Save Big: Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands

Save Big: Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands

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Overview

Good Morning America correspondent and ABC News columnist reveals tips for achieving unbelievable savings

In this battered economy, saving money matters more to consumers than ever before. But most people are tired of hearing about all the small stuff, like skipping their morning latte. They tried that, and it didn't work. Americans want fresh, bold ideas and Save Big: Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands has them. In fresh, engaging prose, Elisabeth Leamy shows consumers how to save big on life's most important and costly items. Filled with actionable advice and the insider secrets readers are hungering for, Save Big

  • Details how to save a lot of money on a few things rather than merely saving a little on a bunch of small items
  • Reveals the keys to saving money and the challenges consumers face
  • Educates consumers on how to save thousands on the five things most people spend the most money on: houses, cars, credit, groceries, and healthcare

After the turbulent economic events of the recent past, more and more consumers are focusing on budgeting and creative ways to save money. Save Big can help.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470638989
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/26/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Elisabeth Leamy is the Consumer Correspondentfor ABC's Good Morning America. She also reports forother ABC News programs and writes a weekly columnfor ABCNews.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.

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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