David is a former New York Times columnist, the tech critic for Yahoo Finance, and he writes a monthly column for Scientific American. He's worked in TV as the host of science shows on PBS's "NOVA" and as a correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning" since 2002. He's the recipient of prestigious awards like multiple Emmys, Webbys, and a Loeb for journalism.
In this interview. we talk about his most recent title Pogue’s Basics: Money – Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) About Beating the System. It covers 150 simple tips and tricks to stop leaving money on the table every day. You can pick up a copy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or Booksamillion.
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You should never buy anything but refurbished computers. - David Pogue
I had a great time chatting with David about some of my favorite money-saving tips from the book. Here are some of the topics we discuss:
- The right way to purchase computers and laptops
- Whether you should pay for extended product warranties
- Tips to save money on insurance
- How to get free money from Amazon programs
- Places to turn unused gift cards into cash at sites like CardCash or Cardpool
- How to leverage credit cards for cash back
No matter how much or little money you have, you'll take away easy tips and shortcuts to outsmart retailers, leverage savings programs, and keep more of your hard-earned money!
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