The Clark Howard Podcast

Clark Howard has been sharing unbiased advice to help people save more and spend less for more than 30 years. On this podcast, Clark shares practical and actionable ways you can improve your financial life today. From breaking news to economic trends to pivotal topics, he breaks down everything you need to know to make solid decisions for your wallet and your life. You can expect straightforward tips on managing debt, credit, monthly bills, savings, retirement, and more.

He has been a best-selling author and the host of a nationally syndicated radio show. In addition to the podcast, Clark has founded Clark.com, ClarkDeals.com and the Consumer Action Center.

Have a money question? #AskClark segments air every episode.

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Latest Podcasts

05.25.22  Summer Air Travel Saving Strategies   /  Cooling You Home This Summer
05.25.22 Summer Air Travel Saving Strategies / Cooling You Home This Summer Podcasts May 25, 2022
Memorial Day and the summer travel season is upon us. Airfares have gone way up due to pent up demand…
05.24.22  Turbulent Crypto Currents  /  Prostate Cancer Update and Self-Advocacy
05.24.22 Turbulent Crypto Currents / Prostate Cancer Update and Self-Advocacy Podcasts May 24, 2022
Learn Clark’s position on crypto and why it’s not yet ready for prime time. Most people who’ve put money into…
05.23.22  A New AMEX Travel Benefit  /  Save More on Weddings
05.23.22 A New AMEX Travel Benefit / Save More on Weddings Podcasts May 23, 2022
Clark discusses how travel insurance and cancellations generally work, and a void in the market that AMEX is filling. Then,…
05.20.22  Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /  Summer Jobs Galore for Teens
05.20.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Summer Jobs Galore for Teens Podcasts May 20, 2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, jobs are abundant…
05.19.22  Bogus Financial Advisors Cost You  /  Cell Phone Plan Deals
05.19.22 Bogus Financial Advisors Cost You / Cell Phone Plan Deals Podcasts May 19, 2022
While investment costs have never been lower, some investors pay really high costs to non-fiduciaries. Clark explains a sneaky trick…
05.18.22  Self-Employed Retirement Planning  /  Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tips
05.18.22 Self-Employed Retirement Planning / Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tips Podcasts May 18, 2022
Learn how to save for the future when you freelance, work side hustles or own your own business and don’t…
05.17.22  Airbnb: New Rules & Guidelines for Potential Hosts  /  Profitable College Degrees
05.17.22 Airbnb: New Rules & Guidelines for Potential Hosts / Profitable College Degrees Podcasts May 17, 2022
Party rentals have become a huge problem for Airbnb, so they’re launching an anti-party crackdown. What to expect when booking -…
05.16.22  Entrepreneurs: Being Your Own Boss  /  Control: Vehicle A.I. Tracking Drivers
05.16.22 Entrepreneurs: Being Your Own Boss / Control: Vehicle A.I. Tracking Drivers Podcasts May 16, 2022
If you feel you can serve a need in the marketplace, this is a golden era for entrepreneurs. Clark discusses the…
05.13.22  Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /   Travel Warnings
05.13.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Travel Warnings Podcasts May 13, 2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. And - Clark has…
05.12.22  Education: Going The Distance  /  Google’s New Privacy Tool
05.12.22 Education: Going The Distance / Google’s New Privacy Tool Podcasts May 12, 2022
College isn’t the only path to success. Clark summarizes the skills education landscape including Google IT training programs. But for…
05.11.22  SAVE MORE: Reduce Energy Consumption  /  Diamonds Are Cheaper Forever
05.11.22 SAVE MORE: Reduce Energy Consumption / Diamonds Are Cheaper Forever Podcasts May 11, 2022
The cost of solar is down 80% from a decade ago - a way to defray energy cost, along with…
05.10.22  Medicare Disadvantage Plans  /  An ARM & a Leg: Adjustable Rate Mortgages
05.10.22 Medicare Disadvantage Plans / An ARM & a Leg: Adjustable Rate Mortgages Podcasts May 10, 2022
Two special warnings this episode - The first deals with confusion around Medicare Advantage plans, a choice many regret. Heed this…
05.09.22  The Wawa Wow Factor  /  Inflation Supermarket Strategy
05.09.22 The Wawa Wow Factor / Inflation Supermarket Strategy Podcasts May 9, 2022
The big runup in gas is getting people more focused on where they buy. The market is becoming dominated by…
05.06.22   Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /   Alternative Private Equity Investments
05.06.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Alternative Private Equity Investments Podcasts May 6, 2022
Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, you may be offered alternative…
05.05.22  Better Savings Rates – Zero Risk  /  BEST Baby Formulas
05.05.22 Better Savings Rates – Zero Risk / BEST Baby Formulas Podcasts May 5, 2022
In addition to Series I Savings Bonds - Clark explains a Treasury Direct program as another risk free way to earn more…
05.04.22  Bitcoin in 401(k)s  /   Tipping Point: Navigating Ubiquitous Tip Requests
05.04.22 Bitcoin in 401(k)s / Tipping Point: Navigating Ubiquitous Tip Requests Podcasts May 4, 2022
Fidelity. one of the largest and most innovative administrators of 401(k)s, is now offering Bitcoin in 401(k)s as an option…
05.03.22  Student Loan Forgiveness  /  Zelle is Dangerous – A Clark Directive
05.03.22 Student Loan Forgiveness / Zelle is Dangerous – A Clark Directive Podcasts May 3, 2022
Clark clears confusion surrounding new loan forgiveness, We’re approaching $2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. Clark talks about how…
05.02.22  Vacation Rental Surprise Fees  /  Extra Home Energy Savings
05.02.22 Vacation Rental Surprise Fees / Extra Home Energy Savings Podcasts May 2, 2022
From hotels to Airbnb, the tactic of unbundling to hide junk fees has worked. People go for a low headline…
04.29.22  Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /  Credit Bureau Cons
04.29.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Credit Bureau Cons Podcasts April 29, 2022
Clark Stinks day - Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, Credit bureau dirty tricks of…
04.28.22  Entrepreneur Thrives Offering More For Less  /  Warning: Credit Card Spending UP!
04.28.22 Entrepreneur Thrives Offering More For Less / Warning: Credit Card Spending UP! Podcasts April 28, 2022
A small company owned by an individual now sells 1 in 6 ready to drink ice teas in the U.S.…
04.27.22  Housing Dilemma: To Buy or To Rent  /  A Social Media Lesson for Business Owners
04.27.22 Housing Dilemma: To Buy or To Rent / A Social Media Lesson for Business Owners Podcasts April 27, 2022
Home prices remain inflated and mortgage rates are the highest in 11 years, making for an extremely difficult spring buying…
04.26.22   Buying A Home Sight Unseen   /   Costco’s Secret To Success
04.26.22 Buying A Home Sight Unseen / Costco’s Secret To Success Podcasts April 26, 2022
People are buying homes sight-unseen. Clark conveys how this practice worked out 15 years ago, and now the stakes are…
04.25.22  Boomer Retirement  /  Financial Education
04.25.22 Boomer Retirement / Financial Education Podcasts April 25, 2022
The average Baby Boomer faces retirement with no pension and inadequate savings. Plus many got pushed out of work during…
04.22.22  Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /  Current Saving & Investing Strategy
04.22.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Current Saving & Investing Strategy Podcasts April 22, 2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Then Clark discusses a…
04.21.22   F-150 Lightning Strikes the Car Market  /  New Money Saving Cell Phone Plans
04.21.22 F-150 Lightning Strikes the Car Market / New Money Saving Cell Phone Plans Podcasts April 21, 2022
Monday’s launch of the F-150 Lightning marks an inflection point in the evolving vehicle market. Clark gives an overview of…
04.20.22   Investing: Real Estate vs. Stocks  /  Work From Home Expenses
04.20.22 Investing: Real Estate vs. Stocks / Work From Home Expenses Podcasts April 20, 2022
Clark weighs in on an old debate: Which is the better investment - rental property or stocks? Learn the pros…
04.19.22  Company Training Programs  /  A Cash App Data Breach Warning
04.19.22 Company Training Programs / A Cash App Data Breach Warning Podcasts April 19, 2022
An upside to the labor shortage: taking your pay rate higher. Walmart’s truck driving program is just one example. But…
04.18.22  Gadget Management: Selling Electronics  /  Back To Basics: Your Inflation Budget
04.18.22 Gadget Management: Selling Electronics / Back To Basics: Your Inflation Budget Podcasts April 18, 2022
We tend to cycle through electronic devices too fast. Do you have old phones & other devices sitting in a…
04.15.22  Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /   New Debt Collection Tactics & Your Rights
04.15.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / New Debt Collection Tactics & Your Rights Podcasts April 15, 2022
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, debt collectors may…
04.14.22  Housing Market Decisions  /   Energy Outlook & Strategy
04.14.22 Housing Market Decisions / Energy Outlook & Strategy Podcasts April 14, 2022
Clark lends perspective on today’s surging housing prices and mortgage rates and offers clear guidelines for making a homebuying decision…