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The Clark Howard Podcast

Clark Howard is the watchdog for consumers everywhere, and we feel Clark is a perfect fit. Protecting your wallet and keeping you apprised of the latest in consumer technology every weekday.

The new iPhone is just about to be released. Clark tells you how long you need to wait in order to get a deal on one; Video game makers are making video games more addictive for kids. And it’s becoming a major problem; Clark talks about the pros of flood insurance and how to go about shopping for it.

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The NFL is allowing you to stream local games on your smartphone for free this season; Illinois tried to crack down on P2P car sharing services like Turo; When and how to book Thanksgiving and holiday travel in order to save the most money.

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New Medicare cards are arriving in mailboxes, but scammers are coming out of the woodwork at the same time; Have you seen this scam? Offers for free flights from Delta and other airlines are making their way around the internet…and they look insanely real; Net neutrality is making a comeback thanks to California – but this law could impact all Americans.

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The Impossible burger is proof that meatless/vegetarian options have come a long, long way; The financial adviser crowd wants you to think that investing is hard. Clark discusses how to go it alone with confidence.

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Christa reads listener posts about how Clark has missed the mark in his advice this week. If you have a “Clark Stinks” to share you can leave it here. Walmart partners with Handy in order to offer inexpensive installation service for certain electronic purchases.

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Clark’s brother Gary comes on the show to dish the details of how he has been living like a nomad for the past two years. LOTS of actionable travel advice in this fun conversation!; Watch out for this car warranty scam showing up in mailboxes around the country; Google has launched a new Jobs for Veterans service that could go a long way in helping former and current military men and women find jobs that fit their specific skill set. 

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Amazon is using Sears to do installation of tires that they sell. This could be good for both companies; Paying someone to quit your job for you? It’s a thing. And Clark tells you why it’s ridiculous; Having trouble saving for retirement? Well, now employers can contribute to your 401k even if you can’t because of student loan debt.

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Doorbell cameras are almost everywhere now. And they are great for being able to answer your door without actually opening it. But those doorbell cameras have also created some problems and Clark explains; As colleges go back in session there are a couple of major scams that you need to tell your college-age children or friends to be aware of; Personal loans are hot right now. But should you be taking one out? 

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