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Money Smart Week: Embracing Frugality

For some, saving money on everyday living expenses has become a creative way of life.  There are many sources available for tips and inspiration on frugal living, including online blog communities, popular periodicals and personal finance books.  

Bloggers all over the country are creating online communities dedicated to incorporating frugality into a creative, sustainable lifestyle. Blogger Bobbie Bushman posts her family's adventures in saving on her blog Budgeting With The Bushmans. For a list of other blogs, Money Crashers compiled a list of the Top 100 Personal Finance blogs.  Click here to view the list.

The Library subscribes to periodicals such as Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, Money, Consumer Reports and Bottom Line Personal.  You can access copies at several Library branches.  

Books are a great way to start learning about the frugal lifestyle.  Recommendations from the article "Frugal Living Book List - The Best Books About Frugal Living" by Guide Erin Huffstetler include the following:

The Complete Tightwad Gazette





 Not Buying It





Your Money Or Your Life





The Millionaire Next Door





The Penny Pincher's Almanac





Made From Scratch





Money Can Buy Happiness






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