No, this is not a huge list post. My friends at Wise Bread have written a book by this title! They sent me a copy for review, and I have to say I love the book! And I have one to give away, too, so keep reading!

10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget is a comprehensive resource of money saving ideas. The authors split their tips into two sections: Frugal Living and Personal Finance.

The Frugal Living section covers topics like:

  • 10 Frugal Ways to Care for Your Allergies
  • 10 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time
  • 55 Ways I Saved Time and Money Planning My Wedding
  • 5 Ways to Trim Haircut Costs for Kids
  • 13 Free Ways to Wrap Your Gifts With Style

The Personal Finance section includes topics such as:

  • What Credit Counselors Do and How to Pick One
  • 10 Easy Ways to Find Money for Charity
  • 6 Tips for Following a Budget Without Breaking Down in Tears
  • 6 Horrible Financial Products You Should Avoid
  • 10 Dirty Secrets Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know

And the list goes on…and on and on! (But that’s a good thing!)

At the end of the book, there’s a list of 142 resources that will save you cash. (There’s a list on the Wise Bread website, as well.) Each resource has a short description, so you know what it is, before you expend the energy to look up the website. is even listed in the resource section under the Elevenmoms! It’s a small thing, but it’s pretty exciting to be listed among the other great resources.

And I have to mention the authors of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget. There are too many to list them all, but the authors include many familiar names in the personal finance blogosphere: Leo Babauta, J.D. Roth, Trent Hamm, Silicon Valley Blogger, Xin Lu, Linsey Knerl, and many more. I’ve had the opportunity to work with several of the authors on various projects, and I have a great deal of respect for the amount of knowledge they have on frugal living and personal finance.

I love the way 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget is laid out! If you wanted to, you could read it straight through. But if you’re looking for specific information, it’s easy to find. I have a feeling 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget will become a staple on the frugal bookshelf.

The Giveaway

If you’d like a copy of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, you have a chance to win one right here! Just leave a comment with a frugal tip. I’ll close comments next Wednesday, May 27 at noon PST and draw a winner, using a random number generator.

Please only one comment per person, as duplicate comments will be deleted. The winner will have one week from the time I contact them to get back to me with their mailing info. If no contact information is received, I’ll draw a new winner. The book will be shipped directly from the Wise Bread people, so I will have to pass your contact information on to them for shipping.

I think that about covers it! I can’t wait to hear your tips!