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Frugal Living for Dummies

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Feel like you’re trying to dig out from under a mountain of debt without a shovel? Tired of working your tail off just to break even? Is the high cost of living taking all the joy out of life? Unless you’re one of the top two percent of wealthiest Americans, all of the above should sound painfully familiar. While they’re trying to decide between the ski lodge in Telluride and the Tuscan villa, for the rest of us, it’s an endless litany of corporate lay-offs, stagnant wages, crushing credit card debt, skyrocketing medical costs, exorbitant utility bills, the high cost of higher education.... And they call this “the good life.” Is there a better way to live? Can you get what you need and what you want without killing yourself to get it? “Absolutely,” says frugal-living guru Deborah Taylor-Hough, and in Frugal Living For Dummies, she shows you how.

In this warmhearted guide to living the good life on less, Deborah shows you how to live within your means and enjoy doing it. Among other things, she shows you how to:

  • Eat like a king on a peasant’s budget
  • Take the sting out of gift-giving
  • Dress well on a shoestring
  • Save big bucks on family expenses
  • Slash household expenses
  • Save on medical expenses
  • Involve the whole family in saving money
  • Save more for the things you want

From basement to attic, cradle to grave, Frugal Living For Dummies covers all areas of life with common sense advice and guidance on:

  • Working with your partner to achieve financial goals
  • Going to the grocery without being taken to the cleaners
  • Quick and thrifty cooking techniques
  • Providing kids the basics on a tight budget
  • Putting kids through school without going broke
  • Looking good and feeling good on a tight budget
  • Frugal holiday fun year round
  • Saving money around the house and driveway
  • Finding quality in pre-owned merchandise

Packed with tried-and-true techniques for cutting costs and stopping the insanity, Frugal Living For Dummies is the ultimate financial survival guide for the rest of us.

Synopsis:

Determined to keep this year's New Year's resolution to curb that spending and bank more money to boot? This book has practical and painless ideas to stretch the performance of the reader's current income by slashing spending.

Synopsis:

"Saving money has never been this simple!"

?Gary Foreman, Editor of The Dollar Stretcher

Tips to help get the whole family involved in saving money

The helpful guide to living the good life on less

Need help keeping that New Year's resolution to eliminate credit card debt and live within your means? Then Frugal Living For Dummies is for you! Packed with tips on cutting costs on everything from groceries to gifts for all occasions, this practical guide shows you how to spend less on the things you need and save more for the things you want.

Praise for Frugal Living For Dummies

"A must-have for those wanting more out of their money!"

? Jonni McCoy, author and founder of Miserly Moms

"Nobody knows frugal like Deborah Taylor-Hough. Don't shop without this book!"

? Judith Waite Allee, speaker and coauthor of Homeschooling on a Shoestring

Synopsis:

Packed with tried-and-true techniques for cutting costs and stopping the insanity, Frugal Living For Dummies is the ultimate financial survival guide for the rest of us.

About the Author

Deborah Taylor-Hough teaches people how to live well on less and is the publisher of The Simple Times Newsletter, which reaches more than 18,000 frugal readers around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Down to Basics.

Chapter 1: Living Frugally in a Spendthrift World.

Chapter 2: All in the Family: Establishing a Frugal Front.

Chapter 3: Eliminating Debt and Setting Up a Budget.

Part II: Eating Like a King with a Peasant’s Purse.

Chapter 4: Going to the Grocery without Being Taken to the Cleaners.

Chapter 5: No More Macaroni and Cheese, Please!

Creating Frugal Meals.

Chapter 6: Quick and Thrifty Cooking Tips.

Part III: Funding the Frugal Family.

Chapter 7: Cutting Kid Costs: Providing the Basics on a Tight Budget.

Chapter 8: Putting Kids through School While Protecting Your Pocket.

Chapter 9: Looking Good and Feeling Good on a Tight Budget.

Chapter 10: The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together: Frugal Family Fun.

Chapter 11: Frugal Holiday Fun Year ’Round.

Chapter 12: Celebrating Special Occasions, Frugal-Style.

Part IV: Enjoying a Frugal Home and Hearth.

Chapter 13: Saving Money around the House and Driveway.

Chapter 14: Cutting Utility and Service Bills.

Chapter 15: Saving Money on Big-Ticket Items.

Chapter 16: Calling Secondhand Rose: Finding Quality in Previously Owned Merchandise.

Part V: Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Frugal Ways to Tell Your Sweetheart, “I Love You!”

Chapter 18: Ten Frugal Gift-Giving Ideas.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764554032
Author:
Taylor-Hough, Deborah
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Deborah
Author:
Taylor-Hough,
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Personal Finance - General
Subject:
Consumer Behavior - Consumer Guides
Subject:
Accounting - General
Subject:
Finance, personal
Subject:
Personal Finance - Money Management
Subject:
Consumer education
Subject:
Home economics -- Accounting.
Subject:
Personal Finance / Financial Advising
Subject:
Business - Personal Finance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.28x6.18x.64 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Determined to keep this year's New Year's resolution to curb that spending and bank more money to boot? This book has practical and painless ideas to stretch the performance of the reader's current income by slashing spending.
"Synopsis" by , "Saving money has never been this simple!"

?Gary Foreman, Editor of The Dollar Stretcher

Tips to help get the whole family involved in saving money

The helpful guide to living the good life on less

Need help keeping that New Year's resolution to eliminate credit card debt and live within your means? Then Frugal Living For Dummies is for you! Packed with tips on cutting costs on everything from groceries to gifts for all occasions, this practical guide shows you how to spend less on the things you need and save more for the things you want.

Praise for Frugal Living For Dummies

"A must-have for those wanting more out of their money!"

? Jonni McCoy, author and founder of Miserly Moms

"Nobody knows frugal like Deborah Taylor-Hough. Don't shop without this book!"

? Judith Waite Allee, speaker and coauthor of Homeschooling on a Shoestring

"Synopsis" by , Packed with tried-and-true techniques for cutting costs and stopping the insanity, Frugal Living For Dummies is the ultimate financial survival guide for the rest of us.
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