by Marie Brack
Bookstores are filled with books of financial advice. It seems every successful person has a different opinion on how to manage and build wealth. What most of these book lack however are practical steps the reader can take. In this, Frugal Living for the 21st Century shines. Author Marie Brack has laid out over 200 pages of practical advice on how any household can save money. Everything is covered in this book from how to save money on electric bills to home remedies for scrapes, burns, and headaches. A section of special interest is how anyone can make extra money in their spare time. Brack lays out dozens of idea to earn extra income, from medical experiments to being a secret shopper.
Frugal Living for the 21st Century is full of sound advice for anyone looking to save money or earn a little extra. What makes this book truly shine though is the author's charm and casual style or writing. Reading this book is more akin to having a conversation with the author. She shares stories about her family, and anecdotes about her own personal life; what worked for her and what didn't. The book is also nicely laid out. Brack outlines general strategies first, such as "Buy it once" and "Make it yourself." She then moves into methods of earning extra income. In the final, and largest, section of the book she goes into every facet of life outline practical steps the reader can take to save money. This book is recommended to anyone interested in easily saving money and earning a little extra income.