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

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

by Clark Howard, Mark Meltzer

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401397104
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 862,721
File size: 762 KB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
A Note from Clarkxi
Chapter 1Cars
Buying a New Car1
Trade-ins, Financing, and Extended Warranties6
Leasing11
Buying a Used Car14
Car Repairs17
Gasoline22
Ads23
Recalls23
The Lemon Law25
Arbitration27
Accidents29
Chapter 2Money
Clark's Rules for Investing35
Investing37
Short-Term Investing56
Buying and Selling Stock59
401(k) Payouts61
Taxes and Investing64
Credit Cards67
Dealing with Debt69
Credit Reports74
Divorce79
Wills83
Funerals86
Chapter 3Real Estate
Getting Ready to Buy89
Buying a New House92
Home Warranties96
Buying a Used House99
Remodeling102
Selling Your House106
Moving111
Home Security Systems115
Refinancing118
Mortgage Servicing122
Being a Landlord128
Being a Tenant131
Chapter 4Insurance
Life Insurance139
Disability Insurance144
Health Insurance145
Car Insurance151
Homeowners Insurance154
Chapter 5Technology
Buying a Computer160
E-mail163
Internet Service164
Online Bill Paying165
Wireless Phones166
Long-Distance Calling169
Satellite TV172
Chapter 6Travel
Saving Money on Travel176
Opportunities and Hazards184
Car Rentals189
Places to Go193
Handling Money197
Chapter 7The Basics
Solving Problems199
Small Claims Court204
Returning Merchandise208
Dry Cleaning211
Chargebacks213
Infrequent Purchases215
Contracts223
Franchises223
Multilevel Marketing225
Chapter 8Rip-offs
Identity Theft230
Extended Warranties233
Ripping Off the Elderly234
Charities236
Health Clubs239
Time-shares243
Credit Life Insurance247
Business and Employment Scams249
Modeling Schools252
Junk Calls254
Invention Services256
Workbook
Problem Documentation Sheet259
Action Log260
"Drop Dead" Letter to Collection Agencies262
Model Letter of Complaint263
Get Your Name Off Mailing Lists264
Credit Card Numbers Log264
Bank Accounts Log265
Insurance Log265
Request for Repairs to Rental Property267
What to Do When You're in an Auto Accident267
Clark Howard's Favorite Web Sites269
The Phone Book279

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Get Clark Smart 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Nebat More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.