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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Download Episode 05.14.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / SAVE big with Clark’s new streaming comparison guide. Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit…Read more
Download Episode 05.13.21 TRAVEL SPECIAL – Scott Keyes Interview Scott Keyes, founder and chief flight expert of…Read more
Download Episode 05.12.21 Pipeline Cyberattack: “Building in redundancy” & gas prices / The deadline approacheth: Talking Taxes. The prevalence of cyberattacks and the nature of…Read more
Download Episode 05.12.21 Pipeline Cyberattack: “Building in redundancy” & gas prices / The deadline approacheth: Talking Taxes. The prevalence of cyberattacks and the nature of…Read more
Download Episode 05.12.21 Pipeline Cyberattack: “Building in redundancy” & gas prices / The deadline approacheth: Talking Taxes. The prevalence of cyberattacks and the nature of…Read more
Download Episode 05.11.21 Beware Facebook messenger scams / A Clark Howard true confession, supply, demand & gas prices. There’s an ongoing series of Facebook messenger scams.…Read more
Download Episode 05.11.21 Beware Facebook messenger scams / A Clark Howard true confession, supply, demand & gas prices. There’s an ongoing series of Facebook messenger scams.…Read more
Download Episode 05.10.21 Wedding plans & money talks / Clark’s ‘squeeze every penny’ savings approach. Money talk ain’t pillow talk but it works…Read more
Download Episode 05.10.21 Wedding plans & money talks / Clark’s ‘squeeze every penny’ savings approach. Money talk ain’t pillow talk but it works…Read more
Download Episode 05.07.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / The class of 2021 enters a whole new world and job market. Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit…Read more
Download Episode 05.06.21 Shopper’s High: Using plastic lights up your brain / A new option for building & repairing credit. Hear Clark’s 30 year standard method for dealing…Read more
Download Episode 05.05.21 Cell deals for single data hogs / Phasing into a later full retirement. MVNO Mint Mobile has a plan for individual…Read more
Download Episode 05.04.21 A timeshare scammer spills trade secrets / HELP WANTED with job training, not hand outs. Want to sell your timeshare? An former inside…Read more
Download Episode 05.03.21 A shocking statistic about student loan forgiveness promised to our military. / 2 loopholes crooks crawl through to steal unemployment funds. PROMISES BROKEN: One privilege of military service is…Read more
Download Episode 04.30.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / IRS delays and a Clark smart tax move. Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit…Read more
Download Episode 04.29.21 Will the housing market crash? / HELP WANTED: A dramatically improved job market. The housing shortage has pushed home prices to…Read more
Download Episode 04.28.21 Streaming Standoff: Roku vs. Google over You Tube / Auto industry game changer for car buying There’s a streaming standoff between Roku and YouTube. What…Read more
Download Episode 04.27.21 Confused about financial advisors? Clark clears the way to investing / Restaurants of the future appearing now.. Clark clarifies the zone between full service and…Read more
Download Episode 04.26.21 The app that gamified stock trading & the tax lash / Clark’s gives props to cable companies…. What! Word to high frequency traders - Clark’s journey…Read more
Download Episode 04.26.21 The app that gamified stock trading & the tax lash / Clark’s gives props to cable companies…. What! Word to high frequency traders - Clark’s journey…Read more
Download Episode 04.26.21 The app that gamified stock trading & the tax lash / Clark’s gives props to cable companies…. What! Word to high frequency traders - Clark’s journey…Read more
Download Episode 04.23.21 Clark answers his critics on ‘Clark Stinks’ / Guess who lost their Covid Vaccination card? Christa shares Clark Stinks posts from the site…Read more
Download Episode 04.22.21 Travel News includes a huge airfare sale / Medical price transparency – how to advocate for your wallet. The full fare airlines have pivoted to leisure…Read more
Download Episode 04.21.21 Impending price hikes and what you can do about it / The Peloton problem and treadmill safety. Clark talks gas prices and other increases he…Read more
Download Episode 04.20.21 A partial solution to affordable housing / The job market is heating up. Clark smart opportunities. Dwellings are the largest expense we have and…Read more
Download Episode 04.19.21 Protecting your children online / The ‘liquid biopsy’ is a game changer in cancer detection. 3 class action lawsuits found game developers and…Read more
Download Episode 04.16.21 Clark answers his critics on ‘Clark Stinks’ // No health insurance? Why now is the time to apply. Christa shares Clark Stinks posts from the site…Read more
