Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want

As The Millionaire Next Door revealed, and millions of Americans now realize, building wealth isn t just about working harder or what you choose to invest in it s about spending smarter Now, award winning Tribune Company personal finance columnist Gregory Karp shows how to do just that This book isn t about depriving yourself you don t have to become a financial anoreAs The Millionaire Next Door revealed, and millions of Americans now realize, building wealth isn t just about working harder or what you choose to invest in it s about spending smarter Now, award winning Tribune Company personal finance columnist Gregory Karp shows how to do just that This book isn t about depriving yourself you don t have to become a financial anorexic, and you won t have to start dumpster diving Instead, Gregory Karp shows how to build real, long lasting wealth by plugging the money leaks you re barely even aware of, and making sure you spend with a purpose Drawing on everything he s learned writing his prize winning weekly column, Karp reveals surprisingly painless, little known techniques for eliminating wasteful spending in every area of your financial life Karp shows how to spend on what you really care about, not what you don t understand the real value of comparison shopping money in giving gifts without becoming a cheapskate Karp shows how to slash your phone bill spend less on food without changing what you like to eat eliminate spending leaks in insurance, education, entertainment and beyond From the clothes you wear to the cars you drive, Living Rich by Spending Smart will help you build a life that s truly rich, because it s truly financially secure.
Living Rich by Spending Smart How to Get More of What You Really Want As The Millionaire Next Door revealed and millions of Americans now realize building wealth isn t just about working harder or what you choose to invest in it s about spending smarter Now award win

  • Title: Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want
  • Author: Gregory Karp
  • ISBN: 9780132350099
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Gregory Karp has loads of good suggestions for how to spend smart. His advice covers everything from everyday spending to financial investments. I totally agree with his premise that "your day-to-day spending decisions will impact your finances more than any investment decision you will ever make." Both my book, "Money: How to Be Rich Without It and How to Stretch It Using Ten Hints from the Past and the Technology of Today" and Gregory Karp's book "Living Rich by Spending Smart" help you focus [...]

    2. This review is also posted at cabezadecrecre.wordpress/Positive life experiences contribute to happiness more than things do.Everyone wants to save money right? Everyone wants to retire before they die, cold and depressed, at their job site one day. But we can all use more ideas on how to stretch our pennies and dollars.I am known as a frugal person. I clip coupons. I shop clearance. I almost never pay full price. I’m always looking for a deal. A lot of the suggestions in this book are intuiti [...]

    3. Easy to read sections. Good overall snapshot of decisions on how to spend money. I'm happy this book's philosophy is in alignment with my own. Tangible resources to follow up on ideas.Main idea: invest in experiences with people rather than material. Higher return on investment.Things I need to stop doing: $4 greeting cards.Highlights:1. Positive life experiences contribute to happiness more than things do.2. Hospitals can't charge for tissues, gowns, and other routine supplies, which are part o [...]

    4. I know what you're thinking -- why is Chloe, frugal and good with money, debt-free since paying off her student loan in 2003, reading a book about smart spending? Well, partly for fun and partly to see if I could come up with more money saving tricks. I was always good with money, but a lot of the stuff in this book is stuff I hadn't considered when I was in college, first living on my own, and I think this does point out a lot of things that people -- even people who are good with money -- don' [...]

    5. Great book because most personal finance is about investments or budgeting. This one has practical advice about what most of us spend money on. When should you get rid or a car and buy a used one? What should you spend on a new car? There are guidelines and formulas as well as web sites. BTW, I think all books should have an appendix of all the websites and what they are for, so you don't have to hunt around or make lists on your iphone as you read.

    6. I think this book is for people with absolutely no financial sense at all. I read it looking for some tips on how to make smarter decisions with my money, but I realized after reading this that I have a pretty good handle on my spending already. The author's tips might be useful for someone who is out of control with their spending habits, but for me, it wasn't very helpful.

    7. A pretty informative lunch-break read. The main learning points include: - Money out is as vital as money in and expenses are what we can control. --- Common mistakes: - Schizophrenic mental accounting: walking 1km to save $25 on a pair of $75 shoes while not walking the same distance to save $25 on a set of $2,500 furniture. - Loss aversion: Hold on to bad investments. - Sunk cost: Throw in good money for past bad choices. - Buy over-priced items with non-functional benefits (branded items, spo [...]

    8. It is not a book about cutting expenses but it is about spending less on things you don't care about and spending more on things you care about

    9. Nothing especially groundbreaking but a good starting point for those who do not have much experience with managing their money. A few ideas are already outdated.

