Carmine's Reviews > Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less

Be Thrifty by Pia Catton
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Oct 23, 10

bookshelves: adult, home-economics, non-fiction
Read in October, 2010

inspired me to rewire a lamp. Also has a lot of tips you'll find in other, similar books (make a price guide for grocery shopping so you know if you're actually getting a good deal, etc.) but it felt like it pulled together a lot of good ideas that I would actually use. Enjoyed the cost-benefit analysis of gardening- yes, gardening is worth it if you figure out what is going to work for your garden. For example, Corn isn't really worth it when around here good local corn is going to come available for less than a dollar an ear when it is in season and can be cooked and frozen compared with the space you would need to grow it. Beets on the other hand are a bit pricer, do well in our garden and are things my family likes to eat so we plant lots.

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