Joel has been a producer on the Clark Howard radio show since 2007. He loves saving money — and helping others save more too. He also enjoys riding his bike and spending time with his wife and three children.

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Costco
9 items that will pay for your Costco membership Deals & Savings August 3rd, 2018
Do you have a Costco membership? If not, WHY?!? At this point, the only two good excuses for not being…
Taking your money digital | The pros & cons of online banking
Taking your money digital | The pros & cons of online banking Money & Credit August 9th, 2018
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement Oct. 2…
Better banking experience | 5 online banks that offer lower fees, higher returns on savings & overall better service
Better banking experience | 5 online banks that offer lower fees, higher returns on savings & overall better service Money & Credit October 23rd, 2018
Are you looking to ditch your mega bank? Or maybe you haven't even thought about that yet. Well, considering the…
Becoming a Landlord: How To Find a Good Tenant
Becoming a Landlord: How To Find a Good Tenant Homes & Real Estate January 4th, 2021
The key rule in real estate is obviously “location, location, location.” We have all heard that before. If becoming a…
The absolute best Black Friday laptop and tablet deals
The absolute best Black Friday laptop and tablet deals Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
Laptops are one of the absolute hottest items to purchase on Black Friday (the other most popular item is televisions).…
ACT NOW: T-Mobile offers two FREE lines this weekend only!
ACT NOW: T-Mobile offers two FREE lines this weekend only! Mobile & Electronics November 17th, 2016
Screaming cell phone deal alert from T-Mobile! T-Mobile is definitely known for rocking the boat. Their CEO, John Legere, is an…
Where to get free day care on Election Day
Where to get free day care on Election Day Life March 22nd, 2017
The YMCA is offering free childcare to folks who want to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 8! So,…
Craziest things I’ve done to save money
Craziest things I’ve done to save money Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
What’s the craziest thingyou’veever done to save money? Some people will take epic steps just to save a few bucks.…
Taxes on Netflix? A look at the new trend hitting streaming services
Taxes on Netflix? A look at the new trend hitting streaming services Mobile & Electronics February 26th, 2018
Not to wade into the political waters and comment on the state of taxes in America, but it is astounding…
How to Send Photos and Videos That Aren’t Blurry
How to Send Photos and Videos That Aren’t Blurry Mobile & Electronics September 13th, 2020
Have you recently received a video or photo texted to you that looked like an old-school Atari pixelated mess? Most…
What you need to know about this year’s Amazon Prime Day on July 12
What you need to know about this year’s Amazon Prime Day on July 12 Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
Amazon has just announced its second annual “Prime Day” extravaganza. It’s seems as though this Black Friday-esque tradition might become…
The big Costco credit card switch is today! Here’s what you need to know!
The big Costco credit card switch is today! Here’s what you need to know! Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
The moment that tens of millions of Costco members have been waiting for is here. Your new Costco Visa credit…
Amazon doesn’t want to sell you certain items without a Prime membership
Amazon doesn’t want to sell you certain items without a Prime membership Shopping & Retail March 22nd, 2017
It’s no secret that Amazon wants you to sign up for their Prime membership. But a seemingly new feature is…
$5M lawsuit claims Starbucks iced coffee has too much ice
$5M lawsuit claims Starbucks iced coffee has too much ice Shopping & Retail March 22nd, 2017
An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against Starbucks claiming the coffee chain is under-pouring their iced coffee beverages due…
Why ‘farm to table’ may not be what it seems
Why ‘farm to table’ may not be what it seems Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
“Farm to table” has become the new attraction in restaurant fare. Eating local and supporting local with the chefs knowing…
Your office pool for March Madness is technically illegal
Your office pool for March Madness is technically illegal Jobs March 22nd, 2017
No, there’s no maximum security prison in your immediate future. But that doesn’t mean that your office bracket tournament is…
Why the iPhone and other high-end smartphones are losing appeal quickly
Why the iPhone and other high-end smartphones are losing appeal quickly Mobile & Electronics May 22nd, 2018
Apple is just days away from announcing a new iPhone. And rumor has it that one of the new models…
How to get a free haircut from a professional stylist
How to get a free haircut from a professional stylist Deals & Savings June 5th, 2018
Everyone loves free. But free gets even better when the quality is just as good as something you would normally…
The Secret to Scoring $1 Seats on Megabus
The Secret to Scoring $1 Seats on Megabus Travel December 1st, 2020
I love to travel. But I also love to do it by spending as little money as possible. Megabus is…
Here’s how to get a free McDonald’s sandwich! And even more deals…
Here’s how to get a free McDonald’s sandwich! And even more deals… Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
Fast food giant McDonald's has launched a brand new app -- and the company is giving customers an incentive to…
One day only: Great deal on Amazon Prime membership
One day only: Great deal on Amazon Prime membership Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
Amazon Prime started off as a free, two-day shipping service from behemoth online retailer Amazon.com. It’s now much, much more…
How the Internet saved me $132 on my hot water heater
How the Internet saved me $132 on my hot water heater Homes & Real Estate March 22nd, 2017
My hot water heater went kaput this past weekend – or so I thought. The pilot light went out and…
Will a Hybrid Car Save You Money? There’s An Easy Way to Find Out
Will a Hybrid Car Save You Money? There’s An Easy Way to Find Out Cars March 22nd, 2017
Hybrid cars have been a favorite of high-mileage drivers for a while now. The touted gas savings and increased price…
Sizzling Deal: The Best LED Bulb Deal Ever
Sizzling Deal: The Best LED Bulb Deal Ever Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
LED bulbs will save you so much money over their lifetime that they are still a good deal at full…
How to Give Effectively After the Devastating Nepal Earthquake
How to Give Effectively After the Devastating Nepal Earthquake Donating & Volunteering March 22nd, 2017
After the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal this weekend many across America and the world are wondering how they can…
6 Ways To Buy Craft Beer Without Breaking the Bank
6 Ways To Buy Craft Beer Without Breaking the Bank Deals & Savings February 12th, 2018
The craft beer world is on fire. Breweries are opening faster than Ricky Henderson could steal second base and consumption…
Incredible Lyft Promotion: Earn $1,000 for Signing Up
Incredible Lyft Promotion: Earn $1,000 for Signing Up Deals & Savings March 22nd, 2017
The ride-sharing industry is growing incredibly quickly. And the war for market share among the involved companies is great for…
Cell phone overage fees are going away
Cell phone overage fees are going away Mobile & Electronics April 30th, 2018
The prevailing business model from the major cell phone companies has been to lure you into a bear trap and…
8 Fun Ways To Save Money This Spring
8 Fun Ways To Save Money This Spring Deals & Savings February 12th, 2018
Spring is the absolute best time of year. The flowers are blooming and the weather is warming. The gloominess of…
5 reasons working for The Man isn’t all that bad
5 reasons working for The Man isn’t all that bad Business & Entrepreneurs March 22nd, 2017
I love entrepreneurial people. In fact, I wish I had more gumption. I really love the idea of leaving behind…