Americans from all walks of life are still feeling the roller-coaster effects of the Great Recession. For many, home values are still too low and unemployment is still too high. Others have prospered despite the ups and downs. In Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul, the renowned broadcaster examines our new paradigm through the eyes of those whose financial portfolios have beaten the odds, and those whose economic situation has gone off course. Through these fascinating personal accounts, listeners uncover amazing opportunities and smart decisions, finding advantages in bleak times for lasting payoffs in the long run.
©2013 Clark Howard (P)2013 Tantor
The information was great and narrator was good.
Clark Howard has great tips that apply to real life and then provides real life examples. If you are looking for new and easy ways to save and spend wisely....GET THIS BOOK
I would not recommend this book to a friend for three reasons. First, Howard takes too long with detailed stories and doesn't deliver a strong enough message to make it worth your time. He does this by adding unnecessary details in each story. It almost felt like we was purposely adding fluff to make the book longer. For example one story about a 70 year old man with not enough savings at retirement begins with a completely irrelevant detail that his parents divorced when he was 2 years old. I listened closely to the whole story to find the relevance but half the stuff mentioned didn't have anything to do with the moral of the story. Second, the narrator uses voices for case individuals that make them sound like morons. In most cases he uses an idiotic southern accent but in one case in particular he seems to be using the voice of Urkel. Third, I'm a Dave Ramsey fan. I bought this book to further my education on how to be more frugal. I did learn a lot from the book, but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend because either Howard approves of using credit cards and debt OR if he is against using credit, he does a terrible job of making that point clear.
Well, I didn't enjoy the narration because of the moronic voices he used for characters, but that could have been the editor/director's fault. Pete's normal voice is fine. No annoying smacking of lips, deep inhales or lisps.
No, it was too long a haul for too little hard data.
Dave Ramsey's books not only give better information, they are much more entertaining. Perhaps a more comparable book is "The Millionaire Next Door" which uses stories to help make the points clear. The difference is that Howard's stories are longer than the explanation of what the individual did right or wrong and why.
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