Are You Brave Enough for the $1, 000 Challenge? Middle-class incomes are stretched more than ever. Feeling the strain himself, personal finance columnist Brian OaConnor decided to put his own familyas spending to the test. He began a ten-week experiment to see if his family could cut its monthly living expenses by $1, 000awithout sacrificing anything truly important. From groceries and transportation to entertainment and insurance, OaConnor ruthlessly tackled his familyas Top 10 spending categories with an eye on rooting out big savings. As he shares his familyas cost-cutting adventures, OaConnor offers helpful strategies for getting your own finances back on track. Whether heas sharing secrets to shrinking your grocery tab or helping you scour bills for unnecessary fees, OaConnor tackles the frustrations and fears of controlling your own financial fate.Mybest discount onautoinsurance comesfrom combining my home and autoinsurancewith thesameagent. ... If those payments were more than thirty days past due, your credithaslikely taken a hit, which has lowered your credit score, that magical number thata#39;s grown tobe ... In the past few years, some state insurance commissions have triedto limit the practice of tying credit scores to insurance rates.
|Title||:||The $1,000 Challenge|
|Author||:||Brian J. O'Connor|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2013-10-29|