Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money

Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money

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by Clark Howard, Mark Meltzer, Theo Thimou
     
 

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Clark Howard is a media powerhouse and penny-pincher extraordinaire who knows a thing or two about money. A lifelong entrepreneur who is now the hugely popular host of a talk radio program and television show and the bestselling author of several books, Clark consistently delivers expert financial advice to his wide and devoted fan base.

Living Large in Lean

Overview

Clark Howard is a media powerhouse and penny-pincher extraordinaire who knows a thing or two about money. A lifelong entrepreneur who is now the hugely popular host of a talk radio program and television show and the bestselling author of several books, Clark consistently delivers expert financial advice to his wide and devoted fan base.

Living Large in Lean Times is Clark's ultimate guide to saving money, covering everything from cell phones to student loans, coupon websites to mortgages, investing to electric bills, and beyond. In his candid and friendly next-door-neighbor manner, Clark shares the small, manageable steps everyone can follow to build a path towards independence and wealth. Chock-full of more than 250 invaluable tips, the book outlines how to:

  • Locate missing and unclaimed money in your name
  • Lower your student loan payment
  • Find legitimate work-at-home opportunities
  • Get unlimited texting and e-mailing for less than $10 per month
  • Know what personal info not to post to social media sites
  • Determine the best mortgage rate, and much, much more

    As Clark demonstrates, there are myriad ways to reduce debt, buy smarter, and build a future. Follow his lead and he'll get you there.

Editorial Reviews

USA Today
Clark Howard teaches you how to get the best deals.
From the Publisher
"Howard is all for the little guy." —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583334331
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
605,705
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Howard is all for the little guy." —-Booklist

Meet the Author

Clark Howard is a successful entrepreneur, a hugely popular talk radio host, HLN TV host, and founder of the website www.clarkhoward.com. He is the author of several books, including the bestselling Get Clark Smart.

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Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Dr_Wilson_Trivino More than 1 year ago
Not long ago being a cheapskate was a bad label, but America's number one cheapskate Clark Howard has made being frugal fashionable. He has become a self-made millionaire and knows a thing or two about money. Already a successful talk show host, entrepreneur, and author, Howard has captured his best tips in his latest work: Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250 + Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter and Save Money. This easy format book gives you insight into painless ways to cut corners without sacrificing quality. With the great recession has come a new awareness of the art of stretching the dollar farther. Some quick tips include: check online if money is due to you from banks, insurance, or government at Missingmoney dot com. Get rid of your phone land line which will save you instantly hundreds a year. Discover how to lower your student loan payments and raise your insurance deductible. The sections are divided into broad sections and with feedback letters from listeners and Clark's random thoughts. An ideal reference guide for any library. As Clark promotes that "wealth is not out of reach- in fact, it can be attainable." Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250 + Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter and Save Money provides a clear path to financial freedom by sharing insight into how manageable steps can be taken to save money. So move away from the humdrum of living day to day and begin a journey on living large in lead times.
BMob More than 1 year ago
I used to think that Clark Howard was stingy, but have realized that I was wrong. The main idea is to save more money than one spends, which means living below one's means rather than within them. One accomplishes this feat by getting the same services and goods in life for a fraction of the usual cost. My wife and I have utilized his teachings to save thousands of dollars. We stopped borrowing money and paid for a good used car, saved money on our unlimited cell phone calling plans for our business, saved on eyeglasses, and much more. This book and my wife helped me realize that I, like most people, have wasted a lot of money over the years. I was able to stop being wasteful and now have savings instead of living from paycheck to paycheck. I recommend this book highly. It will change your life for the better. May God bless you with all of your endeavors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Clark is so full of helpful information & resources. I have spent useless hours on computer looking for helpful websites. Clarks book has more than i ever imagined plus they are all legitimate. He even has a list of websites he,s used previously that has been canned. It's really a great book. Since this one i have bought more. Keep them coming Clark.
AbbyM34 More than 1 year ago
Full of awesome tips on how to save $. Recently started using UPromise to go towards my son's saving's account. Thanks for the great ideas Clark!
ElizabethSweeney More than 1 year ago
I started listening to Clark's radio show 7 years ago, when I was 23 and had my first real job. If I had not found him, I am sure I would be in a totally different financial position today. I maxed out my retirement savings, and I am just not looking a my balances these days, because Clark has taught me that I am "buying low" and I don't need the money for a long time. This book is filled with great advice. I haven't read all of the tips yet, because I will use it as a guide whenever I go to make a purchase. I have already cut some of my bills down with the gems in this book, and I am determined to keep my lifestyle where it is (comfortable) even when I make more money. Thank you Clark for sharing what you know with the rest of us!!!!
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This book is very interesting and informative, it will be an important resource guide that I will add to my permanent collection.
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Leroy McKenzie More than 1 year ago
I was able to save $20 per month on my DSL service within my first couple of days reading the book! And all men should see Clark's method for extending the life of disposal razors for up to 1 year! Clark for President!
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