04.19.24 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Flexible Fridays
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by Clark Howard
13h ago
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Speaking of Fridays - working hard or hardly working? There’s a trend of workers cutting out early on Fridays, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 Flexible Fridays!: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Clark.com - TIRES The Basics of Municipal Bonds Travel Archives - Clark Howard /  Travel Archives - Clark Deals We’re Working Less on Fridays, and That’s OK - The Wall Street Journal. Guide to 529 Plans, Saving fo ..read more
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04.18.24 Discounters & Dollar Stores / New Career Considerations
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by Clark Howard
3d ago
Dollar stores and other discounters are reconfiguring. Clark clears media confusion surrounding closures and discusses what makes some discount retail operations more successful than others. Also - If you want job stability with a pension, this job sector wants you! Dollar Store Closures: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Who Offers A Pension?: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Dollar stores are shutting down across America. They did this to themselves 99 Cents Only Stores to close all 371 spots in 'extremely difficult decision,' CEO says - USA TODAY Dollar Tree Raises Max ..read more
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04.17.24 EV Deals Now Include Tesla / The Digital Wallet Option
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by Clark Howard
3d ago
Clark updates EV deals with Tesla now in the mix. Also, what to know about digital wallet options including Paze, a new entry from the big banks. Tesla Deals: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Digital Wallets: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: What’s wrong with Tesla? [The Washington Post] Ready or not, self-driving semi-trucks are coming to America’s highways Should You Take Your Pension in a Lump Sum or Monthly Payments? Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Home Page Best Secured Credit Cards for 2024: Top Picks for Building or Repairing Credit The Family Digital W ..read more
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04.16.24 Point-Of-Sale Donations / New & Egregious: Medical Facility Fees
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by Clark Howard
3d ago
Often at checkouts, we’re asked to donate to a cause by rounding up our payment or contributing one dollar. How do you decide when to give? Also, as a result of giant hospital systems buying up practices, you may be charged a significant “facility fee” at doctors appointments. Be ready by asking the right question in advance. Plus, out-of-network charges are being manipulated by private equity, costing patients more. Checkout Charity: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Medical Facility Fees: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: How To Choose the Best Charities for Your Donatio ..read more
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04.15.24 TAX DAY: Filing An Extension / Property Tax Increases
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by Clark Howard
5d ago
Clark discusses filing an extension and what to do if you don’t have the money to pay income taxes. Also, many of us are dealing with sky-high valuations of our property, and Clark has a personal story to tell. Filing A Tax Extension: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Property Tax Appeals: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Tax return extensions: Why you should (or shouldn't) do it and how to request one When Are Taxes Due? Important Tax Dates in 2024 The IRS has 940,000 unclaimed tax refunds from 2020 that are about to expire. Is one of them yours? Advice | IRS has $1 bill ..read more
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04.12.24 BONUS - A Double Edition of Clark Stinks
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by Clark Howard
1w ago
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. And today Clark revels in listener reprobation for his rank, malodorous missteps on a slew of topics - for the entire podcast. Ah the smell of it!   Mentioned on the show: Best Rewards Credit Cards: Top Picks for 2024 Reps demand answers to U.S. Postal Service delays across state, country Want To Guard Your Privacy Online? Search the Web With DuckDuckGo Best Travel Credit Cards: Top Rewards Picks for 2024 American Express Credit Cards Clark Predicts Traditional 401(k)s, IRAs Wi ..read more
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04.04.24 How Important Is A College Degree? / Major Retailer Price Cuts!
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by Clark Howard
1w ago
With more employers saying they no longer require a college degree for employment, Clark discusses the importance of a college education for your career long-term. And for the 2/3rds of adults without a degree, Clark shares valuable occupational tools. Also, relief is in sight, as price cutting from 2 major retailers may influence the market overall.  College Degrees And Employment: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Retailers Announce Price Cuts: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: More employers now say they’re willing to hire workers without a college d ..read more
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04.10.24 Retail Membership Considerations / Timeshare Scams Get Worse
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by Clark Howard
1w ago
The membership business model has overtaken retailers large and small. Clark compares offerings from Target, Walmart, Amazon and 2 warehouse clubs, with a directive for consumers. Also, as if timeshares aren’t bad enough, organized crime is now getting into the resale scam game. Retail Memberships: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Cartels Target Timeshares: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Barrons: Delivery Is Retail’s New Game. How the Players Stack Up. Target Is Rebranding Its Credit Card Program: What You Should Know Costco vs. Sam's Club vs. BJ's Wholesale: Which Is ..read more
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04.09.24 An Opportunity For Dog Lovers / Beware Tech Imposter Scams
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by Clark Howard
1w ago
During the pandemic, many people decided to buy or adopt a dog. Due to changing circumstances, many former “pandemic puppies”  are now in need of homes, presenting an opportunity for would-be pet owners. Also today, scams have morphed over the decades and exploded with technology. It pays to be savvy to the latest permutations of tech imposter scams. Pandemic Puppies Fill Shelters: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Tech Scams: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Survey: 91% of dog owners have experienced financial stress over the cost of pet ownership - USA Today   ..read more
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04.08.24 House Theft Via Squatters & Fraud / The Truth About Credit Card Rewards
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by Clark Howard
1w ago
Much in the news lately - houses overtaken by squatters, or stolen through title theft. Clark discusses which homes are most vulnerable and what to be aware of as a homeowner. Also today, why credit card rewards are not always worth it. Clark discusses how reward cards work, and what it takes to reap the benefits.  Anti-Squatter Statutes: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Credit Card Rewards: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: How to Protect Your Home From Deed Theft    New York Post: NYC couple are sued by squatters who allegedly took over their $930K i ..read more
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