The idea behind this book is great but there is just not enough depth to it. The subjects covered are:
1) Groceries - the best couple of ideas in this section are wholesale buying i.e. buying in bulk AND avoiding pre-packaged items. These are two excellent recommendations and ones we, as a family, have followed for years but there are not enough suggestions in this book as to how to accomplish the above.
2) Water - this section is only relevant to those paying a water bill. If you are in the country on a well then you can skip this section. If you are not then the suggestions of fixing leaks, having short showers, insulating your pipes, planting drought resistant plants in your garden etc may work for you.
3) Car expenses - check your tire pressure, clean your air filter, drive slower (below 60mph) and purchase your insurance all with one company if that will give you a discount.
4) Mortgage/rent - The main recommendation in this section is to pay larger amounts so as to pay less interest but the author recommends this for rent too! Not sure why the author would recommend paying more rent than you need to as you are not paying something off!
5) Bank interest - this one made me smile! Not sure when the author last checked the interest rate paid at banks but right now (2014) it is pathetically low, has been for some time and you are not going to be earning much interest unless you have a big pile of money in the bank. If that is the case, the chances are you will have no need to be reading this book!
SO I think the ideas behind the book are great but this is just way TOO basic. Have to give credit where credit is due though and say it is well written in the fact that it is not loaded with bad spelling/grammar so a nice easy read that was not frustrating!