Blogger Nora Dunn of The Professional Hobo has brought a new book to my attention, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget. With no end to the current recession in sight, this timely book clearly explains how you can make your money go further. Topics include six ways to avoid tricky supermarket traps, six tips for buying great affordable wine, 10 ways to go green and save money, 12 ways to live rent or mortgage free, and six steps to eliminating your debt painlessly. Some advice in the book such as 50 ways to get more out of health care is clearly intended for U.S. readers – fortunately we Canadians enjoy free government-funded health care – but most of the book’s practical tips are universally applicable.
10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget is a collective effort by a community of bloggers called The Writers of Wise Bread. The group includes journalists, counselors, financial consultants, teachers, homemakers, and of course, perpetual travelers like Nora Dunn (who most likely provided items like nine ways to see the world for free, three easy steps to finding great airfare deals, and the best and worst places to stash cash at home). The point is, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a good time. The key to true financial security and freedom is learning that frugality can be fun and this humorous and insightful book will point you down that road to lasting happiness.