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Readers Respond: Your Favorite Books About Frugal Living

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I've told you which frugal living books are my favorites, now I want to hear about yours!

2 more good books

Two more good books are Saving Your Way to Success, by Justin P. Ertelt and the Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin.
—Guest Engliv

Some Frugal Favorites

The Frugal Mind by Charlotte Gorman; Living Rich by Spending Smart by Gregory Karp; Very Basic Book of Sewing, Altering, and Mending by Violet K. Simons; Don't Throw It Out by Lori Baird and the Editors of Yankee Magazine; Make Your Paycheck Last by Jason R. Rich; Cheap Tricks 100's of Ways You Can Save 1000's of Dollars by Andy Dappen; Little Heathens by Kalish; Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls; The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches by Jeff Yeager; Don't Get Caught With Your Skirt Down by Jill Keto; How to Sew a Button and other nifty things your grandmother knew by Erin Bried; The Tightwad Gazette by Amy D. Also, for children's books, KIT, an American Girl.

365 Ways To Live Cheap! by Trent Hamm

While there are not that many new ideas in the book the way it is set up is wonderful. This would be a great addition to a new library on frugal living. I highly recommend it.

The Encyclopedia of Country Living

This book by Carla Emery tells how her family lived on a farm & bought very little from a store.

Fight for Your Money

I'm reading "Fight for Your Money"by David Bach. It is one of many resources I consulted before buying a new car. It covers a wide variety of topics (car buying, banking, credit cards, investing, etc.) and I find it a worthwhile read and a reference book worth keeping.

My Personal Favorites

My two personal favorites are The Duggars: 20 & Counting! by Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar. Their book tells their personal story & how they have supported a family of 20 (so far) with no debt & no outside support. It also has great frugal recipes, tips for homeschooling & child raising. Has a greast reference section at the back. My second is Extraordinary Uses For Ordinary Things from Readers Digest. 400 pages of household tips & tricks, DIY instructions & scientific facts using common household items. I use this as a reference anytime I have a household problem. Its probably saved me hundreds of dollars & hours of time since I bought it 2 years ago.

My favorites

Tightwad Gazette books(all of them-but for those who neverread it and want to buy one,buy the last one which is the Complete Tightwad Gazette which is a compilation of all of the books-cheaper that way). Also the library will have it most likely-but I liked to keep my well-worn copy. Other books I liked: Shop,Save and Share and How to Save Money Every Day by Ellie Kay(any books by her-she is also funny too. Women Leaving the Workplace by Burkett(books by him are good) Living Well on a Shoestring by Yankee Magazine,America's Cheapest Family by Economides,Eat Well for 50.00 a week(Rhonda Barfield),Cut Your Spending in Half without settling for less-Rodale Press,All YOur Worth by Elizabeth Warren(she has many good books as well-she is currently helping Obama with the economy/TARP-has You tube videos on her as well).

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