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Old 12-31-2003, 08:33 AM
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Read any good Frugality books lately?

Happy New Year to Everyone!

I am feeling the need to get back to more frugal living in the New Year. I have been looking all over for books on the subject, but just keep finding the ones I have already read.

Have you found anything new to read lately? I love the Tightwad Gazette books, and books on simplicity, but I have read them over and over and would like something from a new perspective.

Thanks so much for your help,
Jenna
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:48 AM
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Jenna-

Here in the US there seems to be an abundance of books on frugality and of course, tops on my list is the Tightwad Gazette series but another good one is by Tawra Kellam called "Not Just Beans".

Also if you go to www.Amazon.com and type in their search engine either of the above books, it will give some other choices of books along the same lines.

Hope this helps.

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Old 01-22-2004, 02:22 PM
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Thank you, Anna!

I did see the "Not Just Beans" book on Amazon. I just didn't know if it was any good. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Old 01-23-2004, 04:53 AM
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Jenna-

No problem, hope you can find a few good ones. If you get Womans Day magazine in your area, they also sometimes run stories on saving money and time. Wish I could think of more of the books I have had. Have you ever read any of Hints For Heloise's Books? Besides hints on cleaning, etc. they also have alot of hints on saving money by doing things like cutting up a whole chicken versus buying just parts, that kind of thing. Again, since your overseas you might do a search on Amazon, not necassarily to buy but to get an idea of what you might be able to get either at your library (if they do international loans, etc.) or possibly on ebay and of course, please feel free to join us at the "What did you do frugal today" IV where we're always trying new ways to save.

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Old 02-12-2004, 06:35 AM
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I've read most everything out there (Ellie Kay, Jonathan Pond, Amy Dacyczyn, Mary Hunt, etc.), but last month I read a book called The Frugal Woman's Guide to a Rich Life: Simplify Your Life, Save Money and Be Happier edited by Stacia Ragolia. Most of the info was repeats from all the other books on the market, but there was some new to me info scattered throughout the book so it was an enjoyable read.
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Old 02-12-2004, 07:18 AM
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Sounds like it might be worth looking for that one at the library. Wish there were more books out... what I really wish is that The Tightwad gazette newsletter would come back

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Old 02-12-2004, 11:34 AM
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Kahana, thanks so much for the book recommendation, sounds good! I think, I have read just about everything out there too!

I am reading a book right now that is on the topic of cutting back and living a lifestyle that is a bit less comsumer orientated. It is called: "How to Survive Without a Salary-Learning how to live the Conserver Lifestyle" by Charles Long. I am only about a quarter of the way through it, so I can't really say how good it is yet. However, what I have read so far, I am really enjoying.

Anna, I would love to see the Tightwad Gazette Newsletters return too! Love Amy!

Jenna
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