Book Reviews

We review the books that help you save money so that you don’t waste money buying a book you don’t need.

Review: All You Need Is Less

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Review: All You Need Is Less

One of the unintended consequences of my frugal lifestyle is that I’ve become a bit more eco-friendly. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a green, tree-hugging hippie, but I’ve made some progress… particularly when it comes to my consumption of stuff.  I’m buying less, saving more, and making do with what I […]

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Review: Effortless Savings by Richard Syrop

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Review: Effortless Savings by Richard Syrop

Let’s be honest.  Sometimes when we’re trying to save money, it can be such a chore!  You’re constantly finding ways to scrimp and save pennies here and a couple of dollars there.  And while those savings do add up, there’s definitely an argument to be made for spending less time finding bigger ways to save. […]

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Review: Urban Gardening for Dummies

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Urban Gardening for Dummies

Those of you who know me are probably surprised that I even picked up a book called Urban Gardening For Dummies, let alone decided to review it. You see, I am as about as far away from an urban area as you can get.  My house is surrounded by a forest. Deer sleep in my […]

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Review: The Good Life for Less

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The Good Life for Less

One of the first blogs I ever started reading was Mom Advice.  I was drawn to it because she faithfully posted “Freebie Friday” – a collection of freebies you could request each week. But I stuck with it because, blog author Amy Clark shared post after post of money-saving ideas. I loved that she was […]

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Review: The Minnesota Book of Skills

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The Minnesota Book of Skills

I’ve called northern Minnesota my home for nearly all my life.  I can bait my own fish hook, understand (and enjoy) hockey, and know how to deal with ice dams. Chris Niskanen knows all these things, too.  Like me, Niskanen grew up in the same area I call home.  Now he’s taken his passion for […]

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Review: Pocket Your Dollars by Carrie Rocha

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Pocket Your Dollars

I first met Carrie Rocha from the blog Pocket Your Dollars at a blogging event in Minneapolis in 2009.  We were both relatively new Minnesota bloggers, but I immediately recognized that she had an intense focus. I likened her a little to a tenacious terrier – scrappy and determined to make her way.  After reading […]

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Review: All You Delicious on a Dime Cookbook

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All You Delicious on a Dime Cookbook

There are three criteria I consider when deciding what to make for dinner: How much time does it take to make? Can I afford the ingredients? And will my family eat it? So when I was asked if I wanted to review the All You Delicious on a Dime Cookbook, I was hopeful I’d find […]

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