02.03.23 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / Phone Company Settlements
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by Clark Howard
12h ago
Friday - Clark Stinks day! Christa shares Clark Stinks posts with Clark. Submit yours at Clark.com/ClarkStinks. Also in this episode, Clark clears confusion over settlements being paid by T-mobile and AT&T - and has a necessary fraud protection step for T-Mobile customers.  Clark Stinks: Segments 1 & 2 AT&T and T-Mobile Settlements: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Robinhood Introduces IRA With A 1% Contribution Match Should I Buy Additional Insurance From a Rental Car Company? Cheapest Way to Rent a Car: Expert Tips Credit Card Car Rental Insuran ..read more
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02.02.23 Tax Filing Options: A Clark Guide / Maximize Your Savings
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by Clark Howard
2d ago
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 out of Gang of 5 big bank savings accounts and placing it in higher yield accounts. Want to earn 20 times more interest?   Tax Filing Options: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Max Your Savings: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4  Mentio ..read more
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01.31.23 401(k) Borrowing & Hardship Withdrawal / A Warning For Entrepreneurs
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by Clark Howard
4d ago
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 infesting the market. Know the signs. 401(k) Hardship Withdrawals: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 A Warning For Entrepreneurs: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4   Mentioned on the show: NYTimes.com: Hardship 401(k) Withdrawals, Explained 6 T ..read more
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01.30.23 The Investment Down Cycle / Tech Layoffs - Another Door Opens
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by Clark Howard
4d ago
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 to all laid off workers. Is it time for you to start your own business? The Stock Market Down Cycle: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 The Tech Down Cycle: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4   Mentioned on the show: Your Investing Stra ..read more
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01.27.23 Clark Answers His Critics on Clark Stinks / How To Finance A Vehicle
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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. 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 4 Mentioned on the show: Clark Howard's 4 Travel Rules You Should Follow Right Now How To Pack a Carry-On the Right Way 6 Best Background Check Services How To Get a Gym Membership for Practically Free YMCA of the USA - A Leading Nonprof ..read more
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01.23.23 Remote Work & Housing / CD Laddering
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by Clark Howard
1w ago
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.  Remote Work & Housing: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 CD Laddering: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: The rise of 'Zoomtowns' is going to make home prices and rents cheaper for everyone What Is a Lifestyle ..read more
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01.19.23 Tax Season Reminders / Funding Priorities & Your Mortgage
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by Clark Howard
2w ago
Tax season is upon us with a better staffed IRS expected this year. Clark has a few reminders before you file. Also in today’s show - Clark has always advocated paying off debt. Does that include paying down your mortgage faster? Clark has a formula for determining that, and advice for prioritizing where to put any extra funds you may have.    Tax Reminders: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Funding Priorities: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Why You Should Start Preparing for Tax Season Now What Is an Annuity, and Why Does Clark Think They Stink? What Is ..read more
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01.18.23 Reining In Prescription Drug Costs / Defining Wealth
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by Clark Howard
2w ago
With the new year comes new health insurance deductibles, and many are feeling it when filling prescriptions. Learn why employer prescription plans are your frenemy - and what Mark Cuban is doing in the world of prescription medications. Also in this episode, what constitutes being wealthy? Clark discusses how people perceive and self-assess wealth in the U.S., knowing the difference between reality & headlines, and the role of lifestyle in determining wealth.  Rx Costs: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Defining Wealth: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Mark ..read more
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01.17.23 The Transformation Of Higher Education / The Crimes & Fines of Wells Fargo
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by Clark Howard
2w ago
Various factors are contributing to a shortage of college students, forcing many schools to cut tuitions and reevaluate their relevance. This as state supported trade, technical and community colleges are challenged to better align curriculum to the needs of the workplace. Clark discusses the transformation in higher education, its value, and your new negotiating power. Also, Clark has the latest installment of the crimes and fines of Wells Fargo - a “bank” you’d do well to forego. Transformation in Education: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Again With Wells Fargo: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Se ..read more
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01.16.23 Break Through Customer No-Service / Banish Buyer’s Remorse
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by Clark Howard
2w ago
We've all been victims of customer-no-service. So how do you effectively complain and resolve an issue? Persistent patience and various resources including a new service. Also, do you have things gathering dust you now regret buying? Take the “closet test” and learn to defeat the tactics behind impulse buying. Customer No-Service Resources: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 Prevent Buyer’s Remorse: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show: Liz Weston: How to complain and get results Cutting through customer service doom-loops by calling in a ‘Karen’ Elliott Advocacy - ka ..read more
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