Like most of America, I have to live frugally and it can really be depressing from time to time. I was just given the opportunity to review a book entitled 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, and although I was looking forward to it, I still expected to see the same old boring list of things I always see with budget books.
As soon as I opened the book, I knew I was going to love it. It’s put together by the editors of Wise Bread and it’s absolutely bursting at the seams with helpful tips and advice and colorful,fun illustrations.
Divided into two main sections: Frugal Living and Personal Finance, there are multiple categories covering everything you could imagine on things like food and drink, entertainment, shopping, travel, home improvement and so much more.
Some examples of what you’ll find:
*How to Complain and Get a Good Result
*20 Signs That a Pink Slip is Coming
*Five Tips on Toilet Paper Usage (I learned a lot here)
*How to Get Rid of Your Junk
*4 Small Kitchen Gadgets that Equal Big Savings
*A Sneaky Way to Win eBay Auctions and Save a Fortune (I’m totally going to use this tip!)
I read this book from cover to cover and who does that with finance books? This is the most entertaining book on budgeting I’ve ever seen, yet the advice is completely savvy and valuable.
What struck me the most about this book was the tone: an upbeat, positive, playful, you can still budget and have fun feeling that I completely loved! It sets it apart from any other book of its kind on the market! I know I’m going to refer back to this time and time again.
Plus, it’s only about $10 at Amazon.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book for the review, but the opinions expressed herein are based on my own honest and unbiased opinion of the book.