Penny Pincher's Almanac

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Every page of this frugal handbook is packed with dollar-stretching strategies to help you make the most of every cent you have. With this amazing collection of tightwad tactics, you'll learn how to: Beat the high cost of medicine and prescription drugs, Keep your home spotless at little or no cost (your friends will think you've hired a maid!), Find insider discount fares and tour packages and slash your vacation costs-no matter what the destination, Know the right time of month to buy that new car (or how to ...
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Overview

Every page of this frugal handbook is packed with dollar-stretching strategies to help you make the most of every cent you have. With this amazing collection of tightwad tactics, you'll learn how to: Beat the high cost of medicine and prescription drugs, Keep your home spotless at little or no cost (your friends will think you've hired a maid!), Find insider discount fares and tour packages and slash your vacation costs-no matter what the destination, Know the right time of month to buy that new car (or how to keep your old one in tiptop shape for minimal cost), Live the life of luxury with super bargains on home entertainment, sporting events, and theater, And much more! If you think you can't afford to live the good life, then you haven't seen the power of pinching your pennies!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762108497
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 1/18/2007
  • Series: Reader's Digest Pocket Guide Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Living well for less     6
Good eats for less     8
Savvy food shopping     9
Frugally fresh     14
The penny pincher's pantry     22
Beauty on a Budget     26
Dressing for less     27
Chic looks for little investment     38
Cosmetic caper...     44
Frugal health and fitness     56
Home remedies from a to z     57
Exercise economics     72
Home sweet home     76
Cleaning house     77
Laundry for less     86
Decorating on a dime     90
Frugal furniture facts     94
Penny-smart parenting     102
Bargain-basement babies     103
Lower cost kids     111
Free-time fun     117
Cent-sational special occasions     124
Penny-wise parties     125
The well-planned wedding     130
Happy homemade holidays     140
All good gifts     146
Going out and spending wisely     150
Discount fine dining     151
Bargain culture     154
Sporty savings     158
Cheap thrills     162
Thrifty travel     166
Up in the air     167
Discount detours     172
Savings at sea     178
Frugal family fun     181
Thrifty home improvements     184
Cost-saving home care     185
Do-it-yourself damage control     190
Reduce, reuse, recycle     198
Cheap car talk     204
The best car buy     205
Car care     210
Money-savvy medicine     214
Medical insurance     215
Doctors and hospitals and HMOs, oh my!     219
Drugs for less     222
Frugal finances     226
The working life     227
Home accounting 101     234
Retire like royalty!     243
Index     250
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