The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better Audiobook, by Chris Farrell Play Audiobook Sample

The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better Audiobook

The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better Audiobook, by Chris Farrell Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Chris Farrell Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781615730353

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

11

Longest Chapter Length:

79:40 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

21:40 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

38:31 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

As a once-in-a lifetime downturn continues, trusted finance reporter Chris Farrell explains that there is a silver lining to this cloud. It is accelerating a trend already underway in America toward what he calls the New Frugality. In this friendly, approachable audio, Farrell explains both the theory and the practice of living frugally. He provides down-to-earth, practical advice for every aspect of your financial life, including:

  • How to always maintain a "margin of safety" in your spending
  • The frugal home: renting vs. owning
  • The two best ways to save for college
  • Wise debt vs. foolish debt
  • Why giving your money away can be "newly frugal"
  • The New Frugality amounts to a paradigm shift in the way we spend and save. The good news is, a frugal lifestyle is one of less waste, lower environmental impact, greater peace of mind, and, over the long run, deeper satisfaction.

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

    — Susie (4 out of 5 stars)

    The New Frugality Listener Reviews

    Overall Performance: 2.35714285714286 out of 52.35714285714286 out of 52.35714285714286 out of 52.35714285714286 out of 52.35714285714286 out of 5 (2.36)
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    • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Tina, 2/17/2014
    • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

      — Amy, 2/16/2014
    • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

      — Ellen, 2/13/2014
    • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Gloriavirtutisumbra, 2/9/2014
    • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

      — Kendall, 2/4/2014
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

      — Paulette, 1/31/2014
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Erik, 1/31/2014
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

      — Jessica, 1/4/2014
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

      — Marty, 12/30/2013
    • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

      — Maureen, 12/6/2013
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

      " Margin of safety. "

      — Anne, 11/23/2013
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

      — Susan, 9/29/2013
    • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

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

      — sleeps9hours, 9/14/2013
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Amy, 8/26/2013
    • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

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

      — Amanda, 7/20/2012
    • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Jennifer, 3/9/2012
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Jennifer, 11/17/2011
    • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Diane, 8/26/2011
    • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Michele, 8/11/2011
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Kelly, 6/23/2011
    • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

      — Anne, 6/6/2011
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

      — Marty, 5/18/2011
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

      — Sarah, 4/17/2011
    • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Diane, 2/23/2011
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Trish, 1/26/2011
    • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

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

      — Amanda, 1/14/2011
    • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

      " 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. "

      — Kelly, 1/11/2011
    • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

      — Jennifer, 1/10/2011