Save Big: Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands

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Praise for Save Big

"If you follow Elisabeth's easy steps for how to save onlife's big expenses, you will change your life."
—Clark Howard, Host of The Clark Howard Show; New York Times Bestselling
Author of Get Clark Smart and Clark's Big Book of Bargains

"Using the suggestions in this book will save youthousands of dollars. It's a great return on your investment."
—Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money ...

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Overview

Praise for Save Big

"If you follow Elisabeth's easy steps for how to save onlife's big expenses, you will change your life."
—Clark Howard, Host of The Clark Howard Show; New York Times Bestselling
Author of Get Clark Smart and Clark's Big Book of Bargains

"Using the suggestions in this book will save youthousands of dollars. It's a great return on your investment."
—Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money Columnist,bestselling author of Your Credit Score: Your Money and What's at Stake

"[Elisabeth] reminds us all in an engaging way that it's not just thepennies that count. It's just as important to find big ways to save."
—Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post, author of the nationally syndicated "Color of Money" column

Save Big . . . not small

Learn to make money-saving moves that actually matter.The conventional wisdom is that if you skip your daily latte, you canbecome a millionaire. But that's what author Elisabeth Leamy calls"Small Stuff Savings." Wouldn't you rather SAVE BIG?

Houses: You can buy low-flow showerheads and save $5.Or get a fast flow mortgage and save $103,536.

Cars: You can save $9 a month by inflating your tiresright. Or save $31,279 by choosing the right car.

Credit: Going to your own bank's ATM will save you $3.Calling your own bank could save you $1,272.

Groceries: Packing your lunch will save you $7 a day. Shoppingstrategically for those lunch fixin's will save you $7,904 a year.

Healthcare: You can save $75 a year by canceling yourmagazine subscriptions. Or save $6,350 a year by choosingthe right medical prescriptions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470554210
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/14/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Elisabeth Leamy is the Consumer Correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America. She also reports for World News and Nightline and writes a weekly column for ABCNews.com. Since joining Good Morning America in 2005, Leamy has investigated a wide range of topics for the morning program. She's known for her dedication to educating consumers. Leamy has received thirteen Emmy Awards and four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Her first book, The Savvy Consumer, was published in 2004. Find additional links and lists to help you SAVE BIG at www.ElisabethLeamy.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART I Houses: Home of Savings.

CHAPTER 1: Buy a House ASAP.

CHAPTER 2: How Much Should You Spend?

CHAPTER 3: Doing the Deal.

CHAPTER 4: Getting a Good Mortgage.

CHAPTER 5: Choosing a Mortgage Professional.

CHAPTER 6: Cut Your Closing Costs.

CHAPTER 7: Appeal Your Property Taxes.

CHAPTER 8: When to Refinance.

CHAPTER 9: Pay Off Your Mortgage Early.

CHAPTER 10: Sell Your House Yourself.

PART II Cars: The Cheaper Road.

CHAPTER 11: What to Buy.

CHAPTER 12: What Can You Afford?

CHAPTER 13: Where to Buy a Car.

CHAPTER 14: Choosing a Reliable Car.

CHAPTER 15: Bargaining for the Best Price.

CHAPTER 16: Make Your Car Last.

CHAPTER 17: Car Insurance for Less.

PART III Credit: Loans for Less.

CHAPTER 18: Protecting Your Credit Reports.

CHAPTER 19: Understanding Your Credit Score.

CHAPTER 20: Raising Your Credit Score.

CHAPTER 21: Cut Credit Card Debt.

PART IV Groceries: Guerilla Grocery Shopping.

CHAPTER 22: Price Matching.

CHAPTER 23: Stockpiling.

CHAPTER 24: Creative Couponing.

CHAPTER 25: Wild Cards.

PART V Healthcare: Curing High Costs.

CHAPTER 26: Choosing a Health Insurance Plan.

CHAPTER 27: Negotiating with Your Doctor.

CHAPTER 28: Picking Your Prescriptions.

CHAPTER 29: Haggling with Hospitals.

Conclusion.

Index.

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