The Clark Howard Podcast

Hi, I’m Clark Howard. Welcome to my podcast! I’m here to help you and your wallet by sharing practical advice so you can save money and avoid ripoffs. The goal of every episode is to help you reach your money goals and live a financially healthy life. Listen below, and if you have a question, just ask me!

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New to the Clark Howard Podcast? Start With These Money-Saving Episodes!

How to Buy a Car — Used or New — Without Getting Ripped Off


How to Purchase a Home


The Right Way to Buy Insurance for Your Car, Home, Life and More


The Basics of Saving and Investing


How to Cut Your Monthly Bills


Travel Tips: How to Save Money on Airfare, Hotels, Car Rentals, and More


Everything You Need to Know About Credit

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Listen Now: Recent Episodes

Download Episode 5.26.20 Navigating Cobra insurance benefits; How students should think about school in the Fall Cobra benefits are going to be offered to…Read more
Download Episode 5.25.20 Walmart Express offers 2-hour delivery; Home prices are actually rising right now Walmart just launched Walmart Express which promises 2-hour…Read more
Download Episode 5.22.20 Restaurants incur higher expenses start surcharging customers; Clark Stinks Some restaurants have come under fire for charging…Read more
Download Episode 5.21.20 How the life insurance industry is changing; Where the hiring is actually happening At-home exams for life insurance are starting to…Read more
Download Episode 5.20.20 Getting debt relief from financial institutions is hard right now; Second home communities will hurt for a while The phone lines could be tied up at…Read more
Download Episode 5.19.20 Walmart earnings soar; Cyber insurance is more necessary now – and more costly Walmart has been one of the biggest quarantine…Read more
Download Episode 5.18.20 New mortgage forbearance rules; Stock market pivoting positive on vaccination progress New mortgage forbearance rules are great for people…Read more
Download Episode 5.15.20 Retail sales plummet 16% in April; Clark Stinks Retail sales were even worse in April than…Read more
Download Episode 5.14.20 New PPP loan guidance; Credit report protections in the CARES Act Some really helpful guidance on the PPP loans…Read more
Download Episode 5.13.20 Grocery costs have soared; Watch out for Coronavirus misinformation Clark talks about how consumer purchasing has changed...and…Read more
Download Episode 5.12.20 New safety rules when traveling; Student loan forbearance affecting people’s credit Airlines and airports are instituting safety requirements if…Read more
Download Episode 5.11.20 Manufacturing plants opening back up; Life insurance is harder to get right now Unemployment has climbed and is worse than the…Read more
Download Episode 5.8.20 What to do when mortgage forbearance is over; Clark Stinks; Bikes are selling like hot cakes Planning ahead for how to handle the end…Read more
Download Episode 5.7.20 Private student loan compact; Contact tracing improvements; Masks required at many businesses Millions of people are covered by a multi-state…Read more
Download Episode 5.6.20 Meat shortage; Humana waiving copays; Travel reward cards are offering additional incentives. Costco and some grocery stores are limiting meat…Read more
Download Episode 5.5.20 Spending habit changes during Covid; Age discrimination more prevalent; Americans saving money; Maintaining your car during quarantine Spending habits have changed during the coronavirus outbreak.…Read more
Download Episode 5.4.20 Corporate liability shields; Airline stocks hammered; Micro businesses; Cash-out refi or 401k withdrawal? Employers fear liability from as they bring employees…Read more
Download Episode 5.1.20 Clark’s quarantine life; People avoiding doctor offices; Truck drivers face big hurdles; Don’t take money from your 403b Clark talks about what his life looks like…Read more
Download Episode 4.30.20 What to do about Summer vacation; Private business safety rules; Market-timing Millennials; Air travel is on the rise Should you still go on Summer vacation? That's…Read more
Download Episode 4.29.20 Unemployment compensation is still not going well; New consumer spending data; Where to cash your stimulus check; CVS & Walgreens testing stations Florida is doing a terrible job getting unemployment…Read more
Download Episode 4.29.20 Unemployment compensation is still not going well; New consumer spending data; Where to cash your stimulus check; CVS & Walgreens testing stations Florida is doing a terrible job getting unemployment…Read more
Download Episode 4.29.20 Unemployment compensation is still not going well; New consumer spending data; Where to cash your stimulus check; CVS & Walgreens testing stations Florida is doing a terrible job getting unemployment…Read more
Download Episode 4.29.20 Unemployment compensation is still not going well; New consumer spending data; Where to cash your stimulus check; CVS & Walgreens testing stations Florida is doing a terrible job getting unemployment…Read more
Download Episode 4.29.20 Unemployment compensation is still not going well; New consumer spending data; Where to cash your stimulus check; CVS & Walgreens testing stations Florida is doing a terrible job getting unemployment…Read more
