Filled with Good, Practical Tips
By Mary Hunt
Revell, $14.99, 386 pages
Mary Hunt publishes Debt-Proof Living and receives a lot of tips on how to save money. The first book, which was a compilation of those tips, was published in 1997, and she has been publishing books focused on the topic ever since. Her criterion for a good (publishable) tip is simple: does not insult her intelligence, saves time or money and creates a response of, “Wow, what a great idea!” Cheaper, Better, Faster is divided into 16 categories ranging from autos, cleaning, gifts and finance to shopping, travel and entertainment.
As this reviewer read through the various tips, she agreed that most tips were pretty simple, good ideas, such as: “use brown shoe polish to cover scratches on wood furniture and cabinetry” or “add a few drops of sesame oil to the water when boiling shrimp to eliminate the odor.” There are tips people will find helpful—and maybe even a few amusing ones, too.
Reviewed by Seniye Groff