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Podcast 122: Living Large in Lean Times

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan talks with professional penny-pincher Clark Howard about some of the more than 250 ways to save money from his new book, Living Large in Lean Times.

Bryan and Clark discuss car purchases and insurance, saving on printer ink, college loans, getting free medications and the many new ways to enjoy music online.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #122
Television of the Future: S05E18 / 143

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:32] Interview with Clark Howard
[00:53] Buying a new car
[05:07] Amica car insurance
[07:45] College education savings plans
[09:24] Extending the life of printer ink
[11:55] Music streaming and sharing services
[16:17] Prescription medications
[20:33] Effect of the S∧P downgrade
[23:08] Starting saving
[23:53] End

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avatar Robert @ The College Investor

I just got the book and I’m looking forward to reading it.

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avatar DonnaFreedman ♦2,496 (Dollar)

I’ve got the book and Mr. Howard has some very cool discounts/frugal hacks in there. I’m impressed.

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avatar wylerassociate ♦906 (Dime)

I’ve heard of clark howard but I’ve never watched his show or read his books but I liked what he had to say especially about AMICA & 529 Plans. I’ll add Howard’s books to my neverending list of books that I need to read.

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avatar Cejay ♦1,521 (Half-Dollar)

I love Clark Howard and have read a couple of his books. This looks like it is a great one. I will put it on my to Buy list.

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