From the article: The Best Books About Frugal Living
I've told you which frugal living books are my favorites, now I want to hear about yours! Share Your Favorites
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.
- 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).