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

Listen Now: Recent Episodes

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
Download Episode 2.17.20 Becoming a boring investor; TV’s spying on us; What to do after a car accident Carl Richards, "Sketch Guy" columnist for the NYTimes,…Read more
Download Episode 2.14.20 Where to get cheap eye exams; Clark Stinks Optometrists are independent. Even as they’re renting space…Read more
Download Episode 2.13.20 Insurance companies are ripping teachers off; Bitcoin ponzi scheme; Jobs that don’t require a college degree Teachers, non-profit workers and some hospital workers are…Read more
Download Episode 2.12.20 Amazon vs Costco; Maxing out your credit cards; Cheap home security options expanded Wall Street analysts predicted the demise of Costco…Read more
Download Episode 2.11.20 T-Mobile and Sprint Merger; Businesses profit sharing; Password management tools The merger between wireless giants T-Mobile and Sprint has cleared a major…Read more
Download Episode 2.10.20 Tesla stock massive fluctuations; No-good debit cards; Small business ransomware needs skyrocketing Some have lost a tremendous amount of their…Read more
Download Episode 2.7.20 Mortgage rates are incredibly low right now; Clark Stinks Mortgage rates have plummeted recently. This is creating…Read more
Download Episode 2.6.20 Trading in a car that isn’t paid off; US Bank fired employee for good deed; Save $ on Valentine’s Day There's a major problem happening all across the…Read more
Download Episode 2.5.20 Free tax filing options; Student loan company makes stupid mistake; Visa changing processing fees Most taxpayers are eligible to free file. But…Read more
Download Episode 2.4.20 Prevent prescription drug mistakes; Winter clothing deals; Student loan forgiveness update Pharmacy mistakes filling prescriptions are becoming more common…Read more
Download Episode 2.3.20 Zero-commission trading becoming standard; Fake bank email scam; Fixing our loneliness problem Last year there was the mad rush of…Read more
Download Episode 1.31.20 Variable pricing gets crazier with travel sites; Clark Stinks Variable pricing has made it even harder for…Read more
Download Episode 1.30.20 Paying surrender fees is worth it to ditch high costs; Ford owes drivers millions after court settlement Nonprofit and hospital workers, teachers and other 403b…Read more
Download Episode 1.29.20 Cheap eyeglasses and contacts; FDA condemns Purell claims; Delete info Facebook has on you We tend to just accept that prescription glasses…Read more
Download Episode 1.28.20 Google ad result confusing changes; Car insurance auto rates rising Google search results now present in a way…Read more
Download Episode 1.27.20 Coronavirus impact; FedEx email scam; FICO credit score changes We face unknowns with the Coronavirus outbreak. Some…Read more
Download Episode 1.24.20 Clark’s self-installed $8 a month security system; Clark Stinks Clark’s quote for a modern home security system…Read more
Download Episode 1.23.20 Planning for retirement; Employer pays off employee mortgage; Income share agreements instead of student loans Clark discusses the expenses many retirees don't consider…Read more
Download Episode 1.22.20 Internet privacy law for minors; Paper check fraud grows; Socially responsible investing Other than recent initiatives in California, the U.S.…Read more
Download Episode 1.21.20 Natural gas prices plummet; Restore faith in Capitalism; Hottest job markets In some states people are able to shop…Read more
Download Episode 1.20.20 Even wealthy Americans struggling with debt; What to know about store closings and liquidation sales A Bankrate survey has found that of those…Read more
Download Episode 1.17.20 Cars that people keep at least 15 years; Clark Stinks Vehicles are one of the largest purchases in…Read more
Download Episode 1.16.20 Grandparent scam; Retirement account hacking; Homeowner’s insurance rates rising A senior gets a call from someone pretending…Read more
Download Episode 1.15.20 New CA privacy law impacts; Windows security patch; Smile Direct Club issues Many younger adults have no expectation of privacy.…Read more
