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.

View a transcript of every episode of The Clark Howard Show here. Please note that transcriptions are automated.

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Latest Podcasts

02.02.22 The New Angie’s List  /  Retail & the Organized Theft Ring Problem
02.02.22 The New Angie’s List / Retail & the Organized Theft Ring Problem Podcasts February 2, 2022
Hiring a contractor is a big challenge. Angie's List - now Angi - is undertaking a new business model seeking…
02.01.22  Flying Cars! An Imminent Game Changer  /   Beating Inflation in the Supermarket.
02.01.22 Flying Cars! An Imminent Game Changer / Beating Inflation in the Supermarket. Podcasts February 1, 2022
The future is almost here. Today, big players are perfecting electric flying taxis. Clark discusses the market adoption and possible…
01.31.22  Don’t Get Taken on Eyeglasses  /  Here’s to Vertical Farming.
01.31.22 Don’t Get Taken on Eyeglasses / Here’s to Vertical Farming. Podcasts January 31, 2022
Americans are spending more than ever on eyeglasses. Clark discusses the industry cartel at work & multiple ways you can…
01.28.22  Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /  Airport Self-Screening.
01.28.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Airport Self-Screening. Podcasts January 28, 2022
It’s Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also - Airport…
01.27.22  Virtual Credit Card Protection  /  Solar Shingle Innovation.
01.27.22 Virtual Credit Card Protection / Solar Shingle Innovation. Podcasts January 27, 2022
Clark explains how virtual credit card numbers work to protect you while shopping online. Check to see if any of…
01.26.22  Streaming Services Price Creep  /  Vehicles: 3 Great Developments.
01.26.22 Streaming Services Price Creep / Vehicles: 3 Great Developments. Podcasts January 26, 2022
Netflix just went up and price increases overall for streaming services continue due to original programming production costs. Clark has…
01.25.22  Home Ownership vs. Renting  /  Restaurants & Retail: Limited Hours & Merchandise.
01.25.22 Home Ownership vs. Renting / Restaurants & Retail: Limited Hours & Merchandise. Podcasts January 25, 2022
Clark describes retiree regret when resettling in vacation spots. How to avoid costly moves using Clark’s “training wheels” strategy. Plus, a…
01.24.22  Military Bonuses  /  Good News on the Energy Front.
01.24.22 Military Bonuses / Good News on the Energy Front. Podcasts January 24, 2022
Right now opportunities & incentives are plentiful in many sectors because of worker shortages. The military is employing retention incentives,…
01.21.22   Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /  Dealerships Vs. the Free Market Sale of Vehicles.
01.21.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Dealerships Vs. the Free Market Sale of Vehicles. Podcasts January 21, 2022
It’s Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, Clark shares…
01.20.22   Special Retirement Advice For Women  /  Warning: Banks Pushing Credit Card Offers.
01.20.22 Special Retirement Advice For Women / Warning: Banks Pushing Credit Card Offers. Podcasts January 20, 2022
Clark outlines several factors that lead to one conclusion: Women need to save more of their paycheck for retirement than…
01.19.22  Credit Report Errors  /  Walmart Vs. Amazon – Grocery Delivery Options.
01.19.22 Credit Report Errors / Walmart Vs. Amazon – Grocery Delivery Options. Podcasts January 19, 2022
Inaccuracy of credit reports is a longstanding problem. More than half of all complaints to the CFPB were about the…
01.18.22  Travel Warnings: Cruises & Lodgings  /  Furniture Orders & Deposits in Limbo.
01.18.22 Travel Warnings: Cruises & Lodgings / Furniture Orders & Deposits in Limbo. Podcasts January 18, 2022
Pandemic cruise scenarios call for a backup plan. Clark explains what can happen with cruises and with lodging cancellation policies.…
01.14.22  Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /  Tax Season Strategy & Inflation.
01.14.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Tax Season Strategy & Inflation. Podcasts January 14, 2022
It’s Friday! Clark Stinks day -Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, this tax year…
01.13.22   Invasion of Privacy: Cell Phone Service  /  When You Need To Buy a Car – Now.
01.13.22 Invasion of Privacy: Cell Phone Service / When You Need To Buy a Car – Now. Podcasts January 13, 2022
Verizon trades in customer data - apps, browsing etc. to sell for profit. Clark breaks down the opt-out, and suggests…
01.12.22  New Advice About 401(k)s  /  YOUR SAFETY: Criminal Tracking of People & Cars.
01.12.22 New Advice About 401(k)s / YOUR SAFETY: Criminal Tracking of People & Cars. Podcasts January 12, 2022
More companies are offering the Roth 401(k). What you need to know about this retirement savings option. // Crooks are…
01.11.22   HOUSING: Cost, Supply & Building Innovation  /  Life Insurance Guidelines.
