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: Urban Gardening for Dummies

by Christina Brown 0 comments
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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Review: The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook

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The $5 Dinnner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook

I have three boys.  Well, four if you count my husband!  And they all seem to want to eat dinner.  I mean, what’s up with that? There are three things I dislike about that: I have to buy the food. I have to cook the food. I have to clean the kitchen after I cook […]

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Review: Easy. Homemade by Mandi Ehman

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Easy. Homemade by Mandi Ehman

I stopped by the grocery store earlier this week to pick up a few things and was surprised to see that food prices are already rising. I’ve already been preparing for food price hikes, but I hadn’t realized that the price increases would start so soon.  With less high-value coupons available, I’m on a quest […]

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