This book is just what we need right now: a reminder that tough economic times don't mean we have to stop living well, just that we need to indulge more creatively. -Kimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Reports

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Too many books on frugal living focus on the negative, throwing around words such as “sacrifice” and “responsibility” like there was a fire sale at the Boring Store. WiseBread.com and this book offer much more—useful information in a folksy and relatable format based on the candid, hilarious, and sometimes painful personal experiences of the writers. The writers at Wise Bread believe the key to financial wellness isn’t a ramen-eating, vacation-skipping, fun-depriving life. Far from it. The best way to ensure that readers will stick to a budget, especially in tough economic times, is to help them create a lifestyle that is as much fun as it is practical.

What kind of tips can you expect from this money-saving book?  How about…

  • 15 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer
  • 7 Beauty Secrets that Cost Almost Nothing
  • How to Sound More Confident in One Simple Step
  • 20 Tips for Getting Your Security Deposit Back
  • How to Get Rid of Your Junk
  • 4 Tips for Cutting Out Cable TV Without Missing Your Favorite Shows
  • 10 Things I’ve Learned by Grocery-Shopping on a Budget
  • 10 Easy Ways to Find Money for Charity
  • 3 Easy Steps to Finding Great Airfare Deals
  • 9 Great Ways to See the World for Free
  • 8 Investing Tips for Any Market
  • Get Huge Cell-Phone Discounts with Your Work or School E-mail
  • How to Start a Roth IRA (and Where to Do It)
  • 8 Tips for Bridging the Gap from Dining Out to Eating In
  • 50 Ways to Get More from your Health-Care Dollar
  • 12 Fabulous Frugal Party Ideas
  • How to Throw a Fun, Inexpensive Kid’s Birthday Party
  • 25 Great Gifts for $5 or Less
  • How to Use Your Experience to Save Time and Tuition
  • 13 Ways to Be Nice that Will Cost You Nothing
  • 10 Tips for Winning College Scholarships
  • 8 Endurance Principles for Staying the Frugal Course
  • Finding Your Home’s Value the Quick and Dirty Way
  • 9 Things to Do When You Are Laid Off
  • 9 Survival Tips from Depression-Era Kids
  • 10 Ways to Simplify Your Budget
  • 12 Affordable Ingredients That Add Gourmet Flair to Any Meal
  • 4 Small Kitchen Gadgets that Equal Big Savings!
  • 5 Easy Steps to Making Your Own Pickles
  • How to Save Money by Taking a Vacation
  • 6 Ways to Get Your Toiletries for Cheap, or Even Free!
  • 5 Cheap and Simple Sunburn Remedies that Really Work
  • 5 Ways to Trim Haircut Costs for Kids
  • 8 Tips for Getting the Most from All-You-Can-Eat Buffets
  • Frugality Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 5 Ways to Spend Less and Love More
  • 5 Marketing Ploys Grocery Stores Use to Steal Your Money
  • Miss the Big Sale? Claim Your Savings Anyway
  • 10 Ways to Hold Off on Heating
  • 6 Ways to Pay Less Money for a College Degree
  • 7 Great Jobs that Offer College Loan Forgiveness
  • 10 Ways to Homeschool for Less
  • The Best and Worst Places to Stash Cash in Your Home
  • 5 Laws the Leg-Breakers Don’t Want You to Know About
  • Biggest Money-Saving Tip: Move Far Away from the Joneses
  • 6 Warning Signs that You Shouldn’t Take that Job
  • Everything You Need to Know About Unclaimed Property
  • 8 Truths from a Mystery Shopper
  • Sweeping 101: Secrets of Sweepstakes Winners
  • Easiest Way to Save 3 Months’ Salary
  • 7 Secrets to Gas-Efficient Driving
  • 7 Ways to Lower Water Heater Costs
  • 10 Ways to Eat for Free in College
  • 6 Simple Tips for Buying Great Affordable Wine
  • 7 Things to Do With Inexpensive Wine
  • 7 Ways to Brown-Bag It with Style
  • How to Save a Bundle with Assembly Cooking
  • 7 Ways to Save Big Money with Ice Cube Trays
  • 10 Ways to Create a Gourmet Kitchen on a Shoestring
  • 10 Simple Meals in 10 Minutes or Less
  • 6 Simple Side Dishes that Will Save You Money
  • 10 Things to Do with Bargain Beef
  • 9 Ways to Save Big on Meat
  • 16 Ways to Go Light and Low-Budget
  • 6 Savvy Ways to Travel around a City
  • 10 Ways to Fake it till You Make it
  • 10 Beauty Products You Can Make at Home
  • 8 Affordable Romantic Dates
  • Bulk Buying 101
  • 11 Strategies to Shop Your Way to Financial Independence
  • 8 Tips for the High-End Cheapskate
  • 10 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time
  • 6 Clever Green Gifting Strategies
  • 11 Ways to Be Generous on a Budget
  • 12 Ways to Become Rent or Mortgage Free
  • 12 Small-Space Survival Strategies
  • How to Find Savings in Every Room
  • 11 Penny-Pinching Ways to Pimp Your Garage
  • 14 Tips to Have a Frugal Vacation and Still Treat Yourself
  • 6 Ways to Avoid Tricky Traps at the Supermarket
  • How to Choose a Financial Planner
  • 9 Signs You Need to Fire Your Financial Planner
  • 6 Steps to Eliminating Your Debt Painlessly
  • What Credit Counselors Do and How to Pick One
  • 7 Questions to Ask Before Buying Credit Card Insurance
  • Asset Allocation: Where to Put Your Investment Dollars
  • The Basics of Mutual Funds
  • How (and Why) to Start an Investment Club
  • 21 Great Uses for Beer
  • 5 Tips on Toilet Paper Usage
  • A Sneaky Way to Win eBay Auctions and Save a Fortune
  • 10 Things I Never Buy New
  • How to Complain and Get a Good Result
  • A Simple How-To Guide to Regifting
  • 10 Dirty Secrets Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know
  • How to Avoid 10 Costly DIY Mistakes
  • 20 Signs that a Pink Slip Is Coming
  • How to Answer 23 of the Most Common Interview Questions
  • 10 Frugal Ways to Care for Your Allergies
  • 4 Ways to Dress for Success and Still Spend Less
  • 10 Killer Ways to Feel Like a Million Bucks
  • 55 Ways I Saved Time and Money Planning My Wedding
  • 6 Tips for Following a Budget Without Breaking Down in Tears
  • 5 New Ways to Hack Your Boss (Without a Machete)
  • 6 Secrets for Nailing that Salon Manicure Look
  • 4 Secrets to Eating Cheaply while Traveling Abroad
  • 6 Cheaper Ways to Have Fabulous Hair
  • Everything You Need to Know about Personal Finance
  • 13 Free Ways to Wrap Your Gifts with Style
  • 8 Natural Ways to Make Water More Flavorful
  • 6 Horrible Financial Products You Should Avoid
  • 4 Ways Good Writing Skills Save and Earn You Money
  • 5 Ways to Squeeze Savings from Your Workplace