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  • 1-2-3 Money Plan: The Three Most Important Steps to Saving and Spending Smart

    By Gregory Karp

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780137141739
    • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL REFERENCE
    • Published: May 2009
    100% Practical, 100% Specific Financial Advice Everyone Can Use: Exactly What to Do and Exactly How to Do It   “Greg Karp makes managing your money as easy as 1-2-3. He offers sensible, time-tested advice to help you make smart decisions and get your finances on track.” --Liz Pulliam Weston, “The most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet” (Nielsen//NetRatings), author of Easy Money, Your Credit Score, and Deal with Your Debt   “I love this book. Greg's simple strategies push you to be smart with your dough and act right away.” --Clark Howard, The Clark Howard Show   “Within one hour of picking up The 1-2-3 Money Plan, I already had a list of easy next steps to save on several of our household expenses.” --Stephanie Nelson, founder of CouponMom.com   “Greg Karp really knows his stuff, and he lays it out in plain language that will help anyone save money and get financially fit.” --Jeff Yeager, author of The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches   “The money you spend on this book should easily be recouped by the time you're only several pages into it!” --Russell Wild, financial advisor, author of Exchange-Traded Funds for Dummies, Bond Investing for Dummies, and Index Investing for Dummies   “Greg Karp is a lifesaver for people worried about stretching their dollars in a tough economy. He's no Scrooge. Rather, he nudges you into sound decisions and smart spending.” --Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune personal finance columnist, author of Saving for Retirement Without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery   "Today everyone is looking for a quick answer to their financial problems. In The 1-2-3 Money Plan, Greg Karp has created an excellent resource. It's well organized and full of great ideas. But, most importantly, it's written in a language that the average consumer can understand and apply. Many people will thank Greg for helping them survive financially tough times." --Gary Foreman, editor The DollarStretcher Web site, stretcher.com   “Greg Karp tells it like it is, with the specificity and candor busy people need. I am saving money already.” --Jean Chatzky, author of The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times, blogging at jeanchatzky.com   Today, frugal is the name of the game. But you don't have to take a vow of poverty: You just have to be smarter about how you spend, save, and invest. Sound hard? Not anymore. In The 1-2-3 Money Plan, top personal finance columnist Greg Karp offers 100% practical, 100% specific financial advice everyone can use...organized into simple three-step plans that tell you exactly what to do and how and where to do it! Discover how to save money by putting your bills on autopilot...which specific brand names to buy in everything from index funds to cellphones...how to improve your credit rating...how to get the right insurance, without wasting money on unnecessary coverage...easier ways to save for college and plan for retirement...and a whole lot more. Finally: simple, reliable financial advice you can act on, from an award-winning e
  • Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want

    By Gregory Karp

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780132350099
    • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL REFERENCE
    • Published: February 2008
    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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