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Fight Back: 81 Ways to Help You Save Money and Protect Yourself from Corporate Trickery Paperback – Jan 4 2013
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From the Back Cover
BECAUSE YOUR MONEY BELONGS IN YOUR WALLET.
What do you do as a consumer when you disagree with a bill or a service charge you're asked to pay? When faced with a mysterious charge, unexpected or unfair fees, or a poor quality product or service, you've got a choice. You can roll over and part with your hard-earned money or you can fight back.
Consumer advocate Ellen Roseman takes you through the most common problems you may encounter with your everyday banking, credit, telecom, travel and retail transactions. She tells you how to detect corporate tricks, how to resolve your complaints and how to get your money back.
You'll learn how to avoid falling into consumer traps, how to get the best service from the companies you deal with and how to say goodbye to the companies that don't treat you well. With real-life stories, examples and contributions from specialists on a variety of topics, Fight Back covers:
- Banking: Get the best rates on savings and mortgages, and avoid service charges and penalties
- Credit issues: Get mistakes off your credit report, improve your credit score and get the best credit card rates
- Telecom: Tame your bills or even cancel them by breaking free from the big companies
- Travel: Avoid trip-wrecking disputes with airlines, hotels, car rentals, cruises, travel insurance and travel rewards
- Retail: Get refunds, avoid online fraud, understand extended warranties and fight price errors
- Car and Home: Get value from your biggest purchases and guard against lemon cars, unfair leasing charges, and bad builders
- Communication: Learn the skills you need to write effective complaint letters, use social media and pursue a company in court.
About the Author
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).
Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend that the author team up with someone who's funny and completely re-write it. Or else get rid of the paragraph format, cut 60% of the text, and make it point-form. Something!
Read this book and it will save you money.
The Most important tip from this book is: If you never ask, your will never know what you might receive.
Fight Back: 81 Ways to Help You Save Money and Protect Yourself from Corporate Trickery
The lessons provided in this book are very practical and specific. It is not just some vague suggestion that doesn't really tell you anything you didn't already know. I am a very money conscious person and may now a lot of tricks about negotiation, but this book provided some great insight into learning to KNOW MY RIGHTs! It provided specific suggestions on ways to fight back when you have been unfairly treated and the options you may have. I learned many great things by reading this book that I think I may not have ever learned or knew about otherwise.
All in all, if you would like to learn about your rights and cool new ways to save money with the advancement of technology, you may find this book a great read. It helped me save money, and I hope it helps you too! Let the fight begin!
Most recent customer reviews
A lot of simple cures for managing money but for me, I'm over 70 yrs. and if I haven't got it right yet, I never will. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eilleen
I know Ms. Rosemen and she has helped me get satisfaction for some issues.
I have bough a number of extra copies for my kids and grandchildren. Read more
Ellen Roseman is like the friend you wished was always by your side, looking out for your best interests. Read morePublished on May 5 2013 by Rona Birenbaum