Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want

Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want

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by Gregory Karp
     
 

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As The Millionaire Next Door revealed, and millions of Americans now realize, building wealth isn't just about working harder or what you choose to invest in: it's about spending smarter. Now, award-winning Tribune Company personal finance columnist Gregory Karp shows how to do just that. This book isn't about depriving yourself: you don't have

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As The Millionaire Next Door revealed, and millions of Americans now realize, building wealth isn't just about working harder or what you choose to invest in: it's about spending smarter. Now, award-winning Tribune Company personal finance columnist Gregory Karp shows how to do just that. This book isn't about depriving yourself: you don't have to become a "financial anorexic," and you won't have to start dumpster diving! Instead, Gregory Karp shows how to build real, long-lasting wealth by plugging the money leaks you're barely even aware of, and making sure you spend with a purpose. Drawing on everything he's learned writing his prize-winning weekly column, Karp reveals surprisingly painless, little-known techniques for eliminating wasteful spending in every area of your financial life. Karp shows how to spend on what you really care about, not what you don't... understand the real value of comparison shopping...save money in giving gifts without becoming a cheapskate. Karp shows how to slash your phone bill... spend less on food without changing what you like to eat... eliminate spending leaks in insurance, education, entertainment and beyond. From the clothes you wear to the cars you drive, Living Rich by Spending Smart will help you build a life that's truly rich, because it's truly financially secure.

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From the Publisher

"Gregory Karp delivers the goods - by telling you exactly how to get those goods for less - in this supremely practical guide to smart spending. From reducing your cable bill to the cost of your casket, this book is a gold mine of money saving advice."

-- Jeff Yeager, Author, The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132703536
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
01/23/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
727 KB

Meet the Author

Gregory Karp is an award-winning, nationally published newspaper journalist. Greg’s column, “Spending Smart,” is consistently among the popular personal finance columns in Tribune Co. newspapers each Sunday. In 2006 the column was named Best Column by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Greg’s writing regularly appears in such newspapers as the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, and Allentown (PA) Morning Call. It also appears on the Web sites of such television stations as WPIX in New York, WGN in Chicago, and KTLA in Los Angeles. Greg often writes family money stories for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. He’s a frequent guest on the morning show, Good Day Philadelphia, and appears weekly on RCN-TV in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. He maintains a blog at themorningcall.com. Greg lives near Yardley, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons.

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Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
risuena More than 1 year ago
Pretty easy to read and practice. As a self help book, some of it includes things you've already heard before or need reminding on like cutting back on eating out; a few things like the way people view insurance loyalty and telecom services were new and interesting. The author outlines everything in a very approachable way, parts of the book are helpful, not too much repetitive talk, but nothing ground breaking, life changing, or philosophical. It's one of those books that I can take a bit from but won't be my go-to/must have book; it won't be in my financial library.
Tiffany Morris More than 1 year ago
I started reading a pdf version that I downloaded from another site. This book was so good, I was compelled to buy the full version. It is not overly preach ,and is full of a lot of simple and practical advice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gpood advice and websiite information..
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Recycled ideas that are out of date. This waswritten before the crash of 2008 and it shows. I wasted my money on this drivel.
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