The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better

The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better

by Chris Farrell
     
 

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Public Radio Marketplace correspondent Farrell offers a new blueprint for the new economic reality-the philosophy and techniques of living frugally.

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Public Radio Marketplace correspondent Farrell offers a new blueprint for the new economic reality-the philosophy and techniques of living frugally.

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Publishers Weekly
Farrell's brief on the value in shifting from conspicuous consumption to responsible spending is well-intentioned, but rarely does his advice move beyond commonsense considerations into more substantive lifestyle shifts. The pedestrian material also undermines Farrell's reading—which, given the author's textured voice, a personable vocal manner, and lilting rhythm, should have been excellent. Coupled with the text, however, Farrell's performance is listless and lacks energy, charisma, and powerful prose necessary to interest and inspire the listener. A Bloomsbury hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 26). (Jan.)
Library Journal
Here, Farrell (On the Money) merges his experience as personal finance reporter for public radio's "Marketplace Money" with hard-knock lessons from the Great Recession, illustrating how smarter financial choices throughout one's life can result in personal freedom from long-term burdens. He covers housing, insurance, college saving and loans, retirement funds, bankruptcy, the importance of the "margin of safety," and more, offering actionable advice—including a rundown of online and printed resources—and encouraging readers/listeners to get started now. Farrell himself narrates, in a friendly, plainspoken manner. An excellent resource for listeners of all ages.—M. Gail Preslar, Eastman Chemical Co. Business Lib., Kingsport, TN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608191697
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/19/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
825,139
File size:
1 MB

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