Promoting frugality as a way to live a simple and prosperous life.
Dress for Less reaches #14 in Business/Budgeting category during free promotion. Thank you everyone!
Celebrate Money Smart Week by downloading a free Kindle eBook. Dress for Less: Learn to Buy quality New Clothing for You & Your Family is free Monday through Wednesday! Snag it while you can!
Dress for Less for Kindle is out on Amazon. It’s full of frugal ideas about how to find clothing that won’t fall apart after one wearing and one washing.
I was reminded of how to take frugal living to a higher and more elegant level by reading Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris. This book is full of frugal gems.
Is it your fault you’re in debt and not a millionaire? The author of “Pound Foolish” is on your side.
Quickly reading a couple of quotes on personal finance can uncover a personal finance block that you’ve had for years. I know that surprisingly happened to me while reading “May Cause Miracles,” a spiritual primer for Gen Y (I’m not Gen Y, but no matter what age, it never hurts to remind ourselves of our various beliefs that affect our financial mindsets.)
Isn’t frugality the way to increase net worth which is the true indicator of wealth? Certainly buying “stuff” is one big way to decrease your net worth. Even Warren Buffett, my favorite billionaire, is well known to be frugal, still living in a modest home he purchased for around $31,000 over fifty years ago, according to Investopedia.
I love, love, love this website–Budget101.com (especially her amazing recipes). And I just received an email in my inbox about a new e-book, “Family Guide to Groceries Under $250 a Month.” I just downloaded the Kindle version and can’t wait to dig in.
I’m starting to get hopelessly sucked into the digital world of buying content; it’s too easy to order a book under $10 instead of waiting to see if it’s available at the library. Those Amazon folks are pretty darn smart with that Whispernet technology; you don’t hear it, you don’t even know when you receive your order so it’s almost like you didn’t spend any money at all!
Teaching kids valuable and practical life and work skills can be difficult in this age of the enabling parent. I’m reading one new and excellent book, “Cleaning House: A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement,” because I refuse to raise helpless and entitled kids.
Here’s a free e-book with summertime desserts from American Family. Enjoy!
Being the thrifty person I am, it pains me to actually pay for magazine subscriptions. After years of not subscribing to any magazines, two magazines–All You and ShopSmart–caught my attention enough to make me mail that subscription check. Mother Earth News is next…
What important things did we learn from The Tightwad Gazette? Too many to list, but here are my top 5 life-altering lessons from Amy Dacyczyn’s books.