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Fight For Your Money: How to Stop Getting…

Fight For Your Money: How to Stop Getting Ripped Off and Save a Fortune

by David Bach

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Clear writing and good advice, although nothing particularly surprising. I like this better than David Bach's other books, which tend to hammer in the Latte Factor. ( )
  sachachua | Nov 15, 2009 |
This is well-categorized reference book with lots of information on savings to be had, from cellphones to estate planning. Much of it is learned information (I see other reviewers have recommended it as a graduation present, and that is wise), and some is, of course, information that will change quickly (addresses, URLs, bank and finance changes the crash of 2008 will cause), but, at minimum, it offers and encourages a way of looking at one's spending choices and opportunities that can save money. The index makes it easily accessible and manageable. ( )
  jocraddock | Jul 25, 2009 |
This a great reference book for how to get the most for your money in any one several different areas of personal finance. There are sections on travel, retirement, banking and utillities among others. Each section has some basics on how to get the best deal, some information on how to resolve problems that might arise, and lists of contact information for complaints and disputes. While it could definitely be improved in some areas, it is a must for personal finance readers because it lays down the basics of how to keep the money that you have earned. There are some very clever points that you might not have thought of, that are bound to save you some cash!

However, this is a really terrible book as an audiobook. The narrator reads out long lists of addresses, URLs and other list-type information that is totally lost on you unless you are listening to the book because you might be blind or hard of sight. For me, listening to it as I commute, those sections are a hindrance. I recommend getting the book in hard copy, and only reading the sections that you think apply to you right now. If you are impressed, buy it and keep it as a reference book, looking up applicable sections whenever one of the subjects comes up in your own personal finance experience.
  tkraft | Jul 6, 2009 |
The chapters are broken down into financial subjects. And the book is formatted like a dictionary. So the first chapter is Automobiles & everything financially pertaining to cars. From car loans to leasing to repairs. Each chapter in the book gives you a checklist of information or "to-do's" associated with each topic. As well as helpful websites & contact information for Government agencies.

I think the book would make a great graduation present. There is so much helpful information crammed into this book that a lot of us have already figured out due to life experience. A young person starting out on their own would benefit greatly from the wisdom that David Bach shares.
  charlotteg | Mar 12, 2009 |
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A war for your money is raging and it is time to fight back!

In a book that will forever change how you spend your hard earned money, America’s favorite financial coach, David Bach, shows you how to save thousands of dollars every year by taking on the “corporate machines.” In these times when every dollar counts, big businesses are using dishonest tricks to rip you off, making themselves billions while they keep you living paycheck to paycheck. David Bach knows that until you learn to fight for your money, you will overpay for almost everything you buy. In Fight for Your Money, he gives you the tools to FIGHT BACK and WIN.

Bach shows you how every dollar you spend is really a battle between you and the businesses—and the government—who want to take it as profit. When you know how the system is rigged –the extra points, the hidden fees, the late charges, the unused tax breaks, the escalating rates—you can fight back against the pickpockets and save literally thousands every year—money in your pocket that can help you live your dreams.

Fight for Your Money shows how you are being taken on your cell phone contract, cable bill, car purchase, credit card, life insurance, healthcare, 401(k) plan, airfare, hotel bills, and much more. Bach gives you all the tools you need to fight back, with websites, phone numbers, sample letters and real-life stories of ordinary people who have fought for their money and won.

You’ll learn how to:

Beat the credit card companies at the games they play that cost you thousands annually in interest and fees
Make your bank accounts work for you with higher yields and lower fees
Save thousands by pre-paying college tuition at TODAY’s prices
Raise your credit score and pay thousands less in mortgage interest
Cut your life insurance premiums in half by making one call
Save hundreds on air travel, hotels, and car rentals—just by being an informed consumer
Avoid huge rip-offs like bank-issued gift cards, medical credit cards, 401(k) debit cards, and sneaky renewals of your cell-phone plan.

David Bach knows that when you are being taken financially, you work harder than you have to, for longer than you need to. This book helps you fight for your money, so you can live your life doing what you really want to do.

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Bach shows you how every dollar you spend is really a battle between you and the businesses--and the government--who want to take it as profit, and gives you the tools you need to save money on everything from your cell phone contract to a car purchase, from credit cards to 401(k) plans, and from life insurance to airfare and hotel bills, and much more.… (more)

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