1,001 Things They Won't Tell You: An Insider's Guide to Spending, Saving, and Living Wisely

1,001 Things They Won't Tell You: An Insider's Guide to Spending, Saving, and Living Wisely

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By (author) Jonathan Dahl, By (author) Smart Money, By (author) Wall Street Journal Magazine

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  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 536 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 36mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0761151370
  • ISBN 13: 9780761151371
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,030,311

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Are you getting the most for your money? "1,001 Things They Won t Tell You" offers the experts' knowledge on 100 industries and institutions that readers interact with daily, sometimes profoundly: financial planners, cable providers, car dealers, insurance agencies, caterers, contractors, real estate brokers, funeral directors, dentists, personal trainers, college prep counselors, casinos, florists, cruise lines, and more. Based on the popular and addictive "Ten Things They Won't Tell You column in "SmartMoney," "The Wall Street Journal" magazine, "1,001 Things They Won t Tell You" will make every reader a wiser, savvier consumer. The conceit is "what they won't tell you" in each case, the top ten things industry insiders know that you need to know before making a decision. It covers veterinarians: "#2. Vaccinating your pet may do more harm than good." Automobile leasing companies: "#7. You call it an odometer; we call it a cash register." Tax preparers: "#4. What are my qualifications? Well, I'm real good at Sudoku." Nursing homes: "#1. We're careless about the drugs we give out." Cruise lines: "#2. Our engines break down all the time." Gourmet grocers: "#3. This bottled water is actually tap water." Lawyers: "#4. You could win your lawsuit and still wind up with nothing." Plastic surgeons: "#1. I trained a whole weekend to learn this procedure." The book outlines what you don't know, then arms you with insights, tips, and techniques to make sure you get the best in every area of your life. Health, education, insurance, finance, automobiles, goods and services, food and drink, free time it's everything you literally need to know to save not only money, but also potential headache.

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Buyer beware. Based on the addictive Ten Things They Won t Tell You column in "SmartMoney," "The Wall Street Journal Magazine," this book is packed with insider secrets and expert knowledge that show you how to take control and manage your money, your health, your material well-being. In all, it covers the top ten things they won t tell you, covering 100 businesses and professions that readers interact with daily, sometimes profoundly. In addition to outlining exactly what you don t know, but need to, it arms readers with insights, tips, and techniques to make each of us a savvier, smarter consumer. Bet You Didn t Know: Your Veterinarian: " Vaccinating your pet could do more harm than good. " Your Preschool: " We serve more junk food than McDonald s. " Your Credit Card Company: " Debit cards should come with a warning: Use at your own risk. " Your Gourmet Grocer: " This bottled water is actually tap water. " Your Fitness Club: " Our trainers don t know what they re doing. " Your Car-Leasing Company: " You call it an odometer, we call it a cash register. " Your Cruise Line: " Our engines break down all the time. "