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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.

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; Americans are going to fewer fast food restaurants. Clark discusses why that is the case.

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Vanguard dropped in the ACSI ratings due to worse customer service. Clark runs through other results from the recent customer satisfaction survey; Juul has announced that it will no longer sell flavors of liquid for its e cigarettes. That is good news for parents; Amazon has a new DVR for cord cutters that is worthy of your consideration.

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Amazon announced its HQ2 cities. And the biggest downside is the corporate welfare culture; The VA has been the subject of a few Clarkrages. Here is another important update on what is happening in VA nursing home facilities; Banks are working with DMV’s across the country to better identify their customers.

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The average used car now costs more than $20k!; USPS mail preview is giving fraudsters a leg up on us; 3D printing glasses is the future of allowing customization.

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Google and Facebook are ending arbitration clauses for sexual harassment claims; How to protect yourself from more advanced skimmers that aim to steal your payment information. They are widely used at gas pumps now; Home sizes are shrinking. There are lots of benefits to that shift. Also, homeless vets are benefiting as tiny homes in certain locations are offering places for them to rest their head as they seek to get back on their feet.

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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; Clark talks about the importance of Veterans Day and discusses his own service

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The limits for what you can contribute to a 401k, 457b, or an IRA are increasing in 2019; CVS receipts are SO incredibly long; Your customer service score could determine whether you get decent customer service from a retailer or not.

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Make sure to get recalls on your car fixed in a timely manner; Your Facebook info – including actual messages you have sent through the service – could be for sale online after the Facebook breach; Wireless mesh routers can help your home WiFi in a big way. And these systems are going down in price as well.

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