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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144992624X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449926243
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,148,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tom Levine of eatingdollar.com is a well known Orlando activist,author and humorist. He has lived his life believing you can get money without more work. As he detailed in his first book, "Bite Me," he has traveled the world trying to get the fish to bite. He saved money on the trips but paid for them mainly by saving his money at home. His second book is a novel using the wild Florida that he loves as a backdrop: "Paradise Interrupted." His irreverent style shows through in his third book. Here he details ways that you too can live the "good life." He doesn't have an employer and it helps that he can live within his means. Eating on the cheapest dollar possible helps him plan for more adventure. "If you don't have a boss I consider that a kind of luck. Finding a way to work without one is my idea of bliss." "Eating On One Dollar A Day (or free if you fish)" is one step to help you find that same bliss." Tom Levine lives in Orlando,Florida with his family.

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Tom Levine is funny. He may get that sense of humor from his adventures of traveling and fishing all over the world. Or he could have been born with it. It may be a mystery. Here the mystery is why with just a quick peek anyone wouldn't get the main point of this book. That is- to inspire a 20 year old student or almost grown guy to heat some water and prepare some sustenance. In the meantime why not actually learn one part of a budget?Food costs. I found it an easy read, easy directions for the meals and easy way to save a lot of money. If you don't know anyone who needs to save money then maybe you shouldn't give the Millionaires you know any gift at all. Food costs money. Who knew?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victoria on March 19, 2013
This book is worthless. Please do not waste your precious money on it. Not only is it not helpful, but it's not written well and was difficult to follow. Even the layout was terrible, it looked like he typed it up on word and had issues with everything lining up right and just said 'good enough.' this makes the tables extremely difficult to read or follow. This is an EXTREMELY unhealthy way to eat, DO NOT DO THIS. You can make your dollar go farther with couponing even a little. for $20 I can tell you and your husband how to eat for at least a full week and not by merely 'adding oil' as is a go to in this book.

Excerpt from page 32 paragraph 2: "you can grab a can of 3 bean salad...and once drained add enough oil to it to have enough calories for a meal." Honestly, you'd be better off with a burger from McDonalds.

I'm all for taking ketchup and mustard packets, salt and pepper, napkins, straws, whatever from when you go out to eat, but just adding oil to make something 'taste better' or give it 'enough calories for a meal' is not a proper way to eat AT ALL.

If you start out with $20, you can buy a full roasting chicken ($5-$6) and have enough for 3 full meals and then bones and leftover chicken to make enough stock/soup to last another week, all you'd need is water, salt, carrots, onions and celery. Add rice to make it go farther, beans if you want it even farther. A full bag of gold potatoes at Kroger is $3 and they're delicious for baked potatoes, mashed potatoes or to put in a stew of any kind. If you buy russet potatoes, you get a full bag for about $2. Kroger has a lot of 10 for $10 deals so definitely do that. He makes a decent point with not buying name brand and not getting coffee every morning from starbucks and making it yourself, but that's where his good advice stops. I'd suggest just talking to me or your mother if you want to learn to stretch a buck.
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