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2.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 5 2.41 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Farrell Narrator: Chris Farrell Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781615730353
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A new plan for a new economic reality, from the personal finance correspondent for National Public Radio's Marketplace Money. Living frugally leads to less waste, greater peace of mind, and deeper satisfaction. He discusses wise vs. foolish debt, re Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tina | 2/17/2014

    " Nothing particularly fresh or new. A good book for the youngsters or the financially clueless, but a rehash of information for the rest of us. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/16/2014

    " Pretty simple stuff here. I can't say I really learned very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 2/13/2014

    " There's nothing new or revelatory here. Just the same age old advice. I also found the author to be kind of smug. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gloriavirtutisumbra | 2/9/2014

    " I hate to say it, but I just could not get into this book. As much as I enjoy how-tos and be-better tomes, but this one totally bored me to the point i couldn't finish it. Maybe it was because the guy was so obviously from Minneapolis, Mn and a good portion of his advice could only really work well there. So perhaps if you are a big city frugal-ite, this is the book for you. Middle of nowhere midwest-ite living needs a slightly different set of theories. Am not finishing this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendall | 2/4/2014

    " Practical and sound advice. I enjoy Chris on NPR so it wasn't a surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 1/31/2014

    " Got this as my free gift from joining MPR. It is pretty interesting, though it contains nothing groundbreaking by any means. The info is great if you haven't spent much time thinking about mortgages, investments, retirement, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paulette | 1/31/2014

    " Not too much new in here, but pleasant reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/4/2014

    " this book was a good, simple explanation of personal finance that aligned with my cheapskate mentality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 12/30/2013

    " Good advice, and I like his general philosophy about money. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 12/6/2013

    " Another FirstReads book. While I think that there were some aspects of the book that were helpful, overall it was truly common sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 11/23/2013

    " Margin of safety. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 9/29/2013

    " Overview of personal finances. Easy to listen to. Quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 sleeps9hours | 9/14/2013

    " Not much new here. Quick read, covers the basics, lacked depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy DeMordaunt | 8/26/2013

    " Ok... the title says it in a nutshell (i.e. the acorn on the cover). Read some and liked the writing style. Will check it out again when there is more $ to do something with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 10/14/2012

    " It has some sound financial advice with a very good section on credit/debt. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda Marshall | 7/20/2012

    " Skimmed this. Very dissappointing. Glad I only checked it out from the library. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/9/2012

    " I won this from First Reads. I tried to read this many times but I just couldn't get into it. It was not at all what I expected from the title. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/17/2011

    " Other reviewers are right- there is nothing new in this book. Don't spend more than you earn. Save something, even if you can't save much. Read very carefully before you invest, etc. Still, Farrell has a nice was of presenting information that makes his advice seem accessible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane Jenkins | 8/26/2011

    " I was very please when I received The New Frugality. The book is a very easy read, however, not much new information or ideas if you are big on economics in today's society. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 8/11/2011

    " It is an interesting read due to a lot of great research on our country's history with consumerism, frugality and debt. Some helpful financial advice from Farrell but I found the book to be a bit dry and took longer for me to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/23/2011

    " I liked this. It had some good pointers in it, talked about how to be smart with investments, not to trust "get rich quick" real estate things, etc. It also spelled out in layman's terms about 529 accounts, Simple IRA's, etc. All the things I never really understood. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 6/6/2011

    " Good advice for the middle class. Does not address those in more precarious financial positions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 5/18/2011

    " Good advice, and I like his general philosophy about money. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/17/2011

    " Not a bad audio, but I got bored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 2/23/2011

    " I was very please when I received The New Frugality. The book is a very easy read, however, not much new information or ideas if you are big on economics in today's society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 1/26/2011

    " There was some pretty good info in here. Mainly there was the standard stuff such as save and invest really. A book like this is always helpful since there is always more to learn about finances. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 1/14/2011

    " Skimmed this. Very dissappointing. Glad I only checked it out from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/11/2011

    " I liked this. It had some good pointers in it, talked about how to be smart with investments, not to trust "get rich quick" real estate things, etc. It also spelled out in layman's terms about 529 accounts, Simple IRA's, etc. All the things I never really understood. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/10/2011

    " I won this from First Reads. Review coming soon! "

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