Download Episode 1.14.20 Is college worth it?; Honey browser extension rocks; Clark discusses P2P lending profits In November Clark reported on the anti-college mindset…Read more
Download Episode 1.13.20 Employers paying you to relocate; Former Boeing CEO’s insane payday; Verizon ditches TV contracts A large percent of publicly traded companies are losing…Read more
Download Episode 1.10.20 Small business loans are fraught with pitfalls; Clark Stinks Since the Truth in Lending Act does not…Read more
Download Episode 1.9.20 Big discounts in January; Free file your taxes; CA privacy law ripple affects for you There's a heavy wave of discounts this January…Read more
Download Episode 1.8.20 Travel deals & paying too much for internet; Teacher retirement plans; Be careful paying at the pump January bring a LOT of travel deals. Clark…Read more
Download Episode 1.7.20 New retirement account changes; 2020 scam to watch out for; Returns are crushing retailers Congress just passed the SECURE Act which modifies…Read more
Download Episode 1.6.20 Upside down vehicle loans stink; Door to door investment salespeople; Lemonade insurance expands Edmunds.com research covering the first 9 months of…Read more
Download Episode 1.3.20 The impact of running even just a little; The most reliable vehicles The CDC reports a massive decline in the…Read more
Download Episode 1.2.20 Finding a free ATM; Beware bogus side hustles 2 months ago Clark shared a Bankrate survey…Read more
Download Episode 1.1.20 Healthier snack options; Buying a money-saving car Some workplaces now have the open vending room,…Read more
Download Episode 12.31.19 Planning a cheap ski vacation; Why credit unions rock Snow skiing is a very expensive hobby. There…Read more
Download Episode 12.30.19 How to get great customer service; College degrees that earn the most If you have a need to call customer…Read more
Download Episode 12.27.19 Americans are moving less; Healthcare costs are a major American concern Historically, 1 in 5 Americans move each year.…Read more
Download Episode 12.26.19 Compelling electric vehicles; Save $1000 challenge for 2020 Coming next year: the electric Ford Mustang SUV…Read more
Download Episode 12.25.19 Car subscriptions services; Making money online People have become comfortable subscribing to most anything.…Read more
Download Episode 12.24.19 Senior citizens and student living together; Tech companies enter banking sphere One Minnesota senior living center is renting out…Read more
Download Episode 12.23.19 Google Flights to save on travel; Don’t carry these things in your wallet Google has the most sophisticated search tool for…Read more
Download Episode 12.20.19 Retailers using secret consumer scores; Clark Stinks Retailers now use third party data services to…Read more
Download Episode 12.19.19 Commission-free investing; Social security scams; Getting rid of a timeshare In Clark's almost 33 years on the air,…Read more
Download Episode 12.18.19 Budgeting apps rock; Social media casting calls; Tap water safety A week out from Christmas, many have put…Read more
Download Episode 12.17.19 Fast food breakfast wars; Elderly scams; Streaming local stations for free with Locast 2020 will bring deals on breakfast. More people…Read more
Download Episode 12.16.19 Jobs that don’t require a college degree; Lending money to friends; New dental technology So many are languishing in low paying jobs,…Read more
Download Episode 12.13.19 Apps for buying local; Clark Stinks Clark discusses some newer apps that help you…Read more
Download Episode 12.12.19 Emerging jobs to consider; Avoiding fund mistakes when investing LinkedIn has published a list of the top…Read more
Download Episode 12.11.19 Clark gets customer no service; Healthcare scam; Christmas spirit stories Clark NEVER ever settles a personal score in…Read more
Download Episode 12.10.19 How to return items; Wells Fargo is awful; End of year tax help The lines for returns start Dec. 26. Often…Read more
Download Episode 12.9.19 Unemployment is low but so is pay; Tipping during the Holidays Clark discusses the current economic situation. Unemployment is…Read more
