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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 Power of the Pivot: Job demand is up in some areas. Clark offers guidance on finding active job categories and transferring your skill set outside the box. Some who have pivoted have increased their incomes. Also, when your employer offers no retirement plan or match, Clark gets you started on handling your own future financial security. How to Open a Roth IRA – Clark Howard. / Ask Clark topics include: Trekz earbuds, employer 401K security freeze, The dangers of Zelle.

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Clark recommends long-term investing and welcomes Marcus Invest from Goldman Sachs for small investors, akin to Wealthfront & Betterment. Also, PPE cost money and the charges are being passed on to you. Be aware when paying extra. Ask Clark topics include: Timeshares and Credit Cards.

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How Ford’s new Blue Advantage car buying program stacks up to CarMax & Carvana and why now isn’t the time to buy a new vehicle. / Verizon’s discounter Visible has an improved plan that could save you major money. 6 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for Visible – Clark Howard

Question topics include: Canadian savings accounts, 10 Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs – Clark Howard, the Bumped app has changed, Why You Should Never Sign Up for Overdraft Protection – Clark Howard.

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A poll finds many teens and young adults believe a high school education is enough to earn a decent living. Generally, more education is needed for stable employment, via state technical schools and/or colleges. Clark lists the best paying jobs out of college and explains you don’t have to go into massive student loan debt to earn a college degree.

Question topics include: Amazon reviews / Finding a reputable home appraiser / Credit card application denial – Credit reports

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Rule changes for renters and home buyers have occured. Renters facing eviction have rights, but must verify economic hardship and follow procedure. Clark explains what forebearance now exists for FHA, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage holders and payment strategies.

Crimes stats are up. Extra measures you can take to help prevent car theft and break-ins

Ask Clark topics include the virtual mailbox in the absence of a physical home address, how to protect the Schwab debit card

Links mentioned: CDC form to avoid eviction for apartment renters 

Hello Landlord – by SixFifty

Federal Register Notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 | CDC

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If you must do high-frequency stock trades, Clark gives you the tax-smart way to proceed and explains the beauty of index funds. / Surprising news and Clark smart direction on the job front.

Clark answers your questions: Youth banking accounts / How to spot a car wrap scam / WYZE home security

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The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company offers more affordable versions of expensive generic drugs / Vaccine fraudsters are after your money and personal information. Clark explains the red flags to look out for.

Clark answers your questions: Sports programming on streaming channels – check T-Mobile Tuesdays for free MLB. / Kill A Watt electricity usage monitors / Able Accounts / HSA Accounts

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Clark explains how state and local revenues are faring so far in the pandemic. Ponzi schemes are alive and well. Know how the game is played, so you don’t get played.

The Ponzi Scheme Blog. Clark fields questions on 3 to 5G security system monitoring / How tax credits on electric vehicles work.

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