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Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged


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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Tantor; Unabridged CD edition (August 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452613958
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452613956
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,774,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book will be of interest to those looking for straightforward answers to everyday financial issues." ---Library Journal Audio Review

About the Author

Clark Howard is a successful entrepreneur and radio and television host and the author of books including Get Clark Smart and Clark's Big Book of Bargains. Mark Meltzer is an executive editor at Atlanta Business Chronicle and has coauthored several books with Clark Howard, including Get Clark Smart and Clark's Big Book of Bargains. Theo Thimou is the director of content at www.clarkhoward.com and holds a master's degree in journalism from New York University.

Pete Larkin, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has worked in virtually all media. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993, served as host of WNEW-FM's highly rated "Saturday Morning Sixties" program, and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations.

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Our family has been a fan of Clark Howard!
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Very good information in this book, written where even a financial idiot can understand.
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This book takes a different approach from any other personal finance book.
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By digsblues TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 6, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I've always read Clark Howard's books and often refer to his web page, and this book does not disappoint.

It's 330 pages long, but it broken up into 14 topics. Each topic gives the story of 3 different consumers, the problems they faced, and how they overcame them. At the end of each story are bullet point financial tips and references to helpful websites.

The chapters include:

Credit
Homes and Real Estate
Cars
Technology
Retirement
Investing
Energy
Living Below Your Means
Entrepreneurship
Travel
Family
Health Care
Working and Learning
The Empowered Consumer

One story was about "recycling" your home and using it differently. I live in a tourist center (San Diego) and have an empty room that I'm fixing up to rent out through a hostel site. I'll give updates on how that works out for me.

This book is so full of ideas and inspiration that it's worth a hundred times its price. Highly recommend.

Thanks for taking the time to read my review, and I hope you found it helpful in making a purchase decision.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jim D. on August 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
In CLARK HOWARD'S "LIVING LARGE FOR THE LONG HAUL" the book is American as it's Red, White, and Blue Cover. The book features many short American success stories that others have shared with Howard along his journey's in finding empowerment for the people. I believe sometimes as American's we tend to forget how great our company is and how being mindful, thoughtful, and thorough it can lead us to a fountain of success. In this day and age when some are frustrated or lost in a down beat economy, Clark shares with us stories of how to bounce back smarter than before. The Stories shared in this book such as Steve "the SOLAR SAVER" or "OFF GRID" are reminders on how we can be proactive towards savings while turning it into a profit. Some other stories such as "Around the World on a Dime" and Arthur Blank's midlife fire turned into a blessing are great reads too. The book is an easy read compared to some others and if you're looking for true experienced pointers on investing, housing, retirement or even your boomerang college kid, Living Large for the Long Haul is a must read. If you're looking to bounce back, smile or funnel other success stories into your own passion you have found the right book.

Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mighty Jungle on August 14, 2013
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Our family has been a fan of Clark Howard! This book is so good with helpful tips and examples of people like us. I highly recommend this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brenda From Maryland on August 27, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I pre-ordered this eBook and eagerly awaited it's arrival, to my Kindle Fire. The first day, I read 60% of the eBook. Then I put the eBook down for a couple of weeks, to retain all the stories and nuggets of wisdom, into my mind.

This eBook, drew me back to finish reading it. So many stories about the struggles and the many different ways of thriving and surviving, coming out ahead in these tough economic times. Amazing people, giving hope by sharing their stories and nuggets of wisdom. They rock!

This is the BEST eBook of 2013, that I've read and treasured. This eBook, is worth way more than the price of the eBook itself! It's an eBook of hope and living your best life, despite of these tough economic times.

Thank you, Clark Howard, Mark Meltzer and Theo Thimou, for writing this book. I'm eagerly looking forward to reading any new future books, written by you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Vercher on January 5, 2014
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I have bought a few other books by Clark Howard which were great; however this one was a big let down. I found it a quite a waste of money it was more about stories of peoples finances verses how to save money which what was his other books did such a fantastic job with. If you are looking for money saving tips stick with his book Living Large in Lean Times and stay away from this book it is a big let down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. LaChance on August 22, 2013
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oops I meant Howard..love the book
Whats not to love..he's the best!!
My grandchildren now call me grammy howard. Oh well !
A must read for all ages
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By notatallhappy on August 22, 2013
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Clark Howard does it again..
Leave it to him to put things into total context.
I cant wait for his next book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DMin1600 on January 5, 2014
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Clark basically just takes his audience e-mails/calls and publishes them into a book. Pretty easy way to write a book and make money. Nothing in this worth reading.
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