8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
No new ideas - it's largely about groceries and coupons.,
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This review is from: Saving Savvy: Smart and Easy Ways to Cut Your Spending in Half and Raise Your Standard of Living...and Giving (Paperback)
This book doesn't offer anything new, but is pretty much a rerun of earlier ones telling you how to save money on groceries. It emphasizes coupon shopping, which those who purchase only brands that offer coupons might find more economical than buying the samne brands without the coupons. However, if they looked at some other brands or house brands they might actually save more! Not only that, the other brands may actually offer better quality and flavor.
I don't use many brand names because I usually buy raw: meats, fish and fruits and vegetables, which rarely offer coupons. Of the brands of foods I buy, I do have some favorites, but my favorite brands rarely offer coupons. By cooking "from scratch" at home, I do spend considerably less than some of my friends.
Just saving on groceries will certainly not cut my expenses in half. The book barely touches on buying at used clothing and household stores, which can really offer amazing savings, often on new or barely used merchandise. Nor does it place any emphasis on repurposing or recycling.
If you must read this book, see if you can find it at the library. That will save you money.