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

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Welcome to a SPECIAL EDITION of  the Clark Howard Show, where our mission is to serve and empower you to make better financial decisions in your life. Today, Clark hits on a few key basic strategies to have more money in your life: They are: - SPEND LESS: Need vs. Wants and how to tell the difference - Clark’s strategy to start saving TODAY for retirement - regardless of your age - SAVE MORE on transportation - AVOID GETTING RIPPED OFF by protecting your identity and credit Segment 1: Behavioral - Back to basics on needs vs. wants Segment 2; Start saving today for retirement Begin with 1%, or up to an employer match if possible and available  When you get a raise, pretend you didn’t and increase your contribution Segment 3: Only buy a car you can afford If you have to take a loan, 42 months maximum Compare loans Consider buying used  Segment 4: Protect your identity Don’t ever carry checks or your Social Security card Your credit is the key to your identity -Freeze your credit!  Don’t use a debit card Use virtual card numbers online Mentioned on the show: Six Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Major Purchase Advice | Fear of missing out can keep you broke. Fight the spending temptation. Why are sales so hard to resist? It's your brain, on discounts How To Save Money: Spend Less & Build Your Savings  /  Save Money Archives How To Save and Invest the Clark Howard Way Avoid the #1 Mistake That Car Buyers Make - Buying A Used Car /  How To Buy A Vehicle Should I Ever Buy Extras Car Dealerships Sell in Their F&I Departments? How To Prevent, Report and Repair Identity Theft Do Not Give Your Social Security Number at These Places 7 Items You Should Never Carry in Your Wallet Why You Should Never Mail a Check How to Freeze Your Credit With Experian, Equifax and TransUnion Why You Should Never Use a Debit Card To Pay for Anything The Safer Way To Use Your Debit Card Virtual Credit Cards: An Online Security Measure Worth Taking? resources Episode transcripts daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Previous episodes

  • 3317 - 03.02.24 SPECIAL SATURDAY EDITION: Empowerment 101 
    Sat, 02 Mar 2024
  • 3316 - 03.01.24 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / HOTEL Booking: An Important Update 
    Fri, 01 Mar 2024
  • 3315 - 02.29.24 Grand Theft Auto / Clark Smart Gym Membership 
    Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • 3314 - 02.28.24 FBI Scam Warning: Cybercriminal Couriers / A Mindset For Rainy Day Funds 
    Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • 3313 - 02.27.24 You CAN Negotiate Hospital Bills / Rental Property: Opportunity & Hazard 
    Tue, 27 Feb 2024
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