01.11.22 HOUSING: Cost, Supply & Building Innovation / Life Insurance Guidelines. Podcasts January 11, 2022
We remain in short supply of housing units, both apartments and single family homes, while housing costs continue to rise.…
01.10.22  The End of  ER Bill Shock?  /  What’s Behind the American Labor Shortage.
01.10.22 The End of ER Bill Shock? / What’s Behind the American Labor Shortage. Podcasts January 10, 2022
The “No Surprises Act” consumer protection law is now in effect. Clark explains new consumer rights surrounding out of network…
01.07.22  Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks  /  Clark’s 2022 Money Challenge.
01.07.22 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Clark’s 2022 Money Challenge. Podcasts January 7, 2022
Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / Nearly half of us have no money for…
01.06.22  Crypto Savings Accounts  /  The Funeral Industry Pivot – New Rules.
01.06.22 Crypto Savings Accounts / The Funeral Industry Pivot – New Rules. Podcasts January 6, 2022
How crypto savings accounts work and why they’re risky business. Learn the Clark smart perspective on the current crypto environment.…
01.05.22  Explainer: Long-Term Care Insurance   /  Advancements in Medicine.
01.05.22 Explainer: Long-Term Care Insurance / Advancements in Medicine. Podcasts January 5, 2022
Clark describes what Long-Term Care policies cover, how they work, when and what to buy and the hybrid policy difference.…
01.04.22    Special Edition: SOCIAL SECURITY with expert Mary Beth Franklin
01.04.22 Special Edition: SOCIAL SECURITY with expert Mary Beth Franklin Podcasts January 4, 2022
Mary Beth Franklin is a Certified Financial Planner, financial journalist, podcaster, and author of the book “Maximizing Social Security Retirement…
01.03.22   New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention  /  The Debt Hangover &  A Clark Smart Resolution.
01.03.22 New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention / The Debt Hangover & A Clark Smart Resolution. Podcasts January 3, 2022
A third of road deaths are associated with drunk driving. There’s new technology that may stop drunk driving in its…
01.03.22   New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention  /  The Debt Hangover &  A Clark Smart Resolution.
12.24.21 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Boost Mobile Deal + Big Bargains in the New Year. Podcasts December 24, 2021
Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / Clark gives the cell phone forecast AND a…
01.03.22   New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention  /  The Debt Hangover &  A Clark Smart Resolution.
12.23.21 Teachable Moments: Teens & Money / Know Your Worth in the Marketplace. Podcasts December 23, 2021
Teenagers are a hot market for fintechs like Square, now opening Cash App to teens. Clark shares ideas for teaching…
01.03.22   New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention  /  The Debt Hangover &  A Clark Smart Resolution.
12.22.21 Bad Fiscal Health Leads to Bad Physical Health / Relocating? SAVE on the Cost of Moving. Podcasts December 22, 2021
New research confirms debt is dangerous for your health. People of various income levels can end up overextended. Clark shares…
01.03.22   New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention  /  The Debt Hangover &  A Clark Smart Resolution.
12.21.21 Gentle Advice for Vanguard / Why Clark Despises Mandatory Arbitration. Podcasts December 21, 2021
In the battle of the investing behemoths - Clark’s “favorite children” Vanguard, Fidelity and Schwab, Clark has some pressing advice…
01.03.22   New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention  /  The Debt Hangover &  A Clark Smart Resolution.
12.20.21 SAVE MORE: Paying Little or Nothing / Vital Conversations About Vital Financial Info. Podcasts December 20, 2021
If your New Year’s Resolution is to cut spending, be aware Buy Nothing Groups have been proliferating, a platform for…
01.03.22   New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention  /  The Debt Hangover &  A Clark Smart Resolution.
12.17.21 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / The Consumer Action Center’s Top Questions. Podcasts December 17, 2021
Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. / Special Guest, Lori, Director of the Consumer Action…
01.03.22   New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention  /  The Debt Hangover &  A Clark Smart Resolution.
12.16.21 WARNING – Counterfeits Abound Online / Home Insurance Price Hikes & Guidance. Podcasts December 16, 2021
Canal St. NYC is one thing. But be aware fake designer merchandise is being sold online - found on eBay,…
01.03.22   New Tech for Drunk Driving Prevention  /  The Debt Hangover &  A Clark Smart Resolution.
12.15.21 WARNING: Pretexting Gift Card Scams / The Great Resignation: The Wrong Way to Quit. Podcasts December 15, 2021
Pretexting gift card scams are rampant and wildly successful for criminals. Clark describes how these scams work, and what to…