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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.

There are some new stats out on where the best jobs are; Watch out for this police donation scam. Your money doesn’t actually go to help officers; Bad debts are increasing and many Americans are increasing their levels of credit card indebtedness. 

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Prices are now in constant flux. Clark discusses how to shop online in light of this new reality; Debt settlement firms promise a lot but deliver very little; Funerals are changing. Many are changing the focus to celebrations of life.

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A Tesla is actually cheaper to own than a Camry when you consider the total cost of ownership; Cable and satellite companies are losing lots of subscribers. Streaming for the win!

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Arizona is making it easier for people that move there to start a business in the state. Clark says that other states should follow suit; Are you actually covered by rental car insurance? Are there other ways to get insurance on a rental vehicle more inexpensively? Clark discusses.

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Small businesses are at high risk for ransomware attacks. Clark discusses the importance of protecting your small business on the digital front; How you can move forward after getting laid off? There are different paths you can take to succeed. 

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Lots of people are putting premium gas in their tank even though their car doesn’t require it. Don’t waste your money!; Very few college graduates can answer just a few basic questions about personal finance. 

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Cruise ship companies and airlines are starting to use facial recognition to speed up boarding in an attempt to provide better customer service. There are also privacy concerns; Annuities are bad. Really bad. Almost always.

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Student loan borrowing rates have declined. Good news for college students borrowing money for next school year!; 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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