The Shoestring Girl Book

This second edition of The Shoestring Girl: How I Live on Practically Nothing and You Can Too is filled with tips and tricks for living on very little money.

Subjects range from living in the country to living in the hood, with special attention given to food (recipes, raising your own, wildcrafting), medical care, fashion, how to deal with excess clutter, budgeting…even how to make money when you’re broke.

This 133,000 word book is several times the length of the original and is sure to have information to help anyone start saving money.

Chapters include:

  • The Story of the Shoestring
  • You Are Richer Than You Realize
  • Welfare, Social Security, and Jobs
  • Live on Less
  • Experiment
  • Stay Out of Trouble
  • Avoid Debt
  • The Insurance Racket
  • Budgeting
  • Ignore the Joneses
  • Start Saving Money
  • Minimize Recurring Expenses
  • The Penny Trap
  • Frugal Fashion
  • Housing
  • Auto
  • Furniture, Appliances, Electronics, and Stuff
  • Thrift Shops, Yard Sales, and Other Resources
  • How to Live In the Hood
  • Living in the Country
  • Regaining Control of Your Possessions
  • Frugality with Kids: A Challenge, Not a Contradiction in Terms
  • Food, Recipes, and Grow Your Own
  • Recipes
  • Grow Your Own Food
  • Wildcrafting
  • Raising Animals for Meat
  • Medical and Dental Care
  • Personal Care
  • Home Care and Cleaning
  • Saving Money on “Bad” Habits
  • How to Make Money When You’re Broke
  • Bonus Content


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