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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

Consumer educator Leamy, a consumer correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America, offers detailed advice for saving money on modern life's major expenses: housing, cars, healthcare, credit, and groceries. Tips are included in the book only if they have the potential to save at least $1,000. There is advice on getting a good mortgage, appealing property taxes, cutting credit card debt, and stockpiling groceries. Of particular interest is advice on choosing a health insurance plan, negotiating fees with your doctor, and haggling with hospitals. Each chapter includes web links for vendors, manufacturers, information, services, and experts such as medical billing advocates. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In Save Big (Not Small), Good Morning America Consumer Correspondent Elisabeth Leamy puts saving into perspective. Her philosophy is to save a lot of money on a few things rather than merely saving a little on a bunch of small things. From paying off credit card debt to buying a car, Save Big teaches readers the keys to saving money on the challenges consumers must tackle. Elisabeth Leamy educates consumers on how to save thousands of the five things we spend the most money on: Houses Cars Credit Groceries Healthcare.

Most personal finance books don't see it Elisabeth's way. They all seem to list a litany of itty bitty savings ideas on the premise that every bit counts. Pack your lunch, save $7. Use your own bank's ATM, save $3. Adjust your thermostat, save $20. And the all-time favorite target: skip the morning latte, save $4. Leamy's revolutionary advice is to go for it Have the latte The key to truly saving is saving big.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Good Morning America Consumer Correspondent Elisabeth Leamy shows you how to SAVE BIG

In this battered economy, saving money matters more to consumers than ever before. But we're tired of hearing about all the small stuff, like skipping our morning latte and installing low-flow showerheads. To truly save, you need BIG, bold ideas, and this book has them. Elisabeth Leamy's philosophy is that it's better to save a lot of money on a few things rather than a¿little money on a bunch of things.

Why give up life's little pleasures when you can save more money by attacking a few big, boring expenses instead? In a straightforward style—with a dash of attitude—Leamy shows you how to SAVE BIG on the five priciest parts of your life:

  • Houses—whether you own or rent, it'syour biggest expense, but also your single biggest source of savings
  • Cars—how to buy a better one for a lower price, and get it fixed for free
  • Credit—ways to save thousands by using less credit and getting credit for less
  • Groceries—how to practice guerrillagrocery shopping and reduce your bills by as much as 80 percent
  • Healthcare—the contrarian secrets toinsurance, doctors, pharmacies, andhospitals that will drastically cut your costs

Unlike most personal finance guides that stress the small stuff, every tip in this book has the potential to save you at least a thousand dollars. Leamy's message is that saving money doesn't have to be a drag. Filled with fresh advice and insider secrets, this book will have you saving more in less time—by identifying where you spend the most money so that you can save the most money.

About 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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470554210
Author:
Leamy, Elisabeth
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Foreword by:
Sawyer, Diane
Foreword by:
Roberts, Robin
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Sawyer, Diane
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Roberts, Robin
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Sawyer, Diane
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Roberts, Robin
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Personal Finance - Budgeting
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Personal Finance - General
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Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091214
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
236.2 x 160 x 31 mm 20 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In Save Big (Not Small), Good Morning America Consumer Correspondent Elisabeth Leamy puts saving into perspective. Her philosophy is to save a lot of money on a few things rather than merely saving a little on a bunch of small things. From paying off credit card debt to buying a car, Save Big teaches readers the keys to saving money on the challenges consumers must tackle. Elisabeth Leamy educates consumers on how to save thousands of the five things we spend the most money on: Houses Cars Credit Groceries Healthcare.

Most personal finance books don't see it Elisabeth's way. They all seem to list a litany of itty bitty savings ideas on the premise that every bit counts. Pack your lunch, save $7. Use your own bank's ATM, save $3. Adjust your thermostat, save $20. And the all-time favorite target: skip the morning latte, save $4. Leamy's revolutionary advice is to go for it Have the latte The key to truly saving is saving big.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , Good Morning America Consumer Correspondent Elisabeth Leamy shows you how to SAVE BIG

In this battered economy, saving money matters more to consumers than ever before. But we're tired of hearing about all the small stuff, like skipping our morning latte and installing low-flow showerheads. To truly save, you need BIG, bold ideas, and this book has them. Elisabeth Leamy's philosophy is that it's better to save a lot of money on a few things rather than a¿little money on a bunch of things.

Why give up life's little pleasures when you can save more money by attacking a few big, boring expenses instead? In a straightforward style—with a dash of attitude—Leamy shows you how to SAVE BIG on the five priciest parts of your life:

  • Houses—whether you own or rent, it'syour biggest expense, but also your single biggest source of savings
  • Cars—how to buy a better one for a lower price, and get it fixed for free
  • Credit—ways to save thousands by using less credit and getting credit for less
  • Groceries—how to practice guerrillagrocery shopping and reduce your bills by as much as 80 percent
  • Healthcare—the contrarian secrets toinsurance, doctors, pharmacies, andhospitals that will drastically cut your costs

Unlike most personal finance guides that stress the small stuff, every tip in this book has the potential to save you at least a thousand dollars. Leamy's message is that saving money doesn't have to be a drag. Filled with fresh advice and insider secrets, this book will have you saving more in less time—by identifying where you spend the most money so that you can save the most money.

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