Book of the Week 8/19/13


I had the opportunity to read and review Clark Howard’s last book Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money in November 2011.

Howard is back with another Living Large book, Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track (Avery, 2013), a top 10 Amazon best seller in Consumer Guides, Economic Conditions, and Money Management as I wrote this review.

Is it possible to live comfortably in the current tough economic times? As in his previous book, Clark Howard shows it can indeed be done via stories from those who hit bottom and bounced back through smart saving, recycling, using credit wisely, living below (yes, below) one’s means, thoughtful investing, and much more!

You don’t have to be an economics major or a financial whiz to appreciate the content outlined in Living Large for the Long Haul. This book is an easy, simple to follow read that includes stories of three different real-life consumers who bounced back from their own precarious economic situations through many solutions one could say are mostly common sense.

Sometimes our financial pictures appear bleak, but with inspiring ideas and accounts outlined in Living Large for the Long Haul, along with a few sacrifices on our parts, building a comfortable lifestyle can be a reality.