Scam-Proof Your Life: 377 Smart Ways to Protect You & Your Family from Ripoffs, Bogus Deals & Other Consumer Headaches (AARP)
ScamProof Your Life 377 Smart Ways to Protect You Your Family from Ripoffs Bogus Deals Other Consumer Headaches - AARP Author:Sid Kirchheimer Get inside information from those in the know on how to protect your money, your rights, and your health—with the most complete, practical, and easy-to-follow collection of consumer wisdom ever assembled. — In this essential action guide by dogged consumer reporter Sid Kirchheimer, more than 100 leading experts reveal smart and speci... more »fic tips, techniques, and tactics that anyone can use to avoid being victimized—financially, physically, or emotionally. Car salesmen disclose secret strategies to save you thousands of dollars on your next vehicle purchase. Repairmen divulge the tricks of their trades … and disclose the advice you’ll need to get superior service at an honest price. Con men and crooks offer defensive directives to deprive thieves of your money, your possessions, and your identity.
Kirchheimer gets the experts to cough up everyday counsel as well. Doctors share simple steps you can take today to guard against medical errors and lower your health-care costs. Attorneys tell how to protect yourself in a courtroom and in daily life. Industry insiders and consumer advocates detail when, where, and how to get the most for your time and money: They expose all sorts of stealthy solutions for saving when you buy a home or apply for a mortgage, telephone service, or a credit card. They even tell you how to save big on travel arrangements, and how to secure a college scholarship for less-than-Dean’s List students!
Scam-Proof Your Life is the latest work by award-winning consumer crusader Sid Kirchheimer, who writes the popular “Scam Alert” column in The AARP Bulletin—the nation’s most widely circulated newspaper. Kirchheimer is the author of The Doctors Book of Home Remedies II (2 million copies sold), Never Pay Retail, and other critically acclaimed books devoted to empowering ordinary people to protect their money, time, health, and security.« less
I got this book after reading the review in my parents' AARP magazine. There are some good tips for all types of things - cars, homes, college (in AARP?), medical errors, health ripoffs, etc. I put a question mark after college because AARP is supposedly for the 50+ crowd. Unless you're a late-bloomer in the family department, I can't fathom why it's in here. Also, alot of community colleges allow seniors to take one class free per semester! Ha! That's not in there! I lent it to my parents and they pretty much had the same response ... it's pretty much all common sense stuff.