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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.

Free tax preparation services might be offering you that free service in exchange for your data; 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.

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The NY Mets have created a subscription service to attend baseball games. An app called InWeGo also allows for a lot of entertainment options at a low monthly subscription price; Expensive 403b plans are terrible for teachers; Apple is releasing a credit card with Goldman Sachs this Spring

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You can watch the NCAA tournament for free. Also, video games will soon be cheaper and less tied to specific gaming systems; Manufacturing is coming back to the US thanks to robotics and changes in globalization trends.

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What happens to your digital life after you pass away? Clark has advice to help you make it easier on your loved ones; Virtual kidnapping scams are targeting high-income earners in elite zip codes; The IRS is doing a better job cracking down on tax fraud. But it can make it more difficult for taxpayers to prove their identity in order to receive their own refund. 

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Most Americans have trouble saving for retirement. And savings rates don’t tend to increase very much as people get older; Watch out for this direct-sold 529 plan laden with high fees; Millennials are starting to buy homes!

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Former “Money answer man” Jonathan Goodman was running a ponzi scheme and massively profiting from his shady relationships; 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.

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Zebit sells electronics items to people with low credit scores. Clark made some comments earlier this week and now has the Zebit CFO on to respond to his comments; Fee-laden target retirement funds have been targeted by the SEC; A huge percentage of folks that decide to renovate a home feel that they were scammed in the process

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The college bribery scandal is a sad thing to see happen. The college you go to can be helpful – but it isn’t the end all be all; Dollar Tree is likely raising prices – in large part because of the rising costs due to tariffs; The US finally made the right call to ground Boeing Max planes 

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