Introduction Telling It Straight 1 Chapter 1 Spending Smart Redux 13 Part I SPENDING SMART TODAY Chapter 2 First Things First 27 Chapter 3 Get Fit (Food, Insurance, Telecommunications) 63 Chapter 4 How to Buy Stuff 105 Chapter 5 Green Means Green 145 Part II SPENDING SMART YESTERDAY Chapter 6 Credit When Credit's Due 165 Part III SPENDING SMART TOMORROW Chapter 7 How to Save Money 215 Chapter 8 Putting It All Together 263
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.