Advance Praise
All of us at Good Morning America know that Elisabeth Leamy is the real thing. She is a tireless expert on personal finance and consumer reporting. She identifies what works and what does not. And she wakes up each morning a passionate champion of all consumers. And now she’s written a book to help all of us tackle and tame the daunting financial problems in daily life: how to cut the cost of favorite groceries in half; why she would never buy a new car; and the best advice on health insurance she ever got (it came from her dad).

Like Eli, the advice is practical. It takes the fear and anxiety out of saving money. We know she practices it in her own life. She even makes it fun to be smart and in control. All of us at GMA can turn to Eli any day of the week to guide us through our financial and consumer questions. We are so glad that now our smart and compassionate friend, through her book SAVE BIG, will be your guide, too.
Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer
ABC News
New York, New York
Elisabeth Leamy hits the bull’s-eye for this new era of thinking before you spend. It is easy to say spend less than you make. It is much harder to know how to do that regardless of income. If you follow Elisabeth’s easy steps for how to save on life’s big expenses, you will change your life.
Clark Howard, host of the Clark Howard Show;
New York Times best-selling author of Get Clark Smart and
Clark’s Big Book of Bargains
Elisabeth Leamy puts her finger on why so many Americans struggle with money—they’re not thinking big enough! It’s the big expenses, not the lattes, that will swamp your financial plans. In her lively, engaging style, Leamy shows you exactly where and how to cut costs so that your money finally works for you, rather than against you. Using the suggestions in this book will save you thousands of dollars. It’s a great return on your investment.
Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money columnist;
best-selling author of Your Credit Score: Your Money and What’s at Stake
I’m a lifelong pump-my-chest penny-pincher. I’m a believer in sweating the small stuff to save your way to prosperity. But Elisabeth Leamy’s premise in Save Big won me over. She reminds us all in an engaging way that it’s not just the pennies that count. It’s just as important to find big ways to save.
Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post;
nationally syndicated “Color of Money” Columnist
Save Big takes a fresh and innovative approach to savings. Elisabeth Leamy focuses on big savings that have a lasting effect on our pocketbooks and our lives. Elisabeth takes on everything from health care to home purchasing, with clarity and precision. This book is a must read for people of all ages, no matter your financial knowledge.
Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments
Elisabeth Leamy takes saving to a whole other level. Combining her savvy and seasoned knowledge of the consumer with common sense and a healthy dose of humor, she finds not only big dollar savings but a smarter path to better health. Save Big is good medicine for all of us.
Marie Savard, MD, ABC News medical contributor;
author of Ask Dr. Marie: Straight Talk and
Reassuring Answers to Your Most Private Questions
Behavioral economists have found that people tend to take mental shortcuts when they make financial decisions—so they end up spending as much time choosing a mortgage as they do a big-screen TV. Elisabeth Leamy’s wise book reminds us that we can save big by investing more time on major purchases—and shows readers stepby-step how to get the best value for their money. This book offers a much-needed road map through the world of ‘gotcha capitalism,’ junk fees, and dynamic pricing.
Laura Rowley, Yahoo! Finance columnist;
author of Money & Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life