Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Moolah Matters

A Different Kind of 'Green' Movement
Personal finance books have always been popular though the tone of these tomes has certainly changed over the last two years. Here's a short list of latest titles about growing green...

Making the Most of Your Money Now by Jane Bryant Quinn
The 2010 version of what Consumers Union named the best personal finance book on the market.

The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half by Stephanie Nelson
Tricks of the trade from talk show favorite and creator of couponmom.com.

The New Frugality : How to Consume Less, Save More and Live Better by Chris Farrell
Farrell is economics editor for public radio's Marketplace Money. Here again he offers a great case for moderation; saving/spending according to your values, and avoiding consumer debt by knowing when you have 'enough'.

Save Big : Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands by Elisabeth Leamy
The author is Good Morning America's consumer correspondent. Cost areas discussed are houses, cars, credit, groceries and health care.

Budgeting Tips for Kids by Tamra Orr
Follow a class of (are-you-smarter-than) fifth-graders as they figure out the world of finance, from earning, budgeting, and saving to investing, and collecting coins from around the world. Never too early to help your kids learn about moolah.

To consider reading a few other recent books about personal finance, click here.