101 saving tips is a simple list of things you can do to get out of debt and to get a better handle of your finances. Easy to read, easy to follow and easy to understand.
We just need the desire and dedication to stick to it and make it happen.
Here are some excerpts from the list:
Number 01 – all grocery stores are not created equal
Number 02 – find a discount shopping network like Sam's or Costco
Number 03 – never go into a grocery store when you're hungry
Number 04 – make a list before shopping
Number 05 – watch your local grocery store for shopping coupons
Number 06 – stock up on sale items when they are discounted
Number 35 – eating at home versus eating in restaurants can save a lot of money
Number 36 – cooked meals ahead of time for the whole week
Number 37 – keep several simple recipes on hand for quick and inexpensive meals
Number 38 – try not shopping for one week and eat the food that is stored up in your pantry
Number 39 – fix your lunches at home
Number 40 – shop for snacks at the big-box or club stores
Number 41 – clean up your freezer and eat what's in there, by not shopping, more savings
Number 42 – make one night a week "pick- it" week by eating leftovers
Number 61 – eat out during the week versus the more expensive weekends
Number 62 – don't drink costly sodas and alcohol when eating out
Number 63 – if you're going to have a dessert in a restaurant, split one
Number 64 – use a coupon book to find the best deals and restaurants
Number 65 – if you're having a "business" lunch or dinner, save receipts for tax purposes
Number 66 – always check your bill before paying to make sure it is correct and accurate
Number 67 – try to refinance your home
Number 68 – pay extra toward your mortgage principal every two weeks/month
Number 81 – use bank cards, and that will curb your habit of drawing cash out of the ATM
Number 82 – consolidate credit cards to the lowest interest rate cards
Number 83 – make it a goal to study financial management
Number 84 – contact an attorney for proper estate planning
Number 85 – contact an investment broker to learn about investment options
Number 86 – if you need a babysitter, put for family and friends first
Number 101 – purchase used vehicles only
This book was a good, quick read, that was chock full of useful tidbits of how to better manage the debt that you might be in, and the family household budget. It advised is not to get too caught up in the "brand name game" since most products/foods are made by a handful of companies and the only real difference is the label and the price. It gave great advice on getting out of credit card debt, basic everyday shopping and planning for your future.
I found this book very helpful as a general basic reminder of everyday things that I can do to better manage my household budget. Even if I utilize only 20 to 30 of the tips and really implement them into my everyday life, it would make a big difference for me, and for you. I highly recommend this book for everyone!
If you've ever been dumped by your "favorite girl" (and in many cases, even if she wasn't your favorite girl!), this book will get right to the heart of the matter with you, and while very much on point most of the time, the author also keeps it light and easy reading throughout.
We all know that breakups are not the easiest things to get through, but we've got to get through them at some point (without becoming a total fool, acting like an idiot or becoming a stalker).
This truly is a "Guy's Guide" and the author does a great job of connecting with virtually everything that us guys go through. Matter of fact, all of us guys probably could have written this book ourselves.
Enjoy it for what it's worth, but the book really does offer a lot a great tidbits on how to get over her and move on with your life.
While I'm not the biggest Bill Clinton fan, it's pretty obvious that author, Robert Patterson bares all in this book about his disdain (and not just about the presidency) for former Pres. Bill Clinton and his administration.
Patterson makes it clear that he stayed on board to do the best that he could do to help lead our country in a way that he thought was the best direction for it to go (militarily wise), but that he was under the direction and guidance of a new presidential administration with Bill Clinton.
This book is much more than just another “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” or an “I told you so” type of recollections, because the author, Robert Patterson, being of the military personnel, was up close and personal to the ongoing and growing terrorist threats that were coming our way most likely beginning during Clinton’s administration. Clinton, to his credit was more focused on growing the economy and spreading democratic diplomacy throughout the world.
It's a pretty good "insiders book" at a look at a lot of the dysfunction and craziness that was going on during Bill Clinton's administration. Of course, "Hawks and Doves" rarely see eye to eye, and this relationship was no exception. That, added along with a lot of the "distractions" of the Clinton administration and it's a wonder that Patterson hung in there as long as he did in the first place.
No matter, which side of the aisle you're on, this is a book that will keep your interest throughout... even though you probably know the ending pretty well by now.
This is another in the great line of books that depict China's rising global economic power, yet also a lot of the challenges that will go along with it.
There are so many great books that have been written recently about China's economic rise over the last decade or two, and this is one of them.