Download Episode 04.15.21 House mania hits the nation – A revised Clark smart home buying rule / Extended service contracts – what kinds of coverage do you really need? Home buyers are squeezed right now, having to…Read more
Download Episode 04.14.21 Membership has its privileges (and costs) as retailers compete to sign you up. / 2 new home internet choices worth considering. Clark reviews the new Best Buy membership program…Read more
Download Episode 04.13.21 Online Privacy: Clark tests out a Brave new browser / Save a ton on your vehicle loan We’re always being tracked online but there are…Read more
Download Episode 04.12.21 New strides in financial literacy / How Emperor Clark would fix the U.S. tax system. We’re seeing more focus on how to reach…Read more
Download Episode 04.09.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / A great new employee benefit goes toward education costs. Christa shares Clark Stinks posts from the site…Read more
Download Episode 04.08.21 Great news if you’re saving for your grandchild’s college / What you should know and do about the Facebook data breach. Historically, 529 plans owned by grandparents negatively impacted…Read more
Download Episode 04.07.21 News on mortgage and auto loans & a Clark NEVER rule / Why this decade could be a golden age for workers. Economic fallout from Coronavirus: Clark explains why, as…Read more
Download Episode 04.07.21 News on eviction law and auto loans & a Clark NEVER rule / Why this decade could be a golden age for workers. Economic fallout from Coronavirus: Clark explains why, as…Read more
Download Episode 04.06.21 The best printers for home and office / Car rentals are sky high. Booking strategies. New reviews of affordable printers indicate great improvement.…Read more
Download Episode 04.05.21 Know your rights with debt collectors / What is “stream creep” and are you paying the price? A new debt collection rule may kick in…Read more
Download Episode 04.02.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / New food purchase tech and the convenience store pivot. Christa shares Clark Stinks posts and Clark responds.…Read more
Download Episode 04.01.21 Clark is a prankster & NFTs are nuts. / Clark re-enters retail stores and makes some discoveries. Clark attempts to explain NFTs (with an assist…Read more
Download Episode 03.31.21 Pandemic effect: Forced early retirement is bad for business & the economy / Renting Storage – dynamic demand pricing & insurance. One effect of the pandemic has been forced…Read more
Download Episode 03.30.21 Saving for retirement – The case for automatic enrollment and target retirement funds / Who tried to scam Clark? The beauty of automatic enrollment into retirement plans…Read more
Download Episode 03.29.21 Hospital price disclosure is the law – NOT happening / Pay app fraud escalates. Your prevention strategy. Hospital systems have conspired to prevent prodcedure &…Read more
Download Episode 03.26.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / Clark’s 2 cents on killing off the penny. Christa shares Clark Stinks posts and Clark responds.…Read more
Download Episode 03.25.21 Employment: Upcoming job rotation brings opportunity plus, hybrid working / Defrauded students can reapply for loan forgiveness. JOBS: Microsoft Survey Says - Over 40% of…Read more
Download Episode 03.24.21 Clark updates the pandemic economy as vaccinations take hold plus – travel news Clark discusses proceeding with caution after vaccination, herd…Read more
Download Episode 03.23.21 How and why the gas tax will change / New furniture shortages call for a Clark smart strategy. With the rise of hybrids and electric vehicles,…Read more
Download Episode 03.22.21 Gas prices escalate – what’s ahead / A purchase & donation warning from Clark’s Consumer Action Center + New banking options Clark discusses the supply & demand factors affecting…Read more
Download Episode 03.19.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / Free credit reports extended- the Clark Smart way to monitor your credit Christa shares Clark Stinks posts and Clark responds.…Read more
Download Episode 03.18.21 If you were laid off, you may qualify for free COBRA insurance / News about companies you likely use spying on you. Clark explains who qualifies for the new 6…Read more
Download Episode 03.17.21 The pandemic 1 year later & Covid passports / Electric vehicles are transforming the auto industry The pandemic 1 year in - Clark discusses…Read more
Download Episode 03.16.21 Fake Amazon reviews are a plague – reading past the con. / Auto price sticker shock -2 sectors where deals can be found. Clark reveals what's led to bulk purchase of…Read more
Download Episode 03.15.21 What We Don’t Know Can Harm Us: Credit report errors skyrocket. An assignment / Fraudsters morph phishing tactics & migrate their targets. Clark’s key rule is your best defense. More than half of all consumer complaints filed…Read more
Download Episode 03.12.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / Auto insurer trick drives up rates – Clark smart ways to keep premiums down. Christa shares Clark Stinks posts and Clark responds.…Read more
