Learn Tips for Frugal Living with Books from the Library
Looking to cut living expenses and be thriftier in the new year? Business librarian Jana Dimond is always on the lookout for consumer and business resources that we can use to solve our everyday problems. This month she focuses on books about frugal living.
Jana writes in her business blog on the Research page (thelibrary.org/research), “Even though the economy has made some significant improvements since the economic downturn of 2008, frugal living continues to be a popular topic. After all, why spend more when you don’t have to? Plus, with the holiday gift-giving season quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to figure out a few ways to trim your budget and make the most of your money.”
Here is a sample of the books she recommends. Check out these and related titles through coolcat.org, the library’s electronic catalog, or ask a librarian to help.
- “Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less,” edited by Pia Catton and Califia Suntree. An indispensable guide for new graduates, young families stretching a dollar, retirees, students, career-changers and more.
- “The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means,” by Jeff Yeager. The author reveals 16 key attitudes about money and life that help people live happily with less.
- “Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter and Save Money,” by Clark Howard with Mark Meltzer and Theo Thimou.
- “How to Retire the Cheapskate Way: The Ultimate Cheapskate's Guide to a Better, Earlier, Happier Retirement,” by Jeff Yeager. The author focuses on having a worry-free retirement merely by spending smart and focusing on what you truly want and expect out of retirement.
- “The Money Saving Mom’s Budget,” by Crystal Paine. The author presents her most effective strategies designed for families of all sizes and income levels.
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Love bluegrass? The Friends of the Library Sunday Concert Series presents Bluefield at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Library Center. All ages are welcome to this free concert. Bluefield, featuring Denny and Sue Gold, and Randy and Cindy Gamble, plays traditional bluegrass.
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Just a reminder – all 10 branches of the library district and the Mobile Library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
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