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The Clark Howard Podcast

The Clark Howard Podcast

Author: Clark Howard

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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 . Clark spearheads two free resources — and — to encourage consumers to save more, spend less and avoid ripoffs.

950 Episodes
There is a federal moratorium on evicting tenants who can't pay right now. Clark discusses free software that is available to help you fight back if your landlord is wrongfully trying to evict you. Walmart is raising pay for 165,000 workers. They are creating new leadership roles for many employees and a new structure for how they pay employees as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A lot of Americans opt to take social security when they are first eligible. But this can cost you a whole lot of money in the long run. Clark discusses why it is so important to delay taking social security if that is possible in your life. Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Telemedicine is taking off right now. And it's actually better for your health, too. There are all sorts of positive signs in the job market. Clark talks about Hobby Lobby raising its minimum wage to $17 an hour, new job training programs, and more. Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Stats show that Americans who have been able to work from home during the pandemic would love to be able to continue doing so when things get back to normal. But a large number of employers are ready to bring their employees back into the office. Football is Clark's favorite sport. And he is so glad that it's back! Want more money advice? Sign up for Clark’s free daily newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Many Americans who can are saving more of their income. This bodes well as the economy continues to recover as the spenders will be able to meaningfully support that recovery. USPS delays are having a real impact on the delivery of important medications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Clark talks about what has led to the wildfires in California and what policies need to be implemented to avoid such devastation in the future. Link for a listener - Marketwatch's Best Places to Retire tool. Verizon just bought Tracfone. This will intensify the price cutting in the industry. That's great news for consumers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Clark talks about how the economy has changed since Covid-19 became a reality in our lives. And his wife Lane joins him to pose your questions - all of which are related to how you should navigate the financial waters given the current state of things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Retailers are likely to start offering bargains earlier than normal this year. You could find some great bargains in October instead of having to wait until November! There is a used car shortage in our country which is pushing up the value of older vehicles. If you have an older car sitting around that you don't need, consider selling it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
If you need unlimited data, Mint Mobile just launched one of the best plans that is pretty inexpensive - only $30 a month when you pay up front. Check it out on their website. FedEx is going on a hiring spree ahead of the holidays. If you are looking for work, check out the job postings from FedEx. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The stock market has started to experience some volatility - particularly in the tech sector. Clark talks about how that should impact how you invest your money. If you cannot afford to pay your rent right now, you can avoid eviction by filling out this CDC form. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
NHTSA has released a new free app that makes it easy for consumers to check for any outstanding recalls on their vehicle. Dollar store chains are starting to get more in-store traffic as a large segment of hurting consumers turn there for lower prices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Walmart Plus just launched with a $98 annual fee in an attempt to take market share from Amazon. The perks will include fast shipping on a lot of items - many of which you can get the same day you place the order! Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apple will be releasing 5G iPhones in the Fall. Don't buy an iPhone until those are released! Clark talks about the states that are having the most financial difficulty right now and how that will affect you. Taxes could go up and services could get cut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Federal reserve has signaled that it won't do much to reign in inflation right now. Clark discusses what that means for your money in the near future. Savers, in particular, are getting their clocks cleaned. Some companies are putting employees under a gag order if they have symptoms of Covid. Clark is not in favor of companies adopting these sorts of policies. They are unsafe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Clark talks about how the executive orders are rolling out. And will there be another stimulus package? It's likely. But it's hard to know when Congress will come to an agreement. Delta, Alaska, and American Airlines join United in dropping airline change fees & a flying car was tested successfully in Japan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Clark was diagnosed with prostate cancer over a decade ago. But he's in great health still. Staying healthy is important for so many reasons, and your eating habits are a major contributor to your overall health. Check out for more info on Clark's work with the Prostate Cancer Foundation. United Airlines is permanently getting rid of ticket-change fees. This is great news. Those fees are unnecessary. They also cause consumers a lot of frustration and cost them a lot of money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Insurance companies are raking in the profit right now as crime is down and people are driving less. That makes this an excellent time for you to shop with multliple companies in order to score a better rate. You could save a LOT of money every year! Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The new refi fee that Clark talked about last week is being postponed until December. And borrowers who are refinancing smaller loans won't see it at all! With an influx of Covid scams, freezing your credit is more important than ever. If you haven't frozen your credit, do it soon. It's incredibly quick and free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit is a great website that can help you assess your home's flood risk. And if you are at a higher risk, you can get flood insurance pretty inexpensively! There's a new way to get money to pay your tuition at for-profit schools. And no surprise, it's a rip-off too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
IRS will stop sending tax notices for now until it clears through a backlog of mailed in returns. Charles Schwab has a new tool to help with retirement planning. In about 15 minutes you can generate a helpful retirement plan based on your own goals and the probability of funding those goals based on your age and current asset allocation. You can check out the new free tool called Schwab Plan here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (26)


