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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.

Unused gift cards need to be used as soon as possible. As more retailers file for bankruptcy those gift cards become worthless.

Debt collectors are taking more aggressive tactics to claw back money from people that owe. Clark tells you what to watch out for.

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As we do more shopping online, scammers are more likely to take over individual credit card accounts. So freeze your credit and check your statements and watch out for phishing scams.

Renter background checks help landlords decide who they will rent to. But they aren’t always accurate.

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Clark talks about what to do for your dad in the middle of a pandemic.

Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/ClarkStinks.

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Clark discusses the current state of the economy including what is happening with unemployment. Also, high earners in society have been spending a whole lot less which isn’t helping the recovery.

Getting PPP forgiveness will be easier for small businesses with smaller PPP loans.

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Target is raising the minimum wage. Pay has gotten much better for retail workers in recent years and that trend is continuing.

T-Mobile experienced a massive network outage yesterday. Clark talks about what went down and how you should look to communicate in case your internet or cell network goes down.

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Retail sales rose a record 18% in May. That’s the biggest monthly increase since 1992. Clark discusses what this means for the economy.

The SBA EIDL program has been hard to follow with rules that have changed frequently. But the SBA just re-opened EIDL loans for small businesses who have been hit hard by the pandemic. You can call 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information.

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Hertz is selling off cars. But should you buy one? Clark tells you what to watch out for and what is important when buying a used car.

Certain activities are riskier right now. Clark talks about how to weigh the pros and cons of partaking in some activities as Covid-19 is still a real issue.

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With many payments being deferred right now some creditors are making inaccurate reports to the credit bureaus. So watch your credit score closely!

Kim and Joel share the Clark Stinks posted on the web and share with Clark. Submit yours to: Clark.com/ClarkStinks.

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