From the 60 comments left on my book review of Clark Howard’s “Living Large in Lean Times,” it seems many of you know a lot about living large on budget. That’s great! The person I picked as the winner is enthusiastic and eager to learn more.
Without further ado, the winner of the book is
Tanya. She wrote:
I would love to win this book. I never buy anything unless it’s on sale and I have a coupon. I stopped buying books and get them from the library, and we only go to movies at the discount theater or when we get a LivingSocial deal. We eat at home most nights and try to enjoy as many free events (movies/concerts in the park, festivals, etc.) as possible. What else can I do, Clark??
Tanya, this book will answer your question. Be prepared to learn about about buying a car, saving money on prescriptions, and protecting your wallet when you travel. In the back of the 251-page book, you’ll also find a reference guide to money-saving websites. Tanya, you have 48 hours to email me your mailing address.
If I don’t get a response, the book will go to the first runner up Michelle Ventresca, who said she does not have health insurance because she can’t afford it. In the book, Howard warns against buying single-issue insurance policies like cancer insurance or accident insurance because they’re a rip-off. He suggests that if you’re in your late 50s and early 60s you’re much better of considering long term care insurance.
The second runner up is MB, who shared her cheap thrills of heading to free and inexpensive activities in her area. The book includes a chapter on how to score cheap sporting and concert tickets, get free ebooks, and score free music.
Howard’s book hit the shelf Aug. 2 so you won’t find it in the library yet. If you didn’t win and you’d like a copy, buy it on Amazon for $10.96 (orig. $18).