Fight Back: 81 Ways to Help You Save Money and Protect Yourself from Corporate Trickery

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 19, 2012 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Money-saving advice from Canada's leading consumer advocate

In this book Ellen Roseman distills the financial advice she gives in her columns and blogs into 81 quick tips that all Canadians can use to help them spend sensibly, save money, and avoid costly consumer traps. This book of "personal finance greatest hits" is filled with illustrative examples and cautionary advice from Roseman and stories from her faithful readers. Filled with a wealth of information, the book includes the low-down on dealing with banks and car dealers, cutting costs of communication services, improving your credit, buying and renovating a home, fighting online fraud, ensuring you have the right insurance, and more.

  • Offers an easy-to-use guide for being smart with your money
  • Includes how to advice on handling the most common financial pitfalls
  • Contains the best advice from Ellen Roseman's columns and blogs
  • Written by Canada's most popular and savvy consumer advocate

Don't spend another dollar until you read Ellen Roseman's best-ever tips for saving money and making wise financial decisions.

 

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Contents

Get a Higher Interest Rate on Your Savings
Look Beyond theBigBanks for HigherSavingsRates
How to Cut the Cost of Your Cable TV Service
How to Fight Back when You Miss a Discount You Deserve
Watch Out for Foreign Exchange Conversion Fees
Find the Best Credit Cards forRewards andBenefits Chapter 10 Find the Best Credit Card if You Carry a Balance
Beware ofPenalties when YouBreak a ClosedMortgage Chapter 14 How a Customer Fought Back Against a Banks Mortgage
How to Outsmartthe Banksat TheirOwn Game Use your Banks ABMs Get Mobile Banking Maximize your Bank Account
Chapter
How to Complain tothe Canadian Transportation Agency
What to Do with Your Prescription Drugs when You Travel
Tips
How to Avoid Being Denieda Refund onUnused Hotel
How to Fight Back Against a Car Rental Companys
Fighting Back Against Poor Retail Service
How to FightBack when a Store Refuses to Give a Refund Chapter 62 How to Get Your Money Back when You Pay with Your Credit Card

Howto Get the BestService froma Bank
How to Make Sure YourCredit History Stays Healthy
How to Make Sure You Have the Right Investments
Howto Recover Losses on Unsuitable Investments
Review your Needs for the Home Phone Features and Options
Watch Out for Premium Text Messages on Your Wireless
Get Special Deals in Writing
How to Make Effective Telecommunications Complaints
How to Fight Back when a Cruise Line Loses Your
How to Return a Purchase That You Make Online
Howto Avoid Getting into Trouble with Online Purchases Chapter 65 How to Fight Back Against Online Fraud Chapter 66 How to Fight Back when ...
How to Avoid Losing Money on a Gym Membership Chapter 69How to Decide on Getting an Extended Warranty Part 6 Protecting your BigDollar ...
How Not to Get Stung when Buying aNewly BuiltHome
How to Write the Perfect Complaint Letter
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How to Fight Back in Small Claims Court
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About the author (2012)

Ellen Roseman is a journalist who sticks up for ordinary Canadians. As a long-time advocate for consumer rights, she's become a brand name for activism and a champion at helping consumers fight back against injustices. Her columns appear three times a week in the Toronto Star and her popular blog, EllenRoseman.com, has been online since 2007. She's the author of seven books, including Money 101: Every Canadian's Guide to Personal Finance and Money 201: More Personal Finance Advice for Every Canadian. She teaches investing and personal finance at the University of Toronto's continuing studies department and Ryerson University's Chang School, and is on the board of FAIR (Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO).

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