From Book Reviews

End of Spring Book Giveaway

One of the benefits of having a personal finance site is that often times book publishers and authors gift us with their wonderful finance-related books. The downside to that is we cannot possibly read them all (nor keep em all). So, we thought we’d do a little late-spring cleaning and give them a new home! …

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2012 Personal Finance Challenge: Read a Book About Finance

I wanted to check-in with those of you who are participating in our year-long personal finance challenge we have going on here at TTG. First off, I want to welcome all of you who are partaking – and I hope it helps you get motivated to change your finances for the better in 2012. Please …

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How to increase your man skills

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the Worst-case Scenario® books put out by Quirk Productions. Well, now there is one special for every man to help him increase his man skill(s). In it, you’ll learn to crash-land a plane on water, leap from a motorcycle to a car, apologize when you don’t know what you’ve …

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Book review: Bargain Junkie by Annie Korzen

If you were a regular Seinfeld viewer, you’re probably familiar with the character, Doris Klompus. Doris was portrayed by writer/performer, Annie Korzen, author of Bargain Junkie: Living the Good Life on the Cheap. From reading her book, you get the sense that Korzen is probably a very entertaining lady to be around. Her writing style …

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The New Frugality book winners!

Thanks to all who entered and a special thanks to Bloomsbury Press for the books! Here are the five winners from the drawing. We will be contacting you directly for your mailing address: Dionne Shannon Sara Amanda Noelle Have a great day!

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Book review: “The New Frugality” by Chris Farrell

After going through the Great Recession of 2008 to present, I couldn’t suggest any better book to read than The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better. For anyone looking for radical change in their life after realizing they’ve consumed too much and are in too deep of debt prior to the …

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Helping kids manage their money

Recently, Aaron talked on the importance of being a financial example to your kids (7 things I learned from my parents). Along those same lines I came upon the website, Money Savvy Generation, and found this great piggy bank for helping kids manage their money. (piggy bank link) It helps kids realize that there is …

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Book recommendation: Be Thrifty

I want to tell you about a book that I recently came across from Workman Publishing called Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less. Editors Pia Catton and Califia Suntree note they have not come onto anything new with being thrifty, but write: “For a while, thrift was all but forgotten-as neglected as an …

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