Save Big: A Family Gets a Savings Makeover for the New Year

HOUSES: 60 percent of homes are assessed too highly for property tax purposes, but only 2 percent of us fight those assessments. More of us ought to.

CARS: Car companies often offer secret warranties where they will pay to fix your car instead of issuing a recall.

CREDIT: If you pay your credit card bills biweekly instead of monthly you can finish them off faster because it lowers the average daily balance on which you are charged interest.

GROCERIES: Learn to recognize seasonal savings cycles. Many products go on sale at rock-bottom prices at the same time every year -- for example, Quaker products in January and spaghetti sauce in September.

HEALTH CARE: Some prescription medications are also sold over the counter. You can get the exact same drug in the same dose for a fraction of the cost.

Click here to read an excerpt from Elisabeth Leamy's book "SAVE BIG."

Click here to find out where you can get a copy of "SAVE BIG."

Click here to return to the "Good Morning America" Web site.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9475162.
Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
  • |
  • 3
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: A home damaged by a landslide Friday, April 18, 2014 in Jackson, Wyo. is shown in this aerial image provided by Tributary Environmental.
Tributary Environmental/AP Photo
null
Danny Martindale/Getty Images
PHOTO: Woman who received lab-grown vagina says she now has normal life.
Metropolitan Autonomous University and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine