October 2005

Budget Living

Rodale Inc.

  • 665 Broadway
  • New York , NY

212.687.6060

ISSN
1541-3675

Bi-Monthly per year

Fresh Thinking. Fresh Living.

abc Budget Living xyz is a stylish guide to living well on a limited budget; in fact, their tagline reads: “Spend Smart. Live Rich.” abc Budget Living xyz is a smorgasbord of ideas: think abc Martha Stewart xyz abc Living xyz , abc Ready Made xyz , and abc Lucky xyz in one serving. Creative abc Budget Living xyz staffers abc and xyz readers offer their often amusing, sometimes bizarre, but totally doable money-saving tips, ranging from raiding church dumpsters for partially-burned candles to pawnshop shopping -- it’s doubtful that abc Lucky xyz would ever feature abc that xyz -- to fashioning kitchen window valances out of half-aprons.

Their ideas aren’t always cheap or free, but it certainly inspires one to shop and save creatively. The August/September issue is brimming with suggestions for spending smart and living rich:

  • “On Fashion” features snob-worthy purses that don’t equal one month’s rent
  • “On Beauty” profiles lip-plumping glosses that’ll sting your lips but not your wallet
  • “Cheap Sheet” offers concrete advice on getting out of credit card debt
  • Feature articles on apartment swapping with like-minded tourists
  • How to host a clambake for less than $20 a person

If you consider yourself resourceful, then don’t miss out on abc this xyz resource. Your wallet will thank you later.

Reviewer: Kirstie Harless, FIDM Library Staff Member