Thx dude. Good show

Sep 9th
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William Lanford

I know that Clark may never see this, but thank you for the acknowledgement of the struggles of truckers. Life on the road was far from glamorous or a paid vacation before the virus, but the struggle has gotten worse. Thank a trucker folks. Thank everyone you see who is still working today. Also, I promise we arent scary. For every irresponsible driver you see on the news or on the road, there are thousands of us who do the best, professional, and skilled job that we can. 🙂

May 5th
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What is the current effectual unemployment rate?

Apr 9th

Johnnie Moore

the unemployment identification is a old address problem m pi st people are having.

Apr 5th

Mike Miles

Love the show helped me get out of debt, buy a house, and start my own retirement plan. My favorite part is when he discuss topics that are going on in the country and world. Best part is he seams like a super nice guy and he treats his own employees like there his family!!!

Oct 10th

Pocket Glitter

I have so much respect and admiration for Clark Howard, beyond his financial advice (which I love). If you're local to the Atlanta metro area then you know his work with Habitat for Humanity, foster children and many other kind endeavors. He's really a good person. 💙💚💛💜❤

Apr 3rd


a goldmine of info!

Mar 25th

Melissa Noakes

Background music is getting garbled the past week or so.

Mar 23rd

Carolyn Smith

Clark, talk about Education Grants for the Incarerated. It is important to clear ones name as much as possible. *Pardon *Sealed Records *Reduction of Charges from Felony to Misdeamnor. If People are to have a Second Chance, they need to be able to qualify for License such as a Barber's License.

Feb 1st

Carolyn Smith

Wow, 6 Children? A 10 Month Tour of Duty in Americorps offers work experience, a stipend for living expenses, healthcare insurances and leadership training. A "Grant will pay for 2 years of Community College. *C.L.E.P Examines allows credit College Credit which saves money. *AP Classes in High School *Prepping for ACT and SAT Examines plus taking the examine twice raises score 150 points in average.

Jan 16th


Watch out putting your pictures on Google photos! Don't think you have any rights to them once they are uploaded.

Jan 11th

Melissa Noakes

The last two episodes won't play. Other shows podcasts play and Clark's prior to 12/24. Please fix - I miss the show!

Dec 26th

Austin Peek

Thanks for your show Clark! Thanks to you, I'm on my way to becoming a millionaire now... that's why I also listen to the Millionaire Interviews Podcast 😊. Keep up the great work. 👍

Jul 11th

Jim Maroon

Always helpful to listen to. And fun. Clark is so obviously nice.

Jun 18th


Good financial advice. Don't listen to RB who doesn't even know how to spell "advice" let alone determine what that would be. ;)

Apr 6th
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marginal financial advise. interesting finance related topics.

Jan 31st
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Anthem Grimm


Jan 9th

joel larsgaard

Best podcast for anyone wanting to get a handle on their finances!

Dec 16th

iTunes User

Clark is only on for 1 hour in my market, and at the worst time. Now I can listen to him at MY leisure!!!!

Aug 30th

iTunes User

They have deleted the commercials, and this is an awesome podcast! Thanks, Clark!

Aug 30th
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