    10. Karp reiterates a lot of what I already knew, so it's not a 4 or 5. I did find him to be straight-forward and someone who "makes sense" to me. I loved that he clarified that saying you're putting in new windows to save money isn't quite true, and same with buying a hybrid car. I really like the idea of spending your money where YOU find important; I think this is where most people lose out b/c they're complaining about having "no money" but really they have money, they're just spending it on thi [...]

    11. While it is not groundbreaking, I did appreciate the easy reading style and realistic approach to improving one's finances. In particular, I liked his emphasis on spending more on those things that are of particular importance to you, and going the less expensive route on the rest. Also, I did pick up a few new points and sources, and felt he provided a good overview without going into too much detail.

    12. This book has quite a few practical tips for living within your means and building wealth. For the most part, these are things I have always done, though I did pick up a few ideas for online resources that could make managing my finances easier. You will benefit from this book to the extent that you are willing to put these ideas into practice. However, that could be the sticking point for the very readers who need this most. free Kindle download. Now THAT's spending smart!

    13. Lots of good advice on spending smarter, but not necessarily going without things you enjoy. This book makes you think about what you really are spending money on and makes you realize it is not that hard to spend wisely and save for other things that truly matter. Some of the tips I knew, but there were many that were new to me. There were a few sections that did not apply to me, but I just skipped those sections or merely skimmed them.

    14. This book was all right. Most of the tips on saving money are pretty well known so there wasn't much new insight except for the parts on how to save money on medical and funeral expenses. I must say, though, that the book inspired me to look more closely at our spending to see what opportunities we can find. People aren't kidding when they say that having a baby is expensive so we will be looking to cut expenses in other places. I've already started cutting down on my book buying :)

    15. Read this book. Just read it. It presents seemingly tough financial decisions in a clear, concise way. There's no economist jargon to parse through, and topics are set up similar to blog posts so that the book is easy to pick up and put down without having to read back. This book would be great for students in or right out of college who haven't had the chance to take a personal finance class and would like to get an idea of how to make "real world" decisions.

    16. This book has a lot of great tips. Many of them seemed liked common sense to me but I know quite a few people who would benefit immensely from reading this book! If you are looking for some basic financial advice to get you on the right track, this book is for you! If you are already financially savvy, this book will validate your financial decisions and you might even pick up a few new tricks to help you spend even smarter!

    17. Writing style is easy to read, but if you're a regular Clark Howard listener, there's not much new here. Book is likely targeted at people that are spending more than they are earning and it definitely does a good job of banging home that you've got to reduce your spending in order to get into financial shape.I did learn that AAA offered some discounts that I was unaware of.

    18. Free kindle edition.Some concrete tips here, but nothing worth buying or keeping the book for. Nice points are that he lays out in clear terms the definitely do and definitely don't actions without much fanfare. There is no underlying philosophy or anything, just collections of tips. Lots of internet resources and advice like "Google X for more information."

    19. Some very practical suggestions on better spending on the money you have - where you can get away with cutting corners without losing quality, where you can cut corners because quality doesn't matter, and how to spend money instead on the things you enjoy doing. Some sharp words too to the overspenders and those who try to live way beyond their means - and facing the reality of those means.

    20. It's a bit dated but it does have some really good information on saving money in everyday life. Not just the whole stop buying lunch at work every day, stop dry cleaning everything and stop buying gourmet coffee all the time. I think the final chapter is the most important chapter in the book on what buying happiness really means.

    21. Pretty basic information, but it validated me because I say no to so many things (like cable TV and big birthday parties). I feel more committed to watching for the "leaks" in my budget so I can save for what really matters to me.

    22. Great for beginners & has a very US focused concept to personal finance!Improvements could be a more general global application however there's a good foundation that anyone can follow & it's a quick read!

    23. Practical, small tips that, if followed, seem to be a good way to save a few bucks here or there. I downloaded it for free on , so I'm no worse for reading it. It's a good skimmer; read what you find important and skip what isn't.

    24. It was free for the Kindle so I downloaded it. Not my most favorite book about money, but it had some great points and suggestions. I liked that the author concluded by pointing out you remember experiences with friends and family and that things and purchases can't give you happiness like that.

    25. I read at least one book on finances a year and there is usually not much that is different. This book, however, had quite a few new ideas and referred to a lot of web sites where you could get even more information. It also covered a lot of areas briefly. It was more than worth the read.

    26. This was an okay book. It was a pretty quick read with some good ideas on ways to save money. You kind of have to pick and choose where you want to save money, just like any other book. He gave some good ideas and in an easy to understand way.

    27. Has some redeeming value. If you read lots of books like this, you will find little you haven't heard and being a couple of years old it feels out-dated overall. I felt like about 15% of it was worth reading for me personally.

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