Name of Radio Show: Clark Howard Radio Show
Subject Matter: Make money, save money, and avoid scams
Samples of Topics: Save on real estate transactions; Collection abuses; Bank ratings; 5 Steps To Building a Freelance Career or Business
Where to Listen
Clark Howard is nationally syndicated money expert that shows you how to make money, save money, and avoid scams.
Clark was raised in an upper middle class family, but when he came home one Thanksgiving from American University he discovered his father had lost his job. This meant that Clark would either have to drop out of school or find a way to pay for this high priced school himself.
Clark got a full-time job working for the Air Force as a civilian employee and he attended school at night. Soon he found a better paying job at HUD. This experience taught Clark the value of his education, and the fact he didn’t want to work for the government.
After completing his college studies Clark worked for IBM as a bill collector and got all of his tuition paid for to get a MBA from Central Michigan University. After graduating he worked as a social worker for several years. In 1981 he decided that working for himself was the best financial choice, so he opened a travel agency. That business grew to 5 offices.
In 1987 he sold the travel company and retired at the age of 31 and became a beach bum in Florida. He spent his days swimming, beaching, and biking with no intention of ever having to work again.
Family responsibilities brought him back to his birthplace of Atlanta. There he got a call from a local radio station to appear as a guest for a travel show. From that single guest appearance, he built a new career as a host of his own Sunday travel show. His show then turned into a 5-day/week show about money. That was how The Clark Howard Show was born.
Clark has written 8 books, including several New York Times bestsellers and has a popular web site. Currently his radio show is heard on the Headline News Channel every night from 5 to 7 pm.
The lesson that Clark wants you to learn in your life is that “you don’t have to be stuck in a rut. If you do what you love, the money you need to survive will generally follow”.