One of my favorite podcasts is from  Clark Howard, a consumer expert whose goal is to “help you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off.” Save more and spend less is more than just a motto for Clark; it’s a way of life. As a successful lifelong entrepreneur, media star and best-selling author, the Atlanta-based consumer champion is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life.

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Clark Howard – The Podcast

Clark answers questions on the most popular business and consumer topics including; how to buy a cars, financing a home, retirement planning, shopping for insurance and getting the most out of your savings. The podcast receives more than one million downloads each month.

You can find it on most of the poplar podcast apps or by visiting his  site.

About Clark Howard

As a leading consumer advocate and money expert, Clark Howard has been sharing practical advice to help people save more and spend less for more than 30 years. Although Clark grew up in an affluent home, he was not immune to financial hardship. During his freshman year in college at American University, Clark’s father lost his job. In that moment, Clark realized his parents never saved any money. Clark started to work full-time to pay for his own education. He was working during the day and attending school at night.  As a leading consumer advocate and money expert, Clark Howard has been sharing practical advice to help people save more and spend less for more than 30 years. 

College Years

Although Clark grew up in an affluent home, he was not immune to financial hardship. During his freshman year in college at American University, Clark’s father lost his job. In that moment, Clark realized his parents never saved any money. Clark started to work full-time to pay for his own education. He was working during the day and attending school at night. 

After college, Clark chose a job at IBM because the company offered tuition reimbursement which paid his way through graduate school. Clark was committed to becoming financially confident so he started to save every other paycheck — establishing the foundation for a strong financial future. “I was very lucky in business, in real estate, and in investing, and I spent a lot less than I made.” 

Travel Agency

Clark opened his own travel agency, Action Travel, in 1981. The airlines were recently deregulated and the market began to set the fares — it was the perfect opportunity for Clark to start his business. Like the Clark you know and love now, he was spreading value and discount travel deals to his customers on a regular basis. Action Travel quickly became a major success. After six years, Clark sold the agency and retired at the age of 31. With a dream to live at the beach, Clark moved to Florida. He was traveling, exercising and enjoying his financial freedom — Clark was set for life.

Clark Deals

Among his different websites is clarkdeals.com, committed to posting only the best deals out there so you don’t have to spend your time looking through deals that just aren’t that great. Other sites post good deals, but it’s their goal to serve you with the very best deals they can find. They cut through the clutter and hand-pick each deal from stores and retailers you know and love, such as Costco, Aldi, Walmart, Best Buy, The Home Depot, Sears, Sam’s Club and Target in categories such as home and kitchen, travel, clothing, tools & DIY, lawn & garden, food and restaurants, travel and more. Their goal is to be your trusted source for the very best deals out there, in addition to providing shopping tips and savings strategies to help you keep more money in your pocket.

The Clark Howard Show Podcast
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