Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright April 9, 2017.

Book Review: Pogue’s Basics: Money

Absolutely loved this book! Took only about a week to read it once I got started.

You might be thinking ‘Oh, it’s just another book telling me to reuse dryer sheets and make my own laundry detergent’, but it isn’t. This book has different goals.

David Pogue’s book Pogue’s Basics: Money – Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) About Beating the System, is one with many useful tips for saving in more than a dozen categories.

The most valuable sections for me right now are: Shopping Hacks, House and Home, Food and Drink, Your Body, Financial Brain hacks, and The Personal Money Checkup. But there are other useful categories as well.

Learn how to earn up to $150.00 a year, and save up to $180 a year, with gift cards. Discover how to save over $1,500 on travel expenses for next year. And see how you can use group buying power to save more than $1,000.00.

And still there is more. David’s book gives you useful information on how to save a good deal of money, and I do recommend the book to all of you. His tips will help strengthen your financial situation, and the book is educational. I came away knowing a lot more than I did before reading the book.

Can’t afford the book? Borrow it from the library. If yours doesn’t have a copy, use their inter-library loan system.

If you’ve already read the book and would like to share your personal experiences with any of the tactics, please do! We’d love to hear.

Enjoy the read!


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