The Shoestring Girl: How I Live on Practically Nothing and You Can Too

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The tips, tricks and methods used to live on less than $500 a month. More

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About Annie Jean Brewer

Everyone should live on less. When we simplify our lives we liberate ourselves from the mind-numbing struggle just to survive. I started out working four jobs as I struggled to raise my kids as a single mother but we never had enough but when I began combining minimalism with frugality my life changed. I went from working four jobs to taking summers off to spend with my kids. I even stopped working a public job entirely for a few years but it eventually got to be boring so I went back to work part-time. I live on less a month than many earn in a week but my bills are paid and the majority of my time is my own to use as I please.

You can do it too if you want. Read my books to learn how.

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Erik Vangsness reviewed on Oct. 14, 2012

Very inspiring & quite practical. I have put a lot of suggestions to good use, and saved money. Books has paid for itself. Thanks!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Rachel Nichols reviewed on April 21, 2012

Very practical and helpful. As someone trying to make ends meet and get off the government dole, I am eager to put many of these suggestions to use. I am also excited about the link. Thanks Annie!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Mike Hatz reviewed on Feb. 6, 2012

When one reads such a book as "The Shoestring Girl", one looks for the one thing that cannot be faked: the Voice of Experience. Annie Brewer has compiled a blueprint for living a life of thrift and freedom from the bondage of "stuff" that has evidently been based on her wealth of real-world personal experience. More than a dry, lifeless "how-to" list for living under one's means, "The Shoestring Girl" also gives realistic, plausible, and practical reasons WHY shoestring living is so liberating and satisfying, while reminding us frugal types that making/growing your own 'everything' can actually defeat the purpose of lo-maintenance living by the very impracticality of such endeavors. Perhaps best of all, Ms. Brewer reminds her readers that Shoestring Living can either be a temporary damage-control mode during which the person who's fallen upon hard times can survive until back on their feet, or an almost Gypsy-like way of life. I look forward to Ms. Brewer's other titles, as "Shoestring" has so much to teach even a lifelong skinflint like myself that there's always a way to save even one more unnecessarily-spent penny!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Juan Ortega reviewed on Dec. 12, 2011
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Great book, because there is a ton of good advise in it that you can start including in your life to live a free and happier life. I will be buying more of her books.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
J.A. Gort reviewed on Nov. 23, 2011


Good book, I liked it very much.
The text about the dentale care was used three times, I think she made a copy past error.

Kind regards,
J.A. Gort.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

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