Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich from America's Money-Saving Expert

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Overview

Clark Howard answers all these questions and many more in Get Clark Smart. With practical tips and on-line resources, Howard helps readers to get rich by saving money in unexpected places and investing those savings creatively. Howard has a passion for saving money and a zealots enthusiasm for sharing everything hes learned. His strategies for getting rich by saving wisely will turn readers into financial wizards.
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Overview

Clark Howard answers all these questions and many more in Get Clark Smart. With practical tips and on-line resources, Howard helps readers to get rich by saving money in unexpected places and investing those savings creatively. Howard has a passion for saving money and a zealots enthusiasm for sharing everything hes learned. His strategies for getting rich by saving wisely will turn readers into financial wizards.
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Editorial Reviews

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Thrifty Clark Howard insists on sharing his secrets. He wants to tell you the three keys to building long-term wealth; wants to confide to you the five essential things that every home purchaser should know; and even wants to whisper his secret about getting long-distance service almost free.
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It's fun to cheer him on when he uncovers sharklike sales tactics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786887774
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 4/17/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 283
  • Sales rank: 620,453
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Clark Howard
Clark Howard is the host of The Clark Howard Show, a radio talk show syndicated in more than ninety cities around the country. He is also a featured commentator on WSB-TV in Atlanta and a columnist with the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Mark Meltzer is an editor at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Both authors reside in Atlanta.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
A Note from Clark xi
Chapter 1 Cars
Buying a New Car 1
Trade-ins, Financing, and Extended Warranties 6
Leasing 11
Buying a Used Car 14
Car Repairs 17
Gasoline 22
Ads 23
Recalls 23
The Lemon Law 25
Arbitration 27
Accidents 29
Chapter 2 Money
Clark's Rules for Investing 35
Investing 37
Short-Term Investing 56
Buying and Selling Stock 59
401(k) Payouts 61
Taxes and Investing 64
Credit Cards 67
Dealing with Debt 69
Credit Reports 74
Divorce 79
Wills 83
Funerals 86
Chapter 3 Real Estate
Getting Ready to Buy 89
Buying a New House 92
Home Warranties 96
Buying a Used House 99
Remodeling 102
Selling Your House 106
Moving 111
Home Security Systems 115
Refinancing 118
Mortgage Servicing 122
Being a Landlord 128
Being a Tenant 131
Chapter 4 Insurance
Life Insurance 139
Disability Insurance 144
Health Insurance 145
Car Insurance 151
Homeowners Insurance 154
Chapter 5 Technology
Buying a Computer 160
E-mail 163
Internet Service 164
Online Bill Paying 165
Wireless Phones 166
Long-Distance Calling 169
Satellite TV 172
Chapter 6 Travel
Saving Money on Travel 176
Opportunities and Hazards 184
Car Rentals 189
Places to Go 193
Handling Money 197
Chapter 7 The Basics
Solving Problems 199
Small Claims Court 204
Returning Merchandise 208
Dry Cleaning 211
Chargebacks 213
Infrequent Purchases 215
Contracts 223
Franchises 223
Multilevel Marketing 225
Chapter 8 Rip-offs
Identity Theft 230
Extended Warranties 233
Ripping Off the Elderly 234
Charities 236
Health Clubs 239
Time-shares 243
Credit Life Insurance 247
Business and Employment Scams 249
Modeling Schools 252
Junk Calls 254
Invention Services 256
Workbook
Problem Documentation Sheet 259
Action Log 260
"Drop Dead" Letter to Collection Agencies 262
Model Letter of Complaint 263
Get Your Name Off Mailing Lists 264
Credit Card Numbers Log 264
Bank Accounts Log 265
Insurance Log 265
Request for Repairs to Rental Property 267
What to Do When You're in an Auto Accident 267
Clark Howard's Favorite Web Sites 269
The Phone Book 279
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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    GREAT BUY!

    This is only one of several of books of Clark Howard's that I HIGHLY recommend! He is on the level, looking out of each and every ordinary American save more and spend less! He looks out for "the little guy" as we typically get rolled over by the big mega companies ruling our great nation!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2002

    Extremely useful book!

    I found this book to be incredibly useful. It has already helped us save quite a bit of money. The advice is practical and there are several references, internet and otherwise, for each section.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2002

    It's sheer genius to read Clark Smart

    My wife and I bought this book at Costco, and Clark signed it. Next to the Bible, it is the most important book that we own.

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