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.
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.
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.