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 7.10.20 Why you need to drive your car even if you have nowhere to go; Getting conference calls right Because of Covid, cars are being driven a…Read more
Download Episode 7.9.20 Pandemic puppy scams proliferate; Investing gets cheaper as fund fees fall People are buying a lot of puppies and…Read more
Download Episode 7.8.20 How you bank will change because of Covid; How restaurants will survive – takeout It seems like every sector of the economy…Read more
Download Episode 7.7.20 Companies now doing curbside pickup; 71% of Americans think their retirement is destroyed Curbside pickup is becoming more normal these days.…Read more
Download Episode 7.6.20 Best customer service cell phone companies; Cities redesigning streets for bike commuting The ACSI just came out and lists the…Read more
Download Episode 7.3.20 Community college saves you money; Clark Stinks Community college is a big time money saver.…Read more
Download Episode 7.2.20 Millions of loan payments being skipped; How to approach investing if you are near retirement Millions of loan payments aren't being made right…Read more
Download Episode 7.1.20 Travel insurance problems; People are moving all across the country The travel insurance industry has had massive problems…Read more
Download Episode 6.30.20 Keep your food fresh longer; Is now a good time to re-balance your retirement portfolio? There are ways to keep your food fresh…Read more
Download Episode 6.29.20 New 401k rules could wreak havoc on your account; Asking for a raise New 401k rules allow for individual investors to…Read more
Download Episode 6.26.20 Americans are returning to car dealerships; Clark Stinks Most people thought that car buying would take…Read more
Download Episode 6.25.20 Walmart expands education benefit to include skilled trades; Vanguard’s super-cheap digital advisor Walmart is offering its workers increased access to…Read more
Download Episode 6.24.20 Banks took in $11 billion in overdraft fees in 2019; Pay cuts are becoming more common Overdraft fees are the worst. Mostly because they…Read more
Download Episode 6.23.20 Watch out for unused gift cards; Debt collectors increase aggressive tactics Unused gift cards need to be used as…Read more
Download Episode 6.22.20 Beware credit card fraud; Renter background checks are flawed As we do more shopping online, scammers are…Read more
Download Episode 6.19.20 Last-minute Father’s Day thoughts; Clark Stinks Clark talks about what to do for your…Read more
Download Episode 6.18.20 Spending from high-income earners is down; Getting PPP forgiveness and getting your stimulus money Clark discusses the current state of the economy…Read more
Download Episode 6.17.20 Target raising minimum wage to $15 an hour; T-Mobile outage and communicating when networks go down Target is raising the minimum wage. Pay has…Read more
Download Episode 6.16.20 Retail sales are up; EIDL loans are again available for small business owners Retail sales rose a record 18% in May.…Read more
Download Episode 6.15.20 Hertz selling off cars in its fleet; The riskiest activities to partake in during Covid-19 pandemic Hertz is selling off cars. But should you…Read more
Download Episode 6.12.20 Monitoring your credit score is even more important right now; Clark Stinks With many payments being deferred right now some…Read more
Download Episode 6.11.20 Why the stock market fell today; Amazon creates small business lines of credit The stock market took a big dip today.…Read more
Download Episode 6.10.20 So many good deals right now!; Small investors are taking big risks Clarkdeals.com has been busy because deals currently abound.…Read more
Download Episode 6.9.20 Car prices are going up; Some stimulus payments coming via debit card Used car prices had fallen a good bit…Read more
Download Episode 6.8.20 Are we still in a recession?; Ticketmaster’s new refund policy Some economists are saying that we aren't in…Read more
Download Episode 6.5.20 Should kids go back to school?; Why CD’s might be a great place for your money right now Clark talks about the great dilemma of whether…Read more
Download Episode 6.4.20 Employers can allow you to change your health plan; Popular pandemic scams The CARES Act allows employers to make a…Read more
Download Episode 6.3.20 Store brands are having a moment; Paying your rent Store brands and generics are doing incredibly well…Read more
Download Episode 6.2.20 Amazon is releasing a new Fire HD tablet; PayPal’s new credit card is actually great Amazon has solid tablets at really great prices.…Read more
Download Episode 6.1.20 Advice for people looking for a job; People are driving again in bigger numbers Clark discusses how you should go about job…Read more
Download Episode 5.29.20 Small businesses ditching delivery services; Avoid using these apps for payments especially with current Covid scams Delivery services cost small businesses money. So many…Read more
Download Episode 5.28.20 Average monthly expenses survey; What foods are making a comeback right now Clark goes over a survey that shows what…Read more
Download Episode 5.27.20 Staying safe in hotels this Summer; Fiduciary disclosure coming to your mailbox When you are traveling this Summer, if you…Read more
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