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Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. More about Clark
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Ask Clark: What is a backdoor Roth IRA?
Ask Clark: What is a backdoor Roth IRA? Money & Credit May 22, 2018
Traditional IRAs are a more common investment choice than Roth IRAs. According to research by the Investment Company Institute, as…
Freedom Checks
Are ‘Freedom Checks’ a scam?: Clark Howard’s take Scams & Rip-Offs May 16, 2018
I get a steady barrage of questions about "Freedom Checks," where someone is promising you enormous amounts of money — potentially…
Clark’s investment guide for beginning investors
Clark’s investment guide for beginning investors Investing & Retirement May 15, 2018
Investment guide for beginners: A look at Vanguard's target retirement funds and others If you're overwhelmed by the idea of…
Credit cards
How to get your credit card to work for you Money & Credit May 15, 2018
Credit cards can be valuable tools to have, but only when they're used the right way. By minimizing fees and…
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas Travel May 15, 2018
Planning to travel overseas soon? You've got some homework to do if you want to handle your money the Clark…
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas
Travel e-Scapes: May 18, 2018 Travel May 15, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: DC TODAY! One-way from Atlanta, each way: $49 Greenville, Jacksonville, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando $79…
Student loan guide
Clark Howard’s student loan guide Education May 14, 2018
Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell…
Student loan guide
Travel e-Scapes: May 11, 2018 Travel May 11, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Grand Rapids, Michigan HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta: $230 Grand Rapids, Michigan Depart June 7-March…
Rewards credit cards
Clark Howard: Here’s my philosophy on credit cards Money & Credit May 9, 2018
We talk a lot about credit and credit cards on the Clark Howard Show and here on Clark.com, but with…
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How to shop for term life insurance Insurance May 9, 2018
A lot of people shy away from life insurance simply because they don't understand it. But it's time to change…
Young family with kids smiling
Travel e-Scapes: May 8, 2018 Travel May 8, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Rapid City, S. Dakota HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta: $247 Rapid City, South Dakota Valid…
Clark Howard: How my daughter saved a ton of money on her wedding
Clark Howard: How my daughter saved a ton of money on her wedding Life May 7, 2018
I was so touched by the response to the picture my staff posted on social media this weekend after the marriage…
Clark Howard: How my daughter saved a ton of money on her wedding
Travel e-Scapes: May 4, 2018 Travel May 4, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: New York State HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta: $203 White Plains, New York A 21-day…
home buying
Clark Howard: Why I’m not a fan of brand new homes Homes & Real Estate May 2, 2018
Homes come in two flavors — new and used. Each one has its pros and cons, but I have a bias…
home buying
Travel e-Scapes: May 1, 2018 Travel May 1, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: New England HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted): $216 Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket Island,…
Tips for first-time homebuyers
Tips for first-time homebuyers Homes & Real Estate May 1, 2018
Shopping for your first home? Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of…
Tips for first-time homebuyers
Travel e-Scapes: April 27, 2018 Travel April 27, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Burlington, Vermont HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta: $214 Burlington, Vermont Depart August 4 through March 2…
Digit helps to automate saving money and pay off your credit card debt, too!
Digit helps to automate saving money and pay off your credit card debt, too! Budgeting & Saving April 25, 2018
If you can't seem to get any savings done, there's an app out there that could help you. Digit is…
used vehicles parked at carmax lot
7 steps to buying a good used car Cars April 25, 2018
Buying a gently used car instead of a new vehicle is one of the smartest financial moves you can make.…
used vehicles parked at carmax lot
Travel e-Scapes: April 24, 2018 Travel April 24, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Iceland HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta: $464-$482 Reykjavik, Iceland Depart most days from May 29 through…
How to stop junkmail - Optoutprescreen and more: 4 ways to opt out of junk mail
4 ways to stop junk mail Protect Your Rights & Identity April 24, 2018
If you're fed up with coming home to a mailbox full of unsolicited credit card offers, catalogs for companies you've…
How to stop junkmail - Optoutprescreen and more: 4 ways to opt out of junk mail
Travel e-Scapes: April 20, 2018 Travel April 20, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Ottawa, Ontario HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta: $255 Ottawa, Ontario, or $115 north, $140 south Depart…
Clark’s Investment Guide
Clark’s Investment Guide Money & Credit April 20, 2018
Investing can seem so complicated that some people just shut down and do nothing — or hire an advisor to guide…
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now Money & Credit April 19, 2018
Unless you want to keep working forever, you've got to learn how to save more today for your retirement tomorrow.…
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
Travel e-Scapes: April 3, 2018 Travel April 3, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Las Vegas HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted): $214 Las Vegas, or $107 each…
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
Travel e-Scapes: March 30, 2018 Travel March 30, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Vail-Eagle, Colorado HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted): $$198 Vail-Eagle, Colorado, or $99 each…
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
Travel e-Scapes: March 27, 2018 Travel March 27, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Miami HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted): $104 Miami, or $52 each way Valid…
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
Travel e-Scapes: March 23, 2018 Travel March 23, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Detroit, Michigan HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta: $125 Detroit Valid most days starting on or…
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
Travel e-Scapes: March 20, 2018 Travel March 20, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Costa Rica HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta: $390 San Jose, Costa Rica, or $178 south, $212…
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
Travel e-Scapes: March 16, 2018 Travel March 16, 2018
DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Germany Round-trip from Atlanta: $580 Brussels* $620 Stuttgart* $633 Munich* $648 Frankfurt* $680 Hamburg…