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Thrifty - book review

September 15th, 2010 at 11:52 am

I finished reading a library book called Thrify Living the Frugal Life With Style by Marjorie Harris. A huge yawn, boring, nothing new, plain vanilla ideas. However, I did really like one quote from the first page.

"Money is partly the subject of this book. But it's more about what smart people do with it: how they use it wisely and make very little go a long way. It's about finding pleasure in small economies and the large ideas that can come to fruition with attention to details."

Even though I continue to read new financial books as I hear about them, I haven't read a really good one in a long time. In my opinion the best book on saving money for actual ideas and philosophy of saving money is The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. The best book on thinking about money and work is Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robins. And the best book about early retirement is Stop Working, Start Living by Diane Nahirny.

I finished reading my book Master of Earth and Water by Diana L. Paxson and Adrienne Martine-Barnes. Sci/Fi - Ok.

2 Responses to “Thrifty - book review”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I agree with you on Your Life' and 'Gazette. I used to wish my own mother would write a book on economizing, but then Dacyczyn wrote the same one my mom might have written. Wink

  2. Homebody Says:

    I agree. I read those books so many years ago and they made the most impact, other than living with my mom who at age 81 continues to save every month. She has about $100,000 more than when she retired!

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