Clark Howard is a nationally syndicated consumer advocate who advises consumers how to save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. His radio show is heard every day on more than 200 radio stations throughout North America, and he is a frequent guest on many other talk, variety, and news programs. “Save more and spend less” is more than just a motto for Clark; it’s a way of life.
Clark’s career includes stints in both government and private sectors. He was a civilian employee working for the U.S. Air Force at the end of the Vietnam War. He also launched a travel agency in 1981 that grew into a chain with locations across metro Atlanta, and then he sold the company at 31 and retired. While enjoying life on the pristine beaches of Florida, he was asked to be a guest on a radio show about travel. The response was so positive that he was given his own program, The Clark Howard Show.
In early 2009, The Clark Howard Show was expanded to HLN (formerly the Headline News channel) in a weekend program. Viewers can watch the penny-pincher answer the best calls from his daily national radio show on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. ET. He also appears on HLN 16 times each day during the week with minute-long consumer tips.
Clark has published nine books in total, which are available through GetClarkSmart.com.
As an Atlanta native, Clark has always been very involved in improving his community. He started several civic programs, including Atlanta Volunteer Action, Volunteer Action, Inc., The Big Buddy Program, and Career Action. With the help of his listeners, he has built 43 homes over 16 years throughout metro Atlanta for Habitat for Humanity. In 1993, he opened the Consumer Action Center as an extension of his radio show to provide free off-air advice on consumer issues. The CAC is now staffed by more than 140 volunteers.
Clark is also a member of the Georgia State Defense Force. He joined after the terrorist attacks of 2001 to do his part in helping to prepare and assist our military. He attends monthly training workshops around the state as part of his service, and has performed medical evacuation work in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Clark is married and has two daughters and a son. The family lives in Atlanta.
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