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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 ofEasy Money,Your Credit Score, andDeal 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 upThe 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 ofThe 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 ofExchange-Traded Funds for Dummies,Bond Investing for Dummies, andIndex 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 Tribunepersonal finance columnist, author ofSaving for Retirement Without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery
"Today everyone is looking for a quick answer to their financial problems. InThe 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, editorThe DollarStretcherWeb 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 ofThe 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. InThe 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 expert you can trust!
Gregory Karp is an author and journalist of 20 years. His national newspaper column, “Spending Smart,” is published in papers that together have millions of readers. The weekly column appears in the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, Allentown Morning Call, and others. The column has three times won a Best Column Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
He is also author of Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want.
Greg’s advice on spending money smarter has appeared in national magazines, such as Newsweek and SmartMoney; television broadcasts, such as WCBS in New York, WSB in Atlanta, and WPVI in Philadelphia, and literally dozens of newspapers nationwide, from the Los Angeles Times to Newsday in New York.
He maintains a Web site at www.gregkarp.com and blog at SpendingSmart.net. Greg lives near Philadelphia with his wife and two sons.
After reading tons of books on being green and frugal, I rarely find a book that adds anything new and exciting. Read morePublished 12 months ago by akOSU
Excellent buy and excellent shipping. I would recommend this book to anyone studying finances or wanting to build up their personal financial knowledge.
I recommend that everyone who struggles with saving, investing or paying off debt read this book. This book simply guides you through the basics step by step. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
Good book with alot of good advice. I have taken some of that advice and implemented it, and am doing well from those decisions. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sheb
Very good book for those of us who basically know nothing about finance, debt, economy, credit, etc. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Nicola Olsen
If you read one money book, make it this one. Some books struggle with being too much or not enough specific, this one is perfect and gives you resources on how to learn more in... Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by Alicia
Take a look at this book. It is a fast read (but I promise you will go back over chapters numerous times) and you're bound to save money. Read morePublished on December 4, 2011 by Patti Graham, Author
Awesome, easy to read, easy to understand information you can put to use immediateley. I've already saved $ in the last 2 weeks by applying one or two of the simple suggestions. Read morePublished on March 11, 2011 by Queen of the Amazon