You already know that gas prices are rising and food prices are up so a raise would be great right?
If so, give yourself one by trying some of the tips in Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want by Gregory Karp.
This book is overflowing with practical information on getting more of what you want by spending wisely.
For example, simple ways to save on gas are on page 98. Want better clothes for less see page 120. Keeping more money when filing taxes is on page 151.
Keep in mind that these are real world ideas presented in an entertaining writing style that aim to help you keep more of the money you earn without gimmicks or deprivation.
My favorite section begins on page 109 where the author explains how the average family can save hundreds of dollars a year on magazines, books, Internet access, DVDs, and music CDs.
On page 110, he describes how to attend cultural events like plays, concerts, and other cultural events for free.
How? What is this section about? You may have guessed that in my favorite section, Mr. Karp writing about the public library.