Sunday, 24 February 2013

Book review: The Little Book of Thrift

The Little Book of Thrift by Paul Lonergan is, as its title reflects, a physically small tome.  Inside are 708 ways to save money grouped into 22 chapters:
  1. What’s Thrift All About?
  2. Him
  3. Her
  4. The Family
  5. The Kids
  6. In the Garden
  7. Grocery Shopping
  8. Cooking
  9. Around the House
  10. Get Organised
  11. Entertainment
  12. Buying a Car
  13. Buying or Selling a House
  14. Buying “Big” Items
  15. Travel and Holidays
  16. Technology
  17. Driving
  18. Reducing Credit Card Costs
  19. Pets
  20. Christmas
  21. Quick and Thrifty Recipes
  22. Handy Links
Each chapter basically contains a bullet pointed list of tips with ideas to save money on that particular topic.

The overall theme is that it’s not about being cheap; it’s about being smarter.  With a little bit of thought and organisation, you can save a lot of money (without reusing your teabags and walking to work).  All it takes is a change in mindset to make a real difference.