Be Thrifty

Be Thrifty

How to Live Better With Less

Book - 2010
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Encourages thrift behaviors including planting a garden, cooking at home, cutting one's own hair, exercising with a gym membership, and avoiding or repaying credit card debt.
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2010.
ISBN: 9780761156093
Branch Call Number: 640.73 BE
Characteristics: xxvii, 372 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Catton, Pia
Suntree, Califia
Alternative Title: How to live better with less


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Jan 09, 2020

A practical guide that goes into some length, but I just skimmed past anything not applicable and took away what I wanted. By the time I finished reading this book, I'd done 4 small projects that made my life/house better and saved me money. Not every read calls me to action this way and for that, 5 stars!

Dec 16, 2017

A little wordy for my taste but I did like the beauty hacks and recipe ideas. I can definitely appreciate how useful many of the tips in this book are.

ksoles Oct 23, 2012

Handy and practical, "Be Thrifty" contains a wealth of information on ways to save time and money, to increase self-sufficiency, and to live healthier. The authors have written clearly and designed their book for easy access, covering topics from household to leisure to garden to pets to diets.

Easily available, cost saving solutions with an insistent focus on "a happier, greener, healthier life" form the bulk of this book, allowing readers to make smart choices about where to spend their money. After all, thrift does not mean "cheap" but rather "intelligent and of excellent quality."

Ali144 Mar 20, 2012

I liked this book a lot! It was a fun read with lots of great ideas!

Feb 27, 2011

A great general overview of living frugally that isn't too overwhelming, probably, for someone who's not used to a life with fewer luxuries. Nothing really world changing for people who are already pretty frugal, but some good tips nonetheless.


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