As for health care, the key is to approach it as a consumer instead of a patient. If you have one of those plans where you pay little or nothing when you go to the doctor, you're probably paying too much. Huh? How? Because those "platinum plans" cost a pretty penny in up-front premiums. If you're relatively healthy, you're probably paying for more health care than you actually use. Instead of giving your money to an insurance company, you can give it directly to the doctors who take care of you and SAVE BIG.
I could go on and on. And I did. In my book; 338 pages. For weeks now, I've been sharing my best tips in this column, because the need seemed pressing what with the crummy economy. I will continue to do so, but if you want it all, now, it's all in the book. Check it out at the library if you want. That can be your first savings. But do give the idea of saving big some thought. I truly believe it's an idea that could change your life. Let's have a national dialogue about how to SAVE BIG … not small. Write to me here with your best savings solutions. I will feature the best ideas in this column and the best of the best on "Good Morning America."
To read an excerpt from "SAVE BIG," click here.