Last Tuesday I won the book Frugillionaire: 500 Fabulous Ways To Live Richly and Save a Fortune from My Two Dollars. David sent the book out quickly and I received it on Saturday.
Since then I've read the book from cover to cover. While I wasn't asked by either David or the book's author, Francine Jay, to review it, some readers asked for a brief review, and I'm happy to oblige.
I really enjoyed this format over some of the other frugal living books I've read. This was easy read because each frugal tip is just a paragraph or more in length and there are only two tips per page. Between chores and other activities, I read a single tip or an entire chapter of them, depending on how much time I had.
I have to say that as an experienced "frugalite", I don't think I read any tips in this book that I were entirely new to me. That doesn't mean I already practice all of these; I was very happy to be reminded of dozens of ways to save money and live frugally, yet live well.
While useful to anyone trying to cut back, simplify and save, I think the person who would most benefit from this book is the newbie frugalite. The topics run the gamut from food, gardening, and home decor to entertainment, travel and holidays. The tips are clearly and concisely written, and what's more, they are practical. Almost every tip applies to almost every household.
Overall, Frugillionaire: 500 Fabulous Ways To Live Richly and Save a Fortune is a great book, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to read it. I think it would make a great addition to anyone's frugality library and would make a wonderful gift for a beginner in the ways of thrift.