Download Episode 4.29.20 Unemployment compensation is still not going well; New consumer spending data; Where to cash your stimulus check; CVS & Walgreens testing stations Florida is doing a terrible job getting unemployment…Read more
Download Episode 4.29.20 Unemployment compensation is still not going well; New consumer spending data; Where to cash your stimulus check; CVS & Walgreens testing stations Florida is doing a terrible job getting unemployment…Read more
Download Episode 4.29.20 Unemployment compensation is still not going well; New consumer spending data; Where to cash your stimulus check; CVS & Walgreens testing stations Florida is doing a terrible job getting unemployment…Read more
Download Episode 4.28.20 Paper goods hit shelves + beef & pork shortage; Tech late-fee policies; Avoid getting cash from predatory lenders; Covid has accelerated economic changes Beef and pork prices are likely to rise…Read more
Download Episode 4.28.20 Paper goods hit shelves + beef & pork shortage; Tech late-fee policies; Avoid getting cash from predatory lenders; Covid has accelerated economic changes Beef and pork prices are likely to rise…Read more
Download Episode 4.28.20 Paper goods hit shelves + beef & pork shortage; Tech late-fee policies; Avoid getting cash from predatory lenders; Covid has accelerated economic changes Beef and pork prices are likely to rise…Read more
Download Episode 4.28.20 Paper goods hit shelves + beef & pork shortage; Tech late-fee policies; Avoid getting cash from predatory lenders; Covid has accelerated economic changes Beef and pork prices are likely to rise…Read more
Download Episode 4.27.20 Investing in gold; Ideal car buying window; Is the FIRE movement over?; What to do with your old 401k People are getting ripped off buying physical gold…Read more
Download Episode 4.24.20 Unemployment payment mishaps; Google’s new ad policy; Credit card limits being cut; Banks approaching mortgage forbearance poorly Some of the states are handling unemployment claims…Read more
Download Episode 4.23.20 SBA barring big companies from fresh PPP funds; Stimulus check hacking; Preparing your finances now; Mortgage forbearance requests have increased The SBA has issued a press release clarifying…Read more
Download Episode 4.22.20 Small business loan funding set to increase; Free weekly credit reports; Increased poisoning from cleaning agents; Google searches have dramatically changed Congress is on the verge of passing a…Read more
Download Episode 4.21.20 What’s happening with the oil markets?; Economy re-opening; Dealerships won’t take leased cars back; Checking real-time story busyness Oil prices are cratering. Clark talks about why…Read more
Download Episode 4.20.20 More PPP small business money coming; Ticketmaster changes refund stance; Poor college grads; Pro-rated unemployment PPP money ran out towards the end of…Read more
Download Episode 4.17.20 Stay the course investing; You are not alone; Erratic economic predictions; Apple’s new cheaper phone People have not altered their approach to 401k…Read more
Download Episode 4.16.20 PPP loan disastrous results; Germany’s soft reopening; How working from home impacts your taxes; Robot improvements PPP and EIDL are complete failures. Clark talks…Read more
Download Episode 4.15.20 The airlines are getting bailed out; Telemedicine; Customer no service is a regular occurrence right now; Free streaming options Clark discusses the specifics of the airline bailout.…Read more
Download Episode 4.14.20 Google & Apple working together on contact tracing; Grocery workers at higher risk; Car buying in Covid-19 era; Lending standards are tightening Google & Apple are working together on a…Read more
Download Episode 4.13.20 Allocating your stimulus money; Car insurance rebates; Ticketmaster/StubHub terrible refund policies; Investing in today’s market Stimulus checks are starting to hit bank accounts.…Read more
Download Episode 4.10.20 Clark’s thoughts on getting people back to work; The PPP and EIDL rollouts are going poorly; Grocery store safety; Covid-19 scams abound When will people be able to go back…Read more
Download Episode 4.9.20 Unemployment number skyrocket + PPP update; Feds aiding mid-size businesses; Exercising from home; Improving your work from home abilities Unemployment numbers are up big today. Clark talks…Read more
Download Episode 4.8.20 What to do if you can’t pay rent; SBA lending progress update; What is happening in the housing market; Private student loan forbearance Clark tells you how to handle a scenario…Read more
Download Episode 4.7.20 Clark interviews SBA rep; Unemployment relief updates; Free mental health resources; Getting mortgage relief Clark interviews Ashley Bell from the SBA in…Read more
Download Episode 4.6.20 PPP slow roll-out; Stimulus check updates; Companies helping people; Creating a will right now The PPP is off to a really slow…Read more
Download Episode 4.3.20 Important Covid-19 economic updates; Sheltering in place works; Zoom privacy issues and alternatives; Robo Advisors Clark talks about the important updates on how…Read more
Download Episode 4.2.20 Stimulus check updates; Unemployment compensation problems; Fake Covid-19 remedies; Stores stepping up delivery abilities Clarifications have been made about who will receive…Read more
Download Episode 4.1.20 Paycheck Protection Program and SBA disaster relief; What happens if you can’t pay rent; Health insurers waive individual Covid-19 health costs; AirBnb helping hosts The details of the PPP and EIDL programs…Read more
