Bet You Didn't Know: Smart Answers for Every Aspect of Your Life

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Before you call the plumber, take out that policy, retain an attorney, pick up that prescription, or buy that layette?
get the tips before you get the headaches!

BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW ...

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Overview

Before you call the plumber, take out that policy, retain an attorney, pick up that prescription, or buy that layette?
get the tips before you get the headaches!

BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW ...

—When buying a carpet, don't skimp on the quality of the pad underneath, it disintegrates
—Picking up marbles with your bare feet eases foot pain
—Peaches ripen faster if left in a box covered with newspaper
—Some foods can be dangerous to your pet, especially chocolate, nuts, and many of those holiday treats left out for company during parties
—401(k) retirement plans are the best savings and investment deals for most workers
—Never pay for repair work in advance or put more than a third of the price down by check or credit card

Consumer advocate Robyn Freedman Spizman has educated hundreds of thousands of people on how to find a bargain, save time, avoid losing money, and get organized. Now she's consulted the experts in every field for Bet You Didn't Know, a practical, hands-on guide to getting what you want and what you pay for.

From everyday dilemmas like running errands and home entertaining to not-so-everyday situations, such as buying a car, dealing with a divorce, or planning a funeral, Spizman offers hundreds of easier, quicker, safer ways of doing it all. You'll cut costs and avoid mistakes by knowing all the facts before you put your money, your health, or your future on the line!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449003374
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/4/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Appliances
Baby Products
Beauty Products
Car Ownerships
Careers
Child Safety
Cleaning
College
Consumer Tips
Cooking Tips
Death
Decorating
Entertaining
Food Safety and Handling
Garage Sales
Gardening/Plants
Health
Holiday Hazards
Home Ownership-Buying and Selling
Insurance
Kitchen Planning
Legal
Money Management
Moving to a New Home
New Moms
Organizing
Painting
Pets
Saving Money
Senior Citizens
Time Management
Travel
Web Sites
Weddings
What Ifs
Working at Home

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