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The Clark Howard Podcast

The Clark Howard Podcast

Clark Howard

Save more and spend less is more than just a motto for money expert Clark Howard; it’s a way of life. Clark and his crew — Team Clark — are on a mission to empower people to take control of their personal finances by providing money-saving tips, consumer advice, hot deals and economic news to help everyone achieve financial freedom. Clark is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and a consumer reporter for television stations around the country. His podcast, The Clark Howard Show, receives more than one million downloads each month and is a hub for listeners to get valuable advice on-demand any time. Clark answers questions on the most popular business and consumer topics including; how to buy a cars, financing a home, retirement planning, shopping for insurance and getting the most out of your savings. Join the conversation and submit your question to www.clark.com/askclark . Clark spearheads two free resources — Clark.com and ClarkDeals.com — to encourage consumers to save more, spend less and avoid ripoffs.

3418 - 07.24.24 CrowdStrike Wake-Up Call / Dealing With Credit Card Debt
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  • 3418 - 07.24.24 CrowdStrike Wake-Up Call / Dealing With Credit Card Debt

    Semper Paratus! Clark discusses the CrowdStrike outage and what you can do to prepare for any future tech outages. Also - Even as the economy strengthens, financial struggles are real and persistent for many, made worse by today’s high interest rates. Use Clark smart strategies for handling credit card debt. Crowdstrike Lesson: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Credit Card Debt: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Global Microsoft CrowdStrike outage creates issues from Starbucks to schools to hospitals NYTimes: How to Guard Against Scams Tied to the CrowdStrike Crash How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world Massive IT outage spotlights major vulnerabilities in the global information ecosystem Recovering from the global tech outage could be a long, arduous process Largest IT outage in history expected to barely register in the economy Air passenger rights - Your Europe 7 Things To Know About Costco Pharmacy American Borrowers Are on Shakier Ground. These Charts Show Why. WSJ Credit Union vs. Bank: What's the Difference? Clark Howard's 2024 Credit Card Debt Elimination Strategy Credit Score Guide Should I Buy Additional Insurance From a Rental Car Company? Cheapest Way to Rent a Car: Expert Tips Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Wed, 24 Jul 2024
  • 3417 - 07.23.24 Dangerous Mortgages / SAVE MORE on Back To School Goods

    Some home buyers are using mortgage products to make houses more affordable, but these types of mortgages can be very dangerous to your wallet. Also, it’s time to do back to school shopping for many parents. Clark shares tips for saving money on everything from supplies to clothes to computers. Dangerous Mortgages: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Back To School Shopping: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: More people are taking a mortgage over 40 years – what this means for young people’s finances Mortgages Archives - Clark Howard How To Open a Roth IRA Clark Deals - Tablets / Clark.com - Cell Phone Guide Best 2% Cash Back Credit Cards: 9 Options in 2024 Why Does Clark Howard Wear 2 Watches? Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tue, 23 Jul 2024
  • 3416 - 07.22.24 Warehouse Club Changes / Power Outage Preparation

    Changes are happening at 2 of Clark’s favorites retailers, Costco & Sam’s Club, that members need to know about. Also, Clark talks about why there are an increasing number of brownouts and blackouts across the country and how to be prepared without spending a fortune. Changes At Costco & Sam’s Club: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Be Prepared For Power Blackouts: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: New York Post: Sam’s Club members threaten to jump to Costco after wholesale giant chops key perk Costco hikes membership fee for the first time since 2017 Costco to Lift Membership Fees for First Time in Seven Years - The WSJ What's the Best Savings Account for a Teenager? Fidelity Investments Review: Pros & Cons What Is a Fiduciary Financial Advisor and Do I Need One? The Best Time and Place To Buy Small Kitchen Appliances [The Washington Post] How to power your home through an outage without a gas generator Wind energy is on a tear and has beaten coal for two months straight Homes into giant batteries: MIT plans energy cement to power your house AI is exhausting the power grid. Tech firms are seeking a miracle solution. Bitcoin miner CleanSpark buys five Georgia data centers Clark Deals - The top 10 deals of the week! People aren't spending like they used to Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Public.com+Public Investing Disclosure: Public Investing offers a High-Yield Cash Account where funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance; Public Investing is not a bank. See public.com/#disclosures-main for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mon, 22 Jul 2024
  • 3415 - 07.19.24 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Scams Targeting Seniors Skyrocket

    Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also today - Seniors are getting scammed more and more. But there are ways to help protect loved ones.  Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Senior Scam Alert: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Clark Howard's Simple Steps To Get Better Customer Service Do Not Give Your Social Security Number at These Places 403b Wise   /   What Is a 403(b) and How Does It Work? Should You Get a Business Credit Card? | When is it Worth it? 10 Clark Howard 'Never, Not Ever' Rules To Protect Your Money 7 Things To Know Before You Use Zelle Should I Use a Credit Card or Give Up My Bank Account Info To Save 2.3%? How To Create a Safe Password Scamming Seniors Is a Growing Problem. Wall Street Wants Washington to Stop It Elder fraud has reached epidemic proportions – a geriatrician explains what older Americans need to know — The Conversation Are older adults more vulnerable to scams? What psychologists have learned about who’s most susceptible, and when — The Conversation Why You Should Never Prepay for a Rental Car How To Dispute a Charge on Your Credit Card Submit a complaint | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thank you for listening today, Clarkies! If you want to be part of our “Clarkie” segment, call 404-981-2071 to leave a comment or story. We may play it during a future episode! Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Fri, 19 Jul 2024
  • 3414 - 07.18.24 Clarkonomics: A Straightforward Look At The Economy / Paying With Cash

    In today’s show - this is an election year, and we don’t do politics here. But we’re hearing all sorts of perspectives from across the political spectrum about whether Americans are doing better or worse than they were years ago. Clark cuts through the clutter to get at what’s really going on in a segment called Clarkonomics.  Also, what’s more American than good old USA legal tender? So what do you do when many places no longer accept cash? Clarkonomics: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 No Cash Zones: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: CEOs made nearly 200 times what their workers got paid last year PEW - The State of the American Middle Class  Middle-class Americans are falling behind When Should You File a Claim on Your Homeowners Insurance? One Tech Tip: Use a roaming eSIM on your summer travels to avoid cellphone data fees 10 Things Homeowners Insurance Doesn't Always Cover Want to Pay Cash? That’ll Cost You Extra How to Teach Young Kids About Money How to wipe the hard drive of a Windows computer. Thank you for listening today, Clarkies! If you want to be part of our “Clarkie” segment, call 404-981-2071 to leave a comment or story. We may play it during a future episode! Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Thu, 18 Jul 2024
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