If you live in Atlanta or listen to talk radio, you have probably heard of Clark Howard and his consumer advocacy to get you cheap deals on just about everything.
Well, I’m sorry, in advance, but I heard him say one of the most absurd things on the radio this morning. So absurd that I just have to tell you Clark has lost it, at least momentarily, on this one.
He has another way for you to, “keep your wallet fat.” (those are his words) He went on to say that January is the month that fast food restaurants are hurting for business. So, in an attempt to get customers back, they offer “great incentives” and discounts on popular menu items.
He advises you to stay away from the combo and value meals. The savings is in the $1 menus. You’ll find items that are not usually on there.
Now, this might excite “Mc Frugal” Clark Howard and save you money now. It may even “keep your wallet fat,” however, this strategy will also keep YOU FAT!
And in the long run, you’ll pay more for doctor bills!
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol
but for now, save some money
Enjoy that Big Mac!
I agree that Clark’s advice may keep you fat,but given that his job is not to help people loose weight, I don’t see what he did wrong. His job is to save people money. That’s like being mad at him for not telling people to ride their bikes to the fast food place when he’s not an environmentalist. Doesn’t make much sense either.
Nathan Nowak says
Katherine, nobody’s mad at Clark for helping people be frugal with their money. Just making the point that if you follow his advice your wallet won’t be the only thing getting and staying fat!
Joanna Schmink says
I think that Trinity need to send this to Mr. Clark and raise his awareness. I know he loves his junk food but I also know he likes to work out and keep in shape. Perhaps he would also consider giving his listeners an alternative to the cheap Fat Meal and find a way to promote less expensive healthy alternatives and yes of course exercise. He does have a “Clark Stinks” section once a week on his show and takes praise and criticism.