superdumb supervillain: 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

Friday, January 08, 2010

10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

Quite some time ago, Linsey from Lille Punkin' Reviews sent me a copy of her book, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget. I am moderately ashamed to admit how long it's taken me to read the whole thing, although that fact is a pretty good testament to the comprehensive array of tips and tricks packed into the book. All of the articles were provided by the writers of Wise Bread, the online community dedicated to personal finance and frugal living. You'll find advice on everything from meal planning to investment strategy, even how to make your own spa products to pamper yourself!

Not to sound crude but if you enjoy reading in the bathroom (let's envision a bubble bath, although plenty of folks like to read on the potty…), this is a fantastic title for you- everything is broken up into short, pertinent articles so you never feel like you're leaving something hanging. (I, myself, am a start-to-finish reader, which is why it took me six months to review this book. Groan.) There are two main categories: Frugal Living (covering topics such as Food & Drink, Travel, Health & Beauty, Fun & Entertainment, Shopping & Bargain Hunting, Green Living and Education & Self-improvement) and Personal Finance (including Financial Planning & Budgeting, Credit Cards & Debt, Investing Your Money, Housing & Home Improvement and Career & Money-Making Ideas). It's not often that I finish a "tips" type of book without having some unanswered question but that was not the case with 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget. The list of resources at the end is like a cherry on top, too.

Disclosure: I received a copy of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget to facilitate this review.


  1. This book IS really well done. I heard it is selling well in Asia, too!

  2. Ohhh I really want this book now!

  3. Squee! You're going to Disney! Does the fun ever stop with you?! Chicago...New York...Disney...I'm psyched! Is the whole fam coming?


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