Thrifty Living for the Money-Minded

By Kat La Mantia | April 27 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllBlog

With food and gas prices skyrocketing, inflation creeping ever higher, and the looming threat of a recession, it’s a smart time to start rethinking your finances. Thrifty living is for everyone. Beyond saving money, living within our means goes hand in hand with sustainability and benefits the planet as well as your bank account.

Investing doesn’t have to be intimidating, and cutting back on spending doesn’t have to feel like deprivation. With books on personal finance, budget-conscious cooking, and DIY approaches to fashion and home décor, there’s a creative way for anyone to give their wallet a break on our list of frugal favorites.

The Little Book of Money
A Guide to Managing Your Finances, Building Your Wealth, & Investing in Yourself
978-0-593-67386-7
No need to stress about your finances anymore with The Little Book of Money. This easy and compact guide provides a multitude of practical tips and tricks for achieving financial prosperity, improving your overall wealth and reinvesting in yourself.
$12.95 US
Apr 11, 2023
5 x 7
Hardcover
96 Pages
Driven

How to Unf*ck Your Finances a Little Bit Each Day
100 Small Changes for a Better Future
978-1-922417-63-3
Between trying to understand investing and still wanting to have a good time, finances can be overwhelming.  This book offers practical changes we can all make to start unf*cking our finances.
$16.95 US
Mar 08, 2022
6-2/3 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
108 Pages
Smith Street Books

Broke Millennial Workbook
Take Control and Get Your Financial Life Together
978-0-593-54135-7
Make finance personal and map your money goals with this hands-on workbook from the author of the Broke Millennial series.
$17.00 US
May 09, 2023
7 x 9
Paperback
288 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds
A Feminist's Guide to Investing
978-0-7440-7730-8
The ultimate beginner’s guide to when, why, and how to invest, designed for women and nonbinary persons seeking financial empowerment
$19.99 US
Jan 17, 2023
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK

Deeper Than Money
Ditch Money Shame, Build Wealth, and Feel Confident AF
978-0-593-54105-0
A guide for women to find financial confidence, say goodbye to guilt, and finally get ahead with money without sacrificing what they care about, from money expert, podcaster, and CEO Chloe Elise.
$28.00 US
Aug 22, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
336 Pages
TarcherPerigee

The Thrifty Veggie
Economical, sustainable meals from store-cupboard ingredients
978-1-84899-388-4
Harness every season's flavours with recipes combining fresh produce with lasting staples - clever and delectable vegetarian recipes that can make a real difference to your household budget.
$16.95 US
Aug 31, 2021
7 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
176 Pages
Nourish

Rekha's Kitchen Garden
Seasonal Produce and Homegrown Wisdom from a Year in One Gardener's Plot
978-0-7440-6961-7
A unique, personality-driven guide to growing 40 allotment crops, accompanied by stunning photography from the author’s own plot.
$21.99 US
Feb 21, 2023
6-11/16 x 8-9/16
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK

Tiny Space Gardening
Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Small Outdoor Spaces (with Recipes)
978-1-63217-392-8
This accessible gardening guide shows beginners how you can grow vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers when you have limited outdoor space, such as a balcony or window boxes. 
$22.95 US
Mar 15, 2022
6-3/4 x 8
Paperback
208 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Foraging
Explore Nature's Bounty and Turn Your Foraged Finds Into Flavorful Feasts
978-0-7440-5144-5
Examine your world to find fresh and tasty wild foods!
$21.99 US
May 03, 2022
6 x 9
Paperback
240 Pages
DK

Family Foraging
A Fun Guide to Gathering and Eating Wild Plants
978-1-61180-684-7
The ultimate family-friendly guide to foraging with kids.
$16.95 US
May 28, 2019
6-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
144 Pages
Roost Books

The Skillful Forager
Essential Techniques for Responsible Foraging and Making the Most of Your Wild Edibles
978-1-61180-483-6
This indispensable handbook of techniques will be a key addition to every forager's library. Highlighting the best techniques for getting the most out of each and every type of wild edible, readers will learn the most effective ways to harvest, preserve, and prepare all of their foraged edibles.
$26.95 US
Mar 12, 2019
6-1/2 x 9
Paperback
296 Pages
Roost Books

Weekend Refresh
Home Design in 48 Hours or Less: An Interior Design Book
978-0-593-23286-6
Tastemade’s design experts are here with innovative and accessible ideas, tips, and projects to make over your home—one weekend at a time.
$30.00 US
Apr 04, 2023
8 x 9
Hardcover
240 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Big Thrift Energy
The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures-Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New
978-1-950968-61-9
Learn to find affordable vintage home decor and how to style it in a modern home.
$29.95 US
Jul 26, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
192 Pages
Blue Star Press

New to You
How to Buy, Fix, and Keep Secondhand Clothing
978-1-68369-324-6
Sick of cheap, wasteful, disposable fast fashion? Learn how to shop for vintage clothing and accessories and build a more sustainable, stylish closet.
$16.99 US
Nov 08, 2022
5-1/4 x 6-3/4
Paperback
192 Pages
Quirk Books

The Silhouette Solution
Using What You Have to Get the Look You Want
978-0-593-13910-3
A radically simple and universally flattering system for getting dressed, from the Emmy Award–winning stylist who turned Fran Drescher of The Nanny into a fashion icon.
$23.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
7 x 9
Paperback
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Modern Mending
How to minimize waste and maximize style
978-1-78221-960-6
Creatively mend and customize your old clothes to revitalize your outfits and save the planet
$23.95 US
Jun 08, 2021
7 x 9
Paperback
272 Pages
Search Press

Mend!
A Refashioning Manual and Manifesto
978-0-14-313500-5
A hands-on manual and a history and celebration of clothes tending--and it's remarkable resurgence as art form, political statement, and path to healing the planet.
$25.00 US
Sep 08, 2020
7 x 9
Paperback
240 Pages
Penguin Books