Clark Howard's Consumer Survival Kit (PC, CD-ROM) IBM - 1994 USA, Canada Release

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Clark Howard's Consumer Survival Kit
Packaging cover Clark Howard's Consumer Survival Kit.
Product ID 82054-00873
Product UPC 782054008736
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1994
Publisher(s) IBM
Category(s) Personal, Family, Consumer Protection
Country of Origin United States of America

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Make America's top guru your personal advisor.

Your personal consumer advocate.

  • Avoid hidden dangers when buying a home.
  • Money-saving ways to buy or lease a car.
  • Get your name off annoying junk mail lists.
  • Fix problems on your credit report.
  • How you can avoid expensive ripoffs.
  • Secrets to making your vacation cost less.

Make America's top guru your personal advisor.
Get expert advice instantly! Find out what you should know about leasing, insurance, contracts, telemarketing scams, travel, electronic tax filing credit reports, wills and much more, before you risk making a costly mistake.

Hundreds of easy-to-follow tips to help you survive and prosper in today's consumer jungle.

Tips for traveling:

  • Rent a subcompact car, instead of a more expensive mid-size. Eighty percent of the time you'll get a better car at no extra charge.
  • At the airport gate, volunteer to give up your seat on a crowded flight. You'll still go out on the next flight- and receive a free airline ticket for your trouble.

Tips for purchasing cars:

  • Look at new cars when the dealership is closed so there's no sales person to pressure you.
  • Test drive a new car by renting it for a day or two. It's inexpensive and you'll get a much better feel for whether it's the car for you.

Tips for real estate:

  • Make an offer to purchase a new home contingent on an inspection- even if the home is brand new. Builders sometimes cut corners.
  • Don't agree to pay any remodeling contractor a large sum in advance. Pay a fourth of the money after each fourth of work is completed.

Tips for leisure and investments:

  • Look for a health club that lets you pay each month and cancel anytime. Many people lock themselves into a three-year deal, then stop going after three months.
  • Don't waste thousands of dollars buying a vacation time share. They're such a burden that many time share owners would gladly give theirs away.

Each section includes effective Action Documents provided to get attention and speed up your response.

Use these letters and documents to get credit reports, file complaints or get your name off annoying mailing lists.

Clark Howard is one of America's top consumer gurus. He hosts a radio show in Atlanta's WSB AM-750 News/Talk Radio, writes regularly for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and is the Consumer Advisor for WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta. Now you can rely on his experience any time you need it.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386
Required RAM 2MB
Req. Hard Drive 2MB Free
Requires Mouse Yes
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA
Misc Support Headphones or speakers

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