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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, cons

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02.02.23 Tax Filing Options: A Clark Guide / Maximize Your Savings

Tax season time and documents are rolling in. Hiring a CPA, using Free File, TurboTax… you have filing options. Clark helps you choose the right one for your circumstances. And what is Return Free Filing and why don’t we have it in the U.S.?! Also, Americans in just 90 days lost a collective $42B in interest they would have earned taking their money...

02.01.23 Early Valentine Warning: Counterfeit Jewelry / Retail Theft’s Impact On Consumers

Today Clark covers fakes and thefts. You may be thinking about Valentine gifts now and jewelry is a favorite choice. But before you buy, Clark has a warning about the prevalence of counterfeits, and how to protect your wallet. Also, theft rings and smash & grabs have been hitting retailers hard throughout the country. Hear what retailers are doing...

01.31.23 401(k) Borrowing & Hardship Withdrawal / A Warning For Entrepreneurs

Hardship withdrawals from 401(k)s have doubled over the past year. Clark discusses the tax ramifications and offers alternatives. Also, Clark champions entrepreneurs creating startups or joining franchises in tough times. But this comes with a very important warning vital to success: Vetting an opportunity and avoiding the job & training scamsters...

01.30.23 The Investment Down Cycle / Tech Layoffs - Another Door Opens

Last year was ugly in the stock & bond market - Clark lends perspective on investing cycles and your best approach to investing moving forward. Also in this episode - another down cycle. In the midst of massive tech layoffs, there is a silver lining. Historically, tech industry down cycles create the next great wave of innovation. Clark speaks directly...

01.27.23 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / How To Finance A Vehicle

Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also, there’s some important stats and steps to know when financing a vehicle. Clark tells you how to short circuit getting ripped off on a car purchase.   Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Vehicle Financing: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment...

01.26.23 The Labor Shortage & New Tech Efficiencies / Changing The 5 Day Work Week

Your dining out experience may be getting better as labor shortages ease in some areas, and tech provides new efficiencies in the restaurant business. Plus, hear how drone delivery is expanding. Also in this episode, Clark weighs in on the enlightened self-interest of employers allowing 4 day work weeks and flex scheduling - Win Win.  Tech Efficiencies:...

01.25.23 Ending Nonsensical Noncompete Clauses / New Retirement Account Rules

Clark has long despised noncompete clauses for workers. There’s finally a new proposal to do away with them from the FTC. Clark is on board and has some advice for job seekers. Also, there are new rules for IRAs and 401(k)s. Clark clarifies new & forthcoming options.  Covenants Not To Compete: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 New Retirement Account...

01.24.23 Medical Debt: Of Ambulances & Nonprofits / Clark’s Radical Traffic Solution

While recent changes to medical debt credit reporting will help, medical debt accounts for half the negative marks on credit reports, due in part to the medical industry’s resistance to lawful price disclosure under the No Surprises Act - which unfortunately excludes ambulance service. Clark discusses this glaring omission and the role of non-profits...

01.23.23 Remote Work & Housing / CD Laddering

If you work remotely, you may be part of something that is going to make housing cheaper for all. Clark explains how Covid migration drove housing prices up, but longer term, is having the opposite effect. Also, something new - again - CD ladders. Clark explains how this saving technique can work for you in the current and foreseeable rate environment. ...

01.20.23 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Late January DEALS

Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also in this episode - DEALS. Clark shares why January 20th is a key date for deep discounts, what’s on sale and where to find the bargains - including TRAVEL. Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Deep Discounts & Deals: Segment 3 Ask...

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