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Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession
Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession
by Mary Potter Kenyon
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.92
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Smart -- Balanced Life, August 1, 2014
Mary is a thirty year veteran of the couponing world who has come full circle to moderation. Starting with marriage, needing to pinch pennies soon turned into a compulsion as a rebate queen, dumpster diver and then into extreme couponing. Mary talks about the history of couponing, who does it, why people become obsessed with it, the coupon counterfeiter and how to live a balanced life with coupons. Well worth the read! Read more reviews of great moneysaving books at MoneySmartFamily dot com.


Cuisinart KS-55 Weight Mate Digital Kitchen Scale
Cuisinart KS-55 Weight Mate Digital Kitchen Scale
Price: $39.31
14 used & new from $23.75

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not perfect, January 14, 2013
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Beautiful design—Faulty Functionality.

1) Touch buttons require a harder push than would be expected. I'm concerned that the plastic coating will eventually crack from pressure.

2) Battery time out is not adjustable and shuts down the scale in about 1 minute - it would be nice if it was longer.

3) Can't set-up the scale to default to ounces - its default is always grams requiring a second push of the button every time you weigh something.

4) Lastly, while the glass platform design is beautiful and sleek, I attempted to cut a piece of meat on the top of the scale and, because of the center point balance, ended up dislodging the glass from the silver, circular base. I had to super-glue it back on. Rather fragile design.

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Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want
Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want
by Gregory Karp
Edition: Paperback
Price: $21.22
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart Ideas For Saving Money, February 9, 2010
Greg Karp is an award-winning, nationally published newspaper columnist. He understands that earning more money isn't the solution to most financial dilemmas -- but that spending smarter is! He discusses evaluating your life insurance; owning cars; analyzing phone, internet and cable TV bills and usage; options to wasting money on overpriced bottled water; extended warranties; timeshares; smoking; playing lotteries and much more. This book talks about lots of very practical ways to save money -- but doesn't really address how to develop a budgeting system. He does provide a good amount of research to support his assertions of how most people waste money. His writing style is not condemning and is easy to read.America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams
Steve & Annette Economides


The Legend of Squanto (Radio Theatre)
The Legend of Squanto (Radio Theatre)
by Paul McCusker
Edition: Audio CD
Price: $12.08
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent History Lesson, December 19, 2009
This is an excellent chronicle of the life of Squanto, an American Indian who is used by God to save the lives of the pilgrims. This compelling account will be hard to stop listening to. It's perfect for playing the week prior to Thanksgiving. It traces Squanto's life from a young child, to his being taken to Europe as a slave. As you will discover, Squanto's difficult life was a blessing in disguise. He didn't let his mistreatment by a few mean-spirited, white-men taint his view of all white-men in America. His command of the English language -- the result of years in Europe -- and his care and devotion to the pilgrims was nothing short of miraculous.

The quality of Focus on the Family Radio Theater presentations is unrivaled -- EXCELLENT!!!! (one person mentioned flaws in the audio -- we experienced non of this and have listened to the cd on two different cd players)

You will love listening to this dramatization!

Steve & Annette Economides
Authors of America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right On The Money
America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams


Dollars & Sense: Making the Most of What You Have
Dollars & Sense: Making the Most of What You Have
by Wilson J. Humber
Edition: Paperback
59 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars A great book on personal finances and saving money, December 12, 2009
Jody Humber is a certified Financial Planner working in Sun City, Arizona. His no nonsense approach to finances is refreshing and quite different than you'd expect from the average financial planner.

The chapter on buying cars is of particular interest. This book was written in 1993, so prices were a bit lower than they are now, but the principals are still rock solid. He addresses the issues of leasing and buying cars on payments, and counters them with the concept of paying yourself and saving in advance.

Jody is a personal friend or ours and truly lives what he teaches.

You'll find that it is full of practical, logical and easy to understand principals on dealing with ten areas of common financial pitfalls - Working / Earning; Saving; Debt; Buying a Home; Buying a Car; Insurance; Spending Plans; Investing and Giving.

Other books by this author include: Buying Insurance; The Financially challenged; Saving the best for Last.

America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams


The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
by Dr. Seuss
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $9.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great reminder for adults and kids alike - especially in this economy, March 4, 2009
The story of the Lorax is great for kids and adults alike.
For adults: While Dr. Seuss's intent was to condemn the greed of industrialism and the detrimental effects it can have on the environment, we see this parable as a warning to us as families that we must have our compass set on true north. We need a determination to focus on those things which will preserve our families, our personal well-being and the well-being of our communities. If we lose our focus, we'll easily get sucked into the "biggering and biggering" world of progress, advertising, capitalism and keeping up with the neighbors -- and the end result will be the loss of the simple pleasures of life, love and family. Read The Lorax to your kids and yourself . . . and then ponder the application to your life.

For kids: It recounts the life of the inquisitive and industrious "Once-ler' who finds a place where the grass is green, the clouds are clean, and the land is full of Truffula trees. He discovers that the beautiful Truffula trees can be used to manufacture Thneeds -- an unusual type of sweater -- which everyone needs. As time goes on he builds a factory and produces more and more Thneeds. He increases production to meet demand, enlarges his factories and hires more employees . . . and eventually destroys the pristine countryside and all of the Truffula trees (except one tiny seed) with his desire to grow bigger and bigger. The Lorax speaks out for the trees and challenges us to care for our world. This book will teach children to consider the cost that over-producing can have on the environment.

Steve & Annette Economides - Authors of the NY Times Bestseller - "America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams"
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Uncle Jed's Barbershop
Uncle Jed's Barbershop
by Margaree King Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $7.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great reminder for kids and adults alike, March 4, 2009
This review is from: Uncle Jed's Barbershop (Paperback)
Everyone has a favorite relative. For Sarah Jean, it's her Uncle Jed. Every Wednesday night he would come over to her house to give her daddy a haircut and shave. Uncle Jed was the only black barber for miles around. He was a generous man who traveled all over the county in the 1920's to cut his customer's hair. But he had a dream -- a dream as big as his generous heart. He wanted to open his own barbershop some day. Life wasn't easy for Uncle Jed, but you'd never know it from his facial expressions or the way he lived life.
When Sarah Jean needs an operation and her parent's don't have the money, Uncle Jed gave them $300; money that he's saved for his barbershop. Sure it delayed his dream, but family mattered more to him. When The Great Depression came and his bank closed -- he lost the $3000 he had saved to build his barbershop. But he didn't stop dreaming his dream. He kept cutting hair, saving money and helping people.
He finally did build his barbershop and everyone came from all over the county to celebrate the realization of a dream. He was 79 years old and was never prouder!
This book will encourage you and your kids to dream big dreams and to never give up . . . no matter what!

Steve & Annette Economides - Authors of America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right On The Money
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America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams


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