In “Living Large in Lean Times,” author, radio host, and penny pincher Clark Howard says he is frequently asked when the economy is going to come back. To win this book, see below. Clark’s response shocks a lot of people: five to ten years. So what’s a person to do in the meantime?
Learn to live large in lean times, says Howard. He writes:
I can’t predict when the nation will get healthy. But I can help you empower yourself so that you have your personal financial house in order. That way you can survive and ultimately prosper regardless of the country’s progress. You do it one step at a time, fixing your finances and then building the path to independence and ultimately, dare I say, wealth.
The 251-page book, on sale for the first time today, is divided into
ten chapters in which Howard writes about issues everyone will have to go through in life: buying insurance, saving money on prescriptions, buying electronics, elder issues, and protecting your wallet when you travel, among other things. “Living Large” is an easy read.
This book will help newbie saver a lot, and if you’re a seasoned saver you’ll also find helpful nuggets of information. I particularly liked the insurance section of the book where Howard recommends saving money on prescription drugs by finishing your expired pills and buying larger doses and then cutting the pill in half. The computers and Internet section will also keep you up to date with ways to combat identity theft.
Let us know how you are living large during lean times by Friday, August 5, 2011 at 5 p.m. PST for a chance to win my review copy. Winner announced Monday. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the book and read more about Howard’s suggestions, you can purchase a new copy on Amazon for $10.96 (orig. $18).