Download Episode 3.31.20 Going to SBA.gov for small business relief money; Employees walking out on the job; Juggling your finances until stimulus money kicks in; Covid-19 scams proliferate SBA.gov is the place to apply for economic…Read more
Download Episode 3.30.20 More unemployment details; Stock market volatility; Real ID implementation delayed; 401k disbursements part of stimulus bill Funds will soon be flowing to the states…Read more
Download Episode 3.27.20 Small business and non-profit stimulus relief; Getting travel refunds; Barren grocery store shelves will be filling soon Small businesses and non-profits are seeing real financial…Read more
Download Episode 3.26.20 Helicopter $ and unemployment compensation details; Student loan stimulus details; IRS filing updates; Taking care of those around you Stimulus checks are coming. Clark details the Senate…Read more
Download Episode 3.25.20 Specifics on relief bill; Talking to your credit card company; Healthcare exchanges reopening; Which companies are hiring Clark discusses the stimulus bill deal that finally…Read more
Download Episode 3.24.20 Senate relief bill implications; Automakers making ventilators; Handling student loans; Volunteer efforts will ramp up Clark talks about the Senate relief bill that…Read more
Download Episode 3.23.20 Which companies are hiring right now; Fed supporting markets; Beware work from home scams; Finding a work from home routine In a tsunami of economic turmoil, Clark talks…Read more
Download Episode 3.20.20 Places handling coronavirus threat well, quarantine leading to more economic difficulties; Mortgage market update Clark talks about how Taiwan is handling Covid…Read more
Download Episode 3.19.20 Stock market volatility and your 401k; Government passes a Coronavirus relief bill The market is still experiencing a lot of…Read more
Download Episode 3.18.20 Supply chain updates & human resiliency as Covid 19 spreads; How travel companies are responding to customers Clark discusses how the grocery stores are doing…Read more
Download Episode 3.17.20 Coronavirus causes recession, major job market dysfunction; How government relief is coming during economic upheaval Clark continues to talk about the fallout from…Read more
Download Episode 3.16.20 Coronavirus special: Clark’s stock market reaction, small business difficulties, and how to handle your personal finances The stock market had a rough day. But…Read more
Download Episode 3.13.20 Why savings bonds are GREAT!; Ikea dresser recall Savings bonds are great place to put money…Read more
Download Episode 3.12.20 Historically low mortgage rates; Fifth Third bank in hot water; Officially in a bear market Mortgage rates have sunk to historic lows. But…Read more
Download Episode 3.11.20 Coronavirus wide-ranging impacts; Travel cancellation policies changing As the WHO has called coronavirus a pandemic,…Read more
Download Episode 3.10.20 Hidden advisor fees; Hoarding in the wake of coronavirus; Keep your internet browsing private It's hard to know how your financial advisor…Read more
Download Episode 3.9.20 Coronavirus market impact; Coronvirus scams proliferate; Avoid AT&T TV The market is now past a 52 week…Read more
Download Episode 3.6.20 Investing in real estate online; Clark Stinks Pitches to get into private real estate ventures…Read more
Download Episode 3.5.20 How to shop for life insurance; Show some love to your 401k Life insurance agents are only there to pitch…Read more
Download Episode 3.4.20 Home renovations that pay off; Buying used clothing and furniture We’re moving into the home renovation season. The…Read more
Download Episode 3.3.20 Roth conversions post SECURE Act; Making your employees feel appreciated The SECURE act has brought changes to how…Read more
Download Episode 3.2.20 Pharmacies exiting supermarkets; Cheapest cell phone plans for low usage The pharmacy business is shifting and market share…Read more
Download Episode 2.28.20 Don’t put your tax refund on a gift card; Clark Stinks Recently Clark discussed how AT&T issues refunds on…Read more
Download Episode 2.27.20 Apartments with no lease; MGM data breach; Saving on prescription drugs Being stuck in an apartment lease when you…Read more
Download Episode 2.26.20 Discount brokerage consolidation; Check scam hitting millennials; Beware bad car-buying advice The investment industry is going through consolidation that…Read more
Download Episode 2.25.20 Personal preparation for economic slowdown; Wells Fargo settlement; Best value supermarkets The coronavirus is spreading but know fatality rates…Read more
Download Episode 2.24.20 Fraudulent tax returns; Get a Real ID; Coronavirus affect on markets The IRS has announced they’re going to send…Read more
Download Episode 2.21.20 How to live longer and healthier; Clark Stinks Harvard University researchers began a health study in…Read more
Download Episode 2.20.20 Side hustles becoming more popular; Car dealerships faking income to sell cars; Extended warranties California has passed a law requiring gig employers…Read more
Download Episode 2.19.20 Loaning money to friends; Outrageous hospital bills; Cancer rates declining Bankrate did a survey on outcomes from lending…Read more
Download Episode 2.18.20 Reverse mortgages are disastrous; Fake high-interest bank accounts; Money-saving travel tips Reverse mortgages have been a caller topic for…Read more