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Debt Reduction Gurus: Clark Howard

I thought it would be interesting to take a look at a few of the most popular debt reduction gurus.  Today, I’ll take a look at radio and television personality, Clark Howard.

Where can you listen to his radio program, The Clark Howard Show?

Stream his show live, Monday through Friday, on his website, or listen live on one of these radio affiliates.  You can also listen to and download archived episodes.

Where can you see him on Television?

Clark produces segments for WSB Television in Atlanta.  In fact, last year, I was featured in a segment he produced!  Most of these segments focus on consumer information.

What does he say about debit cards, credit cards, and debt reduction?

Credit CardsCredit cards are okay if you use them for safety or convenience.

Debit CardsI am not a fan of these “fake” Visa and Master Card cards, as you may know. But if you must use them, you need to use them correctly.

Debt ReductionPaying off several thousand dollars or more in credit card debt takes time, so you must discipline yourself.

What books has he written?

Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich from America’s Money-Saving Expert

Clark’s Big Book of Bargains : Clark Howard Teaches You How to Get the Best Deals

Clark Smart Real Estate: The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Real Estate

Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids: Teaching Kids of Every Age the Value of Money

My thoughts about Clark’s thoughts –

I really like Clarks radio program.  He focuses much more on consumer information and consumer awareness.  He does, however, talk ab out debt reduction, from time to time.  Listening to Clark, I’ve been encouraged to pay attention to my finances, look our for scams, and search for opportunities to spend less money.  Unlike Clark, I like debit cards, and I don’t use credit cards.  But, for those who do like to use credit cards, his advice is solid.  Clark is a bit more business-like than many other radio personalities, and he does a great job of staying on topic and on message.  He promotes personal responsibility and fights to keep corporations honest.

3 thoughts on “Debt Reduction Gurus: Clark Howard

  1. I enjoy Clark and listen to him via the podcast. There have been times when I have listened to him, that I wondered about some of his advice. There have been times where he has advised people not to pay off a mortgage because of the “decent” interest rate. For me, I want to pay off everything ASAP and I do not have a mortgage….

  2. How did you buy a house with no mortgage? Or did you mortgage the house and pay it down fast?

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