Myself, being an "ex-pat" living in China, I can see firsthand a lot of the evolving trends that China is going through at this moment. China is serious about playing on the global world stage whether it's economic, militarily or social.
My best hope is that cooler and calm heads will always prevail as the positioning for global economic might takes place among not only China, but the US, Russia, South Africa, and also when the European Union gets back on its feet.
Depending on your frame of mind at the time you listen to this book, it can either be "deep and thought provoking", or "long and winding", and I for the most part, founded deep and thought provoking.
I'm not sure if the rest of humanity will I ever figure out a way for all of us to get along, especially with the global population that is about to go off the charts as we deal with scarcer and scarcer resources, it's going to be interesting.
Anyway, a good read for those who want to be challenged and stretched a little bit.
This book offers a really good look at the treatment of arthritis, the natural way. Includes a lot of great recipes, recommendations on nutritional supplementation, and basic everyday methods to alleviate pain of arthritis.
I thought this book was excellent, and I downloaded it onto my computer for future references from time to time.
As an athlete throughout most of my adult life, I feel like I'm in pretty good tune with the way my body feels and performs on a daily basis. I've already been implementing most of the suggestions from this book throughout the years, so this book gives me even further confidence that I'm doing the right thing. So far, so good!
I highly recommend this book, not only for high-performing athletes, but for everyday living just as well!
Author, Richard Dawkins, does an outstanding job in laying out a lot of scientific evidence of why living organisms (humans included) do what they do throughout nature. Is it a simple matter of survival, or do most living organisms actually undergo a process of "cost/benefit" analysis?
This book does a wonderful job of giving some fantastic examples of animal/human behavior and how so much of it is driven by our genetic makeup. Essentially, genes are using the various living organisms that they inhabit, to procreate and carry on the next generation of themselves.
I learned so much from this book, and it kept me captivated and fascinated throughout.
I thought that this was one of the few books that I have read that actually taught me something in regards as to how to do "something good" with all of this social media stuff out there.
It's good to see that Twitter is and can be relevant. The author breaks it down, takes her time and helps us to make sense out of the whole Twitter Universe.
- Copy Cat
These are just a few of the 10 words that the author uses in describing not only historical China, but today’s modern China.
As a frequent visitor to China myself, I would say that the writer is spot on with just about everything that he’s telling us. China is a culture rich in tradition, history, and amazing people, who have gone through evolution of change in leadership, and now are surging ahead to become the global economic power in the world in a short time.
If you have an interest in China, this book will be perfect for you. It’s short, concise, and the author, Yu Hua, does a fantastic job of keeping us engaged throughout.
Enjoy reading about China, old and new, and this excellent book, China in 10 Words!
This was a pretty straightforward but that laid out an approach of goal setting, positive thinking, perseverance and working hard to achieve what you want in life.
The author, Lyn Kelley, is a well renowned motivational speaker and life coach herself. So she knows a thing or two about what she’s talking about.
I found this book to be a good refresher course for me, who is a self-starter and highly motivated individual anyway, but I also feel it will be a wonderful asset for anyone who wants to try to achieve more out of life.
Some of the various chapter headings include topics such as:
• Chapter 2: Why Do I Want It?
• Chapter 3: My Personal Vision – Creating A Personal Vision/Mission Statement
• Chapter 4: What Has Stopped Me in the past? – Self Sabotage & Fear
• Chapter 6: What Do I Need to Change in Order to Achieve It?
• Chapter 7: Creating My Action Plan
• Chapter 9: Who Has Done This before Me? – Mentors and Role Models
• Chapter 11: How Am I Doing? – Assessing Progress
• Chapter 12: I’m Confident I Can Do It – Accepting Success
It’s refreshing to be able to read a book that talks about “men’s sexual issues” that all of us guys have dealt with since adolescence.
Nowadays, there are more "scientific and nonscientific" information out there than ever before, plus men are feeling a lot more comfortable about their sexuality.
In this book, Giles the Sex Therapist, goes into some pretty good detail in regards to various acts of self pleasure, which includes masturbation (featuring techniques that I never imagined!), wet dreams, fantasies, fetishes and so much more.
Personally, I’m very comfortable with my sexuality (of course, I had to say that… Smile!), but I still found this a great reference book and everything that I needed and wanted to know about acts of self pleasure.
I’m glad that there are books out there like this in an interview format, that helps “men to be able to talk to men about men’s issues”, and hopefully that will help all of us men to fill a lot more comfortable about who we are and what we do when it comes to sexual pleasures.
I highly recommend this book to all my guy friends out there, and even to their sexual partners of all persuasions.
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