Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust.

  • Clark on health care: We need "clear pricing signals" to control costs

      

    The current debate about health care in our country is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. It's plugging one tiny hold on a sinking ship. Here's my basic formula for a...

  • Clark's take: These investment companies offer you the best bang for your buck

      

    Investing is one of things that can get so complicated that it makes some people just want to run away from the idea. But it doesn't have to be that way! When you're ready to invest,...

  • The dangers of using public WiFi for tax e-filing

      

    If you're using online tax-prep software to file your returns, I want you to be sure you don't do it over a public WiFi connection. Coffee shops and libraries are considerations for many...

  • Warning: These fake iPhone shopping apps look just like the real thing

      

    Hundreds of fake iPhone retail apps have started appearing in the Apple App Store -- and they look just like the real thing. These apps appear to be legitimate retail shopping apps -- but...

  • Best 529 plans to help pay for college

      

    A 529 plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans -- allow you, a relative or a friend to put money aside as an investment for a child's...

  • The best and worst supermarket chains in America

      

    A tally of supermarkets in the U.S. names a Northeastern regional chain as the best grocery store in the nation! Best grocery store chains in the U.S. Consumer Reports has crunched...

  • The key to preventing tax return identity theft is...

      

    Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want to. Read more: Where’s your tax refund? How to get a...

  • 3 ways to avoid tax fraud

      

    Tax season has arrived — and unfortunately, that means scammers are on the prowl! So what do you need to know in order to safeguard your identity and your wallet...

  • How to shop for term life insurance

      

    It's distressing to me how few people with young kids have life insurance. The problem is the insurance that's best for people with dependents is not touted by the industry as a general...

  • New website tells you if someone died in your house!

      

    Some time ago, there was an unfortunate incident at a house near us where a man committed suicide. When his estate put the house up for sale, they found it was a hard sell because many people knew...

  • Clark's Habitat for Humanity Builds

      

    Build a Habitat home with Clark Howard! Join Clark and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity as we build affordable homes for families in need. It's a fun and rewarding way to give a hand up to hard...

  • Why your tax refund will probably be late this year

      

    Georgia is among the states with the most cases of identity theft. Many people are targets around tax time, falling prey to scam artists who file bogus claims under unsuspecting taxpayer names and...

  • Records, paperwork and old files: What to keep and what to toss!

      

    The amount of records and paperwork you should keep is actually more limited than you might think. Here's a list of what to keep and for how long, and what to get rid of! Keep this...

  • 5 things you should never post on social media

      

    Are you putting yourself in danger of identity theft by sharing too much info on social media? Don't post these things! A Visa survey found shocking results about the info Americans are...

  • Why you should wait until January to return that unwanted gift

      

    If what you got from Santa this year isn't exactly what you wanted, here’s why you should wait a bit to hit the stores.