Bargain Junkie: Living the Good Life on the Cheap

Bargain Junkie: Living the Good Life on the Cheap

by Annie Korzen

Paperback(Original)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740785337
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Annie Korzen is a humorist, a writer, and a performer. Her essays have been printed in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. She has delivered commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Annie calls Los Angeles home.

Online:
www.thebargainjunkie.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment xi

Introduction xiii

I Acquiring Stuff 1

1 Things Don't Really Make Us Happy-Or So They Say 2

2 Bargainista Fashionista 4

3 Shopping to Stay Fit 18

4 A Frugalista's Revenge 19

5 Labels: I Don't Promote Them, and I Don't Believe Them 22

6 Bargaining: Dos and Don'ts 25

7 Giveaways 28

8 Recycling 35

II House Beautiful 39

1 Renting Versus Owning 40

2 The Weekend House 45

3 Interior Design 48

4 Art and Collectibles 54

5 How Does My Garden Grow? 60

6 Modern Conveniences-Sometimes 66

7 Utilities 71

III Lifestyle 75

1 Restaurants 76

2 If You Have to Cook 84

3 Let Me Entertain You 91

4 Tripping 98

5 More Tripping 105

6 Free Entertainment 115

7 The Parent Trap 124

8 It's a Gift 137

9 Less Is More 148

10 Transportation 151

IV Getting Help from the Pros 157

1 Gyms: Are They Really Necessary? 158

2 The Shop Around the Corner: Local Merchants 161

3 Technophobia 163

4 Beauty Business 166

5 Health Care 169

V Other People's Money 173

1 Friends with Benefits 174

2 Sharing the Wealth 186

3 Bartering 191

VI Nickel and Diming 195

1 Turning Garbage into Money 196

2 Some People Are Just Too Cheap 198

3 Extreme Cases 204

4 Success Story 207

VII Last Words 209

1 Pop Quiz: Are You a True Bargainista? 210

2 You, Too, Can Earn Money at Home 212

3 I Go on Oprah, or, a Frugalista Regrets 214

4 Drawbacks to the Frugalista Lifestyle 216

5 Wasteland 219

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