Why Consumers Get Screwed, And How You Can Always Get A Fair Deal
On Sale: December 29, 2009
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New York Times bestselling author of Gotcha
Capitalism and MSNBC.com "Red Tape Chronicles" columnist Bob
Sullivan strikes again to help you evade the financial traps
big businesses set for unwary consumersâ€”and shows you how to
get the best possible deals every single
Today's marketplace is full of hidden fees,
fine print, and other booby traps designed to trip you up
and take your money. You may be losing big even when you
think you're getting a steal! But with Sullivan's keen
guidance and sensible advice, you can save money and regain
control of your financial life. Clearly and concisely,
â€˘ why American consumers make
such easy targets for corporate America (you'll be stunned,
for example, at how poor our math skills are)
â€˘ how Wall
Street will skim off one third of your retirement money
(avoid this trap with Sullivan's new "Pitfall-Proof
â€˘ the myths behind credit-card reward programs
and "the 21st-Century Bank Account"
â€˘ the real numbers to
focus on when buying a new car
â€˘ why you should spend
more time shopping for your mortgage than your home
the key questions you must ask before buying life
â€˘ the secrets to saving for college and paying
off student loans the right way
â€˘ the best deals on cell
phones and pay-TV service
empowering message, financial savvy, and knowledge of
consumers' wants and needs, you can outsmart the system,
keep your hard-earned cash, and finally stop getting ripped
off. And you'll become part of a growing grass-roots
movement to rein in the abuses of corporate America before
consumers get hurt by another boom-and-bust cycle.
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