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Review by: HeidiFawn on July 22, 2012 : starstarstarstarstar
I have purchased several "how to save money" type books over the years so I thought I had read it all and that there wasn't anything new for me to learn. Well, I was wrong. Annie has done a fantastic job here of thinking outside of the box to bring us some really creative ways to save money. 5 stars for teaching this old dog some new tricks!
(reviewed long after purchase)

400 Ways to Save A Fortune

"He that can live sparingly need not be rich." - Benjamin Franklin


Compared to "The Tightwad Gazette" by readers, the original version of this book contained slightly over 400 tips. This updated edition contains over 100 new tips and tricks (now over 500 tips) to help the reader save a fortune in both time and money. Included within these pages are the very same tricks that I used to live on $500 a month when I first began my writing career. Some of these tips save us thousands of dollars a year even now:


I have NO PLANS to release this updated version in ebook format, so if you would like to have all of the newest tips please purchase the print edition.


There are a lot of frugality books out there.

I know. I've bought most of them.

Saving money isn't just a hobby for me; it is a way of life. It is what allows me to be a single stay-at-home mother for my child. We currently live on about $500 a month but if we wanted to we could easily live on less.

Here are just a few of the tips that I personally use to save thousands of dollars a year:

Tip #1 - Auto purchases. Annual Savings: $5,364.
Tip #32 - General Cleaning. Annual Savings $216.
Tip #45 - Carpet cleaning. Annual Savings $100.
Tip #67 - Salvaging stained clothing. Annual Savings $50.
Tip #78 - Printer ink. Annual Savings $100.
Tip #89 - Software. Annual Savings $200
Tip #95 - Movies. Annual Savings $52
Tip #100 - Television. Annual Savings $1,200
Tip #114 - Credit Cards. Annual Savings $480
Tip #129 - Where to work for Maximum savings. Annual savings $1,011
Tip #241 - Housing. Annual Savings $3,600

What could you do with that much extra money?

Written by the author of The Shoestring Girl: How I Live on Practically Nothing and You Can Too, this guide covers:








          General Household



          Personal Care





          Funeral expenses

          And more

Minus the fluff, this nitty-gritty guide immediately gets down to the business of saving money with over 400 unique tips designed to help anyone with a desire to save money.

You may not choose to use all of the frugal ideas in this guide but I am confident that this book will inspire you to save more money than you ever thought possible.

Review by: nightengale83 on Jan. 15, 2012 : (no rating)
This is a very down to earth, informative book. If you want to know creative ways to slash your expenses and help your budget this book will guide you!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Erin Fletcher on Dec. 19, 2011 : (no rating)
This is Annie's best book yet. It is a quick and well organized read but is packed with great ideas.

How Much Can YOU save?


Links to the original ebook can be found below. This ebook DOES NOT contain the updated material found in the Print Edition:

5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful tips for frugal living, December 22, 2011
Michele Cornelius
I thought I knew everything about being frugal, but still found new ideas in this book. This woman is a pro at living on less, and has a lot of good ideas on ways to save money. In these tough times, we all need to find innovative ways to cut expenditures and reading this book will help.

Annie Jean Brewer combines minimalism and frugality to live the life of her dreams. You can learn more about her by visiting her website