Download Episode 03.11.21 Key advice for home buyers / When should you buy a cell phone service plan? 63% of 2020 homebuyers made an offer on…Read more
Download Episode 03.10.21 Great new construction methods save builders and buyers big money / Make it stop! Ways to reduce spam calls Innovative building methods, including 3D printing, are more…Read more
Download Episode 03.09.21 Economic recovery spending warning includes buy now, pay later hazard / Word to post-pandemic entrepreneurs. Debt looms over intact or improved finances during…Read more
Download Episode 03.08.21 Walmart+ tweaks to compete with Amazon Prime. A Clark smart comparison / How Zillow now brings more certainty to home selling. If you're convenience and price oriented, Walmart+ shines…Read more
Download Episode 03.05.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / Why being a renter may be the smart move now into 2022. Christa shares Clark Stinks posts and Clark responds.…Read more
Download Episode 03.04.21 Money myths can cost you / Extended warranties – Are the ever worth it? Just under half of people surveyed believe it's…Read more
Download Episode 03.03.21 The ‘fast furniture’ trend and your wallet. / Flood Insurance changes are on the way. Vital info for homeowners and buyers. Urbanization and climate changes are increasing flood risks.…Read more
Download Episode 03.02.21 Streaming: The Paramount+ launch deal and DirecTV status / Unemployment expands eligibility- Who is included and application advice. Paramount+ launches this week. Check out the lineup…Read more
Download Episode 03.01.21 Timing is Everything: An Important deadline for small business owners / Booking your next travel adventure. PPP - This time is different. For the…Read more
Download Episode 02.26.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / A trend in the supermarket industry that can save you up to 50%  Christa shares Clark Stinks posts on the site…Read more
Download Episode 02.25.21 Privacy Protection: WhatsApp alternatives / The Kroger data breach part of something deep – your assignment Facebook owned WhatsApp is changing terms of service…Read more
Download Episode 02.24.21 The Power of the Pivot-Knowing where your transferable skills are needed. Also, your options when your employer doesn’t offer a 401K match or any retirement account. The Power of the Pivot: Job demand is…Read more
Download Episode 02.23.21 A new way to invest that doesn’t involve buying stocks hyped on Reddit. Also, a new charge is appearing on bills of all kinds. What to watch for. Clark recommends long-term investing and welcomes Marcus Invest…Read more
Download Episode 02.22.21 Car buyer update for new and used vehiciles / A stand out cell phone plan How Ford's new Blue Advantage car buying program…Read more
Download Episode 02.19.21 Clark answers his critics on Clark Stinks / Jobs that pay a great starting salary for college grads Christa shares Clark Stinks posts on the site…Read more
Download Episode 02.18.21 Renters’ Rights and the Mortgage Forebearance extension / Auto theft and breakins-Prevention Rule changes for renters and home buyers have…Read more
Download Episode 02.17.21 Stock trading tax issues + index funds / Employment prospects as the economy recovers If you must do high-frequency stock trades, Clark…Read more
Download Episode 02.16.21 Vaccine scams are proliferating- can you spot them? / A new way to save on high cost generic drugs The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company offers…Read more
Download Episode 02.15.21 State & local revenues not terrible / Ponzi fraud is booming Clark explains how state and local revenues are…Read more
Download Episode 2.12.21 Clark Stinks; Payment apps like Venmo and Cash App need to serve customers better! Christa shares the Clark Stinks posted on the…Read more
Download Episode 2.11.21 People are being taxed for fraudulent unemployment benefits; Foreclosure moratorium extended The Consumer Action Center is being inundated with…Read more
Download Episode 02.10.21 The high cost of chasing tech; Life insurance for younger adults in the age of Covid How much it would cost if you bought…Read more
Download Episode 02.09.21 Harmful, false posts about people online; The cheapest home security system Google yourself to see what is out there…Read more
Download Episode 02.08.21 Who Are the REAL bargain retailers; Protect yourself from proliferating phone scams To stretch your dollar further, it's important to…Read more
Download Episode 02.05.21 Clark Stinks; February deals and the best Presidents’ Day bargains Christa shares the Clark Stinks posted on the…Read more
Download Episode 02.04.21 Future of the stock market; Chase credit card terms; Clark’s Amazon saga update Clark's latest take on the GameStop and other…Read more
Download Episode 2.3.21 Do you need an 8k TV!?; Here’s what you should do if you’ve fared well through this pandemic In recent years we've been buying 4k tv's…Read more
Download Episode 2.2.21 How vaccines will affect employment and travel; Paramount+ prelaunch discount Being vaccinated will be a green light for…Read more