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

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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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"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

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“After 21 years of giving advice about your wallet on the radio, I thought I had heard it all and read it all. Then I read Living Rich by Spending Smart. Greg Karp has a clear roadmap to wealth that is yours for the taking. Follow his simple steps and you will take control of your financial future. Get FIT now!”

–Clark Howard, The Clark Howard radio show

 

“The book is full of practical information for trimming and redeploying spending, which is often given short shrift in other personal finance books. The author provides solid advice and solid writing on a topic that benefits from a fresh voice.”

–Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money columnist and author of Easy Money

 

“Greg Karp offers well-researched, practical strategies that can help anyone save big money on everyday expenses, and his entertaining writing style makes the book a fun read.”

–Stephanie Nelson, editor of CouponMom.com and frequent guest on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America

 

“Greg Karp gets it and you will too. His research and tips will help you keep more of the money you earn. Reading Living Rich by Spending Smart is the best way to give yourself a raise.”

–Steve & Annette Economides, New York Times Best-Selling Authors of America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right On The Money

 

“Wise people have always known it. Now Greg Karp lets everyone in on the secret. The surest way to living well is to manage your spending. Living Rich by Spending Smart is a simple roadmap that anyone can follow. And should!”

–Gary Foreman, editor of TheDollarStretcher.com

 

“For every consumer who consistently fails to engage brain before operating pocketbook, this book provides simple, concrete steps to immediately take control of your spending.”

–Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org

 

As The Millionaire Next Door revealed, 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. Instead, Gregory Karp shows how to build real, long-lasting wealth by plugging the money leaks you’re barely aware of and making sure you spend with a purpose.

Karp’s surprisingly painless techniques will help you eliminate wasteful spending in every area of your financial life. You’ll discover how to focus spending on what you really care about...spend less on gifts without becoming a cheapskate...slash your phone bill...pay less for food and still eat what you want...eliminate spending leaks in insurance, education, even entertainment.

From the clothes you wear to the cars you drive, this book will help you build a life that’s truly rich because it’s truly financially secure.

 

•Smart people, dumb spending
Why you need to fire the accountant in your head

What a waste
  
From inkjet cartridges to extended warranties

Achieving money victory: short-term tactics, long-term strategies
  
Win today’s retail skirmishes (and your lifelong money wars)

How to pay less for the same entertainment
  
...without having less fun

Why comparison shopping is more profitable than you thought
    
Surprise: it’s worth your time 

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Book Description Financial Times Press, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction: The Spending Smart Philosophy xiv Chapter 1 Financial FITness: Whacking the Worst Offenders 1 Stockpiling Food for Savings: Bodega in the Basement 3 Coupon Clipping Conundrum: Hassle or Goldmine? 6 Dining Out: Celebrations Versus Poor Meal Planning 9 Life Insurance: Its Your Money and Your Life 12 Home and Auto Insurance: Dont Pay Too Much 16 Phone at Home: Pay Less for Your Landline 19 Wireless Mobile Phone: Dont Let Them Cell You a Bad Plan 23 Chapter 2 Know Thine Enemy; It Is Us: The Problem Between Our Ears 27 Smart People, Dumb Spending: Fire the Accountant in Your Head 28 Evaluating Value: Psychological Income 32 Impulse Spending: Harness the Urge to Splurge 34 No Excuses: The Lies We Tell Ourselves 37 Money Personalities: What Type Are You? 39 Shopping Addiction: Shop Till You Drop Aint Funny 43 Chapter 3 What a Waste!: Pet Peeves and Hot Buttons 45 Bottled Water: Tap into Savings 46 Junky Insurance: Extended Warranties and Other Insurance You Dont Need 49 Timeshare Vacations: The Worst Real Estate Deal Ever 52 Smoking: Your Money, Up in Smoke 54 Ink-Jet Cartridges: Refill Rage 57 Lottery: Winning the Jackpot Isnt a Financial Plan 59 Textbooks: Get Schooled in the Alternatives 60 Hybrid Vehicles: Have a Nonfinancial Reason for Buying One 62 Greeting Cards Discarded: Special-Occasion Cardboard Rethought 64 Chapter 4 The Big Picture: Strategies for Spending Smart 67 Comparison Shopping: Whats a Good Price? 68 Tracking Spending: Forensics on Your Finances 71 Rules of Thumb: Benchmarks for Spending Smart 74 Buying Tactics: When the Price Isnt Really the Price 77 Curse of Automatic Payments: Monthly Commitments Will Haunt You 79 Buying Used: Secondhand Gives You a Leg Up 81 Spending Windfalls: Dont Blow It 84 Membership Has Its Privileges: Savings by Association 86 Shopping Online: Geek Your Way to Savings 89 Chapter 5 Around the House Everyday Spending 93 Running Hot and Cold: Keep Your Bought Air Indoors 94 Gasoline: Fuel Savings with Better Mileage 98 Television: Tune In to Savings 100 Pets: Dont Let Fido Sink Your Finances 104 Prescription Drugs: Just Say No to High Prices for Meds 106 Library: Free Stuff Galore 109 Compact Fluorescents: See the Light 111 Lawn and Garden: Grow Your Savings 114 Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses: See the Price Difference 117 Clothing: Better Duds for Less 120 Chapter 6 Financial Foolishness: Overspending for Financial Services 123 Bank Accounts: Dont Pay Anyone to Hold Your Money 124 Credit Cards: Play the Game Right 127 Credit Cards II: Advanced Tactics 130 Debt Reduction: Finish Paying for Your Purchases 131 Index Mutual Funds: You Cant Beat em, So Join em 134 Identity Theft: What Protections are Worthwhile? 137 Chapter 7 That Time of Year: Seasonal Strategies for Spending Smart 143 Back to School Spending: School Daze 144 Holiday Spending: Ho, Ho, Ho. Whered My Money Go? 146 Valentines Day on the CheapWithout Ending Up in the Doghouse 148 Tax Preparation: Frugal Ways to Pay Uncle Sam 151 Wedding Gifts: An Invitation Is Not an Invoice 154 Kid Birthday Parties: Rein in the Ridiculous 155 Amusement Parks: Costs Shouldnt Take You for a Ride 157 Vacation Accommodations: Hotel Versus Home Rental 159 Chapter 8 Life Happens: Big-Ticket Infrequent Spending 163 How Much Car Can I Afford?Less Than You Think 164 Why Buy Used? Youre Not Buying Someone Elses Problem 167 How Much House Can I Afford? Dont Be House Poor 170 Moving Costs: Getting Your Stuff from Here to There 172 W. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0132350092

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