Download Episode 12.6.19 Big travel deals around the corner; Clark Stinks Next year we’ll see many great airfare bargains…Read more
Download Episode 12.5.19 Stopping robocalls; Public pension problems; Deterring porch pirates One recent study reports a record 5.7 billion…Read more
Download Episode 12.4.19 Riskier consumer loans; Stop unplugging things; Unsafe toy list It’s estimated 1 in 5 U.S. adults has…Read more
Download Episode 12.3.19 Fake reviews online; Gift cards are awful; Revolutionary recycling techniques There’s been a huge increase in the number…Read more
Download Episode 12.2.19 Clark tells his Black Friday experience; Personal loans for presents!?; Tenant screening goes futuristic Stores were not crowded on Black Friday this…Read more
Download Episode 11.29.19 Credit Karma bank account; Avoid cable modem monthly fees We get many calls about online banks. Last…Read more
Download Episode 11.28.19 How Clark would fix healthcare; Americans are saving more Clark promised recently to convey the key components…Read more
Download Episode 11.27.19 Lowest cost of living cities; Beware online micro-loans Move.org has published a new survey on the…Read more
Download Episode 11.26.19 Is plant-based meat tasty?; Make your smartphone last longer Clark loves the Impossible Burger - not a…Read more
Download Episode 11.25.19 Workers fleeing big cities; Avoid this health insurance with terrible coverage Even with solid education, skills and jobs, it's…Read more
Download Episode 11.22.19 When to use a travel agent when booking travel; Clark Stinks Travel agents are a thing of the past,…Read more
Download Episode 11.21.19 T-Mobile home internet adds competition; Juice jacking invades public charging ports; Five Below raises prices Home internet has been way too expensive without…Read more
Download Episode 11.20.19 Amazon expands free music; Buckle up this holiday season; Nursing home abuse tool Clark has a Spotify family plan. $15 a…Read more
Download Episode 11.19.19 Wire transfer warning; No Christmas decorations!; Dollar Tree FDA warning According to the FBI, wire transfer fraud is growing…Read more
Download Episode 11.18.19 Healthcare price transparency; Gift exchange scam; Black Friday preview The Trump administration has issued rules that has…Read more
Download Episode 11.15.19 Carry-on bag warning; Clark Stinks Many fly only during the holiday period near…Read more
Download Episode 11.14.19 Google gets into medical records; Designer purse lawsuit; iBuyer companies great for consumers Google’s Project Nightingale is a huge initiative by…Read more
Download Episode 11.13.19 New privacy law and your data; Fake Costco coupon; Real ID law info California passed a law that is having national…Read more
Download Episode 11.12.19 Managing a Waffle House; AT&T forces price increase; Scaling back on Christmas purchases Waffle House has been in the news lately!One…Read more
Download Episode 11.12.19 Managing a Waffle House; AT&T forces price increase; Scaling back on Christmas purchases Waffle House has been in the news lately!One…Read more
Download Episode 11.12.19 Managing a Waffle House; AT&T forces price increase; Scaling back on Christmas purchases Waffle House has been in the news lately!One…Read more
Download Episode 11.11.19 Veteran’s Day; Disturbing Boeing revelations; Best streaming TV deals Clark comes from an immigrant family. All 4…Read more
Download Episode 11.8.19 How screen time affects your kids brain; Clark Stinks A new study shows that the effects of…Read more
Download Episode 11.7.19 Employers offering more freedom; How to refi student loans The FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement was…Read more
Download Episode 11.6.19 Credit score help for licensed professionals; Krispy Kreme follow-up; Cancelling subscriptions Roughly 20% of American adults have no credit…Read more
Download Episode 11.5.19 Stay in your home longer; Krispy Kreme stops college-age entrepreneur; Ford to update vehicles over internet Clark recommends a minimum ownership cycle of 7…Read more
Download Episode 11.4.19 USPS address change scams; FDA romaine lettuce debacle; Major issues with Airbnb ID theft criminals are entering post offices with…Read more