1,001 Things They Won't Tell You: An Insider's Guide to Spending, Saving, and Living Wisely

1,001 Things They Won't Tell You: An Insider's Guide to Spending, Saving, and Living Wisely

by Jonathan Dahl
     
 


Buyer beware. Based on the addictive “Ten Things They Won’t Tell You” column in SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, this book is packed with insider secrets and expert knowledge that show you how to take control and manage your money, your health, your material well-being. In all, it covers the top ten things theySee more details below

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Buyer beware. Based on the addictive “Ten Things They Won’t Tell You” column in SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, this book is packed with insider secrets and expert knowledge that show you how to take control and manage your money, your health, your material well-being. In all, it covers the top ten things they won’t tell you, covering 100 businesses and professions that readers interact with daily, sometimes profoundly. In addition to outlining exactly what you don’t know, but need to, it arms readers with insights, tips, and techniques to make each of us a savvier, smarter consumer.

Bet You Didn’t Know:
Your Veterinarian: “Vaccinating your pet could do more harm than good.”

Your Preschool: “We serve more junk food than McDonald’s.”

Your Credit Card Company: “Debit cards should come with a warning: Use at your own risk.”

Your Gourmet Grocer: “This bottled water is actually tap water.”

Your Fitness Club: “Our trainers don’t know what they’re doing.”

Your Car-Leasing Company: “You call it an odometer, we call it a cash register.”

Your Cruise Line: “Our engines break down all the time.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761151371
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/13/2009
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

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"A smart and fun guide…and essential reading for the consumer."—Gerri Willis, host, CNN’s Your Bottom Line

"The road map for how the companies and services we rely on can and do take advantage of us. This book teaches you how to navigate those pitfalls and become a smarter consumer."—Becky Quick, coanchor, CNBC’s Squawk Box

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