Job alert: These 26 companies are hiring like crazy in October | Clark Howard
Clark Howard: Seasonal holiday jobs are everywhere, but don’t fall for gimmicks | Clark Howard
MoviePass pulls a fast one on ex-subscribers – 4 ways to see new movies in the theater for free or close to it | Clark Howard
A Clarksmart formula for early retirement
Comparing the power supply equation in 3 states, 1 clear winner emerges

Tuesday October 2
Data breach: Facebook says 50 million users hacked | Clark Howard
UPDATE: Facebook now says 30 million users were hacked | Clark Howard
Think twice before using Facebook to log into other apps & websites | Clark Howard
Special warning when booking travel – The trip insurance rip off
Private industry is making the food supply safer
Microsoft mandates its contractors provide paid family leave. Should governments do the same?
T-Mobile launches free 30-day network trial: What you need to know | Clark Howard

Monday October 1
2 credit bureaus have changed the credit thaw process
Spam calls are out of control. Follow Clark’s simple rule
Clarksmart banking: Get a better deal on checking and savings
The Clarksmart way to buy gasoline
Military families have special rights that are being ignored

Friday September 28

Gen Z, forged in the financial fire of the great recession – took the lessons to heart
Cheap printers cost more.  Avoid the ink cartridge ripoff
Are you in the middle class? Here’s an easy way to find out-Clark Howard
Clark answers his critics on ‘Clark Stinks’
The death of ‘the grind’: Car dealerships forced to evolve

Thursday September 27
Robots enhance food processing
The budget deficit:  How we rip off our children
Robo-advisor fees: Who is the cheapest right now? | Clark Howard
Walmart home delivery
Best home phone and internet service- Consumer Reports

Wednesday September 26
A ready solution to affordable construction – shipping containers
The pitch for tuition insurance and why most shouldn’t buy it
Post recession – the art of getting a corporate raise
-ClarkHoward: The best way to ask for a raise
Texting for customer service
The first flying car review

Tuesday September 25
Use these security keys to lock down your computer and protect your personal info-ClarkHoward
Brokers are free again to sell you down the river
Great opportunity lies in serving an aging population
Holiday shopping preview: Avoid the busiest shopping days of the year
Cost comparison: Now vs. 30 years ago

Monday September 24
For families with teen drivers: Life360 Driver Protect
3 telltale signs of a tech support scam & how to protect yourself | Clark Howard
-Customer no-service: How to get in touch with a real person at Apple, Google, and more | Clark Howard
Financially Independent, Retire Early: What is the ‘FIRE’ movement? | Clark Howard
Robots & automation create more jobs than they replace
Life lessons from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Friday September 21
Calling all correctional systems to end the great phone rip off of prisoner families
Moving bandits busted – Key warning
Priced out of health insurance The 2 fastest growing alternatives
-Medi-share & other health care sharing ministries: Things to know | Clark Howard
Clark answers his critics on ‘Clark Stinks’
Credit freezes are now free for everyone: What you need to know | Clark Howard

Thursday September 20
Google enhances 911 location accuracy
Buyer beware: 11 foods that may not be what they seem at stores and restaurants-ClarkHoward
The welcome return of  Autonation USA
Restaurant calories counts weigh in for the weight conscious
Help is out there: Debtors Anonymous

Wednesday September 19
Clark’s take on trade wars and tariffs | Clark Howard
Your ethnicity has been revised:  Some feel ripped off by
John Hancock wants you to exercise your way to cheaper life insurance | Clark Howard
Lessoned learned. Returning pay TV / cable equipment requires extra care
Strategies for getting the best used car for your money
Looking for a deal? 10 used cars under $25,000 with room to negotiate | Clark Howard

Tuesday September 18
LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus joins Clark to discuss a social security scam
Amazon has a bribery problem. What to look out for
Discount airlines vs basic economy and travel clothing to avoid baggage fees
Why I ignored Clark Howard’s warning about basic economy fares | Clark Howard
Clark smart guidelines for student loan borrowing
Password sharing for streaming will lead to new pricing

Monday September 17
Hurricane Florence relief efforts: Here’s how you can help | Clark Howard
Free homes for Hurricane Florence evacuees + 4 other Airbnb initiatives | Clark Howard
A proposal to allow teens to drive monster tractor-trailer trucks is Clarkrageous
Pause for privacy considerations before DNA testing
SPEND LESS: Working the travel calendar to your advantage
Another reason to shop auto insurance rates every 3 years: Credit scores
-Here’s how your credit score affects your auto insurance rates | Clark Howard
-Your credit score could impact how much you pay for life insurance | Clark Howard

Friday September 14
New help for retiring boomers to sell their small businesses to employees
-The  Main Street Employee Ownership Act
Consumer rights warning: Silicon Valley fintech companies jump into the rigged arbitration game
How to locate a lost life insurance policy | Clark Howard
Clark answers his critics on ‘Clark Stinks’
U.S. Bank offers a new alternative to payday loans-ClarkHoward

Thursday September 13
5 things to know about 5G technology & what it could mean for your life-ClarkHoward
Customer (no)service: A tale of 2 airlines- 5 ways to make sure your family is able to sit together on a flight | Clark Howard
15 Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs – ClarkHoward
Relocation for work can reload your wallet
What’s the difference between PMI and MIP? | Clark Howard

Wednesday September 12
Hour 1 – Best of
Missouri food police attempt to regulate use of the word ‘meat’
Comcast tackles healthcare costs

Tuesday September 11
Clark reflects on the 17th anniversary of 9-11
One question for your pharmacist – Co-pays vs uninsured prices on prescriptions
How long should your appliances last? | Clark Howard
The cost of raising a child
2 MoviePass alternatives

Monday September 10
Debit card fraud costs one woman $3K in overdraft fees. Bank says too bad
-Why you shouldn’t have a debit card for your primary checking
Non competes are suppressing wages – national policy change required
This woman’s car has traveled 400,000 miles and is still going strong | Clark Howard
The new executive order for small company  401ks
Young couples are driving down the cost of weddings

Friday September 7
Kroger is phasing out plastic bags at its grocery stores | Clark Howard
Wells Fargo can make a CD magically, Clarkrageously disappear
Profiles in wealth are profiles in frugality
Clark answers his critics on ‘Clark Stinks’
Millennial blogger Gwen shares lesson learned in real estate
Financial Independence, Retire Early: The ‘FIRE’ movement

Thursday September 6
Clark smart restraint in the face of iPhone frenzy
Video game addiction – setting limits
Do you need flood insurance?
How to not drown in rising flood insurance premiums | Clark Howard
Outsourcing customer service – to customers
One move could line your pocket every month: Auto loan refi

Wednesday September 5
Tomorrow night, the NFL season kicks off and subscription-free streaming begins
A Clarkrageous attempt to obstruct free market car sharing – Battleground: Illinois
The best time to book cheap flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas | Clark Howard
Housing market update: Prices moderate
Three more airlines are raising their baggage fees | Clark Howard
-Basic economy fares: Delta vs. American vs. United | Clark Howard
-Clark Howard warns about American, Delta and United’s cheap fares | Clark Howard

Tuesday September 4
Rip Off Alert for age 65 and up! Beware the Medicare card replacement scam
New Medicare cards arriving soon in Georgia and 12 other states | Clark Howard
Received an email to get ‘free’ airline tickets? Phishing scam alert | Clark Howard
California doubles down for net neutrality
The Equifax data breach sparked changes coming soon, including child credit freeze
How to keep your information safe if you use Yahoo mail | Clark Howard

Monday September 3 (Best of)
Universal income is not the answer to job displacement
Bad brokers have a hot new pitch – Drop it like a hot potato
Work at Home | Clark Howard  –  Job scams: How to recognize and avoid them | Clark Howard
Student loan help and new benefits
New strategies are being employed to sell event tickets. What fans should know