book review

3 Steps to Building a Financial Safety Net From “The Economy of You”

These days, financial security means having more than one source of income. Learn how to develop yours with advice from this great new book.

Book Review: Debt Free for Life

There's a lot to like about author David Bach's two-step approach to paying down debt.

Living the Savvy Life: A Review

Whether you're a hardcore budgeter or getting your finances in order for the first time, this book can help you save money — and achieve your goals.

Book Review: Off the Grid

I've always used the term "off the grid" in a literal sense — not being connected to power or other systems. Nick Rosen means more than that.

Book Review: Early Retirement Extreme

Think you can live on one-tenth of your current income? If you're ready to downsize, this book can help you retire long before you ever thought possible.

Review of Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide

Although it's targeted at divorced women, this book is a valuable read for women of any relationship status who want to take control of their finances.

The Brag Book for Job Hunters: E-Book Review and Tips

Sometimes a little bragging can do you good. Learn how to move up in your career with a professional portfolio.

Questions and Answers on Life Insurance: Book Review and Money Saving Tips

Saving on life insurance without compromising your family’s future is doable with these tips and advice from life insurance expert Tony Steuer.

New Rules of Budgeting: Focus on Your Dreams

Old-school budgets are boring. Try this new fun approach that focuses on your dreams instead of your restrictions.

Book Review: The Happy Minimalist

Like frugality and simplicity, minimalism is both a means and an end. It's a way of living light on your wallet and light on the planet, and it enables certain choices (such as

Book Review: Hot (Broke) Messes - How to Have Your Latte and Drink it Too

Nancy Trejos is a personal finance writer for the Washington Post. While she was advising readers on financial problems, she was actually so broke that she had to ask her hardwo

Book Review - Buying a Home: The Missing Manual

Housing prices have dropped all across America in the past couple years, and more people are looking into buying a property instead of renting. If you are an eager house hunte

Book Review: Confronting Collapse

We hardly talk about collapse here. Wise Bread is all about living large, while collapse mitigation is usually about living small. But that doesn't mean that there aren't things

Book Review: One Year to an Organized Financial Life

One Year to an Organized Financial Life is an organized approach to getting organized, breaking down the monstrous task of dealing with financial issues into small st

Book Review: Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict

In Spent: Memoirs of Shopping Addict, Avis Cardella writes about her struggles with acquiring more and more stuff without fulfillment for two decades. This is the painful story

Book Review: Your Money—The Missing Manual

Books about managing your money succeed or fail at the point when the author chooses what to present as unbreakable rules versus what to present as hints, tips, suggestions, or

The Underground Guide to International Volunteering (Review)

International volunteering is a genre of travel that is mired in misnomers. Most internet searches will reveal opportunities that cost hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars per we

Book Review: Where the Jobs Are Now

Currently the unemployment rate is hovering around 10% nationwide, and millions of people have been out of work for months or even years. Where the Jobs Are Now is a timely book th

The New Frugality: Consume Less, Save More, Live Better

Last week on Patt Morrison I heard Chris Farrell talking about "The New Frugality" and the trend towards a sustainable lifestyle. I felt this topic was extremely relevant for us at