Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0739310585 $25.00 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 0739310593 $29.95 Five CDs
Saving money is the fixed focus of this financial guide. But listeners will want to sort out the techniques that will work for them--such as talking to their partners about money--from the ones that seem, to this listener, uncomfortably miserly--such as mashing old bits of soap together to get the most use out of a bar. Singletary admits that people who know her consider her VERY frugal. Once, when she found herself bidding at an auction, townspeople teased her about actually spending money. The author reads in a strong--sometimes too strong--Southern accent, and it gets stronger when she talks about her "Big Mama," who taught her the basics of good finances. Still, a few of the tips and all of the Web sites given are beneficial to anyone looking for extra ways to "put a little aside